Thailand confirms two Zika-linked microcephaly cases

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SaiGon GP English 7 hour(s) ago 1 related news

Thailand’s of Ministry Public Health on September 30 confirmed that the Zika virus had caused two cases of microcephaly - a condition that results in babies being born with small heads, source from Vietnam News Agency in Bangkok.

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US issues Zika travel warning for Southeast Asian countries

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SaiGon GP English 7 hour(s) ago 1 related news

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel warning, advising pregnant women to consider postponing unimportant travel to 11 Southeast Asian countries where there is high risk of Zika virus infection, from Washington reported by Vietnam News.

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Malaysian lawyers propose bringing MH17 case to ICC

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SaiGon GP English 8 hour(s) ago 1 related news

Malaysian lawyer Darryl Goon on September 29 stated that Malaysia might ask the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate and try those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines’ flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine two years ago.

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Price of cooking gas increases

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The domestic gas enterprises in HCMC said the retail price of a 12kg canister of cooking gas in HCMC will increase VND 1,250 per (included VAT) starting October 1, 2016 equal to VND 15,000 per 12 kg canister.

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Yonhap, Save the Children host marathon to help malnourished kids

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South Korea's key news service Yonhap News Agency and international charity Save the Children co-hosted a fund-raising marathon this morning, seeking to lend a helping hand to malnourished children in Ethiopia and increase public awareness of children's rights.

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Bao Nhu to compete at Miss Intercontinental 2016

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The Department of Performing Arts under the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism has officially given an approval for Nguyen Thi Bao Nhu to be representative of Vietnam to join the Miss Intercontinental 2016 pageant slated for October in Sri Lanka.

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EU continues supporting Mekong Delta region in coping with climate change

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SaiGon GP English 8 hour(s) ago

First Counsellor European Union Delegation to Vietnam Ms. Delphine Malard led a delegation of the European Union and its member countries yesterday had a working session with the southwestern region’s Steering Committee for Natural Disaster and Prevent to analyze impacts and related issues caused by climate change in region.

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HCMC Enterprise Products Week attracts 100 firms

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The 2016 Ho Chi Minh City Enterprise Products Week is taking place in Tay Ninh province starting September 29 to October 3.

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Park renews calls for national unity amid N.K. threats

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South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Saturday renewed her calls for national unity to counter North Korea's escalating military threats, stressing internal division is "more dreadful" than Pyongyang's nuclear provocations, source from Yonhap News.

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Human trafficker extradited to Australia from Indonesia

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Vietnam News' source in Sydney said a human trafficker was extradited to Australia from Indonesia, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia Julie Bishop confirmed on September 29.

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NA Chairwoman delivers speech at AIPA-37

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National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan called for bringing the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) forward on the back of the solid foundation it has built over the past four decades in her speech at the first plenary session of the 37th General Assembly of AIPA on September 30.

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10 energy-saving buildings awarded

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The Ministry of Industry & Trade and the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Science & Technology jointy organized the award ceremony for the contest of energy-saving buildings, yesterday.

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12 movies to compete for “Feature Length Film” award at 4th HANIFF

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SaiGon GP English 7 hour(s) ago

The film “Toi thay hoa vang tren co xanh” (I see yellow flowers on the green grass) and the comedy film Trung so (Jackpot) will be submitted in the category of “Feature Length Film” at the the 4th Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF).

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Filipino singer wins 2016 Vietnam Idol

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SaiGon GP English 7 hour(s) ago

Janice Phuong from the Philippines won the 7th season of Vietnam Idol which ended in Ho Chi Minh City on September 30 over 54.25 percent of the viewers’ votes.

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Southern region to continue facing heavy rains

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According to the Southern region’s Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center, heavy rains have constantly occurred in Ho Chi Minh City on the large scale in the recent days although the Southern region is enterting the near-end period of the rainy season.

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