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Which Asian country produces the most hydropower?

NEW DELHI (DataLeads/ANN) – China has 331,110 megawatts of installed electricity-generation capacity - nearly seven times higher hydropower installed capacity than India and more than the rest of Asian countries combined.

Trump withdraws US from Paris accord, targets India

The US President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the US is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement due to the "draconian financial and economic burdens" the agreement imposes on his country.

Will Moon meet Trump without business delegation?

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Speculations have been circulating on whether or not President Moon Jae-in will bring businessmen along with him for talks with top Washington officials at the summit with President Donald Trump. 

China overtakes US, Japan in Belt and Road M&As

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) – China overtook the United States and Japan to become the biggest player in acquisitions in Belt and Road economies in 2016, and the trend will continue.

Death toll in southern Philippines clashes rises to 129: military

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Fatalities in the clashes in southern Philippines included 89 terrorists, 19 civilians and 21 government forces as of Wednesday. 

Heavy wind, rain in Ctg, Cox’s Bazar as cyclone Mora makes landfall

Heavy wind with rain is continuing over the coasts of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar after cyclone Mora made landfall on coast near Kutubdia this morning.

The severe cyclonic storm Mora moved northwards over North Bay and has started crossing Cox’s Bazar-Chittagong coast near Kutubdia at 6:00 am, Bangladesh Meteorological Department said in its latest special bulletin.

It is likely to move in a northerly direction further, it said.

EDITORIAL: Asean's fight against terrorism

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesia and Asean members must tighten cooperation in counterterrorism following the unrest in Marawi, the Philippines, by a terrorist group loyal to IS.

‘Colours in Asean’ for creative design

MAHIDOL UNIVERSITY’S Centre for Creative Economy yesterday announced a “Colours of Asean” project, aimed at documenting the true meanings of colours so Asean designers can understand and effectively implement them in their design works.

Assistant Professor Dr Surapong Lertsithichai, director of the centre, said colour was an intangible asset in any design work. Colours reflect distinctive values in culture, perception, and identity. 

Laos, Thailand set to enhance trade, investment cooperation

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Thai Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Thai Industries have agreed to expand their cooperation on trade and investment.

FEATURE: Ancient Silk Road explorer Zhang Qian changes course of history

BEIJING (Vientiane Times/ANN) - When people talk about the ancient Silk Road, today becoming better known as the One Belt and One Road, they always mention Zhang Qian, a diplomat, traveller and explorer during the Han dynasty from 206 BC to220 AD.