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Myanmar’s trade turnover with ASEAN countries hits USD9.6 billion
Myanmar’s trade turnover with member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) hit USD9.6 billion in the 2016-2017 fiscal year, which ended in March.
UK Parliament approves early general election
18:18 21/04/2017
Members of the British Parliament have approved Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to hold an early general election on June 8th.
US President Trump to attend APEC summit in Vietnam
18:15 21/04/2017
On April 20th, US Vice President Mike Pence said President Donald Trump would attend the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Vietnam in November.
Soyuz MS-04 delivers two-member crew to ISS
18:10 21/04/2017
On April 20th, the Soyuz MS-04 rocket was launched at 0713 GMT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, carrying veteran Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA rookie Jack Fischer into orbit.
Laos and ADB celebrate 50 years of development partnership
16:46 21/04/2017
(CPV) - ADB, through its Lao PDR Resident Mission, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs jointly organized an event to celebrate 50 years of development partnership between Lao People’s Democratic Republic and ADB, as well as mark the 50th anniversary of the country’s membership in the multilateral institution.
Bus crash kills 44 in northern India
18:15 20/04/2017
At least 44 have died after a bus carrying 56 passengers fell into a river in India’s northern mountainous state of Himachal Pradesh, around 115 kilometres from the capital Shimla.
Philippines announces “Dutertenomics” strategy
14:20 20/04/2017
The Philippine government on April 18th announced a new development strategy called “Dutertenomics”, aiming to make breakthroughs in developing infrastructure.
Putin congratulates Erdogan over referendum outcome
09:58 20/04/2017
On April 18th, Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan over his victory in a referendum to boost the Turkish presidency.
6.0-magnititude earthquake shakes Peru
17:53 19/04/2017
A strong and deep earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale hit a rural area in northern Peru on April 18th.
Massive floods hit Iran
18:18 18/04/2017
At least 48 people were killed and 5 are missing after torrential rains caused intense flooding and landslides in northwestern Iran.