Hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD) has claimed 135 lives and infected 76,212 people across the country this year, the Department of Preventative Medicines under the Ministry of Health announced Sunday.
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ERCIS, Turkey, Oct 24, 2011 (AFP) - Rescuers searched Monday for survivors of a powerful earthquake that killed at least 217 people in eastern Turkey, with more feared trapped in the rubble of dozens of collapsed buildings.
AFP - Turkish men watch rescuers taking part in an operation to salvage people from a collapsed building after an earthquake in eastern Turkey that killed at least 217 people, on October 24, 2011, in Van.
A cold front is moving southwards and expected to hit northern Vietnam by Monday night, resulting in widespread rain in the northern and central regions.
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BENGHAZI, Libya, Oct 24, 2011 (AFP) - Libya's new leaders on Sunday declared the country "liberated", three days after ousted despot Moamer Kadhafi was captured and killed, paving the way for the formation of an interim government.
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BANGKOK, Oct 24, 2011 (AFP) - Millions of people in the Thai capital nervously prepared for the advancing and seemingly unstoppable flood waters Monday after a fresh warning for residents to evacuate certain danger zones.
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Authorities check up the ivories (Photo: Quang Ninh newspaper)
The Customs Department of Quang Ninh Province on Vietnam-China border said Sunday that it had seized in Mong Cai City more than 1,000 kilograms of ivory believed smuggled towards China.
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Most Venerable Thich Thanh Tu, Permanent Vice President of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha's Executive Council, has received the Ho Chi Minh Order bestowed by the State.
Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan (R) presents a Ho Chi Minh Order to Most Venerable Thich Thanh Tu in Hanoi on Oct. 23, 2011 (Photo: Vietnam News Agency)
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A groundbreaking ceremony for Mong Duong 1 thermo power plant was held in Cam Pha town, the northern province of Quang Ninh on Oct. 22.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Mong Duong 1 thermo power plant
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LONDON, Oct 24, 2011 (AFP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday cancelled upcoming visits to New Zealand and Japan in order to attend a crucial meeting on the eurozone debt crisis, Britain's press reported.
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ERCIS, Turkey, Oct 24, 2011 (AFP) - An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude on Sunday killed 138 people and injured 350 in eastern Turkey, the Turkish prime minister said.
The 2nd Vietnam Motor Cub Prix 2011 is scheduled for October 29 - 30 in the southern province of Binh Duong, announced the Vietnam Cycling and Motor Sport Federation yesterday.
The latest US catchphrase in the decade-long Afghan war may be "fight, talk, build", but analysts ask if it is a fundamental contradiction, or can battle offensives push the Taliban to the negotiating table?
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Tunisia holds its first-ever free elections Sunday with an Islamic party poised to win, nine months after the surprise toppling of strongman Zine el Abidine Ben Ali that sparked the Arab Spring.
Thailand's hundreds of thousands of flood victims are at risk of water-borne diseases and infections, the World Health Organisation said Saturday, though no major outbreaks have been reported yet.
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Military commanders in the Libyan city of Misrata said Saturday that no autopsy would be carried out on the body of Moamer Kadhafi despite concerns over how the toppled dictator died.