Plan requiring 326,000 elementary students to use tablets meets opposition in Vietnam

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Plan requiring 326,000 elementary students to use tablets meets opposition in Vietnam

A plan proposing to introduce more than 326,000 tablets to 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders in Ho Chi Minh City has been loudly rapped after it was presented at a seminar held in the southern city on August 18 by the HCMC Department of Education and Training.

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Ebola death toll rises to 1,427: WHO

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Ebola death toll rises to 1,427: WHO

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak sweeping through west African countries has risen to 1,427 out of more than 2,600 cases, the World Health Organization said Friday.

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U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

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U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

WASHINGTON, Aug 28 - The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday.

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Vietnam, China agree to restore ties after oil rig rift

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Vietnam and China have agreed to take measures to restore and develop bilateral relations that have been undermined over China’s illegal deployment of an oil rig in Vietnamese waters between May and July.

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Jealous Vietnamese woman gets 30 months for punishing female staff with centipede tattoos

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Jealous Vietnamese woman gets 30 months for punishing female staff with centipede tattoos

A Vietnam court on Tuesday sentenced a 36-year-old woman to 30 months in prison for forcing her female employee to have centipedes tattooed on her face and bosom as a warning for the latter’s alleged affair with the former’s husband in 2011.

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Anesthetic might have killed 3 Vietnamese babies before free surgeries: doctor

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Anesthetic might have killed 3 Vietnamese babies before free surgeries: doctor

The director of Military Hospital 87 in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa’s Nha Trang City, where three babies recently died following anesthetization, has said that the anesthetic likely killed them.

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Ukraine border guards clash with rebels near Russian border: military

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Ukraine border guards clash with rebels near Russian border: military

Ukrainian government forces engaged with a separatist armoured column near the southeastern town of Novoazovsk, about 10 km (6 miles) from the Russian border, Ukraine's military said on Monday.

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Briton with Ebola arrives in London hospital

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Briton with Ebola arrives in London hospital

A British nurse who contracted the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone arrived at a London hospital on Sunday, the ministry of defence said.

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Chelsea beat Leicester to complete win double over new boys

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Chelsea beat Leicester to complete win double over new boys

LONDON, Aug 23 - Chelsea scored a second successive win over a newly-promoted side when they beat Leicester City 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday thanks to second-half goals from Diego Costa and Eden Hazard.

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Betting in Vietnam reaches tens of millions of dollars per day: police

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Betting in Vietnam reaches tens of millions of dollars per day: police

The total amount spent on illegal online football betting in Vietnam during the 2014 World Cup amounted to tens of millions of US dollars every day, a police report said on Friday.

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District gov’t in central Vietnam encourages residents to drink locally made beer

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District gov’t in central Vietnam encourages residents to drink locally made beer

The local government of a district in central Ha Tinh Province has told its citizens, regulatory agencies, and hotels and restaurants to boost consumption of beer and mineral water products whose manufacturers are based in the locality.

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That drumming noise during the mid-autumn festival in Vietnam

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That drumming noise during the mid-autumn festival in Vietnam

When I was a kid, it was great fun getting every kind of pot and pan from the kitchen, a couple of big sticks or hopefully mum’s big ladle spoons and cooking up a storm of noise in the garden. It was even funnier when the grown-ups would come, running out, screaming, shouting, and making more noise than I ever could. And doing it all over again when the grown-ups were doing something quiet and civilized like watching TV! Kids...

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Corruption whistleblowers may be rewarded with up to $236,000 in Vietnam

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Corruption whistleblowers may be rewarded with up to $236,000 in Vietnam

People who denounce corruption and help the government of Vietnam recover from a corruption case an amount as much as 600 times the common minimum wage will be rewarded with VND5 billion (US$236,000), according to a draft regulation.

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Vietnam experts pinpoint risks when selling rice to China

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Vietnam experts pinpoint risks when selling rice to China

While China remains Vietnam’s largest rice buyer, industry insiders say it is a highly precarious market, especially when it comes to payment and market stability.

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Vietnam footballer gets 30 months for betting on own Asian game

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Vietnam footballer gets 30 months for betting on own Asian game

A Vietnam court sentenced a local footballer to 30 months in prison and gave suspended sentences to eight of his teammates on Monday for betting on their own game at an Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup in March.

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