Hanoi police nab illegal dollar traders

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Hanoi police nab illegal dollar traders

The Hanoi police caught an illegal dollar trading deal worth US$390,500 (about VND8.4 billion) at a branch of the Vietnam Export-Import Bank on March 8.

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Fields winner appointed advanced math institute director

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Fields winner appointed advanced math institute director

Prof. Dr. Ngo Bao Chau, Fields Medal winner, has been appointed Director of the newly-established Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics.

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VN develops strong cooperation with Paraguay

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VN develops strong cooperation with Paraguay

Vietnam has consistently implemented its foreign policy of independence, self-reliance and openness, including attachment of importance to developing friendship and multifaceted cooperation with Paraguay, said State President Nguyen Minh Triet.

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Football: Spurs hold off Milan as Schalke vanquish Valencia

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Football: Spurs hold off Milan as Schalke vanquish Valencia

PARIS, March 9, 2011 (AFP) - Tottenham withstood an AC Milan onslaught to reach the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday, while Schalke came from behind to overcome Spanish high-fliers Valencia.
Schalke players celebrate after the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg football match Schalke 04 vs FC Valencia. AFP

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Schalke boost Magath with win over Valencia

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Schalke boost Magath with win over Valencia

GELSENKIRCHEN, March 9, 2011 (AFP) - Schalke 04 brushed off reports coach Felix Magath will be dismissed at the end of the season on Wednesday to beat Valencia 3-1 and book their place in the Champions League's quarter-finals.

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Football: Messi the key to Barca success

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Football: Messi the key to Barca success

BARCELONA, March 10, 2011 (AFP) - While it was another impressive attacking display of football from Barcelona to knock Arsenal out of the Champions League, once again it was Lionel Messi who made the difference and showed he is a cut above his peers.

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Football: Raul's delight as Schalke book last eight berth

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Football: Raul's delight as Schalke book last eight berth

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany, March 10, 2011 (AFP) - Schalke's three-times Champions League winner Raul admitted he was delighted to be in the quarter-finals again when his side reached the last eight with a 3-1 win over Valencia - 4-2 on aggregate - on Wednesday.

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We're living the dream, says Spurs boss Redknapp

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We're living the dream, says Spurs boss Redknapp

LONDON, March 10, 2011 (AFP) - Harry Redknapp admits Tottenham are in Champions League dreamland after his side reached the quarter-finals with a tense 1-0 aggregate win over AC Milan.

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Insurer Prudential eyes Asian growth after doubling profits

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LONDON, March 9, 2011 (AFP) - British insurance giant Prudential declared Wednesday that Asia remains a priority, despite its failed takeover bid for the Asian arm of US insurer AIG, as it revealed a doubling of annual net profits.

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US shuttle Discovery on track for final landing

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US shuttle Discovery on track for final landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida, March 8, 2011 (AFP) - The US space program's oldest and most traveled shuttle, Discovery, was on track to make its final Earth landing Wednesday after a near-perfect last mission to the space station.

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New Japan foreign minister capable, straight-laced

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New Japan foreign minister capable, straight-laced

Takeaki Matsumoto raises his hand to answer a question at the Upper House's budget committee session at the National Diet in Tokyo on March 9, 2011. AFP
TOKYO, March 9, 2011 (AFP) - Japan's new Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto is an earnest and straight-laced policy wonk from an illustrious family who counts the nation's first premier, a former samurai, among his ancestors.

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Afghan war civilian deaths highest yet in 2010: UN

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Afghan war civilian deaths highest yet in 2010: UN

KABUL, March 9, 2011 (AFP) - The impact of the Afghanistan war on ordinary people was laid bare Wednesday by UN figures showing a 15 percent increase in the number of civilians killed last year, the highest annual toll since 2001.

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Vung Tau to host 3rd International Kite Festival

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Vung Tau to host 3rd International Kite Festival

The 3rd International Kite Festival will be held in the coastal city of Vung Tau in Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province from April 7 to 11.

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Tra fish price hits record high

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Tra fish price hits record high

The price of tra catfish (pangasius) has hit an all-time high of VND25, 000 -26,000 per kilogram in the Mekong Delta.

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Gold and dollar decline

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Gold and dollar decline

The price of gold in Vietnam fell by VND100,000 a tael (1.2 ounces) on March 9 although global price just slightly retreated.

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