Germany urges UN to send Syria 'strong signal'

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Germany urges UN to send Syria 'strong signal'

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Thursday called for a UN Security Council resolution to condemn the crackdown by the Syrian regime on pro-democracy protests.

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Sudan hit by spiralling food prices

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Sudan hit by spiralling food prices

In Khartoum's main food market, loudspeakers blare out the price of meat in a bid to attract customers, but it seems a futile gesture in the face of spiralling inflation that has driven many people away.

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US Fed plan sends Asia stocks diving, dollar gains

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HONG KONG, Sept 22, 2011 (AFP) - Asian stock markets slumped on Thursday as the US Federal Reserve's latest multi-billion-dollar move to shore up the American economy was met with worldwide disappointment.

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Rival troops battle for fifth day in Yemen capital

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Rival troops battle for fifth day in Yemen capital

SANAA, Sept 22, 2011 (AFP) - Rival troops battled in the streets of the Yemeni capital for a fifth straight day Thursday, following the failure of a diplomatic bid to end the deadliest violence since mass anti-regime protests swept the country.
AFP - Yemeni opposition supporters attend a group funeral on September 21, 2011 for anti-regime protesters killed in recent clashes with security forces loyal to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa.

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Hanoi, HCMC to limit motorcycle traffic on trial

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Hanoi, HCMC to limit motorcycle traffic on trial

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued strict guidelines to limit motorcycle traffic in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on trial, as part of a pilot scheme to ease traffic congestion nationwide.

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Dong Nai woman gets 11 years in jail for subversion

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The Dong Nai Province People’s Court Wednesday sentenced a provincial woman 11 years in prison on charges of activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration.

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City encourages citizen suggestions for new rural development

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City encourages citizen suggestions for new rural development

Ho Chi Minh City's administration encourages citizens to contribute ideas for development of rural areas, Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, Deputy Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee, has said.

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Phu Quoc clarias catfish acknowledged universally

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Phu Quoc clarias catfish acknowledged universally

Ca Tre, or Clarias Catfish, in Phu Quoc Island off the Mekong Delta Province of Kien Giang has been acknowledged universally with a scientific name.

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Hanoi plans huge entertainment park complex

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Hanoi plans huge entertainment park complex

An artist's impression of Nhan Chinh Equable Lake Park
Hanoi is planning on constructing an entertainment park complex estimated to cost VND2,600 billion (US$123 million) in the near future.

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Unchecked sale of poultry poses threat of outbreak of bird flu

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Unchecked sale of poultry poses threat of outbreak of bird flu

Though no case of avian flu has as yet been reported in the country, reckless and negligent behavior of residents and concerned agencies can pose a risk to the re-occurrence of the disease.

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Gold sharply falls after US Fed meeting

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Gold sharply falls after US Fed meeting

The price of gold in Vietnam fell by VND300,000 a tael (1.2 ounces) over the previous day on September 22 as global price receded to around $1,775 an ounce.

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Vietnam Jan-Sept GDP expands 5.76 pct: Statistics Office

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Vietnam Jan-Sept GDP expands 5.76 pct: Statistics Office

File photo shows Vietnamese workers at a garment factory in Vietnam. Apparels are one of the country’s key export earners. (Photo: SGGP)
Vietnam’s economy grew 5.76 percent in the first nine months of the year from the same period last year, the country’s General Statistics Office announced Thursday.

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Finance Ministry to check import oil prices for better management

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Finance Ministry to check import oil prices for better management

The Vietnamese Ministry of Finance has decided to establish three teams to inspect the import prices of oil products of Petrolimex, PetroVietnam Oil (PV Oil) and two other major distributors – Saigon Petro and Dong Thap Province-based Petimex.

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Low pressure zone moving in from south of East Sea

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A low pressure zone moving inland from south of the East Sea accompanied with cold winds resulted in bad weather conditions on September 21, according to the National Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Center.

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Australian Business Awards to come out November

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This year's Annual Business Awards will be held in November to recognize the success of Australian and Vietnamese organizations having made outstanding contributions to the development of the business environment in Vietnam, the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam announced September 21.

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