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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2346

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Multipurpose prevention technologies for HIV and STIs in spotlight at AIDS 2014

Women of reproductive age have a need for prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV, and family planning methods. More importantly, women need prevention tools/methods that are under their control and do not leave them at the mercy of their partner, in as far as their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is concerned. Dr Elizabeth Bukusi, Deputy Director (Research and Training), Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) spoke to Citizen News Service (CNS) at 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014).

Multipurpose prevention technologies for HIV and STIs in spotlight at AIDS 2014
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Israeli holocaust in Gaza endorsing terrorism

On 30 July 2014, a complete family consist of seven members were killed in Israeli bombardment on a house located in Southern city of Gaza “KhanYunis”. The death toll touched to 1362 that include 312 children, 178 women and left more than 7050 injured in 23 days of Israeli brutality against Gazans.

Israeli holocaust in Gaza endorsing terrorism
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The Glascow Games: Showcasing The Commonwealth’s Strengths

Last week, 6,500 world-class athletes from 71 nations gathered in Glasgow for the start of the 20th Commonwealth Games. Over a week and a half, hundreds of millions of spectators will watch these athletes display their skill, strength and endurance in seventeen different disciplines.

The Glascow Games: Showcasing The Commonwealth’s Strengths
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Claiming award for war criminals!

I came across an interesting news item in one of the Western media and it read: ‘Last week when Israeli ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer, addressed a ‘Christian (Evangelical) for Israel’ Summit, in Washington, he said that the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) should be given the ‘Nobel Peace Prize’ for fighting with unimaginable restraint.’

Aftermath of the strike on a UN school in Gaza City
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Lanka exports clinch hat trick win in first half

Sri Lanka’s exports sector has clinched a triple win for 2014 1H (January-June) –a first time event. “Latest reports are good news for our $20B goal. We should commend our committed exporters for this achievement” said an upbeat Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka) on 28 July in Colombo.

The trio Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka-left), Lakshman Wasantha Perera (Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce-centre) and Bandula Egodage (Chairman/CEO-EDB) share the good news in Colombo.
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IMF Executive Director Calls on President Rajapaksa

The Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C., United States, representing Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh and Bhutan, Dr. Rakesh Mohan called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday evening at Temple Trees.

 The Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C., United States, representing Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh and Bhutan, Dr. Rakesh Mohan called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (July 30) evening at Temple Trees. - (Pix By : Chandana Perera)
IMF's Dr. Rakesh Mohan, commenting on the Government's initiatives toward rapid infrastructure development, said that it was a very wise decision to put in place development plans that focus on the medium and long term and not just the short term. He also said he was "delighted to see that” because it is very seldom that countries implement such long-term strategies.
The discussion between President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Dr. Rakesh Mohan also focused on how Sri Lanka could benefit from BRICS. Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Mr. Ajith Nivard Cabraal was also present for the meeting.
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