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A celebration to mark of 65th Anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Myanmar was held in Yangon, Friday.
The Diplomatic relations between Myanmar and Indonesia has been established since 1949. Since then, the cordial relations of the two countries have developed harmoniously.

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, starting a visit to Ebola-hit states in West Africa on, urged their people to set aside traditional practices like washing the dead by hand so as to help end an epidemic that has killed nearly 7,000 people. The U.N. chief arrived in Sierra Leone where infection rates are rising fastest, now accounting for more than half of the 18,603 total confirmed cases of the virus. Infection is spreading rapidly around the coastal capital Freetown, where some aid workers say public information efforts have lagged.

US President Barack Obama has ordered a ban on the export of goods, technology and services to Crimea. The executive order also imposes new sanctions on certain Russian and Ukrainian individuals and companies. The West has imposed various sanctions on Russia since it annexed Crimea after the removal of Ukraine's pro-Moscow leader Viktor Yanukovych in February. Mr Obama said his latest decision was to show that the US would not accept Russia's annexation.

The Chrimas sesaon is coming now and the Christian community in Yangon are also making funfairs as the pre-activites of the Charisma Day. 

The Great Nation Kids Learning Center also organized fun activities of  Merry Christmas for kids in the learning center, Saturday. 

The 5th Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) summit was opened Saturday in Bangkok, Thailand with the theme "Committed to Inclusive and Sustainable Development in the GMS." Leaders of GMS, ADB President, senior officials headed by the GMS national coordinators and development partners attended the event. The GMS program is the cooperation between 6 countries, namely Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and China, with the Asian Development Bank as key donor.

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Updated on 19-12-2014  10:58 AM

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Yangon

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  • Temperature: 22 °C
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  • Rel. Humidity: 78 %
  • Visibility: 6 km
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Sun, 2014-12-21 00:30