VN to take part in Beethoven music festival

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VN to take part in Beethoven music festival

The Young People’s Symphony Orchestra, part of the Vietnam National Academy of Music, and soloist Bui Cong Duy, one of Vietnam’s leading violinists, will participate in the Beethoven Festival to take place from September 4 to October 3 in Bonn, Germany.

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NKorea seeking direct talks with US: Richardson

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NKorea seeking direct talks with US: Richardson

Former UN envoy Bill Richardson holds more rare meetings on Thursday with a delegation from Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), which he said is pushing for one-on-one talks with the United States.

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Hollywood cameraman shows Vietnamese filmmakers the ropes

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Hollywood cameraman shows Vietnamese filmmakers the ropes

American cinematographer Mathew J. Siegel, who worked on such Hollywood hits as “Mr & Mrs Smith,” “The Matrix 2,” and “Master and Commander,” spoke to Vietnamese filmmakers about making high-quality digital films in Ho Chi Minh City on August 19.

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Textbook exhibition opens in HCMC

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Textbook exhibition opens in HCMC

A week-long textbook exhibition has opened at the Ho Chi Minh City Exhibition House ahead of the new school year which begins in September, and offers discounts of 10-50 percent.

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PM urges Lam Dong to tap advantages for growth

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PM urges Lam Dong to tap advantages for growth

Lam Dong Province should continue to tap its advantages like climate and natural resources to promote agriculture, forestry, tourism for sustainable development, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said.

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Upgrade of northern economic zone into international hub gets PM approval

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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a project to upgrade an economic zone in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh into an international commercial hub.

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President bestows medals to senior military officers

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President bestows medals to senior military officers

Gold star medals, Ho Chi Minh medals, Independent medals and other awards were bestowed by President Nguyen Minh Triet to generals and senior military officers to mark the 64th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19, 1945) on Wednesday in Hanoi. The medals were also awarded posthumously to those who had sacrificed their lives for the independence and freedom of the country.

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Vietnam Air attendant held in Australia for carrying ‘addictive’ substance

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Australian police have detained Vietnam Airlines flight attendant Phan Thanh Tung for carrying three bottles of liquor laced with an “addiction-causing substance,” the carrier reported August 19.

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Democrats prepare to push health care without GOP

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Democrats prepare to push health care without GOP

Publicly, President Barack Obama is still calling for a bipartisan bill to overhaul the nation's health care system. Privately, Democrats are preparing a one-party push, which they feel is all but inevitable.

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North-South train offers 25 percent discount

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North-South train offers 25 percent discount

Passengers at Hanoi Railway Station

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Gold, oil edge up on weaker dollar

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Gold, oil edge up on weaker dollar

Gold prices in Vietnam rallied for the second day on August 20 as global prices slightly rose on a weaker US dollar, prompting investors to seek the metal as an alternative investment.

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Afghanistan votes for president

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Afghanistan votes for president

Afghans voted Thursday to elect a president for just the second time in their war-torn history as a massive security clampdown swung into action to prevent threatened Taliban attacks derailing the ballot.

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Arctic Sea crew, hijack suspects board plane for Moscow

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Arctic Sea crew, hijack suspects board plane for Moscow

Crew members of the Arctic Sea prepared to fly home to Russia from the remote African archipelago of Cape Verde, as officials explained why they kept the hijacked ship's location a secret.

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17 dead, 58 still missing in Russian dam disaster: official

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The death toll from the catastrophic flood inside Russia's biggest hydroelectric power station has risen to 17 but 58 people were still missing, officials said on Thursday.

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Mekong Delta to build new gas pipeline

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Mekong Delta to build new gas pipeline

A 398 kilometer gas pipeline, stretching from the southwestern sea region to Can Tho City, will begin construction this year to provide gas for the O Mon Power Plant, it was recently announced.

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