Ethnic armed groups in Burma (Myanmar) will not sign the long-awaited national ceasefire agreement (NCA) on Union Day, February 12, as had been hoped by the government. The groups are, however, willing to sign an agreement establishing a federal union.
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma has held a ceremonial opening of a deep sea port off its western coast, part of a $2.45 billion port and pipeline project that will carry crude oil from the Middle East to China.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has urged fellow Southeast Asian nations to jointly demand that China stop its land reclamation in contested South China Sea reefs.
COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Officials say a fishing boat carrying migrants to Malaysia has capsized off the coast of Bangladesh and about 20 people are missing. Government official Nurul Bashar Chowdhury says rescuers saved 39 people after the boat sank early Thursday in the Bay of Bengal. He said
YANGON, Burma (AP) - Burmese bird enthusiasts have counted 1,114 bird species including 20 undocumented species between 2010 and 2014, seven of which are endemic to the country. One of the surveyors, Thet Zaw Naing, said the Great Frigate and the Pied Falconet are among 20 previously undocumented birds spotted
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