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Brilliant students, who are going to take part in the China ASEAN Cultural exchange festival in Beijing, were honoured. 
Top 10 outstanding students from Myanmar’s regions and states will be awarded with cash and kind assistance by Myanmar-China Friendship Association.
During their Beijing trip, they'll get a chance to learn Chinese culture, language and observe scenic sites. 

A new mobile application and a currently working website will help citizens directly reach parliamentarians to submit their concerns.
To bring the public closer to parliament is the goal of a new website and mobile application launched Friday.
Mobile users can download updated information and discussion of the parliaments through this new app.

UN special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Ms. Yanghee Lee met with Union Ministers and Deputy Minister ranging from the President's Office to the Ministry of Information and the Ministry of Immigration and Population on separate occasions in Nay Pyi Taw, yesterday. During the talks, UN special rapporteur discussed with them ongoing peace making process, forced labour and torture, vocational trainings at the refugee camps, border area development and cooperation with UN organizations and INGOs for peace, stability and progress of Rakhine State.

A car bomb killed at least two people and injured 36 outside a hotel in southern Thailand on Friday. It’s the latest deadly attack in an area plagued by separatist violence for the past decade. Police said the bomb was left in a vehicle about 50 metres from a hotel in the town of Betong, which is popular with tourists from nearby Malaysia. At least one of the injured was Malaysian.

Israel and Hamas have said they have accepted a 12-hour humanitarian window in Gaza. Efforts to negotiate a seven-day ceasefire are still ongoing. Earlier US Secretary of State John Kerry said he was still confident of a longer ceasefire, despite media reports that Israel had rejected one proposal. More than 800 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 36 Israelis have died since the conflict started on 8 July. A spokesman for Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza, Sami Abu Zuhri said there was "national agreement on a humanitarian truce for 12 hours on Saturday".

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