Zaw Min Tun, spokesman for Myanmar military and the State Administration Council (Photo: Xinhua/VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - A solution to the Myanmar issue can be worked out in the "Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) way," said Zaw Min Tun , spokesman for Myanmar military and the State Administration Council (SAC), in a recent interview with Xinhua. Chairman of the SAC and Commander-in-chief of Defense Services Min Aung Hlaing has explained the current situation in Myanmar to ASEAN leaders in person and listened to their opinions, views and suggestions when attending the ASEAN leaders' meeting held in Indonesia's Jakarta on April 24, Zaw Min Tun said. A five-point consensus was reached by the ASEAN leaders regarding the situation in Myanmar at the meeting, which called for an immediate end to violence in Myanmar and for a constructive dialogue among all parties involved in the fighting, and also suggested appointing a special envoy of the ASEAN Chair to … [Read more...] about Solution to Myanmar issue can be worked out in “ASEAN way”: military spokesman
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The city of Basel in Switzerland has offered its homeless community a free one-way ticket to any other European destination if they agree to sign a contract vowing never to return. Toprak Yergu, a Basel Department of Justice spokesperson, told local newspaper 20 Minutes that homeless individuals in the city can request a travel voucher and 20 Swiss francs (USD$21.90). In return, the individuals must sign a contract vowing not to return to the country for a specified period of time. The official told the outlet any individuals caught violating the contract could face deportation. "Beneficiaries must undertake in writing not to return to Switzerland—at least for a certain period of time. If they are checked again, they risk expulsion from our country," Yergu said. Thirty-one homeless individuals have taken the city's offer, including 14 from Romania and seven from Germany, according to Le News , an English-language newspaper published in Switzerland. Critics have reportedly … [Read more...] about City Offers Homeless One-Way Travel Ticket to Europe if They Sign Contract to Never Return
Jason Arnold, a Durban-based snake catcher dubbed the "snake man," showed off on Facebook live last week while he demonstrated his impressive skills. The black mamba is a poisonous snake often found in sub-Saharan regions of Africa. The bite of a black mamba is extremely dangerous to humans, as a person can be killed with just two drops of venom. The black mamba is also often called one of the fastest snakes in the world, with the ability to move up to 12.5 MPH at their fastest. The 14-minute, 28-second long video was originally recorded and shared by Dala U Crew (DUC), a group started on Facebook by user Sanjeev Singh to share popular South African videos, posts, news and content. The group is self-described as "the Voice, Eyes & Ears of South Africans." More than 400,000 people have viewed the recording since it was streamed live on April 28. In the video, Arnold approaches the mamba, who is hidden among bushes in the front of a house, while Singh follows behind with … [Read more...] about “Snake Man” Catches One of World’s Fastest Snakes, Black Mamba, in Live Video
Solar energy is regarded as savior for Vietnam, the country of two-digit energy demand growth annually. Many global experts have recommended a number of measures to help Vietnam tap its great solar power potential which is around 13.5 gigawatts (GW) in planning for the next decade starting from 2020. Vietnam plans to develop roughly 13,000 MW of solar power in the next decade Most of the suggestions in the recent webinar held by Energy Box have focused on sustainability, use of technology, and growing environmental and climate concerns in Vietnam’s renewable energy landscape. The solutions help dwell more on the current scenario and ways to accelerate solar development in Vietnam, the largest installed capacity of solar panels in the whole region. Samresh Kumar, chairman of Vietnam-based skyX Solar, pointed out that the major challenge is the threshold capacity, saying that the Vietnamese government should increase it to break the barrier and to … [Read more...] about How world experts advise Vietnam to accelerate 13GW of solar power?
OITA, JAPAN (REUTERS) - Winger Jonny May scored two tries in three first-half minutes, as England underlined their Rugby World Cup credentials with a dominant 40-16 win over Australia on Saturday to set up a semi-final against New Zealand . Four years after the Wallabies sent England packing out of their own tournament , Eddie Jones' side gained a measure of revenge while extending their winning streak over the Australians to seven matches. Australia played a full part in an engrossing contest but in the end were well beaten by a team who defended stoutly, took their chances ruthlessly and had a fly-half in Owen Farrell, who managed the game maturely and kicked flawlessly for 20 points. England, who scored four tries in all to Australia's one, have now won three out of three World Cup quarter-finals against Australia following their upset wins of 1995 and 2007 and will move on with confidence to the clash with the All Blacks, who beat Ireland 46-14 later on Saturday. "I … [Read more...] about Rugby: May and Farrell star as superb England knock off Australia 40-16 to enter World Cup semi-finals