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Samsung resumes world’s top smartphone maker status

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Samsung appears to have shaken the negative consumer sentiments stemming from the discontinued Galaxy Note 7 battery crisis.

Samsung Electronics reclaimed the No. 1 position in the global smartphone market for the first three months of 2017, a market report showed Wednesday. 

Oil starts flowing through China-Myanmar pipeline

The China-Myanmar crude oil pipeline started operations after an oil tanker began offloading crude oil in the Southeast Asian country on Monday, which signals a new phase in energy cooperation between the two countries and helps ensure China's oil and gas imports.

First in Asia : Taiwan bans eating of cats and dogs


Taiwan on Tuesday raised the penalty for animal abuse and became the first country in Asia to ban the consumption of dogs and cats.

Myanmar oil pipeline deal reached in Beijing

China and Myanmar on Monday signed an agreement on a crude oil pipeline to send oil from Myanmar's Kyaukpyu Port to Yunnan.

The agreement and eight other cooperation documents were signed after talks between President Xi Jinping and Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw, who is on a state visit to China from Thursday to Tuesday. Details of the agreements were not released.

Koreans average 500 cups of coffee a year: report

The Korea Herald

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.