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Bagan gets Unesco thumbs up

YANGON: Unesco inscribed Myanmar’s ancient capital of Bagan as a World Heritage Site, nearly a quarter of a century after the complex of Buddhist temples was first nominated for listing.

Booked Out: How and when you're introduced to an author’s work matters

Sometimes, how and when you are first introduced to an author’s works matter. Young adult fiction works by Isabel Allende influenced the columnist's opinion of Allende's great work, 'The House Of The Spirits' when she read it as an adult.

Myanmar’s temple city Bagan awarded UNESCO World Heritage status

YANGON (Reuters) - UNESCO inscribed Myanmar’s ancient capital of Bagan as a World Heritage Site on Saturday, nearly a quarter of a century after the complex of Buddhist temples was first nominated for listing.

Greek PM says may seek sanctions against Turkey in gas row

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece and Cyprus will push their EU partners to penalise Turkey, including the possible option of sanctions, if Ankara is verified to have started drilling for gas west of Cyprus, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Sunday.

Thai coup leader completes transition to elected PM, cabinet unclear

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's king formally endorsed former army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha as an elected prime minister on Tuesday, five years after he seized power in a military coup, though the makeup of his coalition government's cabinet is unclear.

Naypyidaw: A mirror for Indonesia’s new capital

The capital city of Myanmar is not able to expand its involvement to beyond the realm of government.

Shooting for the golden era

Yangon: A deadly race to find hidden treasure, car chases and slick fight scenes drive the breakneck narrative of one of Myanmar’s latest blockbusters, as a new generation of directors aim to revive the country’s golden era of film.

Thai junta leader voted in as prime minister after election

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's new parliament voted in ruling military junta chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister on Wednesday, five years after he overthrew an elected government.

Talks to keep Prayuth as PM

BANGKOK: Two Thai political parties were meeting leaders of a pro-army party to discuss a possible deal to keep military junta chief General Prayuth Chan-o-cha on as prime minister more than two months after a disputed election.

Thai parties meet to discuss deal to keep coup leader as PM

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Two Thai political parties were meeting leaders of a pro-army party on Monday to discuss a possible deal to keep military junta chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha on as prime minister more than two months after a disputed election.