Cuban leader to review state of economic reforms

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Cuban leader to review state of economic reforms

Cuban President Raul Castro begins his sixth year in office Monday with a session with parliament to discuss implementation of his reforms to allow small private businesses to operate in the communist country.

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'US, Israeli mercenaries' blow up Iran-Turkey gas line

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'US, Israeli mercenaries' blow up Iran-Turkey gas line

"the bombing of a pipeline carrying gas from Iran to Turkey early Friday was carried out by "mercenaries" in the pay of Israel and the United States, and forced a cut in supply, Iranian officials said.

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BBC asks international forces to probe Afghan reporter death

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BBC asks international forces to probe Afghan reporter death

The BBC on Monday asked NATO forces in Afghanistan to investigate the death of a local journalist working for the British broadcaster who was killed in the war-torn country last week

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Israeli planes raid Gaza Strip

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Israeli planes raid Gaza Strip

Israeli warplanes raided the Gaza Strip early Tuesday, witnesses and the Israeli military said.

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Asian stocks dive as fears outweigh debt vote

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Asian markets tumbled on Tuesday despite news that US lawmakers had voted in favour of a plan to avoid default, amid fresh fears over the global economy and a possible US credit rating downgrade.

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China blames unrest on Pakistan-trained 'terrorists'

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China blames unrest on Pakistan-trained 'terrorists'

China on Monday blamed Muslim separatist "terrorists" trained in neighbouring Pakistan for an outbreak of deadly violence and imposed heavy security in a bid to prevent further unrest.

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Thai parliament starts work by electing speaker

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Thailand's new parliament convened for business for the first time on Tuesday, electing a speaker in initial steps that pave the way for the country's first female prime minister to take power.

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Chinese automaker unveils Brazil factory plan

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Chinese automaker JAC Motors (Jianghuai Automobile Co.) announced Monday it will invest $900 million to build a factory in Brazil.

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Government gives priority to training nuclear energy experts

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The Vietnamese Government will give priority to training experts for nuclear power plant projects that have been approved by the National Assembly and the Government, said Deputy PM Nguyen Thien Nhan on Saturday.

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Mexican official supports Vietnamese AO victims

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Mexican official supports Vietnamese AO victims

AO/dioxin still affects the third generation in Vietnam (Source: VNA)
The US chemical companies that supplied Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin for the US army to spray during the war in Vietnam should take responsibility for the damage they caused to the Vietnamese people, especially the second and third generations, who are still suffering from dioxin-related diseases.

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VN-Index sinks to near 30-month low

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Vietnam’s benchmark VN-Index retreated the third day to near 400 points on August 1 as investors still hesitated.

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Gold sharply falls as US policymakers approve debt limit raise

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Gold sharply falls as US policymakers approve debt limit raise

The price of gold in Vietnam sank by VND200,000 a tael (1.2 ounces) on August 1 as global price tumbled after the US government reached an agreement to raise its debt limit before a deadline on August 2.

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Dengue, Hand-Foot-Mouth infection unabated

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Dengue, Hand-Foot-Mouth infection unabated

Dengue fever and hand-foot-mouth infected cases seem to be on the rise with more than 5,000 reported cases and 8 reported deaths this July alone, according to the Department of Preventive Medicines.

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Clean gas buses need to run more on trial, says bus operator

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Clean gas buses need to run more on trial, says bus operator

The plan on using clean fuel buses in Ho Chi Minh City will likely to be deferred since more preparations and trial time are required, says the bus operator.

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Republic of Korea may stop recruiting Vietnamese laborers

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Republic of Korea may stop recruiting Vietnamese laborers

Tens of thousands of Vietnamese laborers who plan to work at South Korea are startled by the information that the South Asia nation’s Ministry of Employment and Labor considers canceling the Korean language test on August 8.

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