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China said it had lodged a complaint with the United States over a U.S. spy plane that flew over parts of the disputed South China Sea in a diplomatic row. Friction in the region has grown over China's land reclamation in the Spratly islands. China last week said it was "strongly dissatisfied" after a U.S. spy plane flew over areas near the reefs, with both sides accusing each other of stoking instability. China had noted "ear-piercing voices" from many in the U.S. about China's construction on the islands and reefs.

Syrian government aircraft launched at least 15 strikes in and around the ancient city of Palymra on Monday, foll`owing its fall to the Islamic State group. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the raids were the most intense since the jihadists overran the city on Thursday. The strikes targeted several areas of the city, including some close to a UNESCO world heritage site.

School enrollment week started on May 25 and the schools across the nation is going to be opened on June 1st. Kyu Kyu Thin report from one of the schools in Yangon.Every year, the last week of May is designated as the school enrollment week so as to encourage all-school going aged children to go to school. In this academic year, free education for primary, middle and high school students are also provided by the Ministry of Education.

Asean-Japan Library development forum was held on Monday, focused on enhancing a good digital library environment in the Asean region. The forum is one of the ASEAN Plus three Projects funded by ASEAN-Japan Integration Fund. It highlights the opportunities and challenges in preserving libraries through digital technology.

Parliament Houses continued in Nay Pyi Taw Monday.

At Pyithu Hluttaw People’s Parliament, MPs raised questions on prevention measures for deforestation, resettlement of villages, permission of farmland for cultivation purpose, issuing compensation for farmland confiscation, opening of Kindergarten school, opening of banks and money changers alternatively during long holidays. 

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