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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1500

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Myanmar to take precautionary measures against SARS
Yangon, April 02, (Xinhuanet): The Myanmar health authorities are preparing to take precautionary measures against a strange pneumonia disease called Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) spreading in Asia and Southeast Asia. According to the National Health Committee Wednesday, it will take s...
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Possibility of 3rd party operation not ruled out — SLMM.
The Island- April 04: The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission yesterday said it could not rule out the possibility that armed elements not recognised by the government and the LTTE were operating in the government or LTTE - controlled areas. The statement said that it did not have sufficient proof to be...
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US Air Force Commander here
The Island- April 04: US Air Force Pacific Commander General William J. Begert arrived in Sri Lanka on a four-day trip yesterday. He arrived at the Ratmalana Airport in his own aircraft "Gulf Stream." He will meet Air Force Commander Donald Perera and Defence Minister Secretary Austin Fernando.
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Tyronne to the rescue of UN
The Island - April 04: The cabient including the Premier, has empowered the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tyronne Fernando to take measures to strengthen the United Nations Organisation, in case the organisation splits consequent to the ongoing war in Iraq, a Foreign Ministry statement said yesterda...
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Nokia delivers total GPRS solution to Advance Information Service of Thailand
Bangkok, April 04: Nokia is to supply its GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) core system to Advanced Info Service Plc (AIS) in Thailand. Deliveries have already begun of the Nokia GPRS solution, the industry's strongest and most efficient core GPRS system. The Nokia solution for advanced mobile...
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Iraqi Capital Loses Power, Running Water
By David Crary Baghdad, April 04: U.S. armored units backed by warplanes fought building by building to clear Iraqi forces from Baghdad's airport Friday, while civilians inside the city lost electricity and running water and wondered if a siege was imminent. By the thousands, U.S. Marines and in...
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PM:All Thai households to be lit up by 2004
Bangkok, Apr 04, (TNA): Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has pledged that all Thai households will be accessible to electricity by the end of 2004. The Thai leader made the pledge when he visited the Provincial Electrictiy Authority (PEA) yesterday. The Premier was accompanied by Interior Minist...
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Powell assured Turkey US will not attack Iran and Syria
Brussels, April 04, (IRNA): Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul Thursday disclosed that US Secretary of State Colin Powell had told him that the US has no plans to launch military strikes against Syria or Iran. Gul, speaking to reporters in Brussels after attending a joint meeting of NATO and...
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Day 15 of the war.
Day fifteen turned out to be a decisive day in the America - British joint military campaign agains Iraq. Colin Powell said US and Britain must play leading role in Iraq's future, says NATO willing to consider postwar role if appropriate. * Electricity down in most of Baghdad for first time in war...
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U.S. forces seize international airport, advance on Baghdad.
Washington, April 04, (Kyodo): U.S. forces have taken control of much of Saddam International Airport, BBC reported, quoting U.S. military sources, while the United States said U.S. troops further advanced on the Iraqi capital in their quest to topple the regime of President Saddam Hussein. Troops...
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Exclusive: Western Journalists Beaten, Starved by Americans
By - Essam Al-Ghalib - Arab News War Correspondent Kuwait City, April 03: Two Western journalists have arrived safely back in Kuwait City after being arrested, beaten up and deprived of food and water in Iraq — by members of the US Army’s military police. Arab News has learned that Luis Castro and...
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Steps taken to help Indians in Maldives: Sinha to Vaiko
Chennai, (PTI), April 02: Acting on a letter from MDMK chief Vaiko on the alleged illtreatment of Indian job seekers, particularly Tamilians, in Maldives, the Centre has taken steps through its mission there to address their problems, External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha has said. An MDMK rele...
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Russia intensifies diplomatic interaction with India, China
Moscow,(PTI), April 02: As US-led invading forces push towards Baghdad, Russia has intensified diplomatic interaction with its eastern strategic partners India and China in search for solution of the Iraq crisis on the basis of UN Security Council resolutions. Russia's pointman on Iraq, Deputy F...
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Saddam shown on Iraqi TV, laughing with ministers
Baghdad, (Reuters), April 03: Iraqi domestic television showed footage of President Saddam Hussein on Wednesday, smiling and laughing with members of his cabinet. Saddam was wearing military uniform in the footage. The president and his ministers appeared to be in a bare, closed room, with no win...
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Stop This Mad War – NSSP
Nava Lanka Sama Samaja Party (NSSP) in a statement issued to the press has roundly condemn the war launched by America and Britain. Gnanasiri Koththigoda, the publicity Secretary of the NSSP has flayed United States of America and the United Kingdom for their tragic adventure, the war campaign ag...
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Myanmar rejects U.S human rights report
Yangon, April 03: Myanmar categorically rejects a recent U.S human rights reports on Myanmar as "politically motivated biased material, rehashing unsubstantiated charges" made by the insurgents and opposition groups, an official press release Wednesday said. The U.S government Country Report relea...
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Sri Lanka gets $800m from the World Bank
Colombo April 03: The World Bank on Wednesday approved 800 million dollars in loans and grants to help Sri Lanka’s fledgling peace process and revive the island’s war-battered economy. “Sri Lanka now has the opportunity to embark on a path of sustained peace, more rapid economic growth, and povert...
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New RAW chief Israel-trained
New Delhi, April 03: CD Sahay, who took over as the fifteenth chief of the Research and Analysis Wing of the Cabinet Secretariat on Monday, is the first RAW chief to have undergone training with Israeli intelligence besides training in the UK. According to Kashmir Media Service, previous RAW chie...
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Public rush to buy masks as govt sets up SARS command centre
Bangkok, Apr 03, (TNA): Pharmacists reported panic buying of nose and mouth masks yesterday; while the Ministry of Public Health set up an emergency command centre to deal with the killer pneumonia that has caused fear across Asia and hotels and hospitals in Bangkok were sprayed with anti-bacteria...
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Kingdom on the Defence: Govt lays down iron rules
Bangkok, April 03: The government yesterday ordered visitors arriving from countries affected by the deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) to wear masks constantly while here. And locals at risk of having been exposed to the disease discovered to be flouting the 14-day self-isolation rul...
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