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35 min ago | The Straits Times

Climate change: Rising sea levels pose salt threat in Vietnam

Saline water renders farmlands in Vietnam very dry and useless. Salt concentrations in the groundwater have been measured up to 3:1,000, far higher than Health Ministry guidelines which stipulate that salt concentration levels must be less than 0.3 per thousand to be safe for daily use.


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4 hrs ago | The Nation

Thai firms seeking new opportunities in Vietnam

Bilateral trade between Vietnam and Thailand is expected to increase by 20 per cent per year to reach US$15 billion by 2020, according to Nguyen Van Tuan, head of the International Relations Department of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


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10 hrs ago | Marlborough Express

Surgeon remembers Vietnam war

MEDICAL SERVICE: Gerard Verkaaik shows wife Joy Verkaaik the report of his medical laboratory services in Vietnam, one of many recounted in the new book, No Front Line - Inside Stories of New Zealand's Vietnam War .


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11 hrs ago | The Nation

Vietnam recognises Asia's oldest couple

Documents had confirmed the birth dates of farmers Cao Vien, 106, and Vu Thi Hai, 100, according to the Vietnam Guiness Book Centre, its director Le Tran Truong An told dpa.


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15 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

Vietnamese gov't denies rumors of huge Chinese workforce at site of deadly riot

The Vietnamese government dismissed rumors that tens of thousands of Chinese workers are currently employed at the industrial zone where three Chinese workers were killed in riots last May. Amid rising unemployment, stories published by several media outlets this week alleged that Taiwan's Formosa Plastics Group planned to add 10,000 Chinese ... (more)


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16 hrs ago | Korean News

Vietnamese National Day Marked

Nguyen Thac Phong, charge d'affaires ad interim of the Vietnamese embassy here, gave a reception at the Taedonggang Diplomatic Club Thursday to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.


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Thu Aug 28, 2014

What Anti-China Riots? Investment in Vietnam Surges Ahead

I have covered some of everything over the past 26 years of news reporting, from my alma mater U.C. Berkeley to the Great Hall of the People in Beijing where I followed Communist officials for the Japanese news agency Kyodo.


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Kyle Akers settles in as the Oregon Guard's man in Vietnam

The Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Nguyen Tan Dung, meets with Gen.


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Reston Family Wins $8,000 Energy Package Drawing

Caitlin Lundquist and her family of Reston are the proud winners of a new ENERGY STAR-rated heating and cooling system .


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Ag Professional

Bayer CropScience expands Bayer SeedGrowth Centers

Bayer CropScience is committed to developing solutions to help growers combat their biggest nemeses through research and development, and Bayer SeedGrowth is a major component in this research.

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Thanh Nein News

Tourists at a restaurant in the Mekong Delta's Can Tho City. Photo: Phu Sa Loc

Relevant agencies are seeking central government approval to waive tourist visa requirements for France, Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, India and Canada.


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Thanh Nein News

The resurrection of Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe: How HCMC brought the blackwater canal back from the dead

Once a lush river, then a stagnant ditch, the World Bank now regards the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal in Ho Chi Minh City as an example of smart urban development work.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Phu Bia Mining Appoints Linfox

Linfox Chairman, Peter Fox said the work with Phu Bia Mining, the Lao-registered subsidiary of Australian copper and gold producer PanAust Ltd, represented a significant expansion of Linfox's scale in the region.


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Marine News

MES-UBI Begins Operations in Vietnam

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd and UBI Tower Sole Member Limited established the joint venture company named MES-UBI Heavy Industries Company Limited which manufactures the pressure vessels installed in the refinery and petrochemical plants with obtaining the Vietnamese government approval dated at April 23, 2014, then MES-UBI started ... (more)


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Thanh Nein News

Jealous caf owner jailed for tattooing centipedes on waitress' face and breasts

A cafA© owner in the beach town of Vung Tau was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for shaving a female waitress' head and coercing her into a tattoo parlor in a jealous rage.


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China says wants to mend ties with Vietnam: Xinhua

A top official of China's Communist Party told a special envoy from Vietnam on Tuesday the two neighbors should try to rebuild their battered ties after a flare-up over sovereignty in the South China Sea, the official Xinhua news agency said.


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The Outernet

Four smashing summer reads sparking fresh thinking

The morning run was particularly eventful. I closed my eyes and reflected on four books I'm reading that have been enriching in different ways.


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Thanh Nein News

Russian woman arrested in Vietnam for trafficking cocaine

Packs of cocaine found in the luggage of a Russian passenger at Tan Son Nhat Airport on Tuesday.


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Malaysian National News Agency

International Visitors To Vietnam On The Rise

Vietnam welcomed more than 5.47 million foreign holidaymakers over the January-August period, representing a year-on-year increase of 2.2 per cent, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism .


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Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Lebanon Daily News

US criticizes Vietnam convictions of dissidents

Human rights groups have described the charges used to convict Bui Thi Minh Hang, Nguyen Thi Thuy Quynh and Nguyen Van Minh to 3 years, 2 years and 2 1/2 years respectively on Tuesday as "bogus."


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