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The first attempt to fly around the world in a plane using solar energy took off on the morning of March 9 from Abu Dhabi, heading for India and then on to Mandalay, Myanmar, in a landmark journey aimed at promoting green energy.
The takeoff of Solar Impulse 2, which was delayed on Saturday due to high winds, would cap 13 years of research and testing by Swiss pilots Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard.
China lowered its 2015 economic growth target to "approximately seven percent" on March 5, as authorities seek a more sustainable path for the world's second-largest economy after its decades-long boom.
Australia on March 5 suggested a prisoner swap with Indonesia in an 11th hour bid to save two drug smugglers facing execution, while voicing "deep concern" about Jakarta's international reputation if they are killed.
Myanmar riot police March 4 corralled dozens of student protesters calling for education reform after activists defied official orders to disband and the tense deadlock entered a third day.
Student protesters calling for education reform on March 3 defied an order to disperse in a tense stand-off with police near a monastery in central Myanmar.
The United Nations drugs control body says it is concerned about the proliferation of new narcotics developed to circumvent existing ...
The New Zealand bar manager facing jail in Myanmar over religious insult accusations was solely responsible for using a Buddha image in a controversial drinks promotion, his colleague has told a court.
Phone and Internet firms are rolling out cheaper handsets and may turn to hot-air balloons to boost network coverage in developing countries, where sales of smartphones are booming.
Trains chug around Yangon's circular railway at a stately pace barely faster than a brisk walk, but this creaking relic of colonial times is ...
A freelance photojournalist has been arrested in Myanmar for uploading a satirical post on Facebook mocking the military, relatives said on February 28.