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Concerning the rights of child labors and education access for them were discussed at the 13th day session of Yangon Region Parliament, Friday. 

Chinese sailor Guo Chuan went missing after being thrown into the water either by high winds or a rocking boat during his trans-Pacific sailing, Guo's support team said on Thursday. The team said he was suspected to have fallen in the water between 15:15 and 15:30 Tuesday Beijing time. The 51-year-old Chinese sailor was attempting to sail from San Francisco to Shanghai in 20 days or less for a new solo trans-Pacific world record.

Yangon Heritage Trust has been installing the blue plaques to century aged buildings in Yangon City, aiming to preserve the historic characteristics of ancient landmarks.

On Friday, YHT has installed the blue plaque at Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Building on Bogalay Market Street in Botahtaung Township.

To raise awareness and help combat child stunting in Myanmar, Save the Children launched a program on “1000 Day Journey” on Thursday.

The statistics show that 1.6 million children in Myanmar are stunted; that is more than one in every three children under the age of five. 

Stunting is significantly higher in rural areas than in urban areas. The highest rates are in Chin State and Rakhine State.

Chilean researchers are seeking conservation aid to protect a collection of mummified human remains found in northern Chile, the oldest mummies discovered in the world to date, by seeking special heritage status at UNESCO.  The nearly 300 "Chinchorro" mummies, which have been recovered in recent years from the dry coastal area near the Peru border, are thought to date from between 5000 BC to 1500 BC. The "Chinchorro" were a simple community of hunters and gatherers who have puzzled by experts through their complex methods of mummification.

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