Relieved Federer at ease with Malisse

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Relieved Federer at ease with Malisse

MELBOURNE, Jan 20, 2011 (AFP) - Roger Federer will welcome the familiarity of his next opponent at the Australian Open after dodging a bullet from nemesis Gilles Simon in the second round early Thursday.

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Steve Jobs surrenders reins as Apple thrives

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Steve Jobs surrenders reins as Apple thrives

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Legendary Apple Inc. chief Steve Jobs stepped aside on a high note as the company he saved from ruin raked in a blockbuster $6-billion profit amid unrelenting demand for iPhones and iPads.

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China's massive annual holiday migration begins

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China's massive annual holiday migration begins

SHANGHAI, Jan 19, 2011 (AFP) - The world's biggest annual migration of people began in China Wednesday as millions of travellers boarded trains and buses across the country to journey home for the Lunar New Year celebrations.

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S. Korea orders hotels, stores to turn down heat

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SEOUL (AFP) – South Korea has ordered department stores, offices and hotels to turn down the heating, officials said Wednesday, amid fears of power blackouts because of a prolonged cold spell.

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Ronaldo denies spat with Iker, Carbonero

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Ronaldo denies spat with Iker, Carbonero

MADRID, Jan 19, 2011 (AFP) - Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo said reports of a spat with teammate Iker Casillas and his girlfriend Sara Carbonero were "nonsense" in an interview published Wednesday.
Real Madrid's Ronaldo (R) vies with Almeria's Kalu Uche during the Spanish match Almeria vs Real Madrid on January 16, 2011 at the Juegos Mediterraneos stadium in Almeria. The match ended with a draw 1-1. AFP

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Helicopter tourism launched in central region

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Helicopter tourism launched in central region

The first tourist helicopter flight carrying 24 passengers departed from Da Nang City to Cham Island on January 18.

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City to set aside $1.5 mln equivalent for young entrepreneurs

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City to set aside $1.5 mln equivalent for young entrepreneurs

The Ho Chi Minh City Center for Business Start-up Assistance plans to allocate VND30 billion (US$1.5 million) on loans at low interest rates to help upcoming young entrepreneurs this year.

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Big C stops German egg, meat sale amid dioxin fears

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Big C stops German egg, meat sale amid dioxin fears

Supermarket chain Big C has become the first retailer in Vietnam to put on hold all sales of products from Germany suspected of containing dioxin.

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A/H1N1 flu on the rise

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A/H1N1 flu on the rise

The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology stated on January 18 that since the end of November there has been an increase in the number of A/H1N1 flu cases in some areas of Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Khanh Hoa and Dong Nai provinces, though most cases have gone unreported.

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Gold revives on weaker dollar

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The price of gold in Vietnam recovered to VND35.7 million a tael (1.2 ounces) on January 19 as global prices temporarily put an end to its losing trend.

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Severe cold weather to prolong until Tet

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Severe cold weather to prolong until Tet

The current cold spell in the northern and central regions has stretched for over 18 days and is showing no signs of abating.

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Asian nuclear power conference opens in Hanoi

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Asian nuclear power conference opens in Hanoi

The second annual Nuclear Power Asia 2011 conference opened in Hanoi on January 18, drawing the participation of over 120 delegates from Asian countries.

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Vietnam's catfish industry looks to higher quality

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Vietnam's catfish industry looks to higher quality

The Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development plans sustainable development of tra fish (pangasius) production, focusing on quality control and efficient economic methods.

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Panic as major quake hits Pakistan

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Panic as major quake hits Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (AFP) – A powerful earthquake rocked southwest Pakistan early Wednesday, sending panicked people rushing from their homes in fear for their lives as the ground shook as far away as India and the Gulf.

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Obama summons pageantry for China's Hu

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Obama summons pageantry for China's Hu

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama lays on the grandeur of a state visit for China's Hu Jintao Wednesday, in a meeting likely to merely put a cordial gloss on glaring differences between two great powers.

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