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Obama and other leaders wrap up Asia summit in Burma

By Thu, Nov 13, 2014 4:04PM UTC U.S. President Barack Obama, center, shakes hands with ASEAN leaders at Thursday's summit. Pic: AP.

NAYPYITAW, Burma (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders wrapping up a series of summits in Burma are expected to offer tepid expressions of concern about issues ranging from territorial disputes in the South China Sea to the Islamic State group and no firm recommendations.

UN’s Ban Ki-moon calls on Asia to step up Ebola fight

By Thu, Nov 13, 2014 9:57AM UTC UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. Pic: AP.

NAYPYITAW, Burma (AP) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon called on Asia to step up efforts in the global fight against Ebola.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon to attend Southeast Asian and G20 summits

By Mon, Nov 10, 2014 1:32PM UTC U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Pic: AP.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will attend the U.N. summit with 10 Southeast Asian nations in Burma this week and then travel to Australia to participate in the summit of the world’s 20 largest economies.

Alleged Singapore fraud bankrupts world’s largest ship fuel supplier

By Mon, Nov 10, 2014 12:57PM UTC A container ship enters Singapore port with the financial skyline in the background. Pic: AP.

The world’s largest ship fuel supplier has filed for bankruptcy following massive alleged fraud at its Singapore subsidiary.

Climate change report: What are Asia’s risks?

By Thu, Nov 06, 2014 6:00AM UTC Monsoon floods in Kanchipuram, India. Pic: McKay Savage (Flickr CC)

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released a synthesis report on the findings of over 800 scientists regarding the impacts of climate change.

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