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Detained Myanmar migrants denied killing of the British couple while meeting with their parents at Koh Samui prison, Friday.
On Wednesday, their lawyers said the two accused men retracted their confessions, adding further confusion to the investigation.
The father of one suspect, Win Zaw Htun, said his son had admitted to the crime as he was tortured.

The Kachin state government discussed plans in celebrating the 67th anniversary of Kachin State Day with the locals, including literature and cultural committees of 6-main tribes, in the Kachin State capital Myitkyina, Friday. Speaking on the occasion, Kachin State Chief Minister Lajun Ngai Seng expressed about the importance of celebrating the day and urged those present to take part in it. The day is planned to be observed from 5th to 10th of January, next year, through a grand traditional Manaw festival.

Surgeons announced the successful transplant of 'dead' hearts, a breakthrough they said could dramatically increase the number of hearts available for transplant. Up until now, transplants only used a beating donor heart from brain-dead patients. Now, researchers are able to revive hearts that have stopped beating. The technique involves a preservation solution that works in conjunction with a so-called 'heart in a box' machine. The hospital says that the use of hearts 'after circulatory death' would have a major impact on transplant waiting lists.

North Korean state media broadcast several still photographs of its leader Kim Jong Un on Friday inspecting the army's live-fire drills. It was the leader's sixth public appearance reported by the North's state media after a long absence from the public eye. The state-run television KRT showed 31-year-old Kim watching the combined drills by Unit 526 and Unit 478 of the Korean People's Army.KRT did not specify the date or location of the drill. Last week, Kim re-appeared in state media for the first time.

The European Union concluded the 3-day community policing training to 21 officers from Yangon Region.
It was part of the series of trainings on community policing to Myanmar Police Force, commenced in January 2014.

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Updated on 24-10-2014  11:51 AM

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