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30 min ago | Thanh Nein News

Bullet cuts off boy's hand in central Vietnam

A 13-year-old boy in the north-central province of Nghe An had his hand severed in an explosion caused by a bullet he picked up in his neighborhood, Tien Phong Newspaper reported.

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4 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

Vietnam minister denies huge costs of educational reform amid criticism

Responding to critics, Vietnam's educational minister Sunday denied that a plan to reform K-12 education over the next 10 years would cost at least US$1.6 billion.

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7 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

4 drown due to horseplay in southern Vietnam

Rescuers have recovered the bodies of three men and a woman who drowned after a boat capsized on a river in the southeastern province of Tay Ninh on Sunday.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Vietnam court files complaint after lawyer blasts flabby trial

A Central Highlands court has demanded that a Ho Chi Minh City lawyer be punished for making Facebook comments designed to foment discontent about a controversial trial in Dak Lak.

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San Jacinto re-enactment shows life - and war - in 1836

Natalie De Leon, 9, left, and her cousin, Ailyn Villanueva, 5, play Sunday at the San Jacinto battleground site, where the upcoming fest to commemorate the final battle for Texas independence will be held on Saturday.

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Vietnam marks Book Day to promote culture of reading

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has issued a decree making April 21 every year as Vietnam Book Day to promote the culture of reading and in recognition of the efforts of book authors, publishers and distributors in Vietnam.

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Thanh Nein News

Vietnamese woman missing in Korea ferry disaster, daughter saved

A photo of Kwon Ji-yeon, who was rescued from the sunk South Korean ferry, was circulated on Twitter to find her relatives.

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Thanh Nein News

Vietnam mega refinery lowers estimated cost

A motorcyclist pasts the central province of Binh Dinh's Nhon Hoi Economic Zone, where a US$21.5-billion refinery is planned A Thai-invested oil refinery, planned to be set up in the central province of Binh Dinh, has pared its estimated invested from US$28.7 billion to $21.5 billion.

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Vietnam seeks legislative exchange with US

During US Senator Patrick Leahy's visit to Hanoi on Thursday, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung suggested both legislative bodies enhance their cooperation to promote a swift recognition of Vietnam as a market economy.

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Vietnam police seize meth ingredient bound for Australia

A kilogram of pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in producing methamphetamines, was found hidden in tea box seized by Ho Chi Minh City Police Thursday from a package bound for Australia.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Fire kills man, wife in Vietnam southern metro

Ho Chi Minh City police are still investigating the cause of a fire at a department store that killed a married couple Thursday morning.

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Veterans bike through Vietnam to help heal wounds of war

Wounded Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans Yancy Baer and David Lau bicycle up the Hai Van Pass in central Vietnam April 1, 2014, to raise money for Vietnam veterans who want to return for the first time since the war but who cannot afford to make the trip.

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Examiner.com

What's closed Easter Sunday 2014? Stores, restaurants closed on Easter 2014

What's closed Easter Sunday 2014? The following list will help answer those questions for you.

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The China Post

Vietnam, US to combat Agent Orange

Work to clean Agent Orange-contaminated soil began at Da Nang city airport Saturday as the U.S. and Vietnamese governments pushed on with efforts to undo the damage caused by a herbicide deployed by U.S. forces during the Vietnam war.

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Credit quality more important than growth: economists

The government has ordered the central bank to cut interest rates to increase sluggish credit rates and reduce business closures, but economists say the country should not seek to increase credit growth at any cost since credit quality is more inportant than just numbers.

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Land dispute prompts Vietnamese farmers to attack cops

Truong Thi Sinh, 49, shows a bruise she sustained during a clash with police on April 10. Photo: Nguyen Dung Farmers in northern Vietnam claim they attacked police and government officials last week because the officers insisted on seizing land that residents had worked hard to clear decades ago.

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Vietnamese Art Troupe Proves Successful at Art Festival in DPRK

Among the foreign art troupes participated in the 29th April Spring Friendship Art Festival held here was the art troupe of the National Song and Dance Theatre of Vietnam.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Reuters

Vietnam index ends at 9-wk low, more falls expected

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index closed 2.58 percent down on Friday at 565.33 points, its lowest level since Feb. 12, boosted by strong selling from major investors and more falls were expected next week as the market lacked supportive news, analysts said.

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Dictate of Kruphix from 'Journey Into Nyx'

Dictate of Kruphix is an exciting new "Magic: The Gathering" card from Wizards of the Coast's expert expansion set " Journey Into Nyx ."

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Stranger in Paradise

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The words 'five star' have become fairly meaningless in the modern tropical travel world: most high end hotels have all the amenities, to warrant such a ranking, but little heart.

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