KATHMANDU, Nov 29 (Bernama) -- United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has announced a high-level panel to study the scope and functions of a proposed technology bank dedicated to helping the world's least developed countries (LDCs).

KATHMANDU, Nov 29 (Bernama) -- The fourth International Folk Music Film Festival has kicked off in Nepal.

MELBOURNE, Nov 29 (Bernama) -- Australian is to undertake a five-year plan to strengthen immigration and border control in Myanmar.

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Bernama) -- An international team led by Chinese researchers said they have identified genes responsible for the intense bitter taste of some cucumbers, Xinhua news agency reported.

KARACHI, Nov 28 (Bernama) -- Pakistani authorities on Friday released 40 Indian prisoners from a jail in Karachi, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Bernama) -- The US Chamber of Commerce said the re-launch of a US-India trade policy forum is a critical step in moving past rhetoric and building trust between the two countries, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.