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Soft-opening ceremony of Commissioning of Made` Crude Oil Unloading Terminal and Pre-Commissioning of Southeast Asia Crude Oil Pipeline was held at Inya Lake Hotel in Yangon, Wednesday with an address by Patron of National Energy Management Committee, Vice President U Nyan Tun.The Terminal was jointly constructed by the Ministry of Energy and South East Asia Pipeline of China National Petroleum Corporation. The project started in 2011 and the main tasks have been completed at the beginning of 2015.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said attackers who killed two Israeli soldiers near the Israeli-Lebanese frontier would be punished. The soldiers and a Spanish peacekeeper were killed in an exchange of fire between Hezbollah and Israel, one of the most violent clashes between the two sides since a 2006 war. The soldiers died when Hezbollah fired five missiles at a convoy of Israeli military vehicles on the frontier with Lebanon. The peacekeeper, serving with a U.N. monitoring force in southern Lebanon, was killed as Israel responded with air strikes and artillery fire, a U.N.

Philippine President Benigno Aquino urged parliament to save a Muslim rebel peace deal after it was jeopardized by a bungled anti-terror raid that killed 44 police commandos. Public pressure is growing for retribution after bloodbath on the southern island of Mindanao, the worst loss of life by the country's police or troops in recent memory. Aquino warned against calls to jettison a regional autonomy bill now being debated in parliament - aimed at ending decades of Muslim rebellion in Mindanao which killed tens of thousands - as payback for the police slaughter.

A powerful blizzard struck New England and Maine, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of snow and coastal flooding. Snow was forecast to keep falling into early Wednesday in eastern New England, possibly setting a record snowfall in Boston. At Logan International Airport, 23.3 inches of snow was on the ground early evening, swept higher in parts by strong winds. A statewide travel ban was scheduled to be lifted at midnight but Massachusetts residents were urged to stay off the roads if possible.

An angry Japanese prime minister slammed as "utterly despicable" an Islamist militant threat to kill both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot unless Amman releases a jihadi bomber. The clock was ticking towards the 24-hour deadline Islamic State group militants set in their latest chilling video, which warned they will execute freelance journalist Kenji Goto and airman Maaz al-Kassasbeh if they do not get their way. Abe also instructed all ministers to work together for the early release of Mr Kenji Goto.

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Updated on 11:36AM, January 28 2015

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