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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1530

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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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Health Minister: SARS in China under control, 46 killed
Beijing, April 03: The falling number of cases of atypical pneumonia in China has proven that the epidemic is now under control, said Health Minister Zhang Wenkang yesterday in Beijing. By the end of last month, a total of 1,190 cases of the disease, also known as severe acute respiratory syndrom...
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US claims to close in on Baghdad
Baghdad/Washington, April 03, (Xinhuanet): The Pentagon said that US troops closed to within 50 kilometers of Baghdad on Wednesday, but Iraqi officials disputed the US claims. Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf denied US troops had crossed the Tigris River near Kut on Wednesday, s...
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CBK decries US double standard
The Island- April 03: "America today is following a double standard with regard to the peace process.The American President is using all his powers to attack another country stating that they are terrorists. England is assisting America," President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga said at a cere...
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President spokesman cautions SLMM
by Kesara Abeywardena The Island: April 03: President Chandrika Kumar-atunga’s spokesman Harim Peiris yesterday cautioned the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission to be "careful about what it says as it would lose credibility." However he "reserved comment" on the SLMM statement regarding the sinking of...
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LTTE not invited for "support Lanka" meeting in US
by Shamindra Ferdinando The Island: The US Embassy yesterday said that the LTTE will not be invited for a meeting scheduled to take place in Washington DC on April 14 to discuss ways and means of reaching a consensus on financial support for Sri Lanka. It will be presided over by US Deputy Secreta...
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Thailand First EDGE trial puts DTAC in the first wave of operators
Bangkok, April 03: Total Access Communication (DTAC) and Nokia announced the successful completion of the first EDGE call in Thailand and among the first operator calls worldwide. The EDGE call in a laboratory environment is part of the first phase DTAC EDGE trial using commercial equipment from N...
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Day 14 of the War in Iraq
* Vanguard of US forces advances to within 50km of southern edge of Baghdad, military says; some cross "red line" which US believes could trigger chemical attack. * US Marines claim capture bridge on Tigris for key crossing. * Iraq denies US destroyed Baghdad division of Republican Guards near Ku...
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Sri Lanka to test Tamil peace bid at referendum
Colombo, (PTI), April 03: Sri Lanka is considering a referendum on its controversial Norwegian-backed peace bid with Tamil Tiger guerrillas as the dialogue process moved to highly contentious issues, a senior minister said today. Constitutional Affairs Minister G L Peiris said the government was...
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Marines Move Within 4 Miles of Baghdad
By Ellen Knickmeyer South of Baghdad, Iraq, (Reuters), April 03: (news - web sites) — U.S. Marines and infantry moved with surprising speed toward Baghdad on Thursday, passing down roads littered with black combat boots as Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s loyalists shed their uniforms and swi...
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