US on track in 'difficult' Afghan war: Obama

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US on track in 'difficult' Afghan war: Obama

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama said the US war plan in Afghanistan was "on track" but somberly warned that gains won by his surge strategy at a heavy human cost were fragile and reversible.

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WikiLeaks' Assange free on bail, vows to clear name

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WikiLeaks' Assange free on bail, vows to clear name

LONDON (AFP) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange vowed to clear his name and pursue his work releasing secret documents, as he enjoyed his first day of freedom Friday after being released on bail by a British court.

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Holders Atletico frozen out of Europa League party

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Holders Atletico frozen out of Europa League party

PARIS, Dec 16, 2010 (AFP) - Atletico Madrid's dreams of defending their Europa League title died on a snowy pitch in western Germany on Thursday, as they crashed out of the competition following a 1-1 draw at Bayer Leverkusen.

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Roma stand between Milan and a great escape

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ROME, Dec 17, 2010 (AFP) - Roma are the only team standing between AC Milan and a winter escape as Serie A gets ready to shut down for the Christmas holiday period.

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Robben boost as Bayern bid to finish 2010 in style

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Robben boost as Bayern bid to finish 2010 in style

Arjen Robben takes part in his first training session of the 2010/2011 Bundesliga football season on December 16, 2010 in Munich. AFP
BERLIN, Dec 17, 2010 (AFP) - Defending champions Bayern Munich face strugglers Stuttgart on Saturday hoping to end their 2010 Bundesliga campaign on a high, but with one eye on next year as Arjen Robben returns to training.

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Denmark to fund art education in primary schools in Vietnam

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Denmark to fund art education in primary schools in Vietnam

The government of Denmark approved a fund of 3.900,000 DKK (USD692) for the promotion of art education in primary schools in Vietnam.

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Book on Pagodas wins Gold at Vietnam Book Awards

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Book on Pagodas wins Gold at Vietnam Book Awards

The Vietnam Publishers Association awarded the book on Chua Vietnam (Vietnamese Pagodas) two gold prizes at the Vietnam Book Awards on December 15 for its excellence in printing and subject matter.

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Gold heads south second day

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Gold heads south second day

The price of gold in Vietnam dropped VND300,000 a tael (1.2 ounces) over the previous day on December 16 as global prices declined for a second day on an escalating dollar.

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Southern region to turn cold

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Southern region to turn cold

The Southern Regional Hydro Meteorological Center has said, the cold front from the north has spread into southern Vietnam and it is forecast that the weather will turn cold on December 17 and 18.

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HCMC to force investors to construct educational institutions

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HCMC to force investors to construct educational institutions

Hua Ngoc Thuan, vice chairperson of HCMC People's Committee (Photo: SGGP)
The People’s Committee will force investors to build educational, healthcare, and entertainment facilities in a plan for new residential blocks, said Hua Ngoc Thuan, vice chairperson of the Ho Chi Minh City government.

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WWF mistakenly puts Vietnamese catfish on red list

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WWF mistakenly puts Vietnamese catfish on red list

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) had mistakenly put Vietnamese tra and basa catfish on the red list.

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WWF to remove Vietnam’s tra fish from red list

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WWF to remove Vietnam’s tra fish from red list

Workers process tra fish at Cuu Long Seafood Export JS Co. in An Giang Province. The Mekong Delta is striving for export turnover of US$3 billion from the fish by 2020. (Photo: Tuoi Tre)
A senior officer from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has announced the nature watchdog’s decision to remove Vietnam’s Tra fish from the consumer Red List.

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Thai officials worried about crown prince: US cable

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LONDON, Dec 16, 2010 (AFP) - Top palace officials in Thailand expressed concerns about the prospect of the crown prince becoming king, a leaked US diplomatic cable showed.

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Square-head anabas booming in Hau Giang

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Square-head anabas booming in Hau Giang

Earlier this year, the production of square-head anabas has developed into a new aquaculture model in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang. This has resulted in many farmers shifting their breeding from tra fish to square-head anabas.

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Company gold exploitation cuts Dakrong River into small bits

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Company gold exploitation cuts Dakrong River into small bits

The Construction Limited Company No.9 has made the Dakrong River deformed since it was licensed to exploit gold in the Dakrong District, the central province of Quang Tri in November.

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