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A strong typhoon was on course Tuesday for a direct hit on northeastern Japan, with authorities warning of heavy rain and high waves along the Pacific coast. Typhoon Lionrock was 170 kilometres (105 miles) east of the city of Choshi, as of 9 am (0000 GMT). Choshi lies straight east of Tokyo.

Pyithu Hluttaw People’s Parliament continued its 23rd day session in capital Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday. MP Aung Kyaw Than from Pauktaw constituency submitted an emergency proposal on the formation of Rakhine State Affair Consultation Commission. As the Ministry of the State Counsellor’s Office released on August 24th that 3 foreign experts will be included in that commission, the MP argued it might lead the domestic affair to become an international problem. He suggested to consider local experts only. The Pyithu Hluttaw approved to discuss the proposal.

The awarding ceremony of Startup Israel 2016 Competition introduced by the Embassy of Israel in cooperation with Myanmar Computer Federation was held in Yangon, Monday. 

The competition focused on creating startups related to ICT. 

Nine competitors presented business ideas ranging from manufacturing, management system, and money transfer system. One of the winners was chosen to participate in the DLD-Israel startup event, where investors will attend. 

US Secretary of State John Kerry said there was evidence to link the extremists behind a recent series of deadly attacks in Bangladesh to the Islamic State group. Bangladesh's government has staunchly denied that IS or any international jihadist network has gained a foothold in the country. Instead it has blamed local extremists for a deadly siege at a cafe in Dhaka last month and a series of killings of liberal activists and people from religious minorities.

The Joint Committee for holding Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong held its meeting in Nay Pyi Taw on Monday. The minutes meeting of the first meeting of the Joint Committee, and the Work Committee for holding the Political Dialogue were discussed at the meeting. The attendees highlighted that the joint committee has the responsibility for successful holding of the conference, and the political dialogue will continue after the conference.

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Updated on: 11:29AM, August 30 2016
Data by Myanmar Central Bank

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Yangon

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  • Temperature: 29 °C
  • Wind: West-Southwest, 13 km/h
  • Pressure: 1008 hPa
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Tue, 2016-08-30 13:00