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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Catering plants pose health risks

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Catering plants pose health risks

Hundreds of people are hospitalized each year due to food poisoning. This is after eating meals supplied by some catering enterprises.

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VN third largest hydropower plant breaks ground

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VN third largest hydropower plant breaks ground

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Wednesday attended a groundbreaking ceremony at Vietnam’s third largest hydropower plant, in the northwestern province of Lai Chau.

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City grants $10.3 million unemployment benefits to residents

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City grants $10.3 million unemployment benefits to residents

The Ho Chi Minh Employment Agency has announced that it will spent VND205.7 billion (US$10.3 million) of unemployment benefits on the unemployed during 2011.

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Vietnam Catholic Church’s jubilee year 2010 ends

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A ceremony to close the Catholic Church of Vietnam Jubilee year 2010 has been hosted in the central province of Quang Tri.

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Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Tuy Hoa increase for Tet

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Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Tuy Hoa increase for Tet

Vietnam Air Services Company (VASCO) announced a plan to increase nine flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Tuy Hoa (Phu Yen Province) and back, during the Tet holiday.

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74 scientific researches win 12th Eureka Award

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74 scientific researches win 12th Eureka Award

Some 74 scientific projects were awarded in the 12th Eureka Award for student’s scientific research at HCMC Youth Cultural House on January 4.

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Banks to start year with challenges and oppotunities

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Banks to start year with challenges and oppotunities

Commercial banks are set to cope with challenges and opportunities in 2011 as monetary policies will be more flexible, Dr. Le Xuan Nghia, vice chairman of the National Financial Supervisory Committee, said in an interview with Dau Tu Tai Chinh Newspaper.

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