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