SOCIETY IN BRIEF 6/8

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Illegal Vietnamese immigrants arrested in France

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Relegation battle heats up as title race nears an end

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VietNamNet Bridge - Ha Noi T&T's head coach Phan Thanh Hung says the title race has not yet finished, even though Song Lam Nghe An (SLNA) are seizing the upper hand as the V-League has only three rounds to go.

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GOVERNMENT IN BRIEF 6/8

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US 7th Fleet Commander visits Vietnam

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Foreign investors eye Cam Ranh airport development

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Foreign investors eye Cam Ranh airport development

VietNamNet Bridge - Several foreign companies have showed their keen interest in airport infrastructure development in Cam Ranh Airport at recent meetings with the authorities of Khanh Hoa Province.

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Urine test may help predict prostate cancer

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A new urine test might help doctors detect prostate cancer and better evaluate a patient's treatment options, according to American reseachers Thursday.

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Debt financing unlikely to save Western economies

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The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled more than 500 points Thursday, exposing the plight of western economies and their deep structural defects, notably a heavy dependence on debt financing.

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SBV chief vows to cut interest rate

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SBV chief vows to cut interest rate

VietNamNet Bridge - Newly-named State Bank of Viet Nam Governor Nguyen Van Binh intends to force commercial banks to slash lending interest rates to 17-19 per cent per year from current rates averaging 20-25 per cent annually.

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NA takes a frank look at inflation

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VietNamNet Bridge - Most National Assembly deputies agreed that there were satisfactory results in socio-eonomic development in the first six months of this year despite the country facing many challenges and difficulties.

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Draft law aims to curb disorderly advertising

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Draft law aims to curb disorderly advertising

VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has drafted Law on Advertising to regulate and protect the nation's fine traditions and customs, while simplifying administrative procedures, said Deputy Minister Hoang Huu Ai.

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Ariane rocket launch postponed due to bad weather

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The launch of two communication satellites atop Europe's heavy-lift Ariane 5 was postponed again due to bad weather, the France-based Arianespace announced Friday.

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Investments on education up, but education quality remains low

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Investments on education up, but education quality remains low

VietNamNet Bridge – The state budget allocated for education and training development increased by 10 times in 2001-2011, while people’s investments and the loans from foreign sources have also increased. However, the education quality has not been improved.

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Talented pianist to perform with spiritual singing

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Talented pianist to perform with spiritual singing

VietNamNet Bridge – After a successful show in Hanoi in late May 2011, pianist Pho An My will give the second show in Hanoi on August 22, and then another show in HCM City on August 31.

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Dried litchis exports falling in prices, Chinese control the market

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Dried litchis exports falling in prices, Chinese control the market

VietNamNet Bridge – The dried litchis market has been opened for the last two weeks, but the prices have halved from the beginning of the litchi crop. Vietnamese exporters complain that Chinese traders have been forcing the prices down.

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New cabinet members reveal action plans

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New cabinet members reveal action plans

VietNamNet Bridge - Members of the newly-elected cabinet tell the media about the action plans they will adopt in new positions.

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People who overcome the pain of Agent Orange

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People who overcome the pain of Agent Orange

VietNamNet Bridge – They are victims of Agent Orange (AO) but they have overcome disabled pain to be useful people. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of dioxin disaster in Vietnam, the HCM City War Remnant Museum introduces 28 exemplary AO victims at a photo exhibition.

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