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More than half of Yemen's people suffer from malnutrition, according to the United Nations, as the ongoing civil war disrupts the country's main industry, fishing. Diane Hodges from Reuters reports. Reporter, Reuters, Diane Hodges <<< In this barren, coastal village in Yemen, men sit at home, rocking their babies. Normally, they'd be out fishing, but the threat of air strikes from Saudi planes keeps them on shore.

 “A Long Way Panglong” documentary film featuring the election campaigns of NLD Chairperson Daw Aung San Suu Kyi who is currently in her capacity as the State Counsellor and the Union Minister of Foreign Affairs was screened at Junction Cineplex in Yangon, 

Mental Health Society under the Myanmar Medical Association (MMA) organized 4th Myanmar Mental Health Conference organized in Yangon.

Local and international experts discussed under the title “CHANGE: The way forward to achieve mental health services”, hoping to provide the better mental health service in the country. 

The Government’s Peace Commission and the Delegation for Political Negotiation (DPN) will meet in Chiang Mai, Thailand, today, according to the Global New Light of Myanmar. The Peace Commission left for Chiang Mai Saturday at the invitation of DPN’s leader Khu Oo Ral. On the government side to talk with the DPN in Chiang Mai are U Aung Kyi, leader of the advisory board to the Peace Commission and members Dr. Min Zaw Oo and U Aung Soe.

Chinese Premier Minister Li Keqiang met with Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday during a two-day trip to Havana, and the two leaders oversaw the signing of around 30 agreements in various sectors like on collaboration in the science, environmental, industry, energy, public health and agricultural sectors, Cuban state TV said. China also agreed to extend lines of credit for certain projects, it added, but did not specify how much.

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Updated on: 10:58AM, September 23 2016
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