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Vice-President U Nyan Tun attends opening of Athlete’s Village, Social Zone Nay Pyi Taw, 24 Nov—An opening ceremony of Athlete’s Village for 27th SEA Games took place at Wunna Theikdhi Stadium, here, this morning. Also present on the occasion were Patron of the Leading Committee for Organizing the 27th SEA Games Vice-President U Nyan Tun, Union ministers, deputy ministers, senior

military officers and officials. At the ceremony, students entertained those present with dances and Village Mayor U Myo Hlaing gave an account of the Athlete’s Village. Union ministers U Thein Nyunt, U Tint Hsan and U Htay Aung, Deputy ministers U Thaung Htike (See page 8)

Vice-President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Nyan Tun unveils the signboard of Athlete’s Village at the opening ceremony.—mna

Photo shows hostels for the athletes at Athlete’s Village in Wunna Theikdhi Stadium, Nay Pyi Taw.—mna

Sports Village for accommodation of athletes, coaches at 27th SEA Games With 15 days to go to the 27th Southeast Asian Games in Nay Pyi Taw on a grand scale, Nay Pyi Taw Sports Village was inaugurated on 24-11-2013 in order to provide athletes, managers and coaches who will take part in the sporting event with convenient accessibility to accommodation services and sports

training. The Nay Pyi Taw Sports Village comprising 10 clusters that were given names of the cities of states and regions is located on an area of 415 acres in Wunnatheikdhi Ward in Nay Pyi Taw Zabuthiri Township. Cluster-1 called Myitkyina is designated for Thai sports contingents,

Byline & photo Zeyar, Aung Kyaw Win cluster-2 called Monywa for Thai, Vietnamese and Timorese athletes, cluster-3 called Taunggyi for Filipino sports contingents, cluster-4 called Magway for Singaporean and Laotian athletes, cluster-5 called Mawlamyine for Indonesian and Brunei athletes, cluster-6 called Bago for Myanmar sports contingents, cluster-7 called Sittway for Malaysian and Cambodian sports contingents, cluster-8 called Haka for managers and coaches of Myanmar sports teams and cluster-9 called Hpa-an and cluster-10 called Loi-

kaw are for administrative teams of Myanmar. The Sports Village is divided into three—public zone, residential zone and social zone. The public zone is consisted of gates, receptions and waiting centers. The residential zone comprising 10 clusters with 10 buildings each includes prayer halls, clinics, restaurants and offices. Exchange counters, souvenir shops, training and entertainment facilities and information centers are included in social zone. Kyemon: 24-11-2013 Trs: YM

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Dhammapala monastic education school opened

Sayadaws and guests posing for photo at opening of monastic education primary school in Aungtha Village-tract, Lewe Township.

Lewe, 24 Nov — An opening ceremony of monastic education primary school took place at Dhammapala Monastery in Aungtha Village-tract of Lewe Township this morning. The presiding Sayadaw of the monastery and officials formally opened the school. The ceremony was also

attended by the chairman Sayadaw of Lewe Township Sangha Nayaka Committee, Chairman of Township Monastic Education School Sayadaw Bhaddanta Vasa va, Township Administrator U Hla Shoung and the Sangha Nayaka Sayadaws from villages and wards and guests. Zaw Myo Naing

Meiktila Railway Station to be upgraded

Meiktila, 24 Nov— Meiktila Railway Station will be upgraded to a clean-

er facility in 2014-15 fiscal year, according to General Manager U Myint Wai of

Myanma Railways. In his response to the question of a member from

Township Development Supportive Committee in meeting with Delivery Unit in the second week this month, he said that necessities will be provided to upgrade the railway station into a cleaner station. Only a MyingyanMeiktila-Thazi train is currently running return route daily at Meiktila Station. As Myingyan-Yangon direct train will run in the near future, it is hoped that Meiktila Railway Station will be teemed with passengers. Chan Tha (Meiktila) Locals loading their products at Meiktila Railway Station which is to be upgraded soon.

One child killed in road accident Meiktila, 24 Nov — An accident happened to a truck and a motorbike near milepost No 372 on Yangon-Mandalay Union Highway in Shwetaung on 19 November. Police said that 14-year-old boy was pronounced dead on the spot at the scene. The truck driven by Ti Ral (a) Tay Ral, 32, of Loikaw Township hit the motorbike of Ma Nyunt Sein, 45, and Maung Sithu, 14, of Shwetaung village-tract while trying to avoid the dog on the road. The young boy, a pillion rider was killed in the incident while the rider sustained minor injuries. Shwetaung Police Station filed a lawsuit against the truck driver. Tin Hlaing (Meiktila)

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Two disabled athletes from MILI selected for 7th ASEAN Para Games

93rd Anniversary National Day 10th Waning of Tazaungmon, 1375 ME (27-11-2013)

Objectives of 93rd Anniversary National Day (1) Uplift of national prestige and integrity and dynamism of Union spirit (2) Promotion of national educational standard (3) Perpetuation of independence and sovereignty (4) Building of a new modern, developed nation

Police boxes set up in Nay Pyi Taw for SEA Games security Nay Pyi Taw, 24 Nov —Security measures will be taken at the main areas and junctions in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area during 27th SEA Games. Police will be deployed round the clock at the places where police boxes are set up for security measures. A total

of 36 police boxes were positioned from Ella railway path to Khwarnyo Roundabout along Yarzathingaha Road. The deputy head and head of the police force from two offices will supervise the police boxes. Ko Myo (Shwe Paukkan)

experience, said an official from MILI. It was learnt that those 25 disabled athletes from MILI secured 25 medals at the 25th Annual Para Games Myanmar held at Thuwunna Youth Training centre in Yangon from 12 to 14 October. Soe Win (MLA)

Sugarcane farmers face losses

Yangon, 24 Nov—The 7th ASEAN Para Games will be held in Nay Pyi Taw from 14 to 20 January 2014. The officials selected athletes in Nay Pyi Taw from 20 to 22 July to be able to hold the 7th ASEAN Para Games in 2014. The disabled athletes are undergoing training at the gymnasium in Dagon Myothit (North) Township and respective training entres and training schools for the 7th ASEAN Para Games. Two disabled athletes from Myanmar Independ-

ent Living Initiative (MILI) that is implementing projects for the disabled with the assistance of Japanbased the Nippon Foundation were chosen for the 7th ASEAN Para Games. The selected disabled athletes will take part in threewheeled chair race and chess competitions. Myanmar Para Sports Federation invited the disabled athletes to take part in the competition. Out of 25, two disabled athletes were chosen for the Games. All 25 disabled athletes have no

Nay Pyi Taw, 24 Nov —It is learnt that the sugarcane farmers in Pobbathiri Township in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area made a less profit in this sugarcane growing season due to transportation charges. Sugarcane growing season lasts ten months from cultivation to harvest time. As an average rainfall is high this year, cultivation and yields are favorable. But, the trucks are difficulties to enter sugarcane plantations to carry harvested sugarcane. So, the products were carried with the use of bullock-carts and trawlargyis, according to the sugarcane farmers from

Thayetpin, Thanpayargon, Kyaukkhet and Thahtaygon Villages. The farmers grew jade strain sugarcane and sold their products K 29,000 per ton. They sent the products from their village and

nearby villages to Dahatgon sugar mill in Tatkon, Pyinmana sugar mill and Yedashe sugar mill, a farmer from Thahtaygon Village exposed. (Ko Myo-Shwe Paukkan)

Sugarcane growers loading the products in Pobbathiri Township.

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Iran, six world powers clinch breakthrough nuclear deal Geneva, 24 Nov — Iran and six world powers reached a breakthrough agreement early on Sunday to curb Teheran’s nuclear programme in exchange for limited sanctions relief, in a first step towards resolving a dangerous decade-old standoff. The deal between the Islamic state and the United States, France, Germany, Britain, China and Russia was nailed down after more than four days of negotiations. “We have reached an agreement,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced on his Twitter feed. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius also confirmed the deal. Iran will get access to $4.2 billion in foreign exchange as part of

the accord, a Western diplomat said. No other details of the agreement were immediately available. US Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers of the five other world powers joined the negotiations with Iran early on Saturday as the two sides appeared to be edging closer to a long-sought preliminary agreement. The talks were aimed at finding a package of confidence-building steps to ease decades of tensions and banish the specter of a Middle East war over Teheran’s nuclear aspirations. The Western powers’ goal had been to cap Iran’s nuclear energy program, which has a history of evading UN inspections and investigations, to remove any

Afghan leader says peace needed before US security deal

Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during the opening of the Loya Jirga, in Kabul on 21 Nov, 2013. Reuters Kabul, 24 Nov — Af- us peace and then we will ghan president Hamid Karzai sign it.” The president did said on Sunday the United not elaborate, but has previStates needed to bring peace ously said that a free and fair to Afghanistan before he election is needed to guaranwould sign a security deal tee peace in the country. which will enable WashThe Loya Jirga was ington to keep troops in the convened to decide on the country beyond next year. pact, but Karzai cast the en“If there is no peace then tire process in doubt by saythis agreement will bring ing he would refuse to sign misfortune to Afghanistan,” it until after a presidential Karzai said in his closing election scheduled for April remarks to the Loya Jirga 2014. The United States has assembly of elders and digni- repeatedly said it cannot wait taries. “Peace is our precon- beyond the end of this year. dition. America should bring Reuters

risk of Teheran covertly refining uranium to a level suitable for bombs. Teheran denies it would ever “weaponise” enrichment. The draft deal that had been under discussion in Geneva would see Iran suspend its higher-grade uranium enrichment in exchange for the release of billions of dollars in Iranian funds frozen in foreign bank accounts, and renewed trade in precious metals, petrochemicals and aircraft parts. Refined uranium can be used to fuel nuclear power plants _ Iran’s stated goal — but also provide the fissile core of an atomic bomb if refined much further. Diplomacy was stepped up after the landslide election of Hassan Rouhani, a relative moderate, as Iranian presi-

time today, wounding two innocent passersby,” police spokesman in Jalalabad city Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Xinhua. Without giving more details, the official blamed Taleban militants for organizing the blast, saying the rebels by conducting such

dent in June, replacing bellicose nationalist Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Rouhani aims to mend fences with

big powers and get sanctions lifted. He obtained crucial public backing from Su-

preme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, keeping powerful hardline critics at bay.—Reuters

Approval rating for Cabinet stands at 57.9% Tokyo, 24 Nov — The approval rating for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to 57.9 percent, down 2.8 percentage points from the previous survey in late October, a Kyodo News survey showed on Sunday. The disapproval rating, meanwhile, stood at 26.2 percent, down 0.8 point, according to the nationwide telephone survey conducted over the weekend. The survey also found that 62.9 percent of the respondents said passage of the government-proposed secrecy protection bill may

lead to infringement of their right to know, compared with 26.3 percent who said they do not think so. The government aims to pass the bill that would impose a prison term of up to 10 years on people who leak “special secrets” during the current Diet session, in time for the planned launch of a Japanese version of the US National Security Council that aims to better respond to security threats. A total of 45.9 percent of those polled said they back the legislation, while 41.1 percent said they op-

pose the bill. As for the electoral system of the House of Representatives, 46.2 percent said the parliament should drastically review the system in the run-up to the next election. The Supreme Court urged the Diet last Wednesday to continue electoral reform efforts, ruling that disparities of up to 2.43 times in the weight of votes in last December’s lower house election were “in a state of unconstitutionality.” The vote disparity was narrowed to 1.998 times in June with the revision of the Public Office Elec-

tion Law taking effect. The amendment altered the zoning of electoral districts. In the Kyodo News survey, 30.0 percent of the respondents said the vote-value gap should be corrected further, while 12.8 percent saw no need to change the current zoning of electoral districts. On the government’s policy of abolishing its rice production adjustment programme to keep rice prices from plunging, 50.2 percent said they supported the policy, while 39.1 percent were against it. Kyodo News

Opposition marches in Venezuela ahead of local elections Caracas, 24 Nov — Tens of thousands of opposition supporters marched in Venezuela on Saturday to pressure President Nicolas Maduro’s government before 8 December local elections

Blast shocks Afghan eastern city of Jalalabad, wounds two Jalalabad, (Afghanistan), 24 Nov — A bomb blast shocked Jalalabad city, the capital of eastern Nangarhar Province on Sunday, injuring two persons, police said. “A bomb planted on a road in Majbor Abad area of Jalalabad city was detonated at around 08:00 am local

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (3rd L) delivers a statement during a ceremony next to British Foreign Secretary William Hague, Germany’s Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, US Secretary of State John Kerry, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (L-R) at the United Nations in Geneva on 24 Nov, 2013.—Reuters

attacks want to terrorize the people. The blast in Jalalabad city took place while a traditional Loya Jirga, or grand assembly of tribal elders and notables, is underway in Kabul to decide whether to accept a security pact with the United States. Xinhua

after their leader denounced the pre-dawn arrest of one of his aides. The vote for control of 335 municipalities will be the first big test of Maduro’s political strength after he narrowly defeated his opposition rival, Henrique Capriles, in a presidential election in April. Capriles told the main rally in the capital his national tours coordinator, Alejandro Silva, was taken at gunpoint from a Caracas hotel room by military intelligence agents. The aide said later on Twitter that he had been released. “Maduro, don’t be a coward! ... You want to put me in prison, come for me!

Opposition supporters march during a protest in Caracas against inflation and shortages on 23 Nov, 2013.—Reuters I’m not afraid,” Capriles said to cheers from a crowd of 2,000 to 3,000 supporters, many wearing the blue, yellow and red of the Venezuelan flag. With voters frustrated over surging inflation and product shortages, a major part of the government’s strategy has been a theatrical confrontation with business leaders that echoes the style of Maduro’s late mentor, Hugo

Chavez. The authorities have ordered businesses to slash prices and people have flooded shops to take advantage of discounted items ranging from car parts to electronics and sports shoes. Maduro said a new foreign currency exchange mechanism would be unveiled on Monday, but gave no other details. Reuters


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Samsung to appeal US jury’s order to pay Apple 290 mln USD Seoul, 24 Nov — Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest smartphone maker, said on Friday that it planned to appeal against a US jury’s order to pay Apple 290 million US dollars in damages. Samsung said in a statement via e-mail that it will move forward with its post-trial motions and appeals. The statement came after the US jury issued a verdict on Thursday that orders Samsung to pay the

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US-based company 290 million US dollars in damages for copying key features of its iPhone and iPad devices. The figure was lower than the 1.05-billion-dollar damages, imposed by the previous jury in Aug. 2012, but higher than 52.7 million dollars Samsung sought to pay. Apple requested 379.8 million dollars in damages from Samsung.” We are disappointed by the decision, which is based in large

part on a patent that the US Patent and Trademark Office has recently deemed invalid,” Samsung said. Samsung requested a suspension of the trial after the US patent agency told Apple on Wednesday that it was planning to invalidate a patent regarding the

“pinch-to-zoom” feature, which was at issue during the trial. The judge declined to halt the trial. A third trial was expected to happen in early next year as Apple claimed that Samsung’s newest products copied its patents. Xinhua

European satellites launched to eye Earth’s magnetic field

Frankfurt, 24 Nov — The European Space Agency on Friday launched three satellites it hopes will help understand why the magnetic field that makes human life possible on Earth appears to be weakening. The satellites, comprising ESA’s Swarm project, were launched from Russia’s Plesetsk Cosmodrome on a Rockot vehicle at 7.02 am EST and were placed in near-polar orbit at an alti-

It has happened before — the geological record suggests the magnetic field has reversed every 250,000 years, meaning that, with the last event 800,000 years ago, another would seem to be overdue. While the effects are hard to predict, the consequences may be enormous. Satellites, essential among others for communications, could be more exposed to solar wind, and the oil in-

Twitter takes step to make it harder to spy on its users

An illustration picture shows the Twitter logo reflected in the eye of a woman in Berlin, on 7 Nov, 2013. Reuters New York, 24 Nov — Twitter Inc said it has implemented a security technology that makes it harder to spy on its users and called on other

Internet firms to do the same, as Web providers look to thwart spying by government intelligence agencies. The online messag-

ing service, which began scrambling communications in 2011 using traditional HTTPS encryption, said on Friday it has added an advanced layer of protection for HTTPS known as “forward secrecy.” “A year and a half ago, Twitter was first served completely over HTTPS,” the company said in a blog posting. “Since then, it has become clearer and clearer how important that step was to protecting our users’ privacy.” Twitter’s move is the latest response from US Internet firms following disclosures by former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden about widespread, classified US government surveillance programmes.

Microsoft sells over a million Xbox Ones in under 24 hours San Francisco, 24 Nov — Microsoft Corp sold over 1 million of its new Xbox One game consoles within 24 hours of their hitting store shelves on Friday, on par with Sony Corp’s PlayStation 4 despite launching in far more countries. The new console, which launched in 13 countries, set a record for first-day Xbox sales and is currently sold out at most retailers, Microsoft said in a statement. Sony said it sold 1 million PS4 units in 24 hours after launching last Friday in just the United States and Canada. The PS4 expands to other regions, including Europe, Australia and South America, from 29 November. It then hits Japan in February. Microsoft is locked in a

console war with Sony this holiday season. The software giant hopes the Xbox One not only entices gamers but attracts a broader consumer base of TV fans and music lovers with its interactive entertainment features and media apps. “We are working hard to create more Xbox One

consoles,” said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of marketing and strategy at Xbox. Robert W Baird & Co analyst Colin Sebastian has said he expects shipments of 2.5 million to 3 million units for both the Xbox One and PS4 in the fourth quarter. Reuters

The Xbox One logo is pictured on the NASDAQ building in Times Square in New York, on 21 Nov, 2013. — Reuters

Facebook Inc, Google Inc, Microsoft Corp and Yahoo Inc have publicly complained that the government does not let them disclose data collection efforts. Some have adopted new privacy technologies to better secure user data. Forward secrecy prevents attackers from exploiting one potential weakness in HTTPS, which is that large quantities of data can be unscrambled if spies are able to steal a single private “key” that is then used to encrypt all the data, said Dan Kaminsky, a well-known Internet security expert. The more advanced technique repeatedly creates individual keys as new communications sessions are opened, making it impossible to use a master key to decrypt them, Kaminsky said. “It is a good thing to do,” he said. “I’m glad this is the direction the industry is taking.”— Reuters

Aurora Australis or “Southern lights’’ are seen in this picture captured by astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) with a digital camera while they passed over the Indian Ocean, in this 17 Sept, 2011 photograph.— Reuters tude of 490 kilometers (304 miles) about 91 minutes later. Data that Swarm is due to collect for the next four years will help improve scientists’ relatively blurry understanding of the magnetic field that shields life on Earth from deadly solar radiation and helps some animals migrate. Scientists say the magnetosphere is weakening and could all but disappear in as little as 500 years as a precursor to flipping upside down.

dustry uses readings from the magnetic field to guide drills. “Swarm is an essential mission, not only for Europe but also for the world,” ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain told Reuters following the launch. “We cannot live on planet Earth without this (magnetic) shield.” The Swarm mission was developed and built by European aerospace group EADS’s Astrium unit. Reuters

Chinese scientists capture first image of hydrogen bonds Beijing, 24 Nov — Chinese scientists have visualized hydrogen bonds through modified non-contact atomic force microscopy (AFM) for the first time in history, the National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) said on Friday. Hydrogen bonds are fundamental to the most important molecules in nature. They are responsible for holding the two strands of DNA’s double helix together and many enzymes use them to catalyze reactions. Although study of

hydrogen bonds began in the 1850’s, scientists had not been able to visualize them until now. A group of scientists with the NCNST has modified equipment for five years to create the top non-contact AFM in the field, which has allowed scientists to accurately analyze the structure of hydrogen bonds and directly measure the bond angle and length. “As an analogy, we have seen people on the ground standing in line from space before, but now we see them hand in hand

for the first time,” said Qiu Xiaohui, one of the group’s scientists, adding that the discovery has broad application prospects in the study of intermolecular interactions. Qiu said accurate measurement of hydrogen bonds not only helps in understanding the bonds’ interactions, but also has great significance in materials science and pharmaceutical development. The prestigious US-based Science magazine published the research results in essay form on November. Xinhua

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Five tips to warm your cold hands and feet in winter

There are main five points to help you keeping warm in chilly winter.


1. Keep warm of your body’s centre. For example, make sure that your stom-

ach is warm. Keep warm of your belly. Keep warm of your waist. Keep warm of your feet. 2. Eat plenty of positive foods, that is to say, the foods such as tubers, tea, corn and so on. Spice such as ginger

is also able to warm your hands and feet. 3. Take more exerices, especially the training for your muscle. 4.Acupuncture-point massage. 5.Take a bath with essential oil. Xinhua

years. More than half of the men walked an hour or less each day. About one in six reported walking more than two hours per day. During the follow-up period, 195 of the men had a stroke. The researchers found that the more time men spent walking, the lower their risk of stroke. Men who walked four to seven hours each week were 11 percent less likely to have a stroke than men who walked for three hours per week or less. But that difference could have been due to chance, Jefferis and her colleagues reported in the journal Stroke. A stronger finding was that men who walked the most - for more than three hours

each day — had a twothirds lower risk of stroke than those who spent the least time walking.Walking pace was also tied to stroke risk, such that average-pace or brisk walkers had a 38 percent lower risk of stroke than slow walkers. But distance walked explained that finding: men who walked at an average or brisk pace also walked further than their slower peers, according to the study. The findings don’t prove walking prevents strokes. But they could not be explained by factors known to increase a person’s risk of stroke, like age, blood pressure and cholesterol. Reuters

More walking tied to lower stroke risk among men

New York, 24 Nov — Older men who spend several hours walking each day are less likely to have a stroke than their peers who rarely walk, a new study suggests. And walking pace didn’t seem to matter. Researchers said few studies have looked specifically at how both walking speed and walking time or distance are linked to stroke risk. “Stroke is a major cause of death and disability and it is important to find ways to prevent it, especially in older people who are at high stroke risk,” Barbara J. Jefferis told Reuters Health in an email. She led the research at University College London in the UK.

“Our study suggests that maintaining an active lifestyle, specifically by spending more time on all forms of walking, could be an important part of stroke prevention strategies in older people,” Jefferis said. She and her coauthors analyzed data from men enrolled in a long-term British heart study. The men entered the study in 1978 to 1980. In 1998 to 2000, when they were in their 60s and 70s, they filled out surveys about how often they were physically active. The new analysis includes 2,995 men who had not had a stroke or heart disease at the time of that survey. Researchers followed them for another 11

US FDA approves J&J hepatitis C pill New York, 24 Nov — US regulators on Friday approved the use of Johnson & Johnson’s Olysio, also known as simeprevir, as a treatment for chronic infection with the liver-destroying hepatitis C virus. Olysio, a protease inhibitor that blocks a specific protein needed by the virus to replicate, is to be used in combination with interferon, given by injection, and ribavirin, another pill. Hepatitis C affects about 3.2 million Americans, killing more than 15,000 each year, mostly from illnesses such as cirrhosis and liver cancer.The often-undiagnosed virus is transmitted through contaminated blood. Infection rates

have dropped since the early 1990s, due in part to the introduction of blood and organ screening. Still, many older adults remain at risk, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has called for baby boomers to be routinely tested for the virus. Olysio is a member of the same class of drugs as Merck & Co’s Victrelis and Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ Incivek. The FDA approved both those drugs in 2011. Olysio was shown in clinical trials to cure patients with a shorter duration of treatment. Drugmakers have been racing to develop more effective, easier-totolerate antivirals to treat

hepatitis C Wall Street analysts have forecast annual sales of billions of dollars for new drugs that would allow doctors to skip use of interferon, which can cause severe flu-like side effects. The FDA is slated to decide by December 8 on Gilead Sciences’ application for sofosbuvir, a member of a different class known as nucleotide analogue inhibitors, or “nukes,” designed to block a different enzyme the virus needs to copy itself. European regulators on Friday recommended approval of the Gilead drug, under the brand name Sovaldi. Other companies working to develop new hepatitis C drugs include AbbVie and BristolMyers Squibb.—Reuters

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Shares of China’s, Sungy Mobile roar at IPO trading on US market New York, 24 Nov — A pair of Chinese firms, 500. com Limited and Sungy Mobile Limited, saw their stocks roar on Friday when they made debut on the US stock markets. After its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange, stocks of China’s leading online sports lottery service provider 500. com Limited closed at 20.01 dollars per share, up almost 54 percent from the price of its initial public offering (IPO). The company said it priced its IPO of 5,786,000 American Depositary Shares (ADSs) at 13.00 US dollars each with a total offering size of 75.2 million dollars. One ADS represents 10

Class A ordinary shares of the company.”Without any doubt, to choose the United States and trade our stocks on the New York Stock Exchange will improve our brand rapidly and increase our competitiveness against them (other online lottery companies),” Man San Law, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of told Xinhua. Competition comes from portals like Taobao and Tencent, which have their own brands, lottery channels and large amount of website traffic, he said, adding will try to enhance its specialty and services to sharpen its competitive edge. Xinhua

Canada to export more agri-foods to China Vancouver, 24 Nov —As China became one of the fastest-growing markets for Canadian agri-foods, Ottawa plans to increase such exports to the Asian country. Under a new programme unveiled Friday, the Canadian government will invest up to 4.3 million Canadian dollars (4.08 million US dollars) annually over the next five years to fund increasing agrifood exports to China and other Asian markets. China, a “critical market” for Canada, saw its agri-food imports from the western Canadian province of British Columbia grow at 20 percent annually, said

Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Canada’s minister of national revenue. She said with a latest trial agreement between the two nations, fresh cherries from British Columbia have obtained new market access to China. Canada also hopes to secure an agreement with China on similar market access for fresh blueberries exports next year, Findlay said. It is vital to open up new markets such as China, said Debbie Etsell, executive director of the British Columbia Blueberry Council. “We know the demand’s there,” Etsell told Xinhua. Xinhua

A view shows the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) logo at the lobby of its headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland on 14 Aug, 2012. —Reuters


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Seven die in avalanche on Japan mountain Toyama, 24 Nov — Seven people died after being caught in an avalanche Saturday on a mountain on Japan’s main island of Honshu, local police said. The seven — four men and three women — were climbing or skiing when the 30-metre wide, 600-metre long avalanche occurred at around 10:55 a.m. on a western slope of the 2,861-metre-high Mt. Masago in Toyama Prefecture along the Sea of Japan, the police said. They were taken to hospital by helicopter but confirmed dead, they said. The police said they are in the course of identifying the seven. Darkness forced police and local rescue authorities to suspend their efforts to determine whether other people also might be missing as a result of the snow slide. At least one person feared to be missing was found to be safe later, the police said. Kyodo News

Honduran citizens walk in front of a billboard of the presidential candidate Juan Orlando Hernandez of the National Party of Honduras, in Nacaome, 105km from Tegucigalpa, capital of Honduras, on 23 Nov, 2013. The presidential election of Honduras will be held on 24 November, with the participation of nine political parties.—Xinhua

Manama, 24 Nov — Bahrain’s Interior Ministry said it has arrested two Gulf Arab citizens suspected of plotting “terror” attacks against the island kingdom. The two Gulf nationals tried to enter Bahrain with forged passports through King Fahd Causeway, which joins Bahrain to Saudi Arabia, and were “carrying a large amount of money”, the ministry said late on Saturday.

“The initial investigation revealed that the arrestees are former detainees of the Guantanamo detention centre. They are suspected of plotting a terror act to jeopardize the security and safety of Bahrain,” the ministry said in a statement. The statement did not elaborate on the nature of the planned attacks or the identities of the two people arrested. Bahrain, a Western ally

which hosts the US Fifth Fleet, has been hit by political unrest since protests led by majority Shi’ite Muslims erupted in 2011. Authorities in Bahrain quelled the February 2011 revolt with help from Saudi Arabia and other Sunniruled Gulf states. But protests and clashes have persisted and talks between the government and the opposition have failed to end the crisis. Reuters

Angolan police kill opposition member, detain 292 protesters Luanda, 24 Nov — Angolan security forces shot and killed an opposition activist on Saturday, hours ahead of protests across the country where police detained 292 people. The killing comes after a tense week during which President Jose Eduardo dos Santos’ MPLA party accused the main opposition party UNITA of promoting “chaos” with its protests against the kidnap and possible murder of two activists in May 2012. Police said presidential guards shot Manuel Ganga, one of eight members of Angola’s second-biggest opposition party CASA-CE

detained in the early hours of Saturday for putting up protest posters, after he tried to flee. “During the transfer of the group to a police station, one of them (Ganga) jumped off the vehicle and an officer made the shot that hit him,” spokesman Aristofanes dos Santos told a news conference. “He was taken to the hospital but despite treatment he ended up dying,” he said, adding that police lamented the “unhappy incident” but that the opposition parties should not have gone ahead with the protests that the Interior Ministry had banned.

Bombs kill nine and wound 54 in northern Iraq Baghdad, 24 Nov — A car bomb and a suicide bomber killed at least nine people and wounded 54 in northern Iraq on Saturday, police and medical sources said, in the latest of a wave of attacks in crowded public places. The bombings took place in the town of Tuz Khurmato, 170 km (100 miles) north of the capital Baghdad, in a region which both the central government and autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan claim as theirs. The first bomb detonat-

Bahrain says arrests two ‘terror’ suspects

ed in a car in a busy market near a Shi’ite mosque after prayers and was quickly followed by a suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest, the sources said. Iraqi authorities are struggling with the worst violence in at least five years and say Sunni Muslim insurgents linked to al-Qaeda are to blame for most of the attacks, which have killed hundreds each month since the beginning of 2013. Since US troops withdrew at the end of 2011,

attackers have been increasingly targeting markets, cafes and sports events, rather than just army checkpoints and police patrols. The victims have mainly been civilians in Shi’ite areas. Iraq’s sectarian balance has come under pressure from a prolonged political stalemate at home and the civil war in neighbouring Syria, where mainly Sunni rebels are fighting to topple a leader backed by Shi’ite Iran. Reuters Photo shows the store manager of G-Star RAW Store Tokyo Shibuya arranging jeans before the shop opens on 21 Nov, 2013. A G-Star International employee took the exam for Japan’s first “jeans sommeliers” certification exam earlier in the year.—Kyodo News

CASA-CE said Ganga had been taken aside and shot in the back by the guards. Opposition parties and international human rights groups have long accused President Dos Santos of suppressing human rights and using violence to block dissent in his 34-year rule over Africa’s No.2 oil producer. Prosecutors said last week that Isaias Cassule and Antonio Alves Camulingui, who were involved in organising protests by former presidential guards to demand payment of wage arrears, had been kidnapped and possibly murdered in May 2012.—Reuters

Supporters of Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) gathered during a protest rally in northwest Pakistan’s Peshawar on 23 Nov, 2013. Pakistan’s cricketer-turned political leader, Imran Khan, whose party’s thousands of supporters have blocked a key supply route for NATO forces, Saturday declared that he will mobilize public opinion against the US drone attacks. Xinhua

Local governments combat “corruption on wheels” Kunming, 24 Nov — Clear labelling of government cars so that the public can easily identify them and spot their misuse has become a trendy practice among China’s local authorities in response to the country’s anti-corruption drive. Chen Xiaoming, deputy director of Yongsheng County Publicity Department of Lijiang City in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, posted photos of an official car painted with “No private use of government vehicles” and a hotline telephone number for public complaints on Sina Weibo under verified user account “Biantunliying.” “Yongsheng County will complete the labeling of government cars by 30 November,” he wrote on the Twitter-like publishing platform alongside the photos. The post was shared

more than 3,700 times in less than three days last week. Though it can’t shake accusations of being a publicity stunt, the action has nevertheless been well-received and lauded by most netizens. “The practice should be promoted nationwide,” replied a Weibo user with the screen name “Iron Man.” “Writer Cuichenghao,” a popular online satirist who has 1.64 million followers on Weibo, reposted the images under the headline “Breaking news!” Chen was surprised by the enormous online buzz, as he told Xinhua that the initiative was designed simply to meet requirements from the city and provincial governments on reorganizing official vehicles. A package of rules issued last December by China’s leadership aiming to

cut excessive spending of public funds has refreshed the country’s politics, with decreasing misuse of official vehicles being one of the most prominent changes. However, the Communist Party of China (CPC) disciplinary watchdog circulated a notice in mid-November citing 4,851 cases involving private use of government cars by officials. They accounted for one-third of recorded violations of China’s frugality guidelines. Yongsheng County’s Chen is not alone in trying to correct this, however. In Qujing City, also in Yunnan Province, stickers saying “Official cars not for private use” and listing an informants’ hotline number have been stuck to the windshields of official vehicles since April 2012. Xinhua

New Light of Myanmar WO R L D Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (R) shakes hands with King WillemAlexander (L) of the Netherlands, at the Miraflores Palace, in Caracas, capital of Venezuela, on 23 Nov, 2013. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands are on an official visit to Venezuela. Xinhua

Cuba marks National Defence Days with military drills Havana, 24 Nov — Cuba will mark its National Defence Days on Saturday and Sunday with military drills involving most of the population as part of the island’s popular war strategy to defend against potential aggression. The national exercises follow the four-day military drills, “Bastion 2013,” which ended on Friday. The drills — the largest in the last four years after 2012’s planned exercise was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy — involved regular troops, reservists and the population in general. Cuban President and Army General Raul Castro congratulated the people on the success of Bastion and encouraged them to participate massively in the National Defence Days. Cuba’s popular war concept stresses the use of all material and moral resources of society. Every Cuban has a secured way, a mean and a place to fight the enemy if the country is invaded and even occupied. Xinhua

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Smog disrupts traffic in NE China

Shenyang, 24 Nov — Heavy smog has led to closed highways in northeast China on Saturday and Sunday, according to local authorities. Three highways in Liaoning Province were completely closed due to low visibility, said the provincial transportation depart-

ment on Sunday. Sections of other highways in the province were also closed. Visibility was less than 50 metres in some smogaffected areas in Liaoning over the past two days. Railways and airports in Liaoning were not affected, but the smoggy weather forced the Harbin Taip-

ing International Airport in Heilongjiang Province to cancel all 209 inbound and outbound flights on Saturday, in addition to the closure of major highways. Snowstorms are forecast to sweep northeast China starting Sunday night, which is expected to end the smoggy conditions.—Xinhua

Trial for Colorado movie shooter postponed Aurora, (Colorado), 24 Nov — The trial for the man accused of killing 12 people in a movie theater in the west of the United States had been postponed indefinitely, according to a court decision. The court is to hold a hearing on 17 December and 18 December to determine whether James Holmes will undergo more psychiatric examination, and when his trial will be held. James Holmes, 25, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges of murdering at Aurora theater

in July 2012, one of the worst mass murders in the United States’ history. District Court Judge Carlos Samour Jr will in the next three weeks consider prosecution motions of asking for one more psychiatric evaluation of Holmes, that will delay the long-anticipated trial date. Court officials said on Thursday that they expect the trial to begin in April, 2014. Holmes’s attorney Tamara Brady will have to file a motion until 6 December, countering the prosecu-

tion’s request for their experts to examine Holmes. Prosecutors asked psychiatric experts to analyze Holmes and “revisit” one of three determinations revealed in a document on his condition by psychiatric experts, who analyzed Holmes over the summer in Pueblo, Colorado. Legal experts said the requested examination by prosecutors will try to establish Holmes’sanity at the time of the shootings, a condition required for his execution. Xinhua

A pupil is taken home from a primary school following a class suspension notice issued by the local education authority after three earthquakes measuring above 5 magnitude jolted the city of Songyuan in northeast China’s Jilin Province, on 23 Nov, 2013.—Xinhua Dadaab, (Kenya), 24 Nov — The Kenyan government on Saturday called on international agencies providing humanitarian services to thousands of Somali refugees in Dadaab to relocate to Somalia. Cabinet Secretary in charge of internal security Joseph ole Lenku called on the agencies to prepare to provide the services to refugees who will be repatriated back to the Horn of Africa nation starting in January 2014. “The Nongovernment Organizations working in

the Dadaab refugee camp should move their services into Somalia to enable the returning refugees go on with their lives,” Lenku said at Dadaab refugee camp, the world’s largest refugee settlement. The remarks come after UNHCR, Kenya and Somali governments on 10 November signed an agreement laying out the framework by which Somali refugees in Kenya could return to their homeland. The agreement comes amid reports that between 30,000 and 80,000 Somali

refugees have spontaneously returned to south-central Somalia since January. There will be no vetting process, the UN refugee agency confirmed, other than to check the nationality of the person. A Tripartite Commission will be established, per the agreement, to oversee the implementation of its provisions. Lenku also stressed that the repatriation process of the Somali refugees who have been living at the camp for more than two decades

PLA’s Air Force Lanzhou region conducts helicopter’s training among student pilots in Lanzhou, NW China.—Xinhua

Emergency response initiated for northeast quakes Beijing, 24 Nov — The Chinese central authorities on Saturday initiated an emergency disaster relief response for northeast China’s Jilin Province after three earthquakes measuring 5.0 or greater in magnitude jolted the area. Expert teams and disaster-relief materials have been sent to the quake-hit areas, said the National Commission for Disaster Reduction and A 5.3-magnitude quake hit the Qian Gorlos Mongol Autonomous County and its border with Qian’an county at 4:18 pm on Friday. On Saturday, a

5.8-magnitude quake hit the area at 6:04 am, followed by another 5.0-magnitude quake at 6:32 am. No casualties have been reported so far. A total of 260,000 families in 125 villages in the two counties have been affected by the quakes, and 45,000 people have been relocated. The quakes have caused the collapse of 310 apartment units and have seriously damaged 16,000 houses, causing direct economic losses of 2 billion yuan, according to the civil affairs department of Jilin Province. Xinhua

will go on as scheduled. The cabinet secretary made it clear to thousands of refugees, who had petitioned the government to stop the planned repatriation process, that the exercise is irreversible. “We will not change our plans. There is no turning back. It is time to say good bye and wish you the best as you go back home. Go and help your country rebuild,” Lenku said. “Stopping the repatriation process is not possible and it must go on,” he told

refugees, local leaders and UNHCR country officials. The East African nation is hosting about 500,000 Somali refugees, the majority of whom are in the large Dadaab refugee camps complex in the north-east of the country. On 13 November, ten international aid agencies working in search for durable solutions for Somali refugees in Kenya pledged to work with the UNHCR to ensure sustainable reintegration of the refugees in areas of return.—Xinhua


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A great cheer for SEA Games success

Myanmar is going to host a regional sports event, Southeast Asian Games. Being a host country, Myanmar is responsible to hold the SEA Games on the one hand and to earn a national reputation for sports excellence, winning a number of medals on the other. In order to realize the task, the onus is not only on responsible persons and sports athletes but also on the entire people as strong public support is very important for SEA Games success. The host Indonesian won many gold medals in the previous games thanks to the full support of home fans. Likewise, support of home fans is a much needed boost to a success for the host athletes in respective games in other countries. It is said that support at home can contribute to winning a game, accounting for 50 per cent. Home fans show their support for a win over opponent team by waving flags, wearing same clothes and giving cheers of encouragement to their home team. Fans’ cheers of encouragement can be a decisive factor for home team and such kind of support can be made by the host country. That’s why, host countries win gold medals even in ordinary games thanks to the support of their own people eve. So, Myanmar sports fans are to offer their full support to each and every game apart from football. It is required to establish Myanmar fan clubs for giving their support to Myanmar teams and Myanmar athletes in every sports event. Fan clubs need to cheer the participants on a systematic way as good cheer is instrumental. Fans are to desist from throwing plastic water bottles and trash into the field and yelling dirty words at athletes. We would like to call on our fans to behave as civilized citizens. Only when Myanmar sports fans cheer on their teams and athletes in respective games, will they achieve success in the SEA Games.

Deputy S & T Minister Dr Ba Shwe gives a speech at 2013 Global CEO Conference in Shanghai of China.—mna

U Nyan Tun views sports training equipments at Social Zone. mna

Vice-President U Nyan Tun attends opening...

(from page 1) and U Zaw Win cut the ribbon to open the village. Afterwards, the VicePresident unveiled the signboard of village and looked around there. The Union ministers and deputy ministers formally opened the Social

Zone and the Vice-President and party viewed round and put signatures on a wall of the Social Zone. At a cash donation ceremony for Myanmar athletes, Adjutant-General LtGen Khin Zaw Oo clarified the purposes of the donation on behalf of wellwishers.

After that, the VicePresident accepted K 100 million presented by the Adjutant-General who contribute the cash on behalf of Tatmadaw families, K 30 million by Managing Director Maj-Gen Zarni Win of Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd, K 92.5 million and USD 40000 by Maj-Gen Tin Tun Aye of Myanmar Economic Cor-

poration and donations of other wellwishers and presented certificates of honour to them. U Tint Hsan, Chairman of the Leading Committee for holding the 27th SEA Games spoke words of thank on the ocassion. Later, the Vice-President and party enjoyed entertainment presented by vocalists.—MNA

Union Industry Minister Deputy S & T Minister attends workshop for continues inspection tour N P T , 24 ness of State own enterprisdeveloping countries in PRC Nov—Union Minister for es, ensuring good industrial ay

Nay Pyi Taw, 24 Nov—Deputy Minister for Science and Technology Dr Ba Shwe attended the workshop on developing countries in Changsha of People’s Republic of China from 7 to 16 November. The purposes of the meeting are to ensure wider use of renewable energy, development, preservation of natural environment and ecosystem and cooperation with neighbouring countries in energy sector of China. The deputy minister also attended the Chinese Ecological Industrial Parks Development and International Cooperation Forum in Guangzhou. He participated in the workshop with the topic of “The Rise and Cooperative Prospect of Energy Market in South East Asia” at 2013-Global CEO Conference at International Convention Center in Shanghai, on 12 November. He also participated in the Ministerial Workshop on Mechanism of Renewable Energy Utilization and Development for Developing Countries and International Cooperation Sympo-

sium on New Energy and New Material, Hunan, 2013 Conference at Dolton International Hotel of Changsha from 14 to 16 November. The deputy minister observed the Xiangtan Clean Coal Power Plant of Hydrochina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation and Hunan Electric Power Design Institute in Changsha which is capable of generating 600 megawatts. MNA



Industry U Maung Myint made an inspection tour of No. 31 Heavy Industries in Thayet in Magway Region yesterday. The factory manager reported on facts about of the factory, availability of lime stones, production capacity, production and distribution and invitation of Expression of Interest (EOI) to the minister. The Union minister called for the staff not to cause burden the people with non commercial busi-

relations between the staff and the entrepreneurs for increasing number of production. He urged the entrepreneurs to regard the staff as their partners. The Union minister inspected production process of cement and grinding of the lime stones. Later, he looked into the conditions of horse and sheep breeding farm (Yanpal) in Taungdwingyi Township and met with the staff. MNA

Union Minister for Industry U Maung Myint inspects at No. 31 Heavy Industries in Thayet.—mna

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LOCAL NEWS Two explosions occur in Aungzeya Village of Myothit SubTownship in Tamu District Deputy Commissioner, the commander of District Police Force and officials of local battalion inspected

the places of incidents in Aungzeya Village of Myothit Sub-Township. MMAL-158

Damaged window in grenade blast of Daw Win Tin’s house. Tamu, 24 Nov — An explosion occurred at a shop of Daw Win Tin, 42, of Aungzeya Village in Myothit Sub-Township, Tamu District and hit some wooden sheets placed to be used as ladder to the house of Daw Pu, 75, mother of Daw Win Tin, located in front of the road to TamuZedi road at 1.05 am 21 November . The blast caused damages to one table, five fibre chairs, eight glasses doors, one CI sheet and wooden sheets as ladder of Daw Pu’s house.

In the incidents, three to four unknown persons threw one grenade each to the houses and they run away to the west of the residence of Daw Win Tin. There were no casualties in the blasts. The security troops of local battalion and Aungzeya police outpost cleared the area and found nails and other small parts of nails. The officials concerned remarked that the grenades may be hand-made used by Kukee insurgents. The Tamu District


12-wheeled truck plunges into lake on Yangon-Mawlamyine Road B a g o , 24 Nov—A 12-wheeled vehicle with the load of construction materials hearing for Hpa-an from Yangon hit the frame of bridge No 1/79 near milepost 78 on Yangon-Mawlamyine Road, northeast of Waw in Bago Region at 4.30 am on 21 November. The vehicle then

plunged into the lake on the left side of the road. Driver U Ye Win, 38, of Pakokku and conductor Aung Ko Oo of Kyonpyaw were not injured in the incident. Police of Waw Myoma Police Station inspected the scene and took action over the case. MMAL-023

Damaged parts in grenade blast of Daw Pu’s house.


Monday, 25 November, 2013


Voluntary Service

Local road in Lwejel repaired Lwejel, 24 Nov—A 4our-furlong damaged road in Lewjel of Kachin State was repaired with contribution by U Maung Maung Than as sole donor with the assistance of U Tun Tun Naing of Head of Information and Public Relations Department and staff and writer Yin Nyein pan of Township Writers Association on 13 November. The road is stretching among regiments and units, offices and departments, students and chekpoint. Due to bad conditions of the road,

local people faced difficulty in the transport. Wellwisher U Maung Maung Than and family bought construction materials for the road and voluntary works of local people contributed to the road. “This road is bad condition in rainy season. Motorcycles and cars dodged the pits and mud. Thanks to wellwisher, the local people have good access to one place to another.” MMAL-Nyan Min (Namhkam)

Stake driven for Thakin Po Hla Gyi Bronze Statue

Hsegyi Bridge under repair on northwest road in Kalay Kalay, 24 Nov— Natdaga RC bridge and Hsegyi wooden bridge are good facilities for transport of local people. This year, both bridges were damaged in floods. The wooden bridge broke up and its approach structures collapsed in erosion. At present, Hsegyi Bridge is under repair and the approach structures are under construction with

gravel-filled retaining walls. The construction tasks will be completed soon. The northwest road crosses Kalay, Letpan Creek, Myasein, Myalin, Shukhintha and Yazagyo villages. It connects with Kalay-Tamu Road which is the friendship road of Myanmar and India. MMAL-Ju Nile

Hsegyi Bridge under construction.

C hauk , 24 Nov—A ceremony to drive stake for construction of the foundation of Alawaka

Thakin Po Hla Gyi was held in the May Day Monument compound in front of Oilfield Hospital in Region 6 in Chauk Township of Magway Region on 20 November. Pyithu Hluttaw representative U Thein Nyunt, Township Administrator U Maung Maung Thet, Magway Region Hluttaw representative U Htin Aung and officials laid cornerstones at the designated places. MMAL-Win Htay (Chauk)

1.5 million stimulant tablets seized in Muse N a y P y i T a w , 24 Nov—According to information exchange between Myanmar and China, suspected persons Bay Tar, Wunna, Aung Aung, Myint Thu, Myint Aung and Kaythi Khaing were put under interrogation. Members of No 22 Anti-Drug Squad (Muse) searched the room hired by Kaythi Khaing with her key receiced from Phyo Wai Lin who was detained in drug case, in Homon Ward of Muse on 19 November. They seized 1.5 million

stimulant tablets from Xin Xin boxes. Muse Myoma Police Station opened files of lawsuit against Phyo Wai Lin of Pathein, Bo Bo Aung, Than Htut Aung, Kyaw

Thet Oo (a) Bay Tar of Yangon, Kaythi Khaing of Taunggyi and Myint Aung of Mandalay under the law. MMAL-Police Information


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Fuel tank set ablaze as rebels attack oil refinery in Syria Damascus, 24 Nov — Armed rebels fired mortar shells at a key oil refinery in Syria’s central Province of Homs on Saturday, causing a huge fire at one of the fuel tanks, the state-media said. The director of Homs Oil Refinery Akram Sultan said that a worker was injured as a fuel tank was set ablaze by a mortar shell

launched by “terrorists.” Sultan said that the firefighters have started extinguishing the fire. Homs Refinery Company, the first refinery in Syria, came into operation in 1959 with a capacity of one million ton per year of light crude oil. The rebels have targeted several oil and gas pipelines across the

country in a bid to paralyze the energy sector of the war-torn country. Earlier in the day, al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front captured al- Omar oil field in the eastern Province of Deir al-Zour during an overnight battle with the government troops, according to activist groups. Xinhua

Indian PM warns state police chiefs of terrorists’ attempt to disrupt next general elections New Delhi, 24 Nov — Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday cautioned the country’s top police brass that terrorists might attempt to disrupt the next general elections due in May 2014 and the assembly polls in some states. “There is a likelihood of attempts (by terror groups) to disrupt the forthcoming Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament) and assembly elections.

The security forces need to be careful,” the Prime Minister told a gathering of state police chiefs in the Indian capital. The Prime Minister asked the police chiefs to do the needful to prevent any kind of communal riots. “During the current year some states have witnessed a substantial increase in the number of communal incidents. We

cannot afford such a state of affairs. Once disturbances occur they must be tackled with utmost firmness, without prejudice, fear or favor,” he said. The northern state of Uttar Pradesh’s Muzzafarnagar town had couple of months back witnessed communal riots which claimed the lives of over 60 people and rendered many homeless. Xinhua

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang speaks at the closing ceremony of “Tourism Year of China” in St Petersburg, Russia, on 22 Nov, 2013. “Tourism Year of China” in Russia came to an end on Friday, with senior Chinese and Russian officials pledging to promote tourism cooperation to higher levels.—Xinhua

Libya deploys 3,000 troops in capital Tripoli, 24 Nov — The Libyan interim government announced Saturday evening deployment of army soldiers in the country’s capital city of Tripoli. Libyan Defence Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni said at a Press briefing that 3,000 national army soldiers are to be deployed at the main entrances and

sensitive areas in Tripoli. The announcement came after the militia had to start to evacuate Tripoli in response to the Libyan parliament’s decision to evict militia from the capital. Protesters carried on striking Friday to demand the armed group to leave Tripoli, a week after the militia killed 43 people during

a march which asked the group to disband. The Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan told reporters that the evacuation of all militia has started even though it will take long due to the equipment they had. Zeidan asked the citizens in Tripoli to end their strike that has lasted for one week and get back to their work. —Xinhua

Israeli Labour Party leader vows not to join current coalition

Yu Zhengsheng (R), chairman of the National Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), meets with former Namibian President Sam Nujoma at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, on 23 Nov, 2013. Xinhua

Jerusalem, 24 Nov — Newly-elected chairman of the Israeli Labour Party, the main opposition party to the government, said on Saturday there is “no point” in entering the current coalition at its present make-up, local media reported. Yitzhak Herzog made the comments during his first interview on Channel 2 news after winning the Labour party primary elections on Thursday, ousting standing chairwoman Shelly Yechimovich. He alluded to the farright members of Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition, namely the hawkish mem-

Bomber in blasts targeting Iranian embassy in Beirut identified Beirut, 24 Nov — Lebanon has identified one of the suicide bombers who attacked the Iranian embassy in Beirut on Tuesday, the army said in a statement on Saturday. “DNA samples from the father of Moein Abu Dahr confirmed that the latter was one of the suicide bombers who targeted the

Iranian embassy in Beirut on 19 November,” read the statement. The father identified his son after photos of the wanted men were published. Dahr hails from the southern port city of Sidon. Twin suicide bombings on Tuesday targeted the Iranian embassy in Hezbollah’s stronghold in the southern suburbs of Beirut,

killing at least 25 people and injured more than 150 others. On a related note, a local security source told Xinhua that the second suspect in the attack was identified as Adnan Mohammed, who is a Palestinian national from the Ain elHilweh Palestinian refugee camp. Xinhua

bers of the ruling Likud Party, as well as the Jewish Home, as a hard-line coalition that the Labor Party cannot work with. “In the current makeup of Netanyahu’s government, it doesn’t make any sense for us to join it. It’s a paralyzing coalition that wouldn’t agree to evacuate settlements and there’s no reason for us to be in it,” Herzog said. However, he reiterated Yechimovich’s repeated statement that if Netanyahu decided to go all the way with the Palestinians, the Labor party would be there to back him up. “All options are on the table. If he’ll strive to make

a courageous diplomatic move, we’ll be there to help him,” he said. Herzog, the son of the late Israeli President Haim Herzog, won the support of more than 60 percent of the votes, according to the Party’s statement on Friday. The party, which has been the legendary ruling party for the country’s first forty years, became the third largest in the January elections with only 15 out of 120 seats in the parliament, after more than a decade of a downward spiral. Herzog was a veteran politician and lawyer who served since 2003 in several governments in ministerial posts. His election may

have major ramification for the make up of Israeli politics. Herzog is more accepting to the idea of possibly joining a government led by Benjamin Netanyahu and had taken part in right wing-led governments in the past. If he will be more inclined to join Netanyahu’s government then the party may join the coalition instead of the Jewish Home right- wing party, which is against the peace talks Israel is holding with the Palestinians, making it easier for the Prime Minister to go for more substantial moves towards a possible future agreement.—Xinhua State Councilor Wang Yong (2nd R) visits the injured at a hospital in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province, on 22 Nov, 2013. A team led by Wang Yong was dispatched to direct the blast rescue work in the coastal city of Qingdao in Shandong Province after the explosion occurred on Friday morning.—Xinhua

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Cambodia probes corruption allegations from international health fund Phnom Penh, 24 Nov — Cambodia’s government anticorruption agency has launched an investigation into allegations of corruption involving the handling of money from an international fund to fight infectious diseases, a senior official of the watchdog agency said. Chhay Savuth, deputy chairman of the Anti-Corruption Unit, told Kyodo News his office has opened an investigation after the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria alleged more than $12 million in funding had been compromised by the National Malaria Center and National Center for HIV/ AIDS, Dermatology and STD Control. The Global Fund, based in Geneva, said officials at the National Malaria Centre had received $410,000 in bribes and about $20,000 in gifts from Vestergaard Frandsen and Sumitomo Chemical Singapore Pte Ltd., two of the world’s largest providers of mosquito nets, in a bid to secure government contracts to provide the netting. The Global Fund also alleged the National Centre for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STD Control had directed $317,000 of Global Fund money to companies that had paid bribes. In a statement released in Geneva on 14 Novemver, Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund,

said, “We cannot tolerate unethical conduct anywhere.” “Although this case had no direct impact on Cambodia’s fight against malaria, taking commissions in exchange for contracts violates our mission of public service,” he said. The Global Fund said it has suspended contracts with Vestergaard Frandsen and Sumitomo Chemical Singapore, pending a full review. The Global Fund said it began investigating allegations of corrupt practices among Cambodian fund recipients in 2011. Phay Siphan, a spokesman of the Council of Ministers, said the government will conduct a full investigation.“According to Cambodian law, the person who bribes and the person who receives the bribe will receive same judgment if found guilty,” he added. The Ministry of Health, which supervises the two government health agencies, said it has nothing to do with the corruption scandal. The Global Fund has supported programs in Cambodia to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, with $331 million disbursed since 2003, playing a key role in helping Cambodia curtail malaria deaths by 80 percent, reducing tuberculosis cases by 45 percent and HIV infections by 50 percent. Kyodo News

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Pipe damage cuts gas supply for N Chinese city

Dancers perform traditional parade dance “Paju Gandrung Sewu” in Banyuwangi, East Java of Indonesia, on 23 Nov, 2013.—Xinhua

India begins training 500 Vietnam sailors in submarine warfare New Delhi, 24 Nov— India has begun training of some 500 Vietnamese sailors in the art of submarine warfare operations, reported local daily The Times of India on Saturday. During talks between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and visiting Vietnamese Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong last Wednesday, it was decided that India will transfer four naval offshore patral vessels to Vietnam under a 100 million US dollar credit

line, said the newspaper. The training of Vietnamese sailors in “comprehensive underwater combat operations” at Indian Navy’s submarine school INS Satavahana in Visakhapatnam, south India, is a major initiative in an emerging strategic partnership between Delhi and Hanoi, said the paper. “(Indian) Defence Minister A K Antony has promised all help to Vietnam for capacity building of its armed forces. There are already a couple of

hundred Vietnamese officers and sailors, along with interpreters (in India). Over 500 Vietnamese sailors will be trained in batches by the Indian Navy,” the newspaper quoted a defence ministry official as saying. “Indian will continue to assist Vietnam in modernization and training of its defence and security forces, including through 100 million US dollar line of credit for defence purchases,” said the Indian prime minister earlier. Xinhua

Manila, 24 Nov — The leftist rebel group Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) announced on Saturday that it would extend unilateral ceasefire in areas hit by typhoon Haiyan for another month until Christmas Eve. The CCP Central Committee said the truce, which practically began on 8Nov and was originally set to expire on Sunday night would remain in effect up to 24 December. The ceasefire covers the New People’s Army’s (NPA) regional commands, such as in Eastern Visayas, Panay, Central Visayas and

Negros Island. “The ceasefire declaration is being extended by another month in view of the extent and gravity of the devastation of the supertyphoon that has been made worse by the gross negligence and inutility of the ruling Aquino regime,” the group said in a statement. The NPA, armed wing of the CPP, has been waging a guerrilla war in the countryside for more than four decades. Military estimates the NPA strength at more than 4,000 men scattered in more than 60 guerrilla fronts throughout the country.—Xinhua

A tourist squating beside her guide takes photos of pigeons at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, on 23 Nov, 2013—Xinhua

Philippine leftist rebel group extends unilateral truce in typhoon-hit areas

Nomads get access to electricity

A hippopotamus swims in an overhead pool at a newly opened facility of Asahiyama Zoo in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, northern Japan, on 23 Nov, 2013. Kyodo News

Shijiazhuang, 24 Nov — Natural gas supply was cut for the north China city of Xingtai after a major pipeline was damaged by construction workers in the early hours on Sunday. The natural gas transmission trunk was damaged in Neiqiu County, Hebei Province, when construction workers were carrying out a digging operation, firefighters with Xingtai City told Xinhua. Neiqiu is under the jurisdiction of Xingtai, which has a population of around seven million. Household heating and cooking downstream in Xingtai were seriously affected due to the rupture of the pipeline, which is about one meter in diameter. Firefighters and gas workers are repairing the pipe. It is unclear when it will resume operations. No blasts or casualties were reported following the accident.—Xinhua

Urumqi, 24 Nov — The isolated Lop Nur people in northwest China’s Xinjiang finally bade farewell to the days of candles, as a new electricity network reached their hometown in the desert. More than 1,000 households in Karquga, Bayingo-

lin Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture, the main settlement of the Lop Nur people, suddenly had their unused electric lights come in handy about one week ago. “Many of us have bought TV sets, refrigerators and washing machines in ad-

vance to wait for today,” said villager Maihemuti Amuti. “Finally, we can live a modern life.” For generations, the nomads have lived around the Lop Nur, a dried-up lake secluded between the Taklamakan and Kumtag deserts

in the southeast of Xinjiang. Once the second largest salt water lake in China, together with the Tarim River, Lop Nur nurtured the kingdom of Loulan, an ancient civilization along the Silk Road, which was established around the second century BC and died out at 630 AD. Xinhua


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the republic of the union of myanmar Ministry of Energy Myanma oil and gas enterprise Invitation for Open Tender (14/2013)

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All Banks will be closed on 27thNovember (Wednesday) 2013, Bank Nationalday, being public holiday Under the Negotiable Instruments Act. Central Bank of Myanmar

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Lightning claims nine lives in South Africa Johannesburg, 24 Nov — Nine people were killed by lightning in South Africa within one day, prompting President Jacob Zuma to send condolences to the families of the victims, the Presidency said on Friday. The victims were struck by lightning at two separate incidents in Middelburg and Witbank, both in Mpumalanga Province on Wednesday, according to the Presidency. “We extend our deepest condolences to the friends, family and relatives of those who lost their lives during this tragedy. We also wish those who were injured a speedy recovery,” Zuma said. He urged South Africans to take precautions at all times but more so during this rainy and stormy season. Zuma stressed the importance of following instructions given by local authorities and meteorologists to avoid accidents of this nature in future. Thunderstorms, generating big electrical discharges, are common in South Africa’s eastern and northern provinces between October and March. Xinhua

Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam, parliamentary speaker Nabih Berri, Lebanon’s President Michel Suleiman and caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati (From L to R) attend a celebration of a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of Lebanon’s independence from France in Beirut, Lebanon, on 22 Nov, 2013. Lebanon gained independence from France in 1943. —Xinhua

French military officer wounded in Mali

Paris, 23 Nov — A gunman on Friday shot at a French military officer in Bamako slightly injuring him, according to local reports. The shooter, not identified yet, wounded the French officer in his head and shoulder. His health situation was not serious, media reports said. Shortly after the shooting, Malian security forces arrested the gunman. Since Paris sent its troops in January 2013 to the West African country to help restore stability, seven soldiers have been killed. Xinhua

UNICEF urges global response to crisis in Central African Republic United Nations, 24 Nov — The UN Children’s Fund ( UNICEF) on Friday described the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) as “tragic,” urging an immediate international response to address the country’s humanitarian crisis now affecting its entire 4.6 million population. “The Central African Republic is among the countries with the worst social indicators in the world, including maternal and infant mortality rates,” said Farhan Haq, the acting UN deputy spokesman, cit-

ing UNICEF’s figures. The CAR has been plunged into a humanitarian crisis since the Seleka rebels launched a series of attacks against the government last December, which culminated in the ouster of then President Francois Bozize in March. A transitional government has been established with a mandate to restore law and order. However, the peace efforts has been left in tatters by renewed armed clashes in the north of the country since August. Under

such difficult circumstances, UNICEF was delivering aid to the children and women across the country, with immunization and back-toschool campaigns, Haq said. “In his latest report to the (UN) Security Council on the situation in the Central African Republic, the secretary-general says that he is increasingly concerned by the deepening crisis in the country and that there is an urgent and growing need to address the crisis before it spirals out of control,” Haq said.—Xinhua

Libyans demonstrate on a street in the capital Tripoli to demand the withdrawal of all armed militias from the capital on 22 Nov 2013. Libyan militia groups continued withdrawing from the capital of Tripoli on Thursday in response to the parliament’s decision to evict all armed groups from the capital city. —Xinhua

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Films compete for Golden Horse Award Beijing, 24 Nov — A showcase of the best Chinese films is taking place in Taiwan as we speak, they are competing for the Golden Horse Awards, regarded as the Chinese language Oscars. Films from the Chinese mainland have gained more prominence in recent years. Mainland production “Beijing Blues” is about plain-clothes crime-hunters trying to track down a cunning robber. The film is full of dry humor and local idioms and scenes of Beijing. It is a contender for the grand prize. Another competitor is also a detective film call “The Bullet Vanishes”, a Hong Kong-Mainland coproduction about a detective investigating a series

Zhang Ziyi poses for photos after winning the Best Leading Actress for the 50th Golden Horse Film Awards in Taipei, southeast China’s Taiwan, on 23 Nov, 2013. Xinhua

of murders in Shanghai in the 1930s. Director Johnnie To’s Hong Kong film, “Life Without Principle,” is about ordinary citizens caught up in the fallout of the global financial meltdown. To is also up for best director, while veteran actor Lau Ching Wan, who portrays a triad thug seeking to recover money, is seen as a favorite for best actor. Taiwan-made “Girlfriend Boyfriend” has seven nominations, including awards for film and director.Its best shot at a prize may be in the best actor category, where Joseph Chang portrays a man caught up in a romantic triangle involving three former highschool classmates. Xinhua

Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell dish on “Saving Mr Banks”

Beijing, 24 Nov — Turning to Hollywood: Director John Lee Hancock’s latest film follows Walt Disney as he tries to buy the film rights from author P.L Travers, a collaboration that resulted in the famous 1964 movie “Mary Poppins”. Here’s more from the cast and director of “Saving Mr. Banks”. Emma Thompson plays P.L.Travers, who is persuaded by Tom Hanks -

as Walt Disney. Director John Lee Hancock says getting both stars for the project felt like it was meant to be. “And when I brought up Emma’s name they all beamed, which told me that they’d had this conversation before. So immediately we were in agreement that she would be fantastic. And then you think about Walt Disney who’s never been portrayed in a movie

Cast member Tom Hanks is interviewed at the premiere of “Saving Mr. Banks” during the opening night of AFI Fest in Hollywood, California on 7 Nov, 2013. Reuters

before, and who’s going to play Walt Disney and you think, well it needs to be an icon playing an icon. So immediately you go to Tom Hanks, so I knew Tom just a little bit, but we had another great meeting and we shook hands and said ’let’s do this.’” John Lee Hancock, Director of “Saving Mr. Banks” said. Neither Hancock nor Thompson knew much about the shy author before the film, but both agree she was a “fascinating” woman. “Why didn’t I know a lot about P.L Travers, I don’t know. It’s odd. But when I started to investigate, I became more and more fascinated by her. I mean I started by reading the other works that she’d written her essay’s on, on myth. There’s a wonderful essay of hers on sadness. She wrote very well about that because she was a very,

Cast member Emma Thompson poses at the premiere of “Saving Mr. Banks” during the opening night of AFI Fest in Hollywood, California on 7 Nov, 2013. Reuters very sad person a lot of the time. And obviously there were lots of biographical programs and there’s endless material, lots and lots.” Emma Thompson, Actress of “Saving Mr. Banks” said. Xinhua

Willie Nelson’s band members injured in Texas bus crash

New York, 24 Nov — Country singer Willie Nelson’s drummer broke his hip and two other band members suffered minor injuries after their bus hit a highway overpass pillar in heavy rains in East Texas early Saturday morning, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The accident forced Nelson to suspend tour dates through the end of the month, according to the

band’s website. The bus, carrying the driver and five band members, crashed on Interstate 30 near Sulphur Springs, 80 miles northeast of Dallas, about 3:30 am, Trooper Sylvia Jennings said. “The driver stated that he had been driving through heavy, heavy rains and high winds and was having a difficult time driving,” Jennings said. “I guess at some point he lost control, went

Willie Nelson (L) and Glen Campbell off the road and hit one of the columns of one of the overpasses.” Nelson’s drummer, Paul English, broke his hip,

and two bandmates - English’s brother, Billy, and Thomas Ray Hawkins - had bumps and bruises, Jennings said. They were taken to Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. “Willie Nelson’s band bus (not Willie’s bus) was in an accident overnight on icy I-30,” said Nelson’s website. “3 members of the family were hospitalized. Additional information will be released as we get it.”—Reuters

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Chinese actress Qi Xi poses for photos with her trophy of the Best New Actress award for the film “Mystery” at the 49th Golden Horse Film Awards in Ilan County, southeast China’s Taiwan, on 24 Nov, 2012. Xinhua

Norwegian duo Ylvis discuss their success with quirky song Beijing, 24 Nov — If you haven’t heard of Ylvis, that will soon change. The duo’s song “What Does the Fox Say?” has so far had over 230 million views on YouTube, 44 times the population of Norway, their home country. Let’s see what Ylvis has to say about their success with the quirky song “The Fox”. The two Norwegian brothers who perform under the name of Ylvis have had great success with their parody pop song “The Fox” in the last couple of months. With over 230 million views on YouTube since its release in September, invitations to perform across the globe and a children’s book based on the song, things seem to be going well for the duo. But in fact, it’s not all milk and honey. “The strange thing about it is that people, especially back in Norway, people now expect us to be

billionaires because of this. Like people got back in the good old days when people sold records and, but the fact is always that we have meetings every week now to sort of sit down, look at the whole picture and insure ourselves that we don’t lose money on this project you know. That’s how things are, so we should have been living like 50 years ago.” Vegard Ylvisaker, Recording Artist said. The song, which has captured the imagination of millions, asks a basic question: “What does the fox say?” The brothers appear in the video in a series of animal costumes emulating the sounds of various animals, but are stumped when it comes to the red-furred creature. Ylvis say that the book they’re launching was organically developed from the theme of the song before they even made the video.—Xinhua

If you haven’t heard of Ylvis, that will soon change. The duo’s song “What Does the Fox Say?” has so far had over 230 million views on YouTube, 44 times the population of Norway, their home country. Xinhua


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Ronaldo hurt as Real, Barca and Atletico cruise Barcelona, 24 Nov — Cristiano Ronaldo fired Real Madrid ahead before going off injured as they cruised to a 5-0 win at Almeria to remain six points adrift of leaders Barcelona who defeated Granada 4-0 earlier on Saturday. Atletico Madrid then played their part in a day of big wins for the teams at the top of the table

when Raul Garcia and David Villa scored two goals apiece to help Atletico Madrid retain a strong hold on second spot with a 7-0 win over 10-man Getafe. Ronaldo struck after three minutes but the game was still in the balance when he limped off early in the second half. Karim Benzema settled Real’s nerves by curl-

Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas scores from a penalty during their Spanish First division soccer match against Granada at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on 23 Nov, 2013.—Reuters

Tanaka recognized by Guinness World Records Sendai, 24 Nov — Rakuten Eagles ace Masahiro Tanaka received a certificate of recognition on Saturday by Guinness World Records for his record-breaking season. The 25-year-old Tanaka went 24-0 this season and, coupled with his 28-game winning streak that began on 26 August, 2012 plus two wins in the postseason, had a 30game winning streak. “I’ve never thought about a Guinness record. I’ve watched on TV and thought, ‘So this is what a Guinness record is.’ It is a great honor to be recognized and have my name recorded in history,” said Tanaka, who received the certificate at a fan appreciation event the same day at

Rakuten Eagles ace Masahiro Tanaka holds the certificates in Sendai, northeastern Japan, on 23 Nov, 2013, that Guinness World Records issued recognizing his recordbreaking season. Kyodo News Kleenex Stadium in Sendai. Kyodo News

ing home the second on 61 minutes before Gareth Bale, Isco and Alvaro Morata consigned Almeria to a resounding defeat. The main concern was the extent of the leg strain for Ronaldo, who has bagged 14 goals in seven games including four for Portugal in their triumphant two-legged World Cup playoff win over Sweden. “I don’t think it is important,” Real coach Carlo Ancelotti told a news conference. “He had a problem with his thigh but I don’t think it will be anything as there was no pain. He will be back soon.” Injury-plagued Barca continued to set the pace after first-half penalties by Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas set them up for victory. Visiting Granada had Manuel Iturra dismissed after 66 minutes before Alexis Sanchez and Pedro completed the rout for the champions, who were miss-

stretch their Ligue 1 lead to seven points on Saturday. Ibrahimovic, who featured in Sweden’s World Cup playoff defeat by Portugal in midweek, put the seal on PSG’s win with a Paris Saint-Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic controls the ball during their French Ligue 1 soccer match against Stade de Reims at Auguste Delaune Stadium in Reims on 23 Nov, 2013.—Reuters

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo (top) is challenged by Almeria’s Jesus Joaquin Fernandez “Suso” during their Spanish First Division soccer match at Juegos Mediterraneos stadium in Almeria, on 23 Nov, 2013. Reuters Following the restart, there Almeria’s heads Ronaldo went off holding dropped. his leg after battling for the Bale robbed Sebastian ball with Alex Vidal. Dubarbier to get on the The game had turned scoresheet before Isco and scrappy but Benzema pro- Morata completed the rout. duced a fine goal and from Reuters

Vettel on pole for Brazilian Grand Prix Sao Paulo, 24 Nov — Red Bull’s quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel stormed to pole position for the season-ending Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix after a rain-hit qualifying session at Interlagos on Saturday. The 26-year-old German, more than ever in a class of his own, made his 45th career pole - and ninth of the season — look all too easy as he swept round a rain-soaked track with a time of one minute 26.479 seconds. Nico Rosberg joined his compatriot on the front row for Mercedes, but the 0.623 second gulf between his time and Vettel’s told the real story. “He was really impressive in that last session there,” said Red Bull principal Christian Horner

Ibrahimovic forgets World Cup woe to help stretch PSG lead Paris, 24 Nov — Zlatan Ibrahimovic put his World Cup anguish behind him by scoring one goal and setting up another as champions Paris St Germain won 3-0 at Stade Reims to

ing a string of players including Lionel Messi, Xavi and keeper Victor Valdes. Barcelona have 40 points from 14 games and a three-point lead over Atletico Madrid, with city rivals Real a further three points adrift after Saturday’s action. Real pressed Almeria in a storming start and it did not take long for them to go in front as Isco sent Ronaldo through with a searching ball from the right. Almeria set out to defend deeply with five at the back, a system that has brought them success in recent games, but Real’s quality in attack proved too much. The home side were dangerous on the break with Suso curling a shot just round the post while Benzema headed wide at the other end before a fine run from Ronaldo ended with his shot being saved by Esteban Suarez.

90th-minute strike after earlier goals by Lucas Moura and Jeremy Menez. The capital club, unbeaten in 34 games in all competitions, now have 34 points from 14 matches. Second-placed Lille host Toulouse on Sunday. Brazil forward Lucas opened the scoring after a fine one-two with Ibrahimovic, firing home a low cross-shot in the 24th minute.—Reuters

after a jubilant Vettel had celebrated the pole with a cheer of ‘Ole, ole’ over the team radio.

“To produce two laps that were over half a second clear of the rest of the field in such tricky conditions,

Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates after taking pole position at the qualifying session of the Brazilian F1 Grand Prix at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo on 23 Nov, 2013.—Reuters

what more can you say?” Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso equalled his best position of the season with third place next to Vettel’s Australian team mate Mark Webber, preparing for his Formula One farewell before heading off to race sportscars with Porsche. Webber, who had topped the timesheets in a meaningless final practice with most drivers conserving tyres, was more than a second off Vettel’s pace while Alonso said a mistake had cost him eight tenths. “I went off at turn four, I was very late and missed the corner,” he explained, saying second place would have been possible but not pole.—Reuters

Pacquiao beats Rios by unanimous decision

Macau, 24 Nov — Manny Pacquiao registered a decisive, unanimous decision win against American Brandon Rios to clinch the vacant WBO International welterweight title on Sunday. The Filipino great was dominant throughout, showing vastly greater hand speed than his opponent and landing blistering combinations that left Rios’ right eye swollen and his left eye bleeding. Pacquiao’s most recent contests were a controversial points loss to Timothy

Bradley in June 2012, and a sixth-round knockout at the hands of Mexican Juan Ma-

nuel Marquez in December. There were no knockdowns in the fight.—Reuters

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People enjoy themselves with Merry-go-Round at the Christmas market in Vancouver, Canada, on 22 Nov, 2013. The 4th Vancouver Christmas Market kicked off on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza in Vancouver on Friday.—Xinhua

Goetze scores on return as Bayern sink Dortmund Dortmund, 24 Nov— Mario Goetze scored on his return to Borussia Dortmund, the club where he grew up, to set bitter rivals Bayern Munich on the way to a 3-0 Bundesliga win in the clash of Germany’s top two sides on Saturday. Goetze stabbed the ball home in the 66th minute, only 10 minutes after coming on as a substitute to a resounding chorus of jeers, as the Bavarians enjoyed their first league win over Dortmund since February 2010. The 21-year-old, whose transfer stunned Borussia fans when it was confirmed last April for 37 million euros ($50.04 million), did not celebrate his goal. Arjen Robben sealed the win with a typical breakaway effort with five minutes left and Thomas Mueller sidefooted a third to complete a demoralising evening for Dortmund as their makeshift defence collapsed. Dortmund were left to rue an early miss by Robert Lewan-

dowski, who fired wide from six metres after only two minutes, and a brilliant save by Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to deny Marco Reus with the score 1-0. The win took leaders and champions Bayern, who have 35 points, seven clear of third-placed Dortmund. Bayer Leverkusen are sandwiched inbetween on 31 points after winning 1-0 at Hertha Berlin with Stefan Kiessling’s 13th goal of the season in all competitions.

Bayern Munich’s Mario Goetze (C) celebrates with team mates Arjen Robben and Thiago (R) after he scored a goal against Borussia Dortmund during their German first division Bundesliga soccer match in Dortmund, on 23 Nov, 2013.—Reuters

Work to remove used fuel at Fukushima No 4 spent fuel pool eyed Tues

Tokyo, 24 Nov— Work to remove spent fuel from a storage pool inside a damaged reactor building at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex will begin on Tuesday at the earliest, a source close to the operator of the Fukushima plant said on Saturday. Fuel removal work started last Monday, with workers first extracting 22 unused fuel assemblies that are relatively easier to handle than spent fuel. The second batch of work involves removing 22 spent fuel rod assemblies as part of a yearlong mission to eventually remove over 1,000 assemblies from the spent

Bayern, who had not won any of their last six meetings with Dortmund, had plenty of early possession but spent most of the team passing the ball sideways, unable to play their way out of defence. After Lewandowski’s miss, Jakub Blaszczykowski wasted a chance for Dortmund when he dallied over his shot and Reus had a powerful drive parried by Neuer as the hosts looked menacing.—Reuters

fuel pool of the No 4 unit of Tokyo Electric Power Co’s Fukushima plant to deal with one of the major hazards in the cleanup activities. It is the first time since March 2011, when the nuclear crisis erupted, for TEPCO to engage in removing fuel assemblies from the spent fuel pool. The No 4 unit suffered a hydrogen explosion but avoided a reactor meltdown, unlike the Nos. 1 to 3 reactors, as all of its fuel was stored in the spent fuel pool because the reactor was undergoing periodic maintenance work at the time. Kyodo News



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Arsenal extend lead, Liverpool draw 3-3 at Everton

London, 24 Nov — Arsenal stretched their Premier League lead to four points when they were gifted a 2-0 home victory over third-placed Southampton on Saturday following a laughable blunder by visiting goalkeeper Artur Boruc. Southampton, beaten only once previously this season, were holding their own at the Emirates until Polish international Boruc tried to dummy his way past Olivier Giroud in the 22nd minute and was dispossessed by the Frenchman, who scored. Arsenal, who completed the win through Giroud’s late penalty, have 28 points. Liverpool are second on 24 after a pulsating Merseyside derby ended 3-3 at

Goodison Park as Daniel Sturridge scored in the 89th minute for the visitors after Everton had twice come from behind to lead 3-2. The day’s London derby was much more Straight-

forward as Frank Lampard scored twice in Chelsea’s comfortable 3-0 win at his old club West Ham United which also took them to 24 points. Southampton are fourth on 22, a point ahead

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud (C) scores a penalty against Southampton during their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates stadium in London on 23 Nov, 2013.—Reuters

of Everton. Newcastle United continued their good run with a 2-1 home win over Norwich City to move to 20 points alongside champions Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, who are both in action on Sunday at Cardiff City and Manchester City respectively. Arsenal hit the post twice in the early stages at the Emirates, once via an audacious flick by Aaron Ramsey, but they were handed their opener on a plate. Boruc had the ball at his feet with plenty of time to clear but twice tried to dummy his was past Giroud, only to lose the ball and give the Frenchman an open goal.—Reuters

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Union Minister for Information U Aung Kyi looks round the publications in the library.—mna Yangon, 24 Nov—In commemoration of Writer Hmawby Saya Thein who was able to open new page in the history of Myanmar literary and create new writing style of prose, the opening ceremony of Hmawby Saya Thein Library was held at the library in No 4 Ward in Hmawby Township in Yangon Region, here, this morning.

First, Chairman of Myanmar Libraries Foundation U Maung Maung and officials cut the ribbon to open the library. Union Minister for Information U Aung Kyi unveiled the signboard of the library. The Union Minister and party looked round the new library building, books written by Hmawby Saya

Thein and publications in the library. Afterwards, the Union Minister delivered an address. The foundation chairman explained the purpose of the opening of the library, and Chairman of Myint Myat Saytanar Parahita Association U Aung Zeya spoke words of thanks. MNA

Nay Pyi Taw, 24 Nov—A ceremony to hoist diamond orb, pennantshape vane and golden umbrella atop Historic Aungmyin Zeya Pagoda was held at the pagoda in Taungdwingyi in Magway Region this morning. It was attended by the members of Sangha led by Chairman of State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee Abhidhaja Maha Rattha Guru Abhidhaja Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotika Dr Kumarabhivam-

cess and called for an end to submission of such draft resolution to the Third Committee in future, it is learnt. Regarding the draft resolution which was adopted without a vote in the Third Committee, Myanmar Permanent Representative to the UN U Kyaw Tin reiterated the Myanmar delegation's long standing position against the use of the word, "Rohingya minority" in the text. It has never been included among over 100 national races of Myanmar. He spoke of the most important point that the government has highlevel commitment to prevent its recurrence and has taken actions against perpetrators without discrimination. During the recent visit of OIC delegation to Myanmar, the government has reiterated its assurance to put an end to all acts of violence, to protect the civilian population and to ensure full respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. The government has been working with the international community to

provide humanitarian needs and to promote interfaith dialogues. The facilitation of the recent visit of the OIC delegation to Myanmar demonstrates our readiness to engage with international community to alleviate the humanitarian situation, he added. He continued that the rights to land ownership, or movements or access will be considered in accordance with the laws of Myanmar and the prevailing security conditions. He expressed the Myanmar delegation's principled position of opposition to selective tabling of country specific resolutions which target particular member states selectively, saying that the UPR is the sole monitoring mechanism to fairly address human rights situations in all countries, promoting and protection of human rights should be based on the principles of cooperation and genuine dialogue through strengthening the capacity of member states to comply with their human rights obligations.

Sayadaws. The pennant-shape vane and diamond orb were hoisted atop the pagoda and the Sayadaws consecrated the pagoda. The growing ceremony of banyan trees followed. Members of Sangha led by the Region Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee Chairman Sayadaw, the Union minister and Magway Region Chief Minister U Phone Maw Shwe planted the banyan saplings. MNA

Photo shows business groups voluntarily contribute their coaches for the smooth transportation during the XXVII SEA Games.(Photo by Ko MyoShwe Paukkan)

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Rohingya never been included among national races of Myanmar Nay Pyi Taw, 24 Nov — U Kyaw Tin, Permanent Representative of the Union of Myanmar to the United Nations raised an objection to a resolution about Myanmar at a meeting of the Third Committee of the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in which draft resolutions regarding the situations of the human rights in Myanmar, Syria, Iran and North Korea were approved in New York, the USA, on 19 November. Regarding the draft resolutions, a meeting report under the headline "Delegates hail human rights improvements in Myanmar as Third Committee approves 8 draft resolutions, including 4 country-specific texts" was released on 19 November by United Nations Information Centre. At the time when the draft resolution titled "Situations of the Human Rights in Myanmar was being approved in the meeting of the Third Committee, some delegates welcomed positive developments in political and economic reform pro-

sa, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann and wife Daw Khin Lay Thet, Union Minister U Hsan Hsint and wife Daw Khin Ma Lay, officials and national race cultural dance troupes.The congregation received the Nine Precepts from the SSMNC Chairman Sayadaw. Then, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann and wife and officials donated diamond orb, pennant-shape vane and golden umbrella to the

He emphasized that the country-specific issue of Myanmar should not remain under scrutiny by the United Nations and called for an end to the mandate of the Special Rapporteur. According to the draft resolution, the United Nation General Assembly welcomed the government's pledges to continue political and economic reform processes, democratization and national reconciliation including promoting and protection of human rights, it is learnt.— MNA

Relief supplies of Myanmar Armed Forces airlifted to the Philippines Nay Pyi Taw, 24 Nov—Myanmar Armed Forces airlifted relief supplies for storm victims of the Philippines today. An aircraft of Myanmar Airways carrying Vice Adjutant-General Maj-Gen Hla Shwe and senior military officers, drinking water bottles, medicines and foodstuff arrived at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, at 1.15 pm LST today. On behalf of the Myanmar Armed Forces, the

Vice Adjutant-General handed over relief aid to Deputy Chief of Staff of the Philippine Air Force Major General Wilfredo Ona and officers. As the chair for ASEAN Chiefs of Defence Forces Meeting, Myanmar Armed Forces called on ASEAN Defence Forces to provide humanitarian assistance to Typhoon Haiyanravaged people of the Philippines. ASEAN Defence Forces also sent relief supplies to the Philippines. Myawady

Service personnel carrying relief supplies for storm victims of the Philippines.—Myawady

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