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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1590

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7 Indians charged with forgery in Thailand
Bangkok, April 09: Seven Indian men and a Thai woman were arrested and charged with forging official marriage documents in Thailand, police said on Wednesday. The suspects, most of whom were arrested in the town of Hat Yai in Songkhla province on Monday, had confessed to the charge. A probe was p...
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Sri Lankas child soldiers to be demobilsed
Colombo, April 10: The United Nations Children's Fund and Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers are to finalise a plan demobilise hundreds of child soldiers. A workshop will be held in the rebel-held town of Kilinochchi from April 10 to help create an awareness of child rights and moves to reintegrate underage...
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Myanmar Leader: Senior General Than Shwe addresses graduation parade
Yangon, April 09: The graduation parade of the 5th Intake of Defence Services Technological Academy was held at the parade grounds of DSTA in PyinOoLwin at 7.30 am today with an address by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Than Shwe. Senior General Than Shwe said: At this gradu...
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Myanmar Minister for Culture receives Sri Lankan Ambassador
Yangon, April 09: Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Myanmar Mr Ubhayasekara Mapa who had completed his tour of duties in Myanmar called on Minister for Culture Maj-Gen Kyi Aung at the latter’s office this afternoon. On the occasion, they cordially discussed matters on bilateral cultural cooperation -...
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Exclusive: US Occupies Baghdad
Naseer Al-Nahr : Arab News War Correspondent Baghdad, April 10: US forces toppled a giant statue of President Saddam Hussein in the heart of the capital yesterday as Iraqis celebrated the humiliating collapse of his 24-year rule. Cheering ecstatically, a crowd of Iraqis danced and trampled on th...
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Protest in Trinco against abduction
The Island - April 10: A protest was staged in Trincomalee yesterday over the abduction of two youths who were also members of the UNP youth wing, the Jathika Yovun Peramuna, on April 4. The two youths Ashoka Chandana and Vasanthan were abducted while they were travelling in a three-wheeler in An...
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Only President has power to call for a referendum — Mahinda
By Rohan Mathes The Island - April 10: Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said only the President has powers to call for a referendum according to the constitution of the country and that the government cannot call for a referendum on its own. "Only the President can call for a ‘refere...
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Talks to curb sea incidents
By Sunimalee Dias Daily Mirror - April 10: The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission and the LTTE held extensive talks in Kilinochchi yesterday on the prevention of sea incidents, the SLMM said. SLMM spokesman Bekka Vihervas said the talks centred on the proposals put forward by the monitoring mission for...
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Reporters Without Borders accuses US military of deliberately firing at journalists
Iraq, April 08: Reporters Without Borders called today on US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld to provide evidence that the offices of the pan-Arab TV station Al-Jazeera and the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad were not deliberately fired at by US forces earlier in the day in attacks that killed three j...
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U.S. Plans for Iraq Tribunals “A Mistake”: International Tribunal Needed
New York, April 07: Iraqis responsible for past crimes should be prosecuted before an international tribunal, not the U.S.-sponsored, Iraqi-led judicial process outlined at the Pentagon today, Human Rights Watch said. A tribunal composed of Iraqi jurists selected by the United States would not have...
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Blair asks Bush for UN role; Invasion tanks incurred in Baghdad test defenses
In the 19th day of the invasion of Iraq, the American invasion forces made a "show of muscles" in the downtown of Baghdad by reaching the extent of breaking into a presidential complex, saying it was a " strong message " to the regime of Saddam Hussein which seemed yesterday for the first time as n...
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Myanmar: Thousands of people are displaced and starving
Mr. Ali Saleem of the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) made an oral intervention on behalf of the ALRC on 'Food insecurity in Myanmar' at the 59th Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights under the Agenda Item 10: Economic, social and cultural rights. This intervention was made on the 07 Apri...
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India court rejects Buddhist organizations claim it owns site of demolished mosque
Lucknow, India, April 08, (AP): A court rejected a Buddhist organization's claim that it owns a northern Indian religious site at the center of a deadly dispute between Hindus and Muslims, an official said Tuesday. Three judges of the Allahabad High Court in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, r...
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S.Lankan negotiator leaves for S.Africa study tour
Colombo, April 08, (Reuters): Sri Lanka's chief peace negotiator G.L. Peiris leaves for South Africa on Tuesday to study its transition from apartheid as the island seeks international help to end a civil war with Tamil rebels. Sri Lankan officials are interested in the African National Congress'...
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POTA accused can seek bail before one year in jail
New Delhi, (PTI), April 08: Government today told the Supreme Court that adequate safeguards had been provided under POTA and sought to clarify that a person arrested under it could apply for bail even before completing a year in jail. "The Centre's stand regarding bail under POTA is that an appl...
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Pak to respond appropriately if India test-fires Agni III
Islamabad, (PTI), April 08: Pakistan has said it would take "appropriate" steps if India test-fired Agni III long-range ballistic missile while asserting that it also has a right to launch a pre-emptive strike if the other side thinks the same way. Pakistan would take "appropriate" steps on how to...
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Security Council would decide UN role in post-war Iraq - spokesman
United Nations, April 08: Reacting to statements by the leaders of the United Kingdom and United States today that the United Nations would play a "vital role" in post-war Iraq, a UN spokesman welcomed such suggestions but stressed that any potential involvement of the world body could come only...
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Allies tighten control over Baghdad
Baghdad, April 09: US forces tightened their grip on Baghdad on Tuesday, blitzing targets in the heart of the capital and seizing an airbase and a bridge over the Tigris. “We are sitting in the centre of the city with almost an armour brigade right now, which is extraordinary,” Major General Stanl...
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PM vows to tighten crackdown on drugs
Bangkok, April 09, (TNA): Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday moved to keep up the momentum in the government’s war against drugs, vowing that he would tighten the knot on drug traders, while denying reports that heroin was set to surge into the country to replace amphetamines. Mr Thaksi...
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PM: Virus sows seeds of regional mistrust
Bangkok, April 09: The deadly SARS virus is undermining regional cooperation and sowing mistrust among Asian countries, many of whom are still on the road to recovery from the 1997 economic crisis, several political leaders and analysts said yesterday. Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who came i...
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