Philippines Unlikely to Be Rice Self-Sufficient: Duterte

Duterte appears to contradict his agriculture minister who had set a 2020 target to produce enough rice to meet the country's needs.

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S. Korea’s Moon Meets Pompeo, Says World Has Escaped Nuclear Threat

The US and South Korea say the world is much safer after a historic summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, but critics say the US conceded too much.

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In Thai Tourist Spots, a Hidden World of Male Sex Slavery

Globally, as many as 2 million children are sexually exploited annually, according to UNICEF. A significant number are boys, campaigners say.

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A Coffee and Cake Buffet? Yes!

Have plans to catch up with friends and want some place quiet with a good vibe, great coffee and tasty cakes? The Chatrium Hotel’s Afternoon High Tea Buffet is a good choice.


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With Camps Slated for Closure, IDPs Fear for Safety in Home Villages

Ministry’s plan to shut shelters without security guarantees violates IDPs’ human rights, advocates say.

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Tales of Myanmar’s Political Upheaval

‘The Cell, Exile and the New Burma’ collects pro-democracy student activist turned editor Kyaw Zwa Moe’s accounts of prison and exile, along with dozens of essays and feature stories....

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Man Arrested for Fake Facebook Post on ‘Shootout’ in Rakhine

Mrauk-U resident says bogus report prompted by argument with girlfriend; faces one year in prison.

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Govt Calls for Private Sector Cooperation in Promoting Tourism

With foreign arrivals down due to the situation in Rakhine State, the govt calls for cooperation from the private sector in promoting Myanmar tourism.

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Heavy Rains in Bangladesh Bring Death, Destruction to Refugee Camps

Aid agencies say at least one Rohingya refugee has died and more than 1,000 shelters have been destroyed in the first heavy rains of the monsoon season to hit Cox's Bazar.


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Enhancing Partnership in Non-Traditional Security Issues in Mekong – Lancang Cooperation: Human Trafficking Issue in Myanmar by Prof. Dr. Khin Ma Ma Myo


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