Ho Chi Minh City needs over $4 billion to tackle flooding

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Ho Chi Minh City needs over $4 billion to tackle flooding

Ho Chi Minh City needs a large amount of money to fix its flooding problem since it was designed for two million people but the population has surged to more than 10 million, experts said at a conference on the issue Tuesday.

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Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death

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Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death

The Afghan Taliban have named a deputy to former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour as their new leader, a spokesman said in a statement on Wednesday, the group's first official confirmation that Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike.

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Live leech removed from Vietnamese man’s nose

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Live leech removed from Vietnamese man’s nose

A man in the northern mountain province of Tuyen Quang has had a live leech removed from his nose after bleeding for three days and having difficulty breathing.

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Torrential rains submerge streets, disrupt traffic in Hanoi

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Torrential rains submerge streets, disrupt traffic in Hanoi

Heavily flooded Tran Duy Hung Street. Many places around the city are under up to 60 centimeters of water, news website VnExpress reported. Photos credit: VnExpress

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Protesters crash Chilean presidential palace

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Some 20 student activists disguised as tourists crash Chile's presidential palace in Santiago and scuffle with guards who remove them by force, as part of their protest over President Michelle Bachelet's education reforms.

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The Grand Ho Tram Strip - the ideal 'all-in-one' destination for summer

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The Grand Ho Tram Strip - the ideal 'all-in-one' destination for summer

The Grand Ho Tram Strip’s Summer of Excitement continues as the nation’s leading entertainment destination now announces a new local tour destination, Minh Dam Mountain and Temple tour.

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Vietnam summons Ukrainian ambassador over Odessa raid of ethnic Vietnamese

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Vietnam summons Ukrainian ambassador over Odessa raid of ethnic Vietnamese

The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Ukrainian ambassador Aleksei Shovkoplias over a raid of an ethnic Vietnamese quarter in Odessa by Ukrainian forces on May 23.

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No sign of EgyptAir plane technical problems before takeoff: sources

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No sign of EgyptAir plane technical problems before takeoff: sources

The EgyptAir jet that disappeared last week did not show technical problems before taking off from Paris, sources within the Egyptian investigation committee said late on Tuesday.

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Obama touts TPP to Vietnam

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U.S. President Barack Obama visits Vietnam's commercial hub and touts the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, widely expected to benefit Vietnam which already has $45 billion in annual trade with the U.S.

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Iraqi forces pound IS on Day Two of Falluja offensive

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Iraqi forces are shelling Islamic State targets in Falluja on the second day of an assault to retake the militant stronghold just west of Baghdad.

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Federal prosecutors seek death penalty for alleged S. Carolina church shooter

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The U.S. Department of Justice says it will seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof, the white man accused of killing nine black parishioners in a shooting rampage at a historic church in Charleston last June.

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Philippine death squads very much in business as Duterte set for presidency

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Philippine death squads very much in business as Duterte set for presidency

On May 14, five days after voters in the Philippines chose Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as their next president, two masked gunmen cruised this southern city's suburbs on a motorbike, looking for their kill.

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Saigon safari park has new investor after years of delay

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Saigon safari park has new investor after years of delay

After years of delay reportedly due to a lack of funding, Ho Chi Minh City’s safari park project has been handed over to real estate giant Vingroup, also the developer of the country’s first safari park in the southern island of Phu Quoc.

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Ho Chi Minh City finally requires acid buyers to present IDs after many attacks

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Ho Chi Minh City finally requires acid buyers to present IDs after many attacks

Ho Chi Minh City has tightened the sale and purchases of dangerous chemicals with a new rule that requires people to show IDs when buying acid to prevent vicious attacks.

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On the agenda but off guest list, China eyes G-7 in Japan

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World leaders meet in Japan this week for talks that will encompass the slowing Chinese economy and China’s reclamation of land in the disputed South China Sea -- without any representatives from Asia’s largest economy at the table.

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