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A new robotics company in China has produced what it's touting as the world's first personal robot, a roaming, bilingual device known as BIG-i. Nathan Frandino from Reuters reports. Reporter, Reuters, Nathan Frandino <<< Meet BIG-i. This self-navigating, roaming robot produced by Chenzhen-based NXROBO could be coming to a home near you. And when it does, NXROBO CEO Dr. Tin Lun Lam hopes BIG-i will fit right in with the family. >>> NXROBO CEO, DR.

A movie entitled, “Kun Hein” that means “one thousand islands to be flooded” in Shan Language was shown by Action for Shan State Rivers in Yangon, Wednesday. 

The documentary film highlights threatening to the beautiful scenery of Namt Pein River in Kun Hein Township due to the plan for construction of Mong Ton hydropower dam and the traditional customs of the locals residing along the creek. 

The 42nd day session of Pyithu Hluttaw People’s Parliament convened in Nay Pyi Taw with the attendance of 404 MPs, Wednesday. Queries on better telecommunication services in Man Ton and Mine Kai areas and construction of retaining walls at Let Pan Kyunt village in Tuanggup Township were raised. Myanmar Investment Bill submitted by the Ministry of Planning and Finance was discussed and sought for approval. MPs also discussed a proposal to help and protect abused and exploited Myanmar migrant workers in foreign countries through G to G.

A fast-growing brush fire prompted mandatory evacuations on Tuesday from an area of the Santa Cruz mountains in Northern California of the United States, according to the California government website. The blaze charred about 2200 acres of drought-parched vegetation, burned two homes and threatened at least 300 structures, according to the website. Air tankers and helicopters assisted the firefighters to battle the so-called 'Loma' fire, officials said.

Local NGO Open Myanmar Initiative launched a website showcasing data on state budget that is accessible to all, in a bid to promote transparency.

The website includes official data information on union, state and region budgets, as well as budget for allowances for ministries, based on the data collected by the Ministry of Finance and Parliament houses.

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Updated on: 10:41AM, September 28 2016
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