Death toll from Afghan avalanches tops 100

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More than 100 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by days of heavy snowfall around Afghanistan, including 50 in one village, officials said on Sunday, warning the death toll could rise still further.

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Hi-tech farmers in Da Lat

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Farmer Hai talks about his method (Photo: SGGP)
Farmers in the central highlands town of Da Lat of Lam Dong gradually forget the concept “Farming is back-breaking work”. Instead, farmers work in plant tissue culture laboratories and create high quality, disease-resistant breeds of plants or press buttons to adjust the system for fertilizing, watering and air-conditioning for plants.

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Khen festival comes to Sa Pa

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A Khen (panpipe) Festival will open for the first time from January 30 to February 12 in Sa Pa in the northern province of Lao Cai.

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21ha of military land given for expansion of Tan Son Nhat airport

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The Ministry of Defense transferred 21 hectare of military land for the expansion of the overloaded Ho Chi Minh City-based Tan Son Nhat Airport as per an agreement between the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Transport on February 21.

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Binh Thuan approves floating solar power project in Da Mi reservoir

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The People’s Committee in the south central province of Binh Thuan has approved a renewable energy development policy to build a floating solar power plant in Da Mi reservoir, according to the Vietnam Government Portal.

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HCMC rearranges traffic to build flyover in TSN Airport area

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The HCMC Department of Transport had started traffic reorganization in streets leading to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for construction of a flyover to reduce traffic jam in the area from February 8 to March 8, said deputy director of the department Tran Quang Lam yesterday.

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VX nerve agent found on Kim Jong-nam's face: Malaysian police

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Source from the Yonhap News Agency said the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was killed with the toxic VX nerve agent, a statement by Malaysian police showed Friday.

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US appeals court refuses to restore Trump travel ban

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Source from Vietnamnews said this morning that a US court on Thursday slapped down Donald Trump’s effort to bar refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from US soil, dealing the new president and his controversial law-and-order agenda a major defeat.

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Two executions, one life sentence in Vinashin case

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Hanoi People’s Court yesterday handed two death penalties and a life sentence in one of the biggest corruption cases in Vietnam’s history.

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Belarus launches short-term visa exemption to Vietnamese citizens

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Belarus’s five-day visa exemption policy applied to citizens of 80 countries, including Vietnam, took effect on February 12.

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VN welcomes more e-visa int’l tourists

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The north central province of Quang Tri welcomed first two e-visa international visitors who arrived in Vietnam by land at Lao Bao International Border Gate yesterday.
Vietnam starts licensing E- visa for international visitors from Febryary 1.(Photo: SGGP)

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Eighteen killed in massage parlour fire in China

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At least 18 people were killed and another 18 were injured in a fire at a foot massage parlour in China, state media and police said, source from the Vietnamnews.

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New western coach station should connect with metro, monorail routes : city People’s Committee

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The construction of new Mien Tay (western) coach station in Binh Chanh district must ensure synchronous connectivity with public transport system including metro line Ben Thanh-Tan Kien, monorail route no.2, bus rapid transit (BRT) and other bus routes in the future.

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HCMC starts work on two flyovers to reduce airport traffic jam

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Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee Dinh La Thang yesterday morning attended the groundbreaking ceremony of two flyovers invested under a specialized mechanism to reduce traffic jams in streets to Tan Son Nhat International Airport area.

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Ministry collecting opinions about environmental tax hike on gasoline

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The Ministry of Finance is asking ministries, provinces and cities, businesses and citizens’ opinions about its controversial proposal to increase the environmental protection tax frame on gasoline to VND3,000-8,000 a liter.

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