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Efforts are underway to improve access to preschools for children across Myanmar as par to reforms to the education system.

The International conference on Maritime challenges in ASEAN held in Yangon today. The disputed Spratly islands in the south china sea dominated the discussions.

U.S. President Barack Obama met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday to try to reassure Asian allies of his commitment to ramping up U.S. engagement in the region, despite Chinese complaints that his real aim is to contain Beijing's rise. (SOUNDBITE) U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA   "As you indicated, the U.S.-Japan alliance is the foundation for, not only our security in the Asia-Pacific region but also for the region as a whole and we have continued to strengthen it.

The search for missing ferry passengers entered its ninth day on Thursday for more than a hundred still missing after a South Korean ferry capsized. The Sewol sank on a routine trip from the port of Incheon, near Seoul, to the southern island of Jeju last Wednesday. Of the 476 passengers and crew on board, 339 were children and teachers on a high school outing. Only 174 people have been rescued and the remainders are all presumed to have drowned. The confirmed death toll on Thursday stood at 169 and 133 were still missing.

Myanmar Red Cross Society is organizing a week long youth camp where volunteers will update their first aid knowledge and skills so that they are able to provide assistance in an emergency. Wah Wah Khaing reports.

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Updated on 24-4-2014  01:11 PM

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Yangon

Scattered clouds
  • Scattered clouds
  • Temperature: 29 °C
  • Wind: South-Southwest, 14.8 km/h
  • Pressure: 1009 hPa
  • Rel. Humidity: 75 %
  • Visibility: 7 km
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Thu, 2014-04-24 23:00