Foreigner suspected in $4,700 credit card fraud

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Foreigner suspected in $4,700 credit card fraud

Ho Chi Minh City police are tracking down a foreigner who allegedly used a fake credit card to buy two laptops and a tablet worth more than VND100 million (US$4,712) at a local shop.

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Vietnam expects 6.2 pct GDP growth in 2015, says 2014 targets in sight

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Vietnam expects 6.2 pct GDP growth in 2015, says 2014 targets in sight

Vietnam expects faster economic growth next year of 6.2 per cent, picking up from a targeted 5.8 per cent this year, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said on Monday.

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Guinea says Ebola spreads to regions near AngloGold mine

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Guinea says Ebola spreads to regions near AngloGold mine

The Ebola virus has spread to two new regions in Guinea, including an area where an AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. mine is located.

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Hong Kong protests at crossroads as traffic, frustration pile up

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Hong Kong protests at crossroads as traffic, frustration pile up

Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators risked a backlash from commuters and retailers on Tuesday as lingering protests caused traffic chaos and sales slump in the global financial hub, with preliminary talks with the government suggesting no quick solution.

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Indonesia's new president: Who is Joko Widodo?

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Indonesia will have a new president today. Joko Widodo won the election on a wave of optimism and expectations are high. And as Bloomberg’s Haslinda Amin reports, he does face some daunting challenges.

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Ho Chi Minh City rescuers work all night at blast site

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Ho Chi Minh City rescuers work all night at blast site

A blast flattened a fertilizer factory and seven neighboring houses in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday afternoon, forcing rescuers to spend the night searching for trapped victims. Three factory workers have been described as victims of the blast--though only one body has been recovered.

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Almost one-third of Vietnamese partners are unfaithful: Survey

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Almost one-third of Vietnamese partners are unfaithful: Survey

Roughly 40 percent of men and 19 percent of women in Vietnam admitted to having had an affair in a survey of 1,031 people conducted by the global market research and consulting firm Epinion.

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Saigon streets flooded after downpour, again

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Heavy rains lasting more than an hour on Sunday evening have yet again inundated many streets and local houses in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Vietnam cops bust larges-ever ecstasy, meth racket in central city

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Vietnam cops bust larges-ever ecstasy, meth racket in central city

Police in Da Nang on Sunday seized thousands of ecstasy pills and more than two kilograms of meth in what they called the biggest drug haul ever in the central hub.

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Apple-1 computer expected to fetch over $500K at auction

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Bonhams Senior Books and Manuscripts Specialist Cassandra Hatton discusses Apple’s first personal computer. He speaks on “Taking Stock.”

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Ukraine says it agrees on interim gas price with Russia

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Ukraine says it agrees on interim gas price with Russia

Ukraine's and Russia's leaders have reached a preliminary agreement on a price for gas supplies this winter but Kiev may need international help to pay, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday.

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Next phase of underwater MH370 search begins

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Next phase of underwater MH370 search begins

The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 entered a new phase Monday with the resumption of the underwater search for the aircraft, officials said.

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Apple looks for big screen boost as iPhone 6 hits China

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Apple looks for big screen boost as iPhone 6 hits China

Apple Inc.’s large screen iPhone 6 Plus is finally available in the world’s biggest smartphone market and Chinese consumers don’t have to resort to smugglers.

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The palmyra sugar harvest in southern Vietnam

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Farmers in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang are currently harvesting sugar from thousands of palmyra trees. The Bay Nui community (so-named for the seven mountains in their area) are busy climbing on the dangerously tall trees to pick palmyra fruit, decant its juice and reduce it to a pungent sugar paste.

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Hong Kong leader plays waiting game, protesters demand he resigns

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Hong Kong leader plays waiting game, protesters demand he resigns

Hong Kong's leader is willing to let pro-democracy demonstrations blocking large areas of the city go on for weeks if necessary, a source close to him said, while defiant protesters vowed they would not budge.

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