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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1042

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Thailand hosts new round of Sri Lankan historic peace talks
Nakhon Pathom, Jan 6 (TNA): Thailand on Monday hosted a new round of historic peace talks between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) after previous rounds of talks last year were claimed successful. The fourth round of the peace talks, scheduled between Januar...
09.09.2009 - 13:27
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U.S.A. Churches delegation concludes visit to Iraq; American threats illegal and unchristian
Baghdad, Jan. 04:The delegation representing the American Churches delegation has called in a statement issued upon leaving Baghdad yesterday in conclusion of a humanitarian mission lasting four days, the US President George Bush not to launch war against Iraq. Terming preemptive war immoral, illeg...
09.09.2009 - 13:26
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Second cloned child due to lesbian couple.
The head of the cloning firm set up by the Raelian cult said today its second 'cloned' baby would be born this weekend to a lesbian couple in Europe. "This child that will be born is, again, a little girl, it's the little girl of a lesbian couple ... in Europe," Clonaid chief executive and cult mem...
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Thai family delegates are welcomed at 4th World Meeting of Families in the Philippines
Bangkok, Jan. 4 (TNA): Delegates of Thai families and those of other countries worldwide are welcomed to the 4th World Meeting of Families, to be hosted by the Philippines later this month, according to a news report of the Philippine News Agency (PNA) The 4th World Meeting of Families would be hel...
09.09.2009 - 13:26
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Myanmar commemorates 55th anniversary of independence
By Aye Aye Win, Associated Press Writer Yangon, Myanmar, (AP), Jan. 04: - Myanmar celebrated its 55th anniversary of independence from Britain on Saturday with a gathering of thousands of people and a message from the government — but there was no mention of attempts to restore democracy in the co...
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Myanmar tells opposition to "play political game" within rules
Bangkok, Thailand, (AP), Jan. 04: - Myanmar's military junta on Saturday denied restricting opposition activists, but warned that reconciliation between the two sides will make progress only if the opposition abides by the country's laws. The regime was responding to U.S. and British claims that g...
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Myanmar receives congratulations on Independence Day
His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has sent a congratulatory message to Senior General Than Shwe, the Prime Minister and Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of Myanmar in conjunction with Myanmar's Independence Day. In his message, His Majesty expressed...
09.09.2009 - 13:26
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National Day of Myanmar
- Opinion and Editorial Myanmar celebrates today its Independence Day. The country is a member, together with the Philippines, of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It was admitted to the organization in 1997. Yangon is its capital. Myanmar has much potential, being rich in natura...
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Myanmar Independence Day message by Senior General Than Shwe
Yangon, 4 Jan: The following is the message sent by State Peace and Development Council Chairman Defence Services Commander-in-Chief Senior General Than Shwe on the occasion of the 55th Anniversary of the Independence Day. On this auspicious 55th Anniversary of the Independence Day of the Union of...
09.09.2009 - 13:26
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Adieus Mr. Jon Westborg: Thank you very much for everything.
By. K.T.Rajasingham Jon Westborg the controversial Norwegian Ambassador in Sri Lanka is to be replaced by Hans Brattskar, who is at present Minister Counsellor - Political Affairs, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, attached to the Norwegian UN Mission in New York. Sources in Norway told Asian Tribune...
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No core issues in Thailand, says Thamilselvan: LTTE rejects guns-for-lands policy
By Anthony David Sunday Times: Tiger guerrillas will not agree to link Security Forces withdrawals from the High Security Zones in the Jaffna peninsula to disarming their cadres or decommissioning their weapons, Political Wing leader S. P. Thamilselvan has declared. "For civilians to go back to th...
09.09.2009 - 13:26
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People should be partners of peace - Thamilsevan:Ten Months cease-fire four months of Peace talks
Sunday Times: Bringing about normalcy has so far not taken place. The average peasantry has not seen the peace dividends. Efforts have been taken, but when it comes to implementation, normalcy has not yet been restored for the people. We have completed two rounds of negotiations. Many promises hav...
09.09.2009 - 13:26
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Canadian Tamil Broadcasting Corp. attacked
The Island:The Canadian Tamil Broadcasting Corporation (CTBC) in Toronto was attacked last Friday afternoon allegedly by the World Tamil Movement (WTM) which is the LTTE’s frontal organisation, Tamil political sources said. While the CEO of the CTBC, Kandiah Sivasothy, popularly known to his listen...
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PM:New Year celebrations boost Thailand’s image
Bangkok, Jan 5 (TNA): Recent New Year celebrations have helped boost Thailand’s image in the international community, as they have signaled that the kingdom is a safe and peaceful haven, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. In his weekly radio programme, “Premier Thaksin Talks with the...
09.09.2009 - 13:26
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Colombo to import cars from India
Colombo, PTI, Jan. 04: Sri Lanka has authorised the import of 225 luxury cars worth over Rs 55 crore from India for its Parliament members, officials said on Saturday. The Sri Lankan Cabinet approved the release of Rs 55.60 crore for the purchase of the vehicles from Tata and Maruti in India, the...
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Now chicken eggs to provide snake anti-venom
New Delhi,(PTI), Jan. 05: In a procedure that is sure to provide succour to horses from pain which they undrego during their use for collection of snake anti-venom, Indian scientists have come up with an alternative in which chicken eggs can become a source of molecules to treat snake bites. The...
09.09.2009 - 13:26
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Sri Lankas Fast-Moving Peace Process May Slow
By Scott McDonald Nakorn Pathom, Thailand (Reuters): Sri Lanka's rapidly moving peace process could hit some speed bumps when the government and Tamil Tiger rebels sit down on Monday for talks that were to focus on substantive issues for the first time. Instead, the negotiators are likely to be ti...
09.09.2009 - 13:26
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National Police Commission in Sri Lanka has glimmer hope for police reforms - AHRC
Asian Human Rights Commission has expressed its reservation about the constitution of the National Police Commission in Sri Lanka. The Hong Kong based Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) in its comments released to the press has said: “At this moment the National Police Commission has national sy...
09.09.2009 - 13:18
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British politicians and Iraq
Charles Kennedy, leader of the British Democratic Liberal party, which is considered the third largest political party in Britain, has urged the British prime minister Tony Blair yesterday to offer the UN inspectors for the Iraqi weapons enough time to reveal the fact on the Iraqi weapons program b...
09.09.2009 - 13:18
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BMA organizes nine-temple tour in single day
Bangkok, Jan 3 (TNA): The City Hall launches a temple tour during weekends this month to bring people good luck at the start of the New Year. Mrs. Nathanon Thavisin, Permanent-Secretary for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) said that the Bangkok Tourism Bureau had organized the Bangkok...
09.09.2009 - 13:18
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