Hotel charges vary according to each status during SEA Games

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has made changes in hotel charges to media, observer and sports fan for foreigners depending on the More »

Four Thai-Myanmar border crossings to be opened on August 28

Myanmar and Thai citizens, as well as foreign tourists, will be allowed to pass through four Thai-Myanmar border checkpoints, including Myawady, starting from More »

Ecotourism zone, hotel zone and religious zone to build in Mon State

Ecotourism zone, heritage zone and hotel zone will be established in the Mottama mountain ranges in Mon State, according to Dr. Min Nwe More »


Veterans Day: Events and ceremonies around nation

A veteran passes a U.S. flag during a Veterans Day ceremony at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in San Antonio. Americans are commemorating the service and sacrifice of military service members this Veterans Day. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Across the nation, Americans are commemorating Veterans Day with parades, wreath-laying ceremonies, monument dedications and other events.

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Industry takes aim at AP ethanol investigation

In this July 26, 2013, photo, a motorist fills up with gasoline containing ethanol in Des Moines. When President George W. Bush signed a law in 2007 requiring oil companies to add billions of gallons of ethanol to their gasoline each year, he predicted it would make the country "stronger, cleaner and more secure." But the ethanol era has proven far more damaging to the environment than politicians promised and much worse than the government admits today. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Associated Press investigation, which found that ethanol hasn’t lived up to some of the government’s clean-energy promises, is drawing a fierce response from the ethanol …read more

Desperate survivors seek to flee typhoon zone

Typhoon survivors rush to get a chance to board a C-130 military transport plane in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Thousands of typhoon survivors swarmed the airport in the city of Tacloban in the central Philippines seeking a flight out, but only a few hundred made it, leaving behind a shattered, rain-lashed city short of food and water and littered with countless bodies. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Thousands of typhoon survivors swarmed an airport, but only a few hundred made it.

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Tide turns on one front in Africa’s war against rhino poachers

2 rhino poachers shot dead in Assam

By Ed Stoddard MADIKWE GAME RESERVE, South Africa (Reuters) – New infantry-style tactics of concealment and ambush by armed park rangers are credited with turning the tide in the war …read more

AP Exclusive: Syria rebels recruit at refugee camp

In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 photo, Abu Abdullah Hourani, 27, covers up his face prior to his interview with The Associated Press, at the Zaatari refugee camp near the Syrian border. n the bustling marketplace of this sprawling camp for Syrian refugees, a mosque preacher appeals to worshippers to join their countrymen in the fight to topple President Bashar Assad. In another corner of the Zaatari camp, two men draped in the Syrian rebel flag call on refugees through loudspeakers to sign up for military training. Rebels in the camp freely acknowledge recruiting fighters in the camp in a drive that has increased since the summer. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)

ZAATARI CAMP, Jordan (AP) — In a makeshift mosque in a trailer in this sprawling camp for Syrian refugees, a preacher appeals to worshippers to join their countrymen in the …read more