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A man has been shot dead as Venezuelans stormed a supermarket warehouse in the grip of food shortages.  These were the chaotic scenes as residents of a city in southeastern Venezuela went on the rampage in search of basic food items. People desperate for staples like milk, rice and flour stormed a supermarket warehouse in Guayana city. A 21-year-old man was shot dead and dozens of people have been arrested during the unrest, media reports say.

President U Thein Sein left Nay Pyi Taw, Saturday morning in order to inspect the damages and rescue tasks in Sagaing Region that includes in 4 Natural Disaster Affected Zones occurred major damages due to the monsoon heavy rain. Along the trip, the President will inspect disaster affected areas to provide relief items, medicines and medical equipments. National Disaster Preparedness Central Committee Chairman, Vice President U Nyan Tun and party also companied in the President's trip.

Korea-Myanmar Art Exchange Exhibition, focusing on the 40th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries kicked off at the New Treasure Art Gallery in Yangon, Saturday.
The exhibition is aimed to the cultural exchange and promoting friendship between Myanmar and Korea.
Over 30 artworks and paintings which are created by 17 local  and Korean artists are being showcased at the event.

Hollywood celebrity Angelina Jolie Pitt continued her first humanitarian tour in Myanmar as UN Special Envoy for Refugee Issues.
On Saturday, Jolie together with Chairperson of National League for Democracy Daw Aung San Suu Kyi visited Hlaingthaya Township and met with women factory workers at their hostel.

Eleven Colombian military personnel were killed on Friday when their transport plane suffered motor failure and crashed in the northern province of Cesar, killing all on board, according to a statement from the Air Force. The burned hulk of the plane was found near the town of Codazzi, about 600 kilometers northeast of Bogota near the border with Venezuela.

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Updated on: 10:59AM, July 30 2015
Data by Myanmar Central Bank

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