Crying Greek pensioner: the story behind the poignant photo

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Crying Greek pensioner: the story behind the poignant photo

Retiree Giorgos Chatzifotiadis had queued up at three banks in Greece's second city of Thessaloniki on Friday in the hope of withdrawing a pension on behalf of his wife, but all in vain.

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Taiwan investors unable to fund multi-billion dollar steel mill in Vietnam

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Taiwan investors unable to fund multi-billion dollar steel mill in Vietnam

The construction site of Guang Lian Dung Quat Steel Mill in the central province of Quang Ngai. Photo credit: baodautu.vn

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Nha Trang beachfront project canceled due to funding snag

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Nha Trang beachfront project canceled due to funding snag

Khanh Hoa Province has officially revoked the permit for a controversial property project set to take over 14 hectares of Nha Trang beach after its Indian investor failed to show that it had the money.

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Japan pledges $6 billion to Mekong nations as China prepares new bank

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Japan pledges $6 billion to Mekong nations as China prepares new bank

Japan said on Saturday it would extend around $6 billion in development aid to Mekong region countries, as China prepares to launch a new institutional lender seen as encroaching on the regional clout of Tokyo and ally Washington.

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Weekly roundup: Property bubble, tourism crisis, foreign sex workers

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Weekly roundup: Property bubble, tourism crisis, foreign sex workers

As banks increase lending, fear of property bubble returns

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Europeans tried to block IMF debt report on Greece: sources

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Europeans tried to block IMF debt report on Greece: sources

Euro zone countries tried in vain to stop the IMF publishing a gloomy analysis of Greece's debt burden which the leftist government says vindicates its call to voters to reject bailout terms, sources familiar with the situation said on Friday.

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At least 25 Syrian al Qaeda members dead in mosque blast in Syria's Idlib: monitor

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An explosion at a mosque in Syria's Idlib province on Friday killed at least 25 members of the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, the British-based Observatory monitoring group said.

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Olympic torch unveiled in Brazil

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The design for the Olympic torch that will carry the Olympic flame throughout Brazil leading up to the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro is revealed in Brasila.

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Houthis: Saudi strikes on Yemen kill 16

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Saudi-led air strikes killed at least 16 people in Yemen on Friday, the Houthi militia said, as the EU and US appeal for a pause in the war to help stricken civilians.

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Kerry on nuclear talks: “We are making progress“

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Iran nuclear talks are "making progress," says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry but negotiators still wrestle with sticking points.

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10 reasons to visit Vietnam

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10 reasons to visit Vietnam

1. Free wifi everywhere

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3 sisters drown in central Vietnam pond

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A young couple in the Central Highlands fainted when they saw the bodies of all their three daughters, who drowned in a pond near their home on Wednesday.

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China angered by new U.S. military strategy report

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China's Foreign Ministry expressed anger on Friday after the Pentagon's updated National Military Strategy slammed Chinese claims in the South China Sea as aggressive and inconsistent with international law.

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Stick-on smart sensor offers hassle-free car hire

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A small sensor stuck to the windscreen could spell the end of liability disputes if a rented car is damaged while on loan.

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'Yes' camp takes slim lead in Greece

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Supporters of Greece's bailout terms have taken a wafer-thin lead over the "No" vote backed by the leftist government, 48 hours before a referendum that may determine the country's future in the euro zone. As Ciara Lee reports European bonds and stocks traded cautiously at Friday's market opening as a result.

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