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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1070

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India Expels Four Pakistanis from Embassy
New Delhi (Reuters): India Wednesday expelled two senior Pakistani diplomats and two officials from Islamabad's mission in New Delhi, ordering them to leave within 48 hours. Indian foreign ministry spokesman Navtej Sarna told reporters the four "have been found indulging in activities incompatib...
09.09.2009 - 13:07
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Lanka talks venue shifts to Europe
New Delhi, Jan 22: The fifth round of peace talks between the Sri Lankan Government and the LTTE, scheduled to be held in Thailand next month, would be held in a European country. The shifting of the venue from Thailand to a European capital is due to the ill health of chief LTTE negotiator Anton...
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Okaz: Saudi intelligence denies preparing to topple Saddam Hussein
The chairman of the Saudi intelligence Prince Nawaf Bin Abdul Aziz has denied that his country had practiced pressure on Iraqi army officers to prepare for a coupe to topple the regime of Saddam Hussein. In a statement issued by the Saudi daily Okaz on January 18 replying to news stated by Time mag...
09.09.2009 - 13:03
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Malaysia: Restriction of freedom of expression hits the Internet
London, Jan. 20: The police investigation of the independent internet news site, Malaysiakini, under the Sedition Act calls into question the pledge by Malaysian authorities not to censor the internet, Amnesty International said today. "This demonstrates, yet again, how restrictive laws are used...
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Thai dogs go for drugs training
Bangkok, January 20, (TNA): A new school opened its doors for the first time today in Bangkok to admit 50 pupils – but none of them are human. Instead the new students, fresh off the streets, are the first batch of Thai dogs to train as police sniffer dogs as part of a new crackdown against the dr...
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Project to map Thai DNA variations
By - Pennapa Hongthong Jan. 21: Thirty-two healthy Thais will be selected by a team of doctors at Ramathibodi Hospital as a group of sample subjects for a Bt3-billion national project to isolate and map 300,000 common DNA sequence variations among Thais. The SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) pr...
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Burmese generals are not in favour of an immediate dialogue.
By - K.T.Rajasingham Bangkok, Jan. 21: According to diplomatic sources, the chances of a dialogue between Aung San Suu Kyi, the Leader of the National League for Democracy and Burmese Army Generals are very bleak. The present political situation clearly indicates that the army generals who run th...
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U.S. congressman, British lord, tour camp for Myanmar refugees
Mae La Refugee Camp, Thailand, (AP), Jan. 20: A British lord investigating human rights with a U.S. congressman branded Myanmar as "one large concentration camp" as they toured a refugee camp at the border in northwestern Thailand on Monday. Also Monday, Thai officials arrested nine Myanmar anti-g...
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Myanmar foreign minister visits India, keen to attract trade and investment
By Ashok Sharma, Associated Press Writer New Delhi, India, (AP), Jan. 20: India and Myanmar on Monday agreed to hold regular consultations and to cooperate on counterterrorism efforts, an Indian spokesman said. Myanmar Foreign Minister Win Aung and his Indian counterpart, Yashwant Sinha, signed...
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LTTE action takes away fishermen’s only livelihood
The Island: The LTTE had abducted 13 Muslim fishermen fishing in the Wakaneri Tank along Punani Road in Valaichchenai and had threatened them with death if they were to be engaged in fishing in the future. Later the LTTE had seized their fishing gear and had released them.
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Peace at risk, if Ranil govt. fails - Bandula
by Cyril Wimalasurendre — Kandy Corr. The Island: If the United National Front (UNF) government led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe goes out of office for some reason or other the peace in the country will be at risk. Since the LTTE has not laid down the arms, bombs will blast in every vill...
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Mahinda and five PA MPs visit Jaffna
by Kesara Abeywardena The Island: Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday visited Jaffna with a delegation of the People’s Alliance Parliamentarians for the first time since the ceasefire agreement was signed between the government and the LTTE. The Opposition Leader was accompanied by five...
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Pol interlocutor for Naga talks not be appointed soon: Advani
Onboard IAF Rajhans, (PTI), Jan. 21: Expressing confidence that the pace of talks with NSCN leaders is expected to gather momentum in the days to come, Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani has said appointment of a political interlocuter is not (not) being thought of immediately. Talking to reporter...
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Security Council calls for urgent action against terrorism
New York, Jan. 20: Foreign Ministers meeting at the United Nations Security Council today called for all countries to take urgent action to prevent and suppress all active and passive support to terrorism, and to comply fully with Council resolutions dealing with the scourge. The call came in a...
09.09.2009 - 13:04
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Thai PM affirms on one China policy
Bangkok, Jan 21, (TNA): Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Tuesday affirmed Thailand's stance on its one China policy with Beijing, saying Bangkok, on the other hand, will maintain sound economic relations with Taipei. Thaksin told TNA that he considered it was an appropriate move of the Ministry...
09.09.2009 - 13:04
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Security Council calls for urgent action against terrorism
New York, Jan. 20: Foreign Ministers meeting at the United Nations Security Council today called for all countries to take urgent action to prevent and suppress all active and passive support to terrorism, and to comply fully with Council resolutions dealing with the scourge. The call came in a...
09.09.2009 - 13:07
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Thai PM affirms on one China policy
Bangkok, Jan 21, (TNA): Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Tuesday affirmed Thailand's stance on its one China policy with Beijing, saying Bangkok, on the other hand, will maintain sound economic relations with Taipei. Thaksin told TNA that he considered it was an appropriate move of the Ministry...
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Naga youths threaten mass suicide
Imphal (Jan 18): A newly-formed youth organisation of Manipur said on Saturday that its over 10,000 members would immolate themselves if the territorial integrity of the state was disturbed during the peace talks between the Centre and Naga insurgent group NSCN(I-M). If the Central government...
09.09.2009 - 14:01
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Police raid TV star holiday home
THE paradise island holiday home of Manchester-born television presenter Matthew Kelly has been raided by child protection police. Officers visited the beachside mansion in Sri Lanka which belongs to Mr Kelly, 52, yesterday and seized a computer, documents and videos. The raid on Mr Kelly's...
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