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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2960

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The mystery of sneeze

It is actually considered as one of science’s big mysteries but experts explain what a sneeze is and why eyelids shut down in response. Sneezes are involuntary, it is explained, and small particles like pollen or dust float up your nose and irritate your membrane and it triggers a whole series of reactions.

Donna Griffiths - holds the record for the longest attack of sneezing.
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Sri Lanka’s Strategic Location Incites US-China Rivalry

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cancelled a scheduled visit to Sri Lanka on June 27 as part of his 'Indo-Pacific' tour citing “unavoidable scheduling conflicts”, according to the United States Embassy in Colombo. But they might more precisely have said, the visit was dropped “due to unavoidable opposition to U.S. moves” in Sri Lanka. Source: Wikimedia Commons." class="caption" align="right" />

Sri Lanka Navy's SLNS Samudura and USNS Fall River (T-EPF-4) at the Hambanthota Port in 2017. Under the Hambantota “debt swap” deal the Chinese were given 15,000 acres around the harbour on 99-year old lease. 
Source: Wikimedia Commons.
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Norway’s Statement on the Death Penalty

Norway is deeply concerned that Sri Lanka intends to implement the death penalty, which would put an end to Sri Lanka’s 43-year moratorium on the use of this cruel and irreversible punishment.

 Norway’s Statement on the Death Penalty
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