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ASIA NEWS HIGHLIGHTS ON TUESDAY

+ Myanmar parliament votes for president

+ Final match between Go grandmaster and AI

MYANMAR

-- Lawmakers in Myanmar's pro-democracy led parliament vote to select a president, in a historic election expected to anoint a trusted confidant of Aung San Suu Kyi as her proxy to lead the formerly junta-run nation. From 0330 GMT (MYANMAR-POLITICS)

SOUTH KOREA

-- Fifth and final match between South Korean Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol and Google-developed supercompter AlphaGo (SCIENCE-SKOREA-COMPUTERS-AI)

-- OTHER AGENDA ITEMS --

AUSTRALIA

-- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to meet Australian officials in Canberra (AUSTRALIA-IRAN-DIPLOMACY)

CAMBODIA

-- Verdict expected in case of a 25-year-old student arrested over an alleged Facebook post calling for a "colour revolution" in the country (CAMBODIA-POLITICS-CRIME-RIGHTS)

CHINA

-- Senior US Treasury official Adam Szubin in Beijing and Hong Kong for discussions on implementing UN and US sanctions against North Korea (and 16) (NKOREA-US-CHINA-MILITARY-SANCTION)

INDIA

-- Cricket. World Twenty20 tournament. India v New Zealand in first group stage match. Starts around 1400 GMT (CRICKET-WT20-2016-IND-NZL)

-- Cricket. Moving PREVIEWS of Wednesday's matches: Pakistan v Bangladesh and West Indies v England (CRICKET-WT20-2016-)

JAPAN

-- Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda to hold a news conference at the BoJ's head office in Tokyo following its policy board meeting (BANK-JAPAN-KURODA)

PHILIPPINES

-- Legislators hold a hearing on money-laundering in the Philippines following allegations that part of nearly $100 million stolen from a Bangladeshi government reserve account may have been laundered through Philippine casinos and a bank. From 0530 GMT (PHILIPPINES-BANGLADESH-US-BANKING-CRIME)

TAIWAN

-- President-elect Tsai Ing-wen of the China-sceptic Democratic Progressive Party announces her pick for premier as her team prepares to take office on May 20, succeeding the China-friendly administration of Ma Ying-jeou. From 0130 GMT (TAIWAN-POLITICS)

VARIOUS DATELINES: Football. AFC Champions League group games (FBL-ASIA-C1)

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