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Hundreds of people demonstrated in Vietnam's Hanoi on Sunday against a Taiwanese firm they accuse of causing mass fish deaths along the country's central coast. Though an official investigation has found no links between the fish deaths and a $10.6 billion coastal steel plant run by a unit of Taiwan's Formosa Plastics, public anger against the company has not abated. Some took aim at the government for being aloof in what it now describes as one of its worst ever environmental disasters.

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz campaigned in California on Saturday, hoping to lay the foundation for a June 7 primary victory. Cruz told supporters in California he would have the final say in selecting the Republican presidential nominee. REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, TED CRUZ <<< "So, at the end of this long primary battle the entire country is going to look to the state of California to decide which path do we go down...Do we go down the path of a campaign that is based on yelling and screaming and cursing and insults? ...

Workers in Yangon celebrated the International Workers’ Day which is falling on 1st May in Hlaing Thar Yar Township. 

The event is organized by the Confederation of Trade Union Myanmar as its 4th time, with an aim to raise awareness about labor rights since CTUM considered most workers are lack in awareness about it. Moreover entertainment programs were also included in the event.

Myanmar celebrates the International Jazz Day at French Institute in Yangon, Saturday. 

The International Jazz Day was designated on November 2011 by UNESCO to bring peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people.

Myanmar hosts the concert to mark the day along with 96 other countries around the world.

More than 170 outstanding students from Basic Education High Schools across the country are camping at Ngwe Saung Beach in Pathein Township of Ayeyawady Region from April 27 till May 2nd. 

Ayeyawady Region Chief Minister Manh Johnny attended the opening ceremony, and urged the students to be excelled not only in academic matters but also to be interested in political affairs. 

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