No end in sight for Haiti rebuild: minister

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No end in sight for Haiti rebuild: minister

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jan 6, 2011 (AFP) - It's not clear when Haiti will be fully rebuilt, with five years needed just to rehouse the government, a top minister told AFP as the anniversary of the devastating 2010 earthquake approached.

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Shock as Australians return to flood-hit homes

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Shock as Australians return to flood-hit homes

ROCKHAMPTON, Australia, Jan 7, 2011 (AFP) - Australians were greeted by scenes of devastation as they picked through their flood-shattered homes, with forecasts of more heavy rain Friday threatening a multi-million dollar clean-up.

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Vietnam's 1st oil refinery kick-starts national petrochemistry

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Vietnam's 1st oil refinery kick-starts national petrochemistry

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has said the Dung Quat Oil Refinery lays the foundation and serves as an important kick-start for the development of Vietnam’s petrochemical industry.

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Border issues to be solved definitively in 2011

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Border issues to be solved definitively in 2011

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem said that one of the six key tasks in foreign affairs in 2011 is seeking solutions to definitively solve border issues with neighbors.

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U.S. to send 1,400 extra troops to Afghanistan: report

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U.S. to send 1,400 extra troops to Afghanistan: report

The United States plans to send 1,400 additional

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US probe shares out 'systemic' blame for oil spill

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US probe shares out 'systemic' blame for oil spill

A US panel has spread blame for the deadly

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Zoellick: G20 must act to stabilize food prices

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Free markets rather than protectionist polices are the solution to volatile food prices and the G20 should take steps to prioritize the provision of food for the poor,

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US envoy seeks Chinese help to ease Korea crisis

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US envoy seeks Chinese help to ease Korea crisis

A top U.S. envoy sought China's help Thursday in easing the threat of war on the Korean peninsula, hoping to gain insights about a Chinese official's recent meeting with North Korea's absolute leader, Kim Jong Il.

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Republicans retake US House, target expenses

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A day after retaking the House of Representatives, US Republicans moved Thursday to make good on a campaign vow to slash spending with a mostly symbolic vote to cut lawmakers' office budgets.

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Autism-vaccine study was a 'fraud', journal says

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Autism-vaccine study was a 'fraud', journal says

A study that unleashed a major health scare by linking autism to a triple vaccine was "an elaborate fraud," the

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S.Korea, US lukewarm on North's call for talks

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S.Korea, US lukewarm on North's call for talks

The United States and South Korea responded cautiously Thursday to North Korea's call for unconditional talks, saying

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Heavy rains hit Australia's flood-drenched northeast

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Heavy rains hit Australia's flood-drenched northeast

Heavy rains threatened further flooding in Australia's drenched northeast Thursday as besieged Rockhampton cut supplies to "irresponsible" residents who refused to leave water-bound homes.

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Primary schools to shut as temperatures drop

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Primary schools to shut as temperatures drop

The Hanoi Department of Education and Training announced on Wednesday that primary schools would close in the event of temperatures dropping below 10 degrees Celsius whilst secondary schools would shut down if temperatures dropped below 7 degrees Celsius.

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Cold wave envelopes entire northern region

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The cold wave that hit north Vietnam on Wednesday night has affected nearly the entire region with many parts seeing the mercury fall to 6 degrees Celsius.

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Vietnam set to organize coffee festival in March

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Vietnam set to organize coffee festival in March

Vietnam, the world’s second biggest coffee producer after Brazil, will organize a national-level coffee festival this March in its biggest coffee growing province to boost the development of the sector and export, the organizing board announced Jan. 6.

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