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WEST POINT (AFP) ? President Barack Obama warned on May 28 that the United States was ready to respond to China's "aggression" toward its neighbours at sea but said Washington should lead by example by ratifying a key treaty.

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(Reuters) – The Obama administration is asking Congress to fix a 2012 bill that left a World Bank agency out of a list of 12 international financial institutions that could receive US support to promote development in Myanmar.

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Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi called on World AIDS Day Sunday for an end to discrimination against those living with the disease as experts warned against complacency in fighting the global scourge.

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During a recent tour through Myanmar, representatives from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)identified seven sites that they have short listed as additions to the World Heritage List. They announced the nominations during the launch of UNESCO’s “Safeguarding Natural Heritage in Myanmar within the World Heritage Framework” project that took place in Naypyidaw from 21-22 November.

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President Barack Obama will visit Asia in April to push closer ties, an aide said Wednesday, after his earlier cancellation of a trip raised questions about US staying power.

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally became an honorary citizen of Rome Sunday, 19 years after the honour was awarded to her.