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Educational rights of the children with disability are still violated although Disability law was enacted in June last year, leaders of disabilities organizations pointed out at the press conference of the Committee for Seeking Disabled Children's Opportunity to Learn in Yangon on Thursday. 

53% of children with disabilities have still lack of education access and only fewer than 2% of people with disabilities graduated.

Tropical typhoon Mirinae made landfall in the northern provinces of Vietnam on Thursday morning killing one person in Hanoi and causing structural damage in parts of the region. The typhoon triggered widespread downpours in Hanoi and other provinces, prompting authorities to warn of serious flooding. In the capital, one person was killed and 5 others injured when strong winds caused a house to collapse overnight. The typhoon, with wind speeds reaching 100kph in some areas, uprooted trees and brought down power lines.

Myanmar and India discussed ways to enhance cooperation to check activities of armed groups along the border, arms smuggling, and exchange of intelligence information, according to the report in Press Trust of India.

Myanmar delegation led by Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Major General Aung Soe and Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi of India discussed the issues at a bilateral meeting in Delhi on Wednesday.

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday - the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia of Pennsylvania urged Democrats to carry onetime rival Hillary Clinton to victory in November as America's first woman president. US president, Barack Obama <<< "You can't afford to stay home just because she might not align with you on every issue. You've got to get in the arena with her because democracy isn't a spectator sport.

Mps representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw suggested ways to increase the State's revenue by raising income tax at its Thursday's meeting. Three mps discussed how should the government increase taxation so as to use them for the socio-economic development of the people. They said that in the world nations, the governments mechanisms are run by the revenue from taxation and proceeds from selling natural resources. But the natural resources like forests, oil and gas, minerals and gems can be run out.

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