US boosts Vietnam fight against influenza

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US boosts Vietnam fight against influenza

With bird flu remaining a threat in Vietnam, the US will provide Vietnam US$10 million over three years to combat avian and pandemic influenza.

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Fierce storm forecast to hit central region

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Fierce storm forecast to hit central region

Strong storm Ketsana is heading towards central Vietnam after roaring through the Philippines Sunday, leaving more than 80 people dead and dozens missing.

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Philippines overwhelmed by flood disaster: govt

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Philippines overwhelmed by flood disaster: govt

The Philippine government said Monday it could not cope with the massive flooding that displaced nearly half a million people, amid fears the death toll could soar past the official tally of 86.

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Madoff family to be sued over missing billions

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Madoff family to be sued over missing billions

Bernard Madoff claims he ran his multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme alone, but close family members face lawsuits this week in a widening probe, the government-appointed trustee told CBS television.

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Top Afghan official threatens to quit after attack

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Top Afghan official threatens to quit after attack

A powerful member of President Hamid Karzai's Cabinet threatened to quit after a suicide car bomb attack targeted him Sunday, killing five people, in the latest Taliban attempt to destabilize Afghanistan's struggling government. Two Americans were among six NATO troop deaths elsewhere.

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Chinese PM to visit North Korea amid nuclear standoff

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China's prime minister will visit North Korea early next week, a trip that could help revive stalled talks on ending Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.

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Germany's Merkel looks to rocky new term

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Germany's Merkel looks to rocky new term

Fresh from an election victory, Angela Merkel got set for a new term as German chancellor on Monday, facing a stack of challenges topped by an ailing economy and an unpopular Afghanistan mission.

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Iran test fires short-range missiles

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Iran said it successfully test fired short-range missiles during drills Sunday by the elite Revolutionary Guard, a show of force days after the U.S. and its allies condemned Tehran over a newly revealed underground nuclear facility that was being constructed secretly.

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Voting begins in German election

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Voting begins in German election

Polling stations across Germany opened on Sunday for the country's election, with Chancellor Angela Merkel the clear favourite to win a second term at the helm of Europe's biggest economy.

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51 dead, 280,000 displaced in Philippine storm: govt

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51 dead, 280,000 displaced in Philippine storm: govt

At least 51 people were killed and more than 250,000 displaced after tropical storm Ketsana dumped the heaviest rainfall on the Philippine capital in more than four decades, officials said Sunday.

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ETA reaffirms commitment to violence

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ETA reaffirms commitment to violence

The Basque separatist group ETA Sunday reaffirmed its use of violence to achieve its aims, after completing a period of "internal reflection," but said it remained open to a political solution.

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OECD warns G20 over banking reform plans

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Banks, bonuses, tax havens and under-regulation caused the financial crisis and are the keys to reform. Not so, the OECD warns as the G20 takes steps in such areas.

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France gives Brigitte Bardot first exhibition at 75

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France gives Brigitte Bardot first exhibition at 75

Brigitte Bardot, the 1950s sex goddess who became a feminist icon and symbol of sexual liberation, turns 75 on Monday with her native France at her feet and a very first exhibition in her honour.

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Mrs. Vietnam 2009 crowned

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Mrs. Vietnam 2009 crowned

The branch manager of UBS in Ho Chi Minh City, Hoang Thi Yen, was crowned Mrs. Vietnam 2009 at the final of Mrs World Vietnam held at Vung Tau, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, September 26.

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National Theater Festival 2009 opens

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National Theater Festival 2009 opens

The National Theater Festival 2009 opened at Ho Chi Minh City Theater, District 1, on September 26, attended by 18 troupes, 26 plays and 60 artistes.

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