Despite ban, gold trading floors still active in Vietnam

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Despite ban, gold trading floors still active in Vietnam

On Sunday, there was little progress in the local community of investors trading gold and foreign exchange at many local underground trading floors, after the arrest of the leader of a Hanoi-based underground gold floor on Friday.

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$142.9m approved for climate change fight

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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung last Sunday approved the allocation of VND3 trillion ($142.9 million) from Official Development Assistance (ODA) loans through the Support Programme to Respond to Climate Change in Viet Nam next year. Of the 16 projects, priority will be given to the planting of mangrove forests and protective forests at riverheads as well as one on building dykes.

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$32 mn power supply to island off central Vietnam debuts

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$32 mn power supply to island off central Vietnam debuts

An underground cable system connecting Ly Son Island, in the central province of Quang Ngai, to the national electricity grid was inaugurated on Sunday to provide steady power to islanders.

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Obama admits US underestimated Islamic State, air strikes intensify

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Obama admits US underestimated Islamic State, air strikes intensify

President Barack Obama said that former Al-Qaeda fighters driven from Iraq by US and local forces had been able to gather in Syria to form the Islamic State group, as US-led coalition warplanes pounded oil sites.

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4 Vietnam teens questioned for rock tossing that claimed man's eye

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Police in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on Sunday summoned four local teenagers for throwing rocks at three buses and destroying a Ho Chi Minh City man's left eye.

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Vietnam seizes 40 kg of elephant tusks stashed in cashew nuts

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Vietnam seizes 40 kg of elephant tusks stashed in cashew nuts

Customs officers at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday detected 59 pieces of African elephant tusks weighing about 40 kilograms hidden in a carton of cashew nuts.

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As Missouri protests persist, police seek suspects in shootings of two officers

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As Missouri protests persist, police seek suspects in shootings of two officers

Police were seeking suspects on Sunday in apparently unrelated shootings of two police officers in and near the Missouri city of Ferguson, and arrested seven of those protesting last month's shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer.

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US-led Syria strikes on IS hit entrance to main gas plant: NGO

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The US-led coalition against jihadists in Syria struck late on Sunday the entrance to the country's main gas plant, in an apparent warning to Islamic State (IS) militants to abandon the premises under their control, a monitor said.

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Obama: U.S. intelligence underestimated militants in Syria -CBS

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Obama: U.S. intelligence underestimated militants in Syria -CBS

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 - U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated Islamic State activity inside Syria, which has become "ground zero" for jihadists worldwide, President Barack Obama said in a CBS television interview broadcast on Sunday.

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S. African woman dies after being run over by truck in Vietnam

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S. African woman dies after being run over by truck in Vietnam

After her motorbike collided with a dump truck, a 24- year-old South African woman fell off and was run over by a dump truck early Sunday in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – September 29

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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – September 29

Here are the top news stories from Vietnam in brief for September 29, 2014.

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At least 31 feared dead near peak of Japanese volcano

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At least 31 feared dead near peak of Japanese volcano

Thirty-one people were presumed dead on Sunday near the peak of a Japanese volcano that erupted a day earlier, catching hundreds of hikers unawares as it belched out clouds of rock and ash.

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Russia's Lavrov says ties with Washington need 'reset 2.0'

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Russia's Lavrov says ties with Washington need 'reset 2.0'

Moscow called on Sunday for a new "reset 2.0" in relations with Washington, saying the situation in Ukraine that had led to Western sanctions against Russia was improving thanks to Kremlin peace initiatives.

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Air strikes said to hit Islamic State oil refineries in Syria

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Air raids believed to have been carried out by U.S.-led forces hit three makeshift oil refineries in northern Syria on Sunday as part of a campaign against Islamic State, a human rights group said.

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More than 30 believed dead at Japanese volcano

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Rescue workers have found 30 or more people unconscious and believed to be dead near the peak of an erupting volcano in central Japan, local government and police said Sunday.

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