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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 76

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Diabetes, a leading threat to global health and development

World Diabetes Day is the best opportunity there is to draw attention to the silent killer that is diabetes. Celebrated every year on 14 November, World Diabetes Day was initiated in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat that diabetes poses to the global community.

Awaiting a Coronation

Mahinda Rajapaksa will end his first presidential term and begin his second on the 19th of November. Had it not been for the 18th Amendment, Mr. Rajapaksa’s second presidential term would have also been his last; he would have had to retire, as his predecessors did, at the end of his second term.

More than half adult urban Indians have obesity

Almost 65% of adult urban Indians are-either overweight or obese or have abdominal obesity.

Stop The Child From Turning Blue: Fight Pneumonia

The second World Pneumonia Day is being held on November 12, 2010. World Pneumonia Day was launched in 2009 by a broad coalition of public and non profit organizations, the Global Coalition Against Child Pneumonia, to mobilize efforts to fight a neglected disease. This day seeks to bring focus on pneumonia as a public health issue and to prevent the millions of avoidable deaths that occur each year.

Channel 4 leads, Al Jazeera follows

Al Jazeera has gone on to televise some of disturbing photographs to show bodies with twisted limbs piled on the back of the trailer, others show almost naked corpses, blind folded and with hands bound behind their backs, lying in shallow graves.

US Dual-Track Approach: step in the wrong direction

Somalia in particular and Horn of Africa in general are at such a volatile stage that any misstep—domestic or foreign—could only further exacerbate that perilous condition. One such potential misstep gathering cloud is the recently proposed US foreign policy toward Somalia known as the Dual-Track approach.

Lesson to Opposition: Negative Vs Positive Strategies

Sri Lanka is now witnessing the development in terms of economic as well as in social welfare. This can discuss in many perspectives. In tourist sector it can be seen the progress in recent years. Sri Lanka has been ranked as the number one tourist destination by the New York Times in its list of "31 Places to Go in 2010".

“Defeating Terrorism and Winning the Peace in Sri Lanka”

Sri Lanka is one of those rare cases where terrorism has been comprehensively defeated, substantially by its own efforts despite all the advice, reservations and fears publicly expressed to the contrary.

Poverty impedes access to existing tuberculosis (TB) care services

Poverty not only makes poor people more vulnerable to tuberculosis (TB) but also makes them less likely to access the existing TB-related prevention, treatment and care services. There is substantial number of active TB patients that are still not reached by existing TB control programmes.

The Clause of Universal Jurisdiction and the Need to Strike a Balance

On 16 October 1998, when General Augusto Pinochet, the ex-Chilean strong man, met with a team of Scotland Yard detectives at a London hospital, where he had been recuperating after a minor surgery for a backache, he may never have thought that he was about to undergo most traumatic experience in his whole life; because, by that time, he had weathered quite a few storms: he had managed to win amnesty against any possible prosecution in his home country for the widespread abuses that he unleashed on Chileans during his 17-year-rule; he created the post of life-long senator to make sure he is ‘untouchable’ in Chile; he used to travel abroad on a diplomatic passport in the hope that he was safe even on foreign soil.

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