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Hoping to promote the opportunities for Myanmar Seafarers and to discuss the existing problems and issues, Myanmar Maritime Expo & Conference 2016 was held in Yangon, Friday. 

Myanmar Nautical Association said the country’s maritime industry needs to improve port infrastructure development and other services for the navigation and training of seamen. 

Chinese state television showed a tornadic waterspout hitting the shores of southern Hainan province on Thursday. State broadcaster CCTV showed the waterspout picking up speed along the shores of the Yangpu Economic Development Zone. The waterspout came very close to an oil refinery and lasted only for around three minutes, CCTV said no property damage attributed to the waterspout was reported and according to official news agency Xinhua, Hainan was hit by Typhoon Mirinae on Wednesday.

Paper reading session on political issues organized by the Ministry of Information kicked off at the Printing and Publishing Enterprise on Friday.

6 resource persons read out their papers each day and topics include political literatures before independence to democracy and human rights in present days in 1st day.

Indonesia Thursday rejected appeals from the UN and EU to halt the execution of 14 drug convicts including foreigners, as speculation mounted they could face the firing squad in a matter of hours. The group, including foreigners from Nigeria, Pakistan, India and Zimbabwe as well as Indonesians, have been placed in isolation on a prison island where Jakarta carries out executions. Authorities stepped up preparations with ambulances carrying coffins seen crossing over to Nusakambangan island.

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is going to visit Washington in mid-September, according to the report of the Associated Press.

Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes delivered the invitation during his visit to Nay Pyi Taw last week.

Obama has visited Myanmar twice as president in 2012 and 2014, and has met with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at her home there. 

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