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The Government’s Peace Commission and the Delegation for Political Negotiation (DPN) will meet in Chiang Mai, Thailand, today, according to the Global New Light of Myanmar. The Peace Commission left for Chiang Mai Saturday at the invitation of DPN’s leader Khu Oo Ral. On the government side to talk with the DPN in Chiang Mai are U Aung Kyi, leader of the advisory board to the Peace Commission and members Dr. Min Zaw Oo and U Aung Soe.

Chinese Premier Minister Li Keqiang met with Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday during a two-day trip to Havana, and the two leaders oversaw the signing of around 30 agreements in various sectors like on collaboration in the science, environmental, industry, energy, public health and agricultural sectors, Cuban state TV said. China also agreed to extend lines of credit for certain projects, it added, but did not specify how much.

Authorities said Saturday they have arrested the suspect behind a shooting that left five people dead at a shopping mall in the US state of Washington, about 24 hours after the killings. "Gunman captured tonight by authorities," Washington State Patrol spokesman Sergeant Mark Francis said on Twitter. The gunman opened fire with a rifle in the makeup section of a Macy's department store at Cascade Mall in Burlington late Friday, killing four women and a man, accordin

The high-level meeting of the Partnership Group for Peace, Development and Democracy in Myanmar (PGM) was held at the UN Headquarters in New York,  Friday. United Nations Secretary-General Mr Ban Ki-moon gave an opening address at the meeting. He said that good results are being seen in effectuation of the democratic system in Myanmar.

Commander- in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Haling attended Army, Air, and Artillery forces joint military drills at the Meikhtila Station Saturday. Speaking to the troops, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing pointed out that the joint military drill is aimed at preventing foreign invasion. He also emphasized the troops to learn the strong and weak points during the drill so as to be strong forces. Senior General heard reports of the military drill practices of the military official and viewed the joint military drill.

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Updated on: 10:58AM, September 23 2016
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