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Mission Accomplished! Second time in two decades that we've heard that from a sitting US president. Hopefully it will go a little better this time than the last time...
 
 
   
Cod Satrusayang
ANN Managing Director
 
 
  Myanmar takes back first Rohingya family after crisis  
 
     
 
  In a sudden move, Myanmar has taken back five Rohingyas from no man's land between Bangladesh and Myanmar, an event the international media has dubbed as the repatriation of first refugee family since the crisis began in August last year.

Shortly after welcoming the Rohingyas early yesterday, Myanmar government in a statement, posted on the official Facebook page of its Information Committee, said, “The five members of a family… came back to Taungpyoletwei town repatriation camp in Rakhine State this morning.”
 
 
 
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Trump's strikes on Syria risks retaliation
 
   
 
By attacking Assad late Friday, the Trump administration sought to warn the Syrian leader against continuing to use illegal chemical warfare agents, following the gassing of civilians near Damascus last weekend.
 
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India ruling party sacks members who defended rape defendants
 
   
 
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday accepted the resignations of two BJP ministers — Chander Prakash Ganga and Choudhary Lal Singh – who sparked off controversy after participating in the Hindu Ekta Munch rally in Hiranagar that allegedly sought to protect the accused in Kathua rape and murder case.
 
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China to make Hainan free trade zone
 
   
 
President Xi Jinping unveiled China's plan to build Hainan Island into a pilot international free trade zone on Friday.
 
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  Chinese foreign minister visits Tokyo for talks  
 
     
 
  Asia's two largest economies on Sunday (April 15) vowed to work closely together on business and security issues while deftly managing their differences, in the face of policy whiplash from the United States.

China's top envoy Wang Yi, who is the first Chinese Foreign Minister to visit Tokyo in nearly 8½ years, said at the outset of talks with his Japanese counterpart, Taro Kono, that he hoped bilateral ties could "return on a path of sustainable and normal development" even though there were some "complex and sensitive elements."

Both men are meeting for the second time in three months, after a fence-mending trip by Mr Kono to Beijing in January. They reiterated on Sunday that Sino-Japanese ties were at a crucial turning point as both sides marked the 40th year of a peace and friendship treaty. On Monday, they will convene a high-level economic dialogue for the first time since 2010.
 
 
 
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