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Myanmar Traditional Boxing fight called All Stars big fights was held at Thein Phyu Indoor Stadium on Sunday. Out of eight matches, two Myanmar Letwei stars won over their foreign opponents.
The most three attractive fights of local top fighters and top Muay Thai fighters; Htun Htun Min won over Brazilian Jackson Alves de Souza at first round,
Too Too beat Canadian Matthew Richardson at fourth round and former Champion Saw Nga Man and current popular local fighter Tha Pyae Nyo’s fight ended with draw.

Six scientists are locking themselves inside a 100 square-foot dome in Mauna Loa, Hawaii for the next year. The team will be under constant surveillance via cameras and body movement trackers, and they can only leave the solar-powered dome in a space suit. This Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, or HI-SEAS, mission is part of ongoing research into whether something like a manned mission to Mars is possible. The main thing that's new about this mission is its sheer length and the group gets to know each other, those whole dynamic changes over time...

Pressure mounted on Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak as influential former leader Mahathir Mohamad threw his weight behind mass protests demanding the premier's ousting over a financial scandal. Tens of thousands of Malaysians clad in the yellow of the pro-reform movement have turned out for two days of weekend demonstrations to demand Najib's removal, shutting down the city centre in a carnival atmosphere of speeches, sing-a-longs and prayer.

Vice-president U Nyan Tun attended the ceremony to transfer Myanmar-Thai friendship Kawtkareik-Thingan Nyinaung-Myawady road on Sunday. Speaking on the occasion, vice president U NYan Tun said that the road is linking Maesok of Thailand and part of India-Myanmar-Thailand tripartite highway as well as Greater Mekong sub-region east-west economic corridor. The 45 kilometer long road will boost bilateral trade between Myanmar and Thailand and smoothen communication with other Asian countries as well. 

President U Thein Sein attended the stake driving ceremony for construction of Myanmar Art Centre (Mandalay) building. Addressing the ceremony, president U Thein Sein said that Mandalay is home to many prominent artists and the cultural heritages being preserved by current artists. So, he urged new generations to inherit the legacy of arts and preserve them by making good use of this infrastructure.

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