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A Sudanese woman who had faced execution for conversion then detained after her conviction was quashed, arrived in the United States. Since leaving Sudan after her sentence and detention triggered international outrage, Ibrahim has been in Rome, where she met with Pope Francis along with her husband and two children. Ibrahim, 27, was sentenced to death in May on charges of converting from Islam to Christianity and marrying a Christian South Sudanese-American.

A series of gas explosions in Taiwan's second city killed up to 24 people, and injured about 270 others. The blasts rocked the city's Cianjhen district. The exact cause of the gas leaks is not clear, but reports say the blasts were caused by ruptured pipelines. The explosions happened late on Thursday night, with witnesses reporting huge fireballs soaring into the air. Taiwan's premier said there were at least five blasts. Some residents said the force of the explosion was similar to that of an earthquake.

Myanmar’s youngest football players prepare for a regional tournament; and with the team winning gold from the same competition last year, expectations on how they will perform this time is high. 

Myanmar U-12 football team is training for 2014 Youth Football Tournament in Korea.

The tournament aims to exchange football talents and culture among Asian teams and is set to happen in August 8-11 with 43 countries competing. 

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, Union Parliament 10th Session concluded Friday.Appointment of new ministers for Information and Health was approved. Three bills, including one on political parties’ registration, were recorded. Reports ranging from labor disputes to loans and farm implements were sought for approval, with concerned ministry officials explaining the said reports. Reports on planned signing of agreement on ASEAN medicines field was heard, and a report on border security was recorded.

Speaker of Union and People's Parliament Thura U Shwe Mann met the delegation of US-ASEAN Business Council led by Chairman Alexander C Feldman at parliament building in Nay PyiTaw, yesterday. At the call, they discussed matters related to investments and cooperation for economic growth.

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Updated on 1-8-2014  11:25 AM

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Yangon

Broken clouds
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  • Temperature: 25 °C
  • Wind: South-Southwest, 9.3 km/h
  • Pressure: 1006 hPa
  • Rel. Humidity: 89 %
  • Visibility: 6 km
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Sat, 2014-08-02 01:00