South Korea sink Uzbeks to claim 2015 berth

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South Korea sink Uzbeks to claim 2015 berth

DOHA, Jan 28, 2011 (AFP) - South Korea bowed out of the Asian Cup in style by edging Uzbekistan 3-2 in an entertaining third-place play-off on Friday to secure an automatic place at the 2015 tournament in Australia.

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Mandela goes home after hospital treatment

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Mandela goes home after hospital treatment

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – Former South Africa president Nelson Mandela returned home Friday after two days of treatment for breathing difficulties where he resolutely laughed and joked with visitors.

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China's Li hopes for fairytale ending at Aussie Open

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China's Li hopes for fairytale ending at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Kim Clijsters will find herself cast in the role of villain for one of the few times in her career as she bids to prevent Li Na's Australian Open fairytale from having the perfect ending.

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Twin truck bombings kill four, injure 19 in Pakistan

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Twin truck bombings kill four, injure 19 in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) – At least four people including two women were killed and 19 others wounded in twin truck bombings that targeted a key road tunnel in Pakistan's northwest, officials said Saturday.

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Clashes in Tunisia as new cabinet sworn in

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TUNIS (AFP) – Riot police and hundreds of protesters clashed in the Tunisian capital Friday, as a new cabinet was sworn into office in a bid to end the unrest that has followed president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's ouster.

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Mubarak defiant as Egypt death toll mounts

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Mubarak defiant as Egypt death toll mounts

CAIRO (AFP) – Egypt's embattled President Hosni Mubarak on Saturday addressed the nation for the first time since deadly protests erupted against his regime, vowing reform but showing no sign of relaxing his decades-old grip on power.

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PetroVietnam aims for higher world status

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PetroVietnam aims for higher world status

The Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) should expand its cooperation with Russia and other powerful countries in the oil and gas sector so as to have a higher position on the world’s oil and gas map, said President Nguyen Minh Triet.

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Two drugs recalled by health authorities

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Two drugs recalled by health authorities

Vietnamese health authorities have recalled the sale of two drugs because they failed to meet with the standard health requirements.

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Export-import turnover rises in January

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Export-import turnover rises in January

The General Statistics Office claimed on Thursday, the total export-import turnover during the first month of 2011 had reached US$13 billion, 20 percent higher than in the same period last year.

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Interest rates to drop if Feb CPI rises

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Interest rates to drop if Feb CPI rises

The State Bank of Vietnam would adopt tough measures to lower interest rates if the consumer price index (CPI) rises by less than one percent in February.

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Price stabilization program for 2011

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Price stabilization program for 2011

Ho Chi Minh City is continuing to remain committed to stabilizing prices through its program to ensure that necessary commodities reach city residents without fluctuating rates.

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HCMC hosts photo exhibition for anniversary of Communist Party

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HCMC hosts photo exhibition for anniversary of Communist Party

Ho Chi Minh City is hosting an exhibition to celebrate Tet (Lunar New Year) and the 81st anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

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Largest solar power plant inaugurated

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Largest solar power plant inaugurated

The nation’s largest solar power plant was inaugurated in Can Gio district in Ho Chi Minh City on January 27.

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Mekong nations adopt water development directions, tool launched for hydropower assessment

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Mekong nations adopt water development directions, tool launched for hydropower assessment

Lower Mekong countries on January 26 agreed to adopt a set of strategic priorities for the basin-wide sustainable development of water resources, introducing a five-year action plan that addresses both economic opportunities and potential environmental and social impacts.

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Sports: Rogge urges clampdown on illegal bets 'cancer'

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GENEVA, Jan 27, 2011 (AFP) - Olympic chief Jacques Rogge warned on Thursday that the threat of corruption in sport due to illegal betting was at "an all time high" and needed to be tackled as a scourge similar to doping.

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