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Myanmar president not to attend Asean-US summit
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 12 (IANS) Myanmar's President Thein Sein will not participate in the Asean-US summit scheduled for next week, the media reported on Friday.

Friday, February 12, 2016 4:22:05 PM

Myanmar president calls for cooperation of stakeholders
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 12 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein on Friday called for cooperation among all stakeholders to transform the nation into a modern, developed and democratic one.

Friday, February 12, 2016 4:14:04 PM

Chinese shuttler Yu banned for doping
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 12 (IANS) Chinese women's shuttler Yu Xiaohan has received a seven-month sanction from the Badminton World Federation (BWF) for an anti-doping rule violation at the 28th Summer Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea last year.

Friday, February 12, 2016 4:08:04 PM

16 people killed in Syria air strikes
Damascus, Feb 12 (IANS) Sixteen people were killed on Friday in air strikes against towns in Syria's central province of Homs, a monitor group reported.

Friday, February 12, 2016 4:08:03 PM

More natural gas discovered in Myanmar
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 12 (IANS) More natural gas was discovered in the deep-sea offshore block AD-7 at Thalin (1) exploration well in Myanmar's western Rakhine Basin offshore, sources in the Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise under the Ministry of Energy said on Friday.

Friday, February 12, 2016 4:06:04 PM

Nepal resumes regular fuel distribution after crisis
Kathmandu, Feb 12 (IANS) After more than five months of economic blockade and a resulting fuel crisis, the Nepal government on Friday commenced regular public distribution of petroleum products.

Friday, February 12, 2016 4:04:03 PM

Indian-origin scientist develops smart chip for wireless neural implants
Singapore, Feb 12 (IANS) An Indian-origin scientist has developed a smart chip that can be paired with neural implants for efficient wireless transmission of brain signals -- thus alleviating the debilitating symptoms of Parkinson's disease or give paraplegic people the ability to move prosthetic limbs.

Friday, February 12, 2016 3:58:05 PM

36 militants killed in Afghanistan operations
Kabul, Feb 12 (IANS) At least 36 militants were killed in the past 24 hours as Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) carried out military operations in the country, a Defence Ministry spokesman said on Friday.

Friday, February 12, 2016 3:46:03 PM

Communication hotlines between two Koreas cut off
Seoul, Feb 12 (IANS) All communication hotlines between South Korea and North Korea have been cut-off after the shutdown of an inter-Korean factory park, Seoul's defence ministry said on Friday.

Friday, February 12, 2016 3:38:05 PM

Seoul to help firms forced out from joint park
Seoul, Feb 12 (IANS) Seoul on Friday announced a package of assistance measures to support South Korean companies forced out of a factory park run jointly with North Korea.

Friday, February 12, 2016 3:22:04 PM

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