Hydropower plant operators say they don’t cause floods

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The operators of some hydropower plants in Vietnam have denied the opinion that hydropower plants are the main culprit of recent floods in the central region, claiming that water discharged from reservoirs of the plants do not cause floods.

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Change direction of tropical depression may cause downpours in central region

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A tropical low pressure off central Vietnam has changed direction but will cause torrential rains in central provinces, the national weather bureau said November 13.

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Lam Dong to host tea festival

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Lam Dong to host tea festival

The third Tea Festival 2010 will be held in Bao Loc town in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong from December 25-27 with many activities.

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Protesters vent anger against China at Japan APEC venue

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Protesters vent anger against China at Japan APEC venue

YOKOHAMA, Japan, Nov 14, 2010 (AFP) - Hundreds of Japanese conservatives vented their rage against China in a street rally on Sunday near the venue of a Pacific Rim summit attended by President Hu Jintao.

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Deadly Indonesian volcano eases off: government

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Deadly Indonesian volcano eases off: government

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia, Nov 14, 2010 (AFP) - Indonesia's most active volcano began to ease off Sunday after killing 242 people in a series of violent blasts over more than two weeks, a volcanologist said.

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Francois Fillon re-named French prime minister: presidency

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Francois Fillon re-named French prime minister: presidency

PARIS, Nov 14, 2010 (AFP) - President Nicolas Sarkozy re-named Francois Fillon prime minister of France on Sunday, just hours after his government resigned to clear the decks for an imminent reshuffle.
(AFP FILES) A file picture taken on November 11, 2010, in Paris, shows French President Nicolas Sarkozy (C) and Prime Minister Francois Fillon.

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APEC leaders pledge to make free-trade dream real

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APEC leaders pledge to make free-trade dream real

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AFP) – Pacific Rim leaders including the US and China pledged Sunday to turn their dreams of a vast free-trade zone into reality, setting aside conflicts that marred the G20 summit in Seoul.

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Russian days in Vietnam

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Russian days in Vietnam

“Russian cultural days in Vietnam” will be held in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Danang from November 14 to 22.

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Sai Gon Giai Phong hosts fundraising concert to support flood victims

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Sai Gon Giai Phong hosts fundraising concert to support flood victims

A special concert will be held at the Ho Chi Minh City Youth’s Cultural House on November 15 by the Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper to raise funds for flood victims in the central region.

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Thanks, Australia! gets rolling

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Thanks, Australia! gets rolling

The Vietnamese Graduates from Australia Club (VGAC) has announced a membership expansion project to graduates from courses in Vietnam and Australian citizens whose qualifications are from Australia’s institutions currently living in Vietnam.

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Guangzhou Asiad opening better than Beijing, says OCA

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Guangzhou Asiad opening better than Beijing, says OCA

GUANGZHOU, China, Nov 14, 2010 (AFP) - Olympic Council of Asia boss Husain Al-Musallam said the Asian Games opening ceremony outdid the extravaganza put on for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and gave high marks to host city Guangzhou.

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Asiad football: VN go through into knock-out stage for 1st time

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Asiad football: VN go through into knock-out stage for 1st time

Vietnam in Group B of the Asian Games football tournament reached the last 16 on Saturday in China’s Guangzhou despite of their 0-1 defeat to Iran, and will take on North Korea in the knock-out round.

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French cuisine eyes UNESCO heritage spot

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PARIS, Nov 14, 2010 (AFP) - When it comes to meal time, the French do it differently. That is the argument being put to UNESCO as it decides this week whether French cuisine deserves a spot on its intangible heritage list.

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Park, Kitajima out to halt Chinese juggernaut at Asiad

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Park, Kitajima out to halt Chinese juggernaut at Asiad

GUANGZHOU, China (AFP) – Four-time Olympic champion swimmer Kosuke Kitajima and South Korean superstar Park Tae-Hwan made their Guangzhou debuts Sunday as the pair look to halt the Chinese Asian Games juggernaut.

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Fergie reveals Rooney ready to return for United

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BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, Nov 14, 2010 (AFP) - Sir Alex Ferguson revealed that Wayne Rooney will return to Manchester United on Monday after praising his side's gutsy 2-2 draw at Aston Villa.

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