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Dutch investigators into the shooting down over Ukraine of flight MH17 said they had downloaded data from the black box flight recorder and that it had not been tampered with. The Dutch Safety Board (OVV) said "No evidence or indications of manipulation of the recorder was found”. The boxes - which are actually orange in colour - were delivered to Farnborough by the OVV, which is leading an international investigation into the crash in which 298 people died 193 of them Dutch.

The wreck of a plane AH5017 that disappeared with 116 people on board on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has been found in Mali. The Burkinabe army said the plane, operated by Algeria's national airline, had crashed about 50km from the Burkina Faso border. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane early on Thursday after pilots reported severe storms. Malian state television confirmed that the wreckage was found in the village of Boulikessi by a helicopter from Burkina Faso.

UN’s newly appointed special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee has been here on official visit since 16th July. She has already met with civil societies on her 1st day in Yangon. She also visited Rakhine and Kachin states as well as Mandalay Region, where recent communal unrest took place.

A collection of art pieces to show the culture and beauty of Bagan is ongoing in Yangon. 

Bagan Thu art exhibition shows paintings and photos of handicrafts and landscape of Bagan. 

About 19 artists show their art pieces in this exhibition. 

Over 200 paintings and photos are displayed here a collection of images from photographers’ trips. 

The Ministry of Electric Power has launched an initiative to allow quick installment of electricity access, as Yangon’s power consumption continues to grow. 

One stop service for applying access to electricity for local and foreign investments has been arranged by Ministry of electric power for the very first time.

There are three kinds of one stop services; household electricity meter, power meter for business and installing transformer and it was launched in November 2013.

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