Typhoon Dianmu leaves 13 dead, missing

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Typhoon Dianmu leaves 13 dead, missing

Typhoon Dianmu's heavy rains and flash flood left 13 dead, missing after it made landfall in the north on August 19 and was weakened into low pressure on August 21.
Yen Bai sinks underwater after downpour rains. (Photo: SGGP)

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HCMC leads country in real estate inventory

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HCMC leads country in real estate inventory

The real estate inventory value of Vietnam nears VND36 trillion (US$1.62 billion) at present and Ho Chi Minh City takes the lead with VND6,599 billion ($296.32 million), according to the latest report by the Vietnam Real Estate Association.

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Myanmar: armed groups want to join peace process

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Myanmar: armed groups want to join peace process

Armed groups that have not signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Accord (NCA) in Myanmar have raised an eight-point proposal to the government for finding ways to sign the NCA and join the 21 st Century Panglong Ethnic Conference planned for the end of this month, according to source from Vietnam News said yesterday.

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Mexico studies Vietnam’s garment-textiles

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Mexico studies Vietnam’s garment-textiles

A delegation from the National Chamber of Textile, Industry of Mexico (Canaintex) will make a trip to Vietnam from August 27-28 to explore the garment-textile sector.

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Seongju chief asks defense ministry to pick alternate site for THAAD

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Seongju chief asks defense ministry to pick alternate site for THAAD

The administrative chief of Seongju on Monday formally asked the defense ministry to designate an alternate site within the county for the deployment of the advanced U.S. antimissile system, instead of the original location picked by Seoul last month, sources from Yonhap.

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Hundreds of flights grounded as typhoon nears Japan

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Hundreds of flights grounded as typhoon nears Japan

Sources from Vietnam News/AFP in Tokyo said a powerful typhoon was on course for a direct hit on Tokyo today, with nearly 400 flights grounded due to heavy rain and strong winds.

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Voting begins in bitter Labour leader contest in UK

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Voting begins in bitter Labour leader contest in UK

Voting will begin today to decide if veteran leftist Jeremy Corbyn will remain leader of Britain’s Labour party, with an ill-tempered campaign deepening divisions that threaten the party’s future.

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Vietnam wins 22 awards at US music festival

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Vietnam wins 22 awards at US music festival

Seven students aged 9-18 from the Vietnam National Academy of Music brought home 22 awards at the 2016 Lansum International Music Festival held in the US recently.

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Hai Phong Port to be international gateway by 2020

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Hai Phong Port to be international gateway by 2020

The northern port city of Hai Phong is expected to become the international gate of the north for an estimated 109-114 million tonnes of goods in and out and about 25,800 foreign tourists by 2020.

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Domestic flights canceled due to typhoon Dianmu

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Domestic flights canceled due to typhoon Dianmu

The national air carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) has just announced that it will stop exploiting ten flights departing from and arriving to Hai Phong's Cat Bi International Airport and Thanh Hoa's Tho Xuan Airport on August 19 because of the influence of on- going storm Dianmu.

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Cambodia: Three year visas to be available for foreigners

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Cambodia: Three year visas to be available for foreigners

The Cambodian government will soon allow foreigners to stay for up to three years on a single visa, in a bid to encourage more foreigners to visit the Kingdom, according to the Khmer Times.

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Pertussis outbreaks infect many people in northern province

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Medical workers have detected 168 infection cases having respiratory disease including 49 people having pertussis in northern province of Cao Bang, said the Department of Health on August 19th.

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Most advanced hospital operates in central Vietnam

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Most advanced hospital operates in central Vietnam

Thien Nhan Infirmary opened yesterday is considered one of the most advanced in the central Vietnam. It provides health consultation, examination, treatment for maternity, pediatric, mental health, ophthalmology, oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery.

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Eight workers win Ton Duc Thang Prize

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Eight workers win Ton Duc Thang Prize

Eight winners of Ton Duc Thang Prize were honored yesterday for their achievement and contribuition to city development.

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US$ 4, 6 bln invested into Quang Ngai’s construction of thermal power plants

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US$ 4, 6 bln invested into Quang Ngai’s construction of thermal power plants

According to the People’s Committee of the central province of Quang Ngai, the Prime Minister yesterday approved the project to build four thermal power plants with capacity of 3, 00 MW in the province.

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