Work starts on cemetery park in Ben Tre

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Work starts on cemetery park in Ben Tre

The Ben Tre Province People’s Committee held a ceremony to start construction of the Ho Chi Minh Marine Route cemetery park in Thanh Phu District’s Thanh Phong Commune on October 17.

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ADB announces US$1 mln grant for Vietnam road transport

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ADB announces US$1 mln grant for Vietnam road transport

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Monday it agreed a US$1 million technical assistance grant to help to increase efficiency in road transport administration and attract investment in Vietnam’s rapidly expanding road transport network.

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ADB agrees more funding to support Vietnam SMEs

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ADB agrees more funding to support Vietnam SMEs

The Asian Development Bank says it is extending US$40 million equivalent to Vietnam to introduce reforms that untangle a knot of red tape and make doing business simpler and quicker for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Gold retreats on stronger dollar

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Gold retreats on stronger dollar

The price of gold in Vietnam fell by VND100,000 a tael (1.2 ounces) over last weekend on October 18 as global prices sharply declined due to a stronger US dollar.

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Ba Ria-Vung Tau emerges as strong investment magnet

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Ba Ria-Vung Tau emerges as strong investment magnet

Foreign and local investment in of Ba Ria-Vung Tau has soared rapidly in the past five years, making the southern province become one of the country’s localities drawing the largest inflow of foreign capital.

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Accused Oceania chief to cooperate with FIFA probe

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Accused Oceania chief to cooperate with FIFA probe

WELLINGTON (AFP) – The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) on Monday pledged to fully cooperate with a FIFA probe into allegations its president offered to sell his vote in the bidding race for the 2018 World Cup.
(AFP file) FIFA president Sepp Blatter is pictured addressing a press conference in August.

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LASALLE students to exhibition works in city

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LASALLE students to exhibition works in city

An exhibition featuring artworks and designs by LASALLE students from Vietnam and Singapore at the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts University from October 23-24.

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Al-Qaeda reaches out armed with English, Internet

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Al-Qaeda reaches out armed with English, Internet

AFP/SITE – A SITE Intelligence Group image shows a pubilcation by the Yemen based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
DUBAI, Oct. 18 (AFP) – Al-Qaeda has combined the global reach of both the English language and the Internet as cyber-terrorism tools to win over non-Arab sympathisers.

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Some private security firms to stay in Afghanistan

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Some private security firms to stay in Afghanistan

KABUL, Oct 18 (AFP) – The Afghan government rolled back its plan to disband all private security firms, declaring that those protecting embassies and military bases could maintain those operations in the country.

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Thai PM in court as party faces ban threat

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Thai PM in court as party faces ban threat

BANGKOK, Oct 18, 2010 (AFP) - Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva arrived at court amid tight security Monday as his ruling party fights to avoid a political ban that could bring fresh upheaval to the deeply divided kingdom.

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One dead as Typhoon Megi hits Philippines: govt

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One dead as Typhoon Megi hits Philippines: govt

MANILA, Oct 18, 2010 (AFP) - Typhoon Megi claimed its first victim in the Philippines on Monday with authorities reporting that a fisherman had drowned as the storm brought heavy rain and strong winds.

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Deadly floods kill at least 20, submerge central provinces

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Deadly floods kill at least 20, submerge central provinces

Severe flooding in central Vietnam has killed at least 20 people, left five others unaccounted for, and seriously inundated many areas, according initial reports Sunday.

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Japan PM's regret over China anti-Japan protests

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Japan PM's regret over China anti-Japan protests

TOKYO (AFP) – Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Monday expressed regret over a wave of anti-Japanese protests in China at the weekend, sparked by a territorial dispute between the Asian neighbours.

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Ancelotti contented despite Villa stalemate

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PARIS, Oct 17, 2010 (AFP) - Carlo Ancelotti is a contented man at this stage of the season, despite his team missing a golden opportunity to open up significant daylight over their chief Premier League title rivals.

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Federer shrugs off Shanghai final defeat

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Federer shrugs off Shanghai final defeat

SHANGHAI, Oct 17, 2010 (AFP) - Roger Federer tried Sunday to put a brave face on his Shanghai Masters performance despite losing the final to Andy Murray in a crushing 6-3, 6-2 defeat.

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