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More than 1,000 demonstrators chanting "shut it down" marched through Baltimore to protest the death of a black man who died after being taken into police custody. Baltimore's police commissioner said that Freddie Gray, 25, had been denied timely medical attention for a spinal injury suffered after police apprehended him following a foot chase. At least 1,500 people had gathered by midafternoon at the spot in West Baltimore where Gray had been detained on April 12 by a police patrol and placed inside a transport van. Gray died a week after his arrest.

Ash from the Chilean volcano Calbuco, which erupted without warning this week, reached Argentina and prompted some airlines to cancel flights to the capitals of Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. Calbuco, considered one of the most dangerous along Chile's chain of around 2,000 volcanoes, erupted twice in 24 hours on Wednesday and Thursday, sending up a spectacular 17-km-high cloud and coating nearby towns in a thick layer of gray ash.

Every year April 26th is the IP day and celebrations are held all across the globe. Myanmar has been held International Property Day since 2013 led by the Ministry of Science and Technology and this year is the third time holing in Myanmar with the theme "Get Up, Stand Up, for Music". 

Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security discuss with the employers to assist the determining the minimum wages, Saturday at UMFCCI.

About thirty coordination meetings have already been held between the employers and employees for designating minimum wages. But the agreement cannot reach so far and that’s why, the Ministry met with the concerned parties to get solution, Union Minister U Aye Myint said.

A project of affordable apartments have now been started its operation for the industrial workers at Shwe Lin Ban industrial zone. 

About 1,000 apartments of 26 buildings are planned to be built, in which over 15,000 workers -- those have difficulties in transportation and those stay in squatters can be covered with the project, the Management Committee of the industrial zone said.  

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