Japan agency hikes Fukushima accident level to 5

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Japan agency hikes Fukushima accident level to 5

OSAKA, Japan, March 18, 2011 (AFP) - Japan's nuclear safety agency on Friday raised the Fukushima accident level to five from four on the international scale of gravity for atomic accidents, which goes as high as seven.

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LA museum unearths ice-age mammoth skull

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LA museum unearths ice-age mammoth skull

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Excited archeologists in California are rubbing their hands: after three years' back-breaking work they are finally, painstakingly revealing the face of Zed, the ice age mammoth.

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Libya live report

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Libya live report

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Bin Hammam to run for FIFA president

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Bin Hammam to run for FIFA president

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – Asian football chief Mohamed bin Hammam has declared he will challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency in June, opening a bitter fight for the football world's top post.

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NASA spacecraft is first to orbit Mercury

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WASHINGTON (AFP) – A NASA spacecraft began orbiting Mercury, becoming the first to fly around the solar system's innermost planet, the space agency said.

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NY Times unveils plan to charge readers on the Web

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NY Times unveils plan to charge readers on the Web

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The New York Times unveiled plans to begin charging for full access to its website in a move that will be closely watched by other newspapers looking to boost online revenue.

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21 whales die, 11 saved in Australian beaching

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21 whales die, 11 saved in Australian beaching

SYDNEY (AFP) – Twenty-one long-finned pilot whales have died but 11 were saved after beaching themselves at Bruny Island, south of the Tasmanian state capital Hobart, conservation officials said on Friday.

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Japan battles nuclear, humanitarian crisis

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Japan battles nuclear, humanitarian crisis

TOKYO (AFP) – Japan battled a nuclear and humanitarian crisis Friday as engineers worked to restore power to a stricken atomic plant while the toll of dead and missing from the quake and tsunami topped 16,000.
AFP - A moment of silence was observed in northeast Japan on Friday at 2:46 pm (0546 GMT), exactly one week after a huge earthquake struck, sending a devastating tsunami crashing into the coast.

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Gold recovers to above VND37 million

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Gold recovers to above VND37 million

The price of gold in Vietnam rebounded to above VND37 million a tael (1.2 ounces) on March 18 as global price recovered to US$1,400 an ounce last night.

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German Consulate to hold architecture exhibition in HCMC

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German Consulate to hold architecture exhibition in HCMC

The German Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City and the German architectural firm (GMP) will hold an exhibition titled “Design in Dialogue – The Architecture of von Gerkan, Marg and Partners.”

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Accidents on the rise at construction sites in HCM City

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Accidents on the rise at construction sites in HCM City

Lack of safety regulations is the main cause of workplace accidents in Ho Chi Minh City which has the highest number of work related casualties in Vietnam.

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Vietnam shares the pain of Japanese disaster victims

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Vietnam shares the pain of Japanese disaster victims

Sutdents of Hong Bang University give money to support Japanese tusnami and earthquake victims (Photo: SGGP)
The list of donors in Vietnam has grown longer by the day after many corporations and local media launched an appeal for contributions for Japan’s quake victims.

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SJC ready to cease gold bar trade

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SJC ready to cease gold bar trade

Nguyen Thanh Long, general director of the Saigon Jewelry Company (SJC), stated on March 17 that his company was ready to cease all retail trade of gold bars as soon as relevant agencies required him to.

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Mui Dinh Tourism Project in Ninh Thuan Province

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Mui Dinh Tourism Project in Ninh Thuan Province

The Ninh Thuan Economic Development Office announced on March 19 that the Ninh Thuan Province People’s Committee had agreed to grant a license to the Mui Dinh Tourism Project at a total investment of US$4.5 billion.

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International Boat Racing Festival kicks off in Binh Thuan

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International Boat Racing Festival kicks off in Binh Thuan

The International Boat Racing Festival 2011 officially opened at Hon Rom beach in Phan Thiet City in the southern province of Binh Thuan on March 17.

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