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Fourteen Indonesian students were rescued by police helicopter in Bavarian Alps, where they were stranded after misjudging the weather conditions ahead of a hike. The students, all aged between 23 and 25, were hiking in the Watzmannkar valley near the border with Austria when they lost their way in snow and mist. Stranded at an altitude of 1,800 metres, the hikers were quickly located by a helicopter equipped with a heat-seeking camera after they made a distress call.

Some protest with yellow umbrellas, others sing and dance to welcome government officials. Ahead of a key vote on Hong Kong's political future, both sides are looking to win public support. Authorities want 2017 to be the first time the people vote for the city's leader. One pro-government group claims it has gathered 1.2 million signatures in support of the plan. Opposition lawmakers dispute the pro-government numbers and say the proposal is “fake democracy” as the candidates for the top job are vetted by a committee loyal to Beijing.

In the mean time, the Union Election Commission launched the Information Center at Myanmar Peace Center in Yangon Tuesday. 

The chair of UEC said the information center is not only a place which can be accessible to get the right information and documents directly, but also a center to inquire about the electoral issues. 

Myanmar chefs were awarded Best of the Day Champion at the Ultimate Chef Challenge held in Bangkok. The winning chefs arrived back to Myanmar on Tuesday.

11 chefs from Myanmar took part in the contest that ran from May 20 to 24. Their big win was represented with a big gold statue, three silver medals and eight bronze medals.

Parliament Houses continued in Nay Pyi Taw Tuesday. At Pyithu Hluttaw People’s Parliament, MPs raised queries on health care facilities, renovation of football stadium, opening of Road Transportation Offices in Chin State, repairing of railroad, and settling the complaints on land confiscation cases. The session sought approval on the Bill Amending the Lower Myanmar Towns and Villages Act. At Amyotha Hluttaw National Parliament, MPs raised questions ranging from budget allotment for infrastructure project and illegal timber extraction.

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