Vietnam embraces social media as health minister launches Facebook page

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Vietnam embraces social media as health minister launches Facebook page

US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius (L) and Vietnam's Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien shake hands after inaugurating the Emergency Operations Center(EOC) in Hanoi February 3, 2015. Photo credit: Reuters

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Activist monk seeks Buddhism overhaul in Thailand over corruption fears

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Activist monk seeks Buddhism overhaul in Thailand over corruption fears

Phra Buddha Issara is a monk with a mission. From his Buddhist temple near Bangkok he is calling for a radical overhaul of Thai Buddhism, fearing millions of dollars in temple donations and a rapidly modernizing nation are corrupting monks.

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One in 10 bankers scraps bid for top UK job as vetting gets tougher

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One in 10 bankers scraps bid for top UK job as vetting gets tougher

More than one in 10 people picked for the top jobs in British finance pull out during a regulatory vetting process which has got tougher since the financial crisis.

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Reuters Images of February

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Images taken by Reuters photographers from around the world for the month of February 2015, from the war in Ukraine and fighting Islamic State in Syria/Iraq, to New York Fashion Week and Oscars, as well as other moments of everyday life.

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Journalistic works on women's empowerment chosen for intl' contest

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VietNamNet Bridge – The Women's Empowerment Journalism Award 2015 has selected 19 journalistic works for its final round in the Asia Pacific Region.

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Argentine judge says no evidence government tried to derail bombing probe

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Argentine judge says no evidence government tried to derail bombing probe

There is no evidence that President Cristina Fernandez tried to whitewash Iran's purported involvement in a deadly 1994 bombing, an Argentine judge told Reuters in an interview on Thursday after dismissing the case.

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Journalistic works on women's empowerment chosen for contest's final round

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Journalistic works on women's empowerment chosen for contest's final round

The Women's Empowerment Journalism Award 2015 has selected 19 journalistic works for its final round in the Asia Pacific Region.

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Jury out as Vietnam holds fast to white-collar noose

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Jury out as Vietnam holds fast to white-collar noose

Policemen (center row) keep watch as inmates wait before being released from Hoang Tien prison, about 100 km (62 miles) outside Hanoi August 30, 2013. Despite the official enthusiasm, few outsiders believe that executions offer an effective means of deterring corruption. Photo credit: Reuters

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Bangkok police detain three over street demonstration

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Bangkok police detain three over street demonstration

Thai police arrested three people on the streets of the capital on Sunday after they held a small gathering to "exchange views" with the country's military junta.

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Bangladesh ferry capsizes with 100 passengers on board

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Bangladesh ferry capsizes with 100 passengers on board

DHAKA, Feb 22 (Reuters) - A Bangladeshi ferry carrying more than 100 passengers capsized on Sunday in the Padma river, 70 km (44 miles) north of the capital, Dhaka, police said.

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Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap dozens of prisoners

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Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap dozens of prisoners

KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine Feb 12 (Reuters) - Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists have exchanged dozens of prisoners in east Ukraine, a Ukrainian Security Council aide confirmed on Sunday, a step towards implementing an internationally brokered peace deal.

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'Birdman' vs 'Boyhood' Oscar battle heats up after Spirit Awards

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'Birdman' vs 'Boyhood' Oscar battle heats up after Spirit Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb 21 (Reuters) - Dark showbiz satire "Birdman," and coming-of-age tale "Boyhood," took the top honors at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, a day before Hollywood's biggest night when both will face off in the top Oscars categories.

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Orbital explosion probe said to find debris in engine: sources

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Orbital explosion probe said to find debris in engine: sources

Last October's explosion of Orbital ATK Inc's Antares rocket may have been triggered when debris inadvertently left in a fuel tank traveled into the booster's main engine, two people familiar with investigations into the accident told Reuters.

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Fire breaks out at Dubai Torch apartment skyscraper

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Fire breaks out at Dubai Torch apartment skyscraper

(Reuters) - Hundreds of people in Dubai were evacuated from one of the world's tallest residential buildings on Saturday when fire swept through The Torch, a 79-story skyscraper, residents said.

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Fans and Vegas bookmakers abuzz over Mayweather-Pacquiao

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Fans and Vegas bookmakers abuzz over Mayweather-Pacquiao

Feb 20 (Reuters) - Fight fans rejoiced and social media exploded on Friday at the news that the long-awaited clash between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao would at last take place in Las Vegas on May 2.

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