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A press meeting for Radio Asia conference and Radio song festival was held at Myanmar Journalist Association in Yangon, Sunday.Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) and MRTV will organize 3rd RAC and RSF so as to promote radio broadcasting industry practice among the Asia-Pacific regions.

The world's oldest-known person, Jeralean Talley, celebrated her 116th birthday with family and friends at a restaurant in Inkster, Michigan, in the US on Saturday. Born on May 23, 1899, Talley became the world's oldest person after Gertrude Weaver died at 116 in Arkansas in April, according to the Gerontology Research Group, which validates the ages of the world's longest-living people. The restaurant welcomed Talley with a banner, balloons and birthday cake.

Thirty female activists from around the world marched in Paju just after crossing the inter-Korean border on International Women's Disarmament Day. The international group called Women Cross DMZ, including veteran American women's rights campaigner Gloria Steinem and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee, marched with about 300 South Korean activists. The group had earlier crossed the heavily-fortified Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea on Sunday, in what they said was a symbolic act for peace.

Post budget consultation on Myanmar, 2015-2016 was organized by the action aid Myanmar in cooperation with the UMFCCI and National Economic & Social Advisory Council (NESAC), Sunday.For this 2015-2016 fiscal year, with an overall 20% raise in expenditures which is approximately US$23.2 billion budgets.The organizer added that there is more and more transparent in budget but the government should have to make the citizen budget which can show clearly the budget management.

The solo show of artist Khin Thi Da Yee is going on at the Nawaday Art Gallery in Yangon starting Sunday.This is her first solo show and over 50 watercolor paints are being displayed at the exhibition. Most of her paintings are flowers and Landscape.
Artist, Khin Thi Da Yee: I had participated about 60 times in group show. I have prepared for over 1 year to exhibit this show. I display 52 watercolor paintings here and most of them are about flowers. My work is pictures and teaching landscape design drawings and so I am familiar with flowers.

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