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North Korea has fired a submarine-launched missile towards Japan, showing the isolated country has improved its technological capability. Natasha Howitt from Reuters reports. Reporter, Reuters, Natasha Howitt <<< North Korea has fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile towards Japan, for the first time reaching its air defence identification zone. The launch shows Pyongyang's technological capabilities have significantly improved.

A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake devastated mountain villages in central Italy on Wednesday, leaving at least 35 people dead, according to the first official toll, and dozens more injured or unaccounted for. Deaths were reported in three villages in a mountainous area straddling the regions of Lazio and Marche: Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto. The  6.2-magnitude quake hit central Italy and was felt in Rome, the United States Geological Survey said.

Audition for Myanmar Idol Season (2) will be held in five major cities starting next month. 

Aiming to give more chance for enthusiasts across the country, mobile casting will also be taken in 15 adjacent cities near the major cities. 

“It needs to consider the losses of the country when waiting for ensuring peace” and “efforts should be put more for all citizens not to face losses”, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said at the meeting with the Peace Process Steering Team (PPST) in Nay Pyi Taw, Wednesday.  The State Counsellor said that trust is the main necessary thing for peace process and other issues can be solved through mutual trust. She called all citizens for striving to get achievements in the peace process. 

Pyithu Hluttaw People’s Parliament Convened its 19th day session with 9 programs in Nay Pyi Taw, Wednesday. 

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