US, Britain insert covert agents into Libya: reports

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US, Britain insert covert agents into Libya: reports

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 (AFP) - The United States and Britain have inserted covert intelligence agents into Libya to make contact with rebels and to gather data to guide coalition air strikes, a report said Wednesday.

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Robson critical of Ferdinand captaincy farce

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Robson critical of Ferdinand captaincy farce

LONDON, March 30, 2011 (AFP) - Manchester United legend Bryan Robson criticised Fabio Capello's handling of the England captaincy saga on Wednesday but said he supported the decision to reinstate John Terry.
England's Italian Manager Fabio Capello (R) gestures to England's Wayne Rooney during the match against Wales during a Euro 2012, Group G qualifying football match at the Millenium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales on March 26, 2011. AFP

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Geithner at G20 calls for more flexible forex policies

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Geithner at G20 calls for more flexible forex policies

NANJING, China, March 31, 2011 (AFP) - US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Thursday called for more flexible exchange rate policies at a Group of 20 meeting in China, saying it was crucial to global monetary system reform.

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Gold treads water; dollar escalates

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Gold treads water; dollar escalates

The price of gold in Vietnam stalled at the previous day’s closing price on March 30 although global price dropped for four consecutive trading sessions.

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Cultural activities to commemorate Hung Kings’ death anniversary

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Cultural activities to commemorate Hung Kings’ death anniversary

A wide range of folk cultural activities and sport games will mark the death anniversary of the Hung Kings at the Hung Kings Temple Festival in Phu Tho Province from April 5 to 12 (March 5-10 lunar calendar).

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Ninh Thuan to host Vietnam sea village festival 2011

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Ninh Thuan to host Vietnam sea village festival 2011

The Vietnam sea village festival 2011 will be held in the Southern coastal province of Ninh Thuan from June 5-8.

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VN determined to go ahead with nuclear power plants: Vice PM Nhan

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VN determined to go ahead with nuclear power plants: Vice PM Nhan

During the recent session of VN’s National Assembly , Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan confirmed that Viet Nam is determined to go ahead with the project of building the nuclear power plants in the central coast province of Ninh Thuan.

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VN-Cambodia friendship to develop firmly

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VN-Cambodia friendship to develop firmly

Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan has expressed her belief that with efforts by states and people, the friendship between Vietnam and Cambodia would develop firmly.

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Senior musician writes a song for Japanese

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Senior musician writes a song for Japanese

Composer Do Hong Quan, Chairman of the Vietnam Musicians’ Association spent five days to compile a song entitled “Sending Charitable Words” as the gift for victims of the earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan. The song is performed by singer Ho Quynh Huong.

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Medic association to follow teachings of Uncle Ho

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The Vietnam Young Doctors’ Association held a meeting on March 22 and 28, to review activities carried out by the association and other clubs at all levels during the course of 2010.

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Conference to discuss educational reforms

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Conference to discuss educational reforms

The Vietnam Peace and Development Foundation (VPDF) and Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training (DOET) held a conference in the city on March 29 to discuss educational reforms in Vietnam.

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Vietnam welcomes 1.51 million foreign tourists during first three months

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Vietnam welcomes 1.51 million foreign tourists during first three months

The General Statistics Office (GSO) has reported that the number of foreign tourists to visit Vietnam reached 1.51 million in the first three months of 2011, a year on year increase of 12%.

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HCM City Plastic Association proposes 2% lending rate

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HCM City Plastic Association proposes 2% lending rate

The Ho Chi Minh City Plastic Association proposed to the HCM City People’s Committee on March 29, to continue their support of lending rate at 2% per month to help the sector maintain a stable growth of 20-25%.

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Petrol prices rise for second time this year

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Petrol prices rise for second time this year

Retail petrol prices rose by VND2, 000 per litre on March 29, with A92 petrol increasing to VND21, 300 per litre.

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Thai flood toll reaches 11, thousands stranded

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Thai flood toll reaches 11, thousands stranded

BANGKOK, March 30, 2011 (AFP) - Flooding across southern Thailand has killed 11 people and stranded thousands on storm-swept holiday islands as the navy's only aircraft carrier joins a rescue operation, officials said Wednesday.
Thai men ride their motorbikes through flood waters following heavy rains in Thailand's southern city of Narathiwat on March 29, 2011. AFP

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