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5.9-magnitude quake hits Pu’er in Yunnan, bordering Shan State, Myanmar


BEIJING - A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit Mojiang Hani autonomous county in Southwest China's Yunnan province at 10:31 am Saturday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

Is Europe in an Existential Crisis?

Yes, according to George Soros speaking at the European Council on Foreign Relations last week.   Five days later, I heard him elaborate on this view at the Trento Economics Festival in Northern Italy.  For an Italian city to celebrate economics as a science is remarkable at a time when the economics profession has lost considerable credibility and trust.  This was more so when the Italians finally managed to form a government two months after the elections last March.

Viettel to launch 4G service in Myanmar

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - By the time it launches operations, Mytel will be the first and only mobile network in Myanmar to provide 4G service nationwide.
Telecom provider Viettel has unveiled plans to officially inaugurate its mobile phone network in Myanmar under the trade name Mytel on June 9, 2018.
This would be Viettel’s 10th foreign market. At 53 million, Myanmar is set to become Viettel’s biggest foreign market in terms of population.

Maldives political crisis explained

BANGKOK (ANN Desk) - Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen declared a 15-day state of emergency on Monday prompting outcry from Western countries over Yameen’s growing authoritarianism.

Yameen was elected into office in 2012 after the previous president, Mohammed Nasheed, was forced to resign at gunpoint by security forces loyal to former strongman Maumoon Gayoom.

Bagan to be transformed into a sustainable cultural heritage tourism destination - ASEAN-Korea Centre to organize the Tourism Capacity Building Workshop in Myanmar (9 Feb.)

Bagan, Myanmar – The ASEAN-Korea Centre (Secretary General Kim Young-sun) will organize the Tourism Capacity Building Workshop under the theme, "Promoting Bagan as a Sustainable Cultural Heritage Tourism Destination" in Bagan, Myanmar together with the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism (MHT) of Myanmar on

Aung San Suu Kyi calls on President Ram Nath Kovind

State Counsellor of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Saturday called on President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, officials said.
The meeting comes a day after Suu Kyi attended India’s 69th Republic Day celebrations along with leaders of Asean countries.
It was the first time that leaders of the 10 Asean countries were chief guests at the Republic Day parade at Rajghat.

Việt Nam storm into AFC semis after pulsating win


HÀ NỘI – The Vietnamese national football team sent its fans into rapture yesterday, pulling off a stunning upset to knock out former champions Iraq out of the Asian Football Confederation U23 Championship.

A thrilling, seesaw quarterfinal match at the Changshu Stadium in China ended 3-3 after extra time, setting the stage for nail-biting penalty shootout.

Cambodia sets ageing policy for 2017-2030

PHNOM PENH (Rasmei Kampuchea Daily/ ANN) - The National Ageing Policy 2017-2030 was launched in order to solve the issues of the elderly population arising from demographic changes. 

India reiterates opposition to China’s Belt, Road Initiative

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ ANN) - Without naming China or its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), India on Thursday reiterated its objection to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s pet project on the ground that it runs through the Indian territory in Jammu and Kashmir which is under Pakistan’s illegal occupation.

Enhancing Asean-India cooperation in agriculture, forestry

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - The 4th Asean-India Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry (AIMMAF) was held in New Delhi, India on January 12.