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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2559

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The Clause of Universal Jurisdiction and the Need to Strike a Balance

On 16 October 1998, when General Augusto Pinochet, the ex-Chilean strong man, met with a team of Scotland Yard detectives at a London hospital, where he had been recuperating after a minor surgery for a backache, he may never have thought that he was about to undergo most traumatic experience in his whole life; because, by that time, he had weathered quite a few storms: he had managed to win amnesty against any possible prosecution in his home country for the widespread abuses that he unleashed on Chileans during his 17-year-rule; he created the post of life-long senator to make sure he is ‘untouchable’ in Chile; he used to travel abroad on a diplomatic passport in the hope that he was safe even on foreign soil.

Obama lands in the waiting arms of seductive India

Barack Obama traveling in a helicopter Marine One has finally landed at Mumbai where he will spend two busy days and then proceed to Delhi for a full-day stay. Around 80 rooms have been booked in Taj Hotel and Hyatt. Extraordinary security arrangements have been taken inside and outside India.

Sri Lanka’s association with climate change issues noted by ambassador Palitha Kohona at the U.N.

“Sri Lankan rainforests are home to nearly all of the country’s endemic plants and about 75% of the endemic animals. The rich array of fauna and flora places Sri Lanka among the world’s top 18 biodiversity hotspots.

Addressing poverty in TB control: The Thailand experience

At the tuberculosis (TB) and poverty sub-working group meeting which was held recently in India (29-30 October 2010), the experience of Thailand in responding to TB particularly among those who were poor (or uninsured) was in the spotlight.

Berlin 2010: TB, HIV and Lung Health: From research and innovation to solutions

The 41st Union World Conference on Lung Health will be held on 11-15 November 2010 in Berlin, Germany, and is expected to be attended by 2500 delegates from over 100 countries. The theme of this year's conference is "Tuberculosis (TB), HIV and lung health: from research and innovation to solutions."

Burma’s announcement on the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, “a craven manipulation”

United States has expressed grave doubts over the statement of Burmese Foreign Minister that Democracy Leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi could be released only after the elections.

Up to 1-in-5 tuberculosis (TB) deaths attributed to tobacco use: 2010 is Year of the Lungs

With the 41st Union World Conference on Lung Health hardly two weeks ahead of us, the issues which emerged at the 39th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Paris, France, where CNS was present, are worth re-visiting. With 50% of all deaths from lung disease linked to tobacco use, control of the tobacco related substances was high on the agenda of the 39th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Paris, France (2007). This year 2010, is also declared as Year of the Lung.

Israel rejoices!

It is reported that the voice of joy, the voice of rejoicing is heard in Israel: ‘The Americans and British have also committed war crimes, not only us’.

Uninspiring songwriters

Sir Elton John in an interview with the Radio Times has criticized that modern songwriters are uninspiring and has recommended Lilly Allen, Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga to write their own songs, so they are not at the mercy of anyone.

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