'Empire Strikes Back', 'Exorcist' named US cultural icons

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'Empire Strikes Back', 'Exorcist' named US cultural icons

WASHINGTON (AFP) – "The Exorcist," the "Star Wars" sequel and "All the President's Men" were named to the Library of Congress National Film Registry, joining 22 other motion pictures honored this year as key reflections of US culture.

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Tower Australia directors back Dai-ichi Life deal

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Tower Australia directors back Dai-ichi Life deal

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Life insurer Tower Australia on Wednesday unanimously recommended shareholders accept a takeover offer from Japan's Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co.

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World's oldest human remains claimed in Israel

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World's oldest human remains claimed in Israel

JERUSALEM (AFP) – Israeli archaeologists have discovered human remains dating from 400,000 years ago, challenging conventional wisdom that Homo sapiens originated in Africa, the leader of excavations in Israel said.

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Russia tells West 'to mind own business' over tycoon

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Russia tells West 'to mind own business' over tycoon

MOSCOW (AFP) – Russia brusquely told the West to keep out of its domestic affairs after "unacceptable" criticism by the United States and Europe of the new guilty verdict for jailed tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

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Bomb at Rome embassy linked to anarchist attacks

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Bomb at Rome embassy linked to anarchist attacks

ROME, Dec 28, 2010 (AFP) - Italian police were Tuesday investigating whether an attempted parcel bombing at the Greek embassy in Rome might have been carried out by an anarchist group that targeted two embassies last week.

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West Africa delivers ultimatum to Ivory Coast's Gbagbo

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West Africa delivers ultimatum to Ivory Coast's Gbagbo

ABIDJAN (AFP) – A trio of West African leaders handed Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo an ultimatum -- cede power to rival Alassane Ouattara or face regional military action.

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Khang Thong, US firms ink deal for billion-dollar property development

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Khang Thong, US firms ink deal for billion-dollar property development

Vietnam’s Khang Thong Group has signed separate deals with Hill International and Steelman Partners LLP, both American, to carry out its US$600 million Happyland Theme Park in southern Vietnam.

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Hoi An Town exempts entrance fee

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Hoi An Town exempts entrance fee

Hoi An Ancient Town
The Hoi An People’s Committee announced the exemption of entrance fee to Hoi An Ancient Town for Vietnamese Heroic Mothers, wounded soldiers, handicapped people, journalists, children and students below 16 years of age.

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Clean water prices to increase next January in HCMC

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Clean water prices to increase next January in HCMC

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has decided to increase water prices of tap water in the city from next January.

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State hospital officials can work for private clinics overtime

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State hospital officials can work for private clinics overtime

According to the Law on Medical Treatment, medical officials are allowed to establish private clinics and work overtime at these clinics, which operate in line with the Unified Enterprise Law and the Cooperatives Law.
Hoan My private hospital attracts many medical workers from public hospitals.

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Japan supports better health care model for mothers, children

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Japan supports better health care model for mothers, children

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Vietnamese Ministry of Health (MOH) signed off on a project to support heath care for mothers and children on December 27 in Hanoi.

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Agriculture sector keeps to a stable growth rate

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Agriculture sector keeps to a stable growth rate

Despite a number of difficulties in 2010, such as floods and droughts, the agriculture sector has posted a growth rate of 2.8 percent, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said at a conference in Hanoi on December 27.

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HCMC provides flood-hit residents nearly 139 billion in relief aid

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HCMC provides flood-hit residents nearly 139 billion in relief aid

Ho Chi Minh City has collected a total of VND139 billion (US$7.1 million), donated by domestic and foreign individuals and organizations, for central provinces that have suffered from severe storms and floods in 2010, the HCMC Relief Committee said on Monday.

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HCMC: Tet bonus gap between highest and lowest to be 591 times

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HCMC: Tet bonus gap between highest and lowest to be 591 times

The difference between the highest and lowest yearly bonuses in Ho Chi Minh City was 591 times, the Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Labor, Invalid and Social Affairs announce on December 27.

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Dong Loc bell tower built

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Dong Loc bell tower built

The construction of Dong Loc bell tower has been completed and will opened on January 2 in the northern central province of Ha Tinh, Nguyen Xuan Hung, head of the Dong Loc T-junction relic site, said on Monday.

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