Central hydropower plants about to become operational

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Central hydropower plants about to become operational

The construction of several hydropower plants in the central region is about to be completed. They should become operational from the beginning of 2011 to supply electricity output to the national power grid.

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New TV Singing Contest 2010

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New TV Singing Contest 2010

Minh Chuyen of Ha Nam Province on January 2 won the first prize at the Sao Mai Diem Hen (Music Star Rendezvous) music contest 2010. The contest is organises by Viet Nam Television in order to discover future pop stars.

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Spain's bars and restaurants go smoke-free in tough new law

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Spain's bars and restaurants go smoke-free in tough new law

MADRID, Jan 2, 2011 (AFP) - Smokers stubbed out their cigarettes in tapas bars and restaurants across Spain on Sunday as one of Europe's strictest anti-tobacco laws came into effect.

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Six choke to death on New Year rice cakes in Tokyo

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TOKYO, Jan 3, 2011 (AFP) - Six people choked to death and five others were in a serious condition after eating traditional glutinous "mochi" rice cakes to celebrate the New Year in Tokyo, fire department officials said Monday.

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Liverpool players back Hodgson insists Cole

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Liverpool players back Hodgson insists Cole

LONDON, Jan 3, 2011 (AFP) - Joe Cole insists Liverpool's players remain completely supportive of under-fire manager Roy Hodgson.

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Earthquake shakes Chile, no injuries reported

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SANTIAGO, Jan 2, 2011 (AFP) - A strong earthquake shook coastal Chile Sunday, disrupting power and communications services but caused no injuries or significant damage, authorities said, as tsunami fears led residents to seek higher ground.

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Singapore economy grows 12.5 percent in Q4: govt

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Singapore economy grows 12.5 percent in Q4: govt

SINGAPORE, Jan 3, 2011 (AFP) - Singapore's economy picked up speed in the the fourth quarter of 2010, expanding by an annual 12.5 percent, the government said Monday.

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Pakistan faces fresh political turmoil

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Pakistan faces fresh political turmoil

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – Pakistan was waking up to a new political crisis and weeks of horsetrading on Monday after the second largest party in the ruling coalition quit the fragile government to go into opposition.

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Egypt minister pelted, fears of sectarian unrest

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Egypt minister pelted, fears of sectarian unrest

CAIRO (AFP) – Angry Christian demonstrators pelted an Egyptian minister with stones on Sunday, as fears rose of sectarian unrest after a bombing at a church that killed 21 people.

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Door for inter-Korea dialogue 'open': S.Korea president

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Door for inter-Korea dialogue 'open': S.Korea president

SEOUL, Jan 3, 2011 (AFP) - South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak said Monday that the door for inter-Korea dialogue was "still open" despite high tensions on the peninsula, holding out the offer of closer economic ties with the North.

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Dozens injured in Australian cinema roof collapse: police

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SYDNEY, Jan 3, 2011 (AFP) - Thirty-six people were injured when the ceiling of an Australian cinema partially collapsed Monday after heavy rain, but nobody is believed to be trapped, police said.

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Australia braces as devastating floods set to worsen

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SYDNEY, Jan 3, 2011 (AFP) - The Australian military and emergency services were Monday battling huge flooding in the country's northeast that has left at least one person dead, amid warnings the worst of the devastation is to come.

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Adrian brace downs Bilbao at San Mames

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MADRID, Jan 2, 2011 (AFP) - Deportivo La Coruna recorded only their second away win of the season with Adrian Alvarez scoring both goals in a 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao at San Mames on Sunday.

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Chelsea's title hopes dented by Villa draw

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LONDON, Jan 2, 2011 (AFP) - Chelsea's bid to retain the Premier League title suffered another blow as struggling Aston Villa snatched a dramatic 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

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Ferdinand happy for United to make ugly title charge

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MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 3, 2011 (AFP) - Rio Ferdinand has no qualms about Manchester United making an "ugly" charge for the Premier League title as the leaders look to extend their advantage at the top against Stoke on Tuesday.

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