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Malala Yousafzai to be UN Messenger of Peace

Islamabad - The Statesman

People with depression at high risk of suicide

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Each year, some 5,000 Vietnamese and 800,000 people worldwide commit suicide, and depression is one of the leading causes, according to the World Health Organisation.

Hanoi encouraged to create more attractive tourism products

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Vietnam's capital city Hanoi has attracted many investors to launch large-scale tourism projects. However, to refresh available products like the old quarter or cultural heritage sites, the tourism sector needs to improve their quality by investing in infrastructure and human resources.

Asean peoples need more understanding of social-cultural pillar

Vientiane (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Asean countries should teach their citizens more about the significance of the Asean Social-Cultural Community (ASCC) as an important pillar in driving cooperation with the bloc’s other pillars in the push for prosperity.

The ASCC tends to be ignored by the region’s citizens even though they benefit from various forms of cooperation. 

BD-Myanmar Border: Joint move to remove landmines

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - Bangladesh and Myanmar will jointly work to remove the landmines and IEDs (improvised explosive devices) reportedly planted by separatist groups along the border.

Join hands to eliminate terrorism, Bangladesh PM tells Muslim countries

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says she is on Saudi Arabia's side as it has taken the initiative to fight terrorism in the name of Islam. 

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called upon Muslim countries to join hands to launch a concerted campaign to eliminate terrorism.

No haze from South Sumatra this year, says Indonesian governor Alex Noerdin

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Efforts have been taken to reduce the risk of forest fires in the wake of the 2015 haze episode.

There will be no haze from the province of South Sumatra this year, said an Indonesian governor on Thursday (April 7).

After tax amnesty, all eyes on Indonesia's tax reform plans

JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN) - Government expected to review policies, cut red tape to overhaul tax collection system

Indonesia's tax amnesty has raked in billions of dollars for the government, and all eyes are now on reform that is being planned to improve tax collection in Asean's biggest economy.

No justice if rapist allowed to wed underage victim, says expert

PETALING JAYA (The Star/ANN) - Rapists marrying their victims doubles the trauma for the latter and is therefore no solution to the problem, says expert.

Dengue vaccine approved, conditionally

PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry has given conditional registration for the world’s first dengue vaccine to be used in Malaysia.  

PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry has given conditional registration for the world’s first dengue vaccine to be used in Malaysia.