YANGON -- A total of 55 Myanmar students were awarded Monday the China-Myanmar friendship awards in recognition of their outstanding academic performance.
Addressing the ceremony held at the National University of Arts and Culture, Yangon, Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Chen Hai said that it is the first batch of China-Myanmar friendship outstanding awards to Myanmar's students majoring arts and culture. (Myanmar-China-Award)
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MUMBAI -- Indian benchmark indices continued its downfall for the fourth straight session on Monday amid fears of recession, stronger U.S. dollar and the depreciating domestic currency rupee.
Bombay Stock Exchange's benchmark index tanked 954 points or 1.6 percent to close at 57,038 points while National Stock Exchange's Nifty index was down 311 points or 1.8 percent to close at 17,016 points on Monday. (India-Stocks)
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SYDNEY -- Australia's state of Queensland unveiled plans on Monday to build the largest publicly-owned wind farm in the country.
Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced a funding injection of 776 million Australian dollars (505 million U.S. dollars) for the proposed Tarong West Wind Farm, which is planned to be built in the South Burnett region in southeast of the state. (Australia-Wind Farm)
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MANILA -- Super typhoon Noru slammed Luzon island in the Philippines with heavy rainfall and winds since Sunday afternoon, leaving six people dead and six others missing, as it blew away from the Southeast Asian country on Monday.
Bulacan province Governor Daniel Fernando said a flash flood washed away five rescuers who were conducting rescue operations in San Miguel town, north of Manila. Some parts of the town are still under muddy water. (Philippines-Typhoon Noru-Deaths)
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DHAKA -- The death toll from Sunday's boat sinking in northern Bangladesh rose to 32 on Monday, with some 30 to 40 people still missing, a senior police official said.
SM Sirajul Huda, superintendent of Panchagarh District Police, told Xinhua that seven more bodies were retrieved from the Karatoya river in Bangladesh's northern Panchagarh district, 468 km away from the capital Dhaka. (Bangladesh-Boat Sinking-Deaths)