Preventive forest in central region torn as people hunt for teak wood

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Preventive forest in central region torn as people hunt for teak wood

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ba Den forest in Quang Binh province is reportedly “bleeding” because it has been poached by a lot of groups of people, hunting for teak wood.

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Online music download fee to be collected from November

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Online music download fee to be collected from November

From November 1, 2012 music fans will be expected to pay VND1,000 for every track they download from Vietnam-based music websites that they have accessed for free.

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Violinist Bui Cong Duy to perform in Denmark

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Violinist Bui Cong Duy to perform in Denmark

Bui Cong Duy and five other artists from the Vietnam National Academy of Music (VNAM) will join the Hafnia Chamber Orchestra at the 2012 Danish-East Meets West music project on August 21-22.

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Artillery shell explosion leaves three dead in southern Vietnam

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Artillery shell explosion leaves three dead in southern Vietnam

An 155mm artillery shell exploded at a resident’s house in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau on August 15, killing three people, including a pregnant woman.

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ASEAN-China conference marks 21 years of strategic partnership

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The seventh Conference on ASEAN-China People-to-People Friendship Organizations (CACPPFO) opened in Hanoi on August 16, with the attendance of the chairs of the friendship organisations of ASEAN nations and China.

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The pleasant surroundings of Hue City

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The pleasant surroundings of Hue City

Khiem Lang tomb of King Tu Duc is a wonderful architectural complex which is on a narrow valley of Thuong Ba Hamlet, Thuy Xuan Ward of Hue City. This is one of the best-preserved tombs of the Nguyen dynasty kings.

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How rich are the Vietnamese millionaires? (part 2)

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How rich are the Vietnamese millionaires? (part 2)

VietNamNet Bridge – Mobile phones, watches or the “toys” on the hands of millionaires can show their upper class in an unspoken way. And of course, they are not less expensive than the multi-billion dong luxurious cars.

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Nha Trang: Million USD balloon blown up due to strong wind

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Nha Trang: Million USD balloon blown up due to strong wind

VietNamNet Bridge - A hot-air balloon worth US$1.6 million that is used for tourism purposes at Hon Tam tourist site in Nha Trang city, exploded on August 16 afternoon because of high winds.

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Dengue-fever likely to rise in next few months

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VietNamNet Bridge – The number of dengue fever cases is expected to increase in the next few months if prevention efforts are not strengthened at the local level, according to the steering board on dengue-fever prevention.

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BUSINESS IN BRIEF 17/8

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Market-based price mechanism to be observed

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“Lay Chong Nguoi Ta” to attend Toronto Film Fest

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“Lay Chong Nguoi Ta” to attend Toronto Film Fest

VietNamNet Bridge – A new product by director Luu Huynh will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada this year. It is also an entry for the People’s Choice award.

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Shocked with suicide instruction websites

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Shocked with suicide instruction websites

VietNamNet Bridge – Besides pornographic and violent websites, websites teaching how to commit suicide in Vietnamese language have appeared, poisoning children who suffer from depression or those who want to assert themselves in wrong ways.

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Vinaconex owes over $55 million

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VietNamNet Bridge – The Vietnam Construction Import Export JS Corporation (Vinaconex) currently owes more than VND1.112 trillion (around $55.6 million).

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Hoang My’s horn sold for $15,000

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Hoang My’s horn sold for $15,000

VietNamNet Bridge – Gifts of contestants of the 2012 Miss World pageant were auctioned for charity on August 14. Hoang My’s horn was sold for 100,000 yuan, around $15,000.

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Leading U.S. retailers team up to push mobile wallet

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Over a dozen leading U.S. merchants, including Wal-Mart Stores and Best Buy, on Wednesday jointly launched a new company to push for the offering of mobile wallet, or the use of smartphone to make payment.

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