Argentina aims to export $100 bln in grain by 2020

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BUENOS AIRES, Sept 6, 2011 (AFP) - Argentina hopes to produce 160 million tons of grain, amounting to $100 billion in exports, by 2020, according to a strategic plan announced by President Cristina Kirchner late Monday.

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New school year begins on Truong Sa Islands

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New school year begins on Truong Sa Islands

The new school year 2011-2012 kicked off with opening ceremonies being held in 311 schools of the central province of Khanh Hoa as well as the school on Truong Sa (Spartly) Islands, a district of the province, on September 5.

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Education loan raised for students, from new academic year

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Education loan raised for students, from new academic year

The monthly education loan for students has been raised to VND1 million from an earlier VND900,000, and a student can now apply for a loan of VND10 million (US$476) for one academic year.

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New academic year kicks off thoughout Central Vietnam

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New academic year kicks off thoughout Central Vietnam

More than 200,000 students from kindergartens, primary, secondary, high schools, colleges and universities attended the opening ceremony in their individual schools, for the new academic year, held throughout Da Nang City on September 5.

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Gold strives to hang around VND48 million

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Gold strives to hang around VND48 million

The price of gold in Vietnam struggled to hover around VND48 million a tael (1.2 ounces) amid muted trading on September 6 as global price hit $1,900 an ounce again.

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Phu Yen Province trade fair sees various business contracts

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Phu Yen Province trade fair sees various business contracts

Vietnamese and foreign businesses signed 19 contracts worth VND496 billion (US$24 million) at an international trade fair 2011 held in the central province of Phu Yen from September 1-6.

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At least 37 die in Japan typhoon

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At least 37 die in Japan typhoon

TOKYO, Sept 6, 2011 (AFP) - Rescue teams carried out a painstaking search Monday for the missing after a typhoon pounded western Japan leaving at least 37 people dead and more than 50 unaccounted for, local authorities said.

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9/11 tribute as relics brought to Nixon library

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9/11 tribute as relics brought to Nixon library

YORBA LINDA, California, Sept 5, 2011 (AFP) - Hundreds attended a solemn 9/11 service Monday at the Nixon library in California, where a fire truck and mangled steel from the Twin Towers arrived to mark the anniversary.

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Int’l info systems body present in Vietnam

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Int’l info systems body present in Vietnam

The Association for Information Systems, a global professional society for academics specializing in information systems, has approved the establishment of a Vietnam chapter as a new AIS member.

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Experts say Vietnam faces quake risk

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Experts say Vietnam faces quake risk

Vietnam is likely to be at relatively high risk of earthquakes although the country is situated outside world quake centers, scientists warned at a conference in Hanoi Monday.

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55 foreigners detained for involvements in trans-national crimes

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55 foreigners detained for involvements in trans-national crimes

Vietnamese police on Monday detained 27 Chinese, 28 Taiwanese and two Vietnamese in the central province of Phu Yen for involvements in trans-national crimes.

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Thai dishes, chefs come to town

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Thai dishes, chefs come to town

Thai chefs are serving Thai food lovers during a six-day cuisine festival in Ho Chi Minh City starting Monday, in which a trip to Phuket for two persons is available for the lucky winner.

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Sonadezi treating toxic waste under dubious license

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Sonadezi treating toxic waste under dubious license

The Sonadezi Company is being accused of collecting billions of dong over the last ten years from several companies in the southern province of Dong Nai for waste treatment, under dubious licenses.

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40,000 HFMD patients in Vietnam

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40,000 HFMD patients in Vietnam

The Ministry of Health in Vietnam announced on September 4 that the hand-foot-mouth disease is showing no signs of abating and continues to claim lives, though it still declines to officially declare an epidemic.

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Vietnamese version of UK game show to air in September

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Vietnamese version of UK game show to air in September

The Vietnamese version of the popular UK television game show “The kids are all right” by BBC One TV channel will be aired in Vietnam on VTV3 channel at 11 am every Saturday from September 17.

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