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A deadly clash between Philippine police and Muslim rebels in the south of the country has dealt a temporary setback to peace talks. Government and rebel peace panels met in Malaysia on Friday to sign protocols for the surrender of weapons by MILF in a bid to underscore their commitment to the peace process. The government has described the clash on January 25 which killed forty-four police commandos and at least eight rebels. Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Friday promised justice for 44 policemen and warned against an angry response to the violence.

The Myanmar Road Classic went around Pyin Oo Lwin on Friday. The rally members went to see Goak Teik Bridge via train, then checked out the car collection of Pyin Oo Lwin's U Soe Myint.
The cars were first driven from the Governor's Residence Hotel to Naung Hkio (Naung Cho) train station. From there, rally members went on the train and took an about half an hour ride to Goak Teik.

At least 40 people have been killed in a bomb blast at a Shia mosque in southern Pakistan, officials say. Dozens were wounded in the attack after Friday prayers in Shikarpur district of Sindh province, and the death toll is expected to rise.

Britain marked 50 years since the state funeral of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill, with the boat which carried his coffin under the dipping dockside cranes in 1965 retracing its journey along London's River Thames. Prime Minister David Cameron began the remembrance events at a ceremony in parliament, laying a wreath at a statue of Churchill, a man he described as "a great Briton" who should never be forgotten.

Vice President U Nyan Tun attended the 3rd Joint High- Level Committee Meeting on Dawei SEZ and related projects at Four Seasons Hotel in Bangkok, Friday.  On the occasion, the Vice President said that the preliminary tasks of Dawei SEZ will include two-lane road, mini port, industrial ward, water, electricity supply, urban and communication programs.  Dawei SEZ and related projects will support not only for the development of the two countries and the people but also the development of GMS countries as well as India-Mekong South Economic Corridor.

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