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Pomelo is a shop with a difference. It provides an outlet for products made by local people - many of whom are facing challenges.

Experts have come together in Yangon to discuss possible solutions to maritime issues that affect ASEAN countries with a focus on disputed areas of the South China Sea.

funeral service was held in Yangon on Wednesday for veteran democracy activist U Win Tin.

Filipino activists on Wednesday launched a week of protests leading up the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama to Manila. Protesters scuffled with riot police as they tried approaching the U.S. embassy compound in Manila. They denounced Obama's April 28-29 visit as a push for an "imperialist agenda in Asia". Police used water cannon to disperse protesters. No one was injured from the scuffles. Obama's four-nation visit, which also includes stops in Japan, South Korea and Malaysia, aims to convince allies that the the U.S. pivot of military and diplomatic assets to Asia is real.

Australia vowed to keep searching for a missing Malaysian plane despite the fact there's been no sign of wreckage after almost seven weeks. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott admitted the search strategy may change if seabed scans taken by a U.S. Navy drone failed to turn up a trace of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The Australian and Malaysian governments are under growing pressure to show what lengths they are prepared to go to in order to give closure to the grieving families of those on board flight MH370.

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Updated on 23-4-2014  11:47 AM

Weather

Yangon

No significant clouds
  • No significant clouds
  • Temperature: 30 °C
  • Wind: South-Southeast, 9.3 km/h
  • Pressure: 1007 hPa
  • Rel. Humidity: 75 %
  • Visibility: 7 km
Reported on:
Wed, 2014-04-23 21:30