'Maasai Olympics' replace lion killings in Kenya

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Young Kenyan men compete for bragging rights in the 'Maasai Olympics', focused on ending the tradition of killing lions to be considered 'warriors'.

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China's Wanda Group holds talks to buy Lions Gate, MGM in Hollywood push

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China's Wanda Group holds talks to buy Lions Gate, MGM in Hollywood push

Dalian Wanda Group Co., which controls the second-biggest U.S. cinema chain, is in talks to acquire a stake in film studio Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., billionaire chairman Wang Jianlin said.

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“Ngo” boat race festival kicks off in Hau Giang

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“Ngo” boat race festival kicks off in Hau Giang

A “Ngo” boat race commenced in Xang Xa No Canal, Vi Thanh city, Hau Giang province on November 28 as part of the 6th Culture, Sports and Tourism Festival of the Khmer ethnic people in southern Vietnam.

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Sacred animals reveal the true Vietnam

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Sacred animals reveal the true Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – Hoang Hai Yen, a secondary student from Ha Noi, was completely wrapped up in colouring a picture of lion, a sacred object used in pagodas in Viet Nam.

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First exhibit on purely Vietnamese mascots may serve as craftsmen’s input

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First exhibit on purely Vietnamese mascots may serve as craftsmen’s input

Vietnam’s first exhibit on purely traditional Vietnamese mascots is running in Hanoi until November 17. The exhibit provides samples for local craftsmen to adopt in response to the culture ministry’s warning against the use of exotic mascots.

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Sacred animals reveal the true Viet Nam

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Sacred animals reveal the true Viet Nam

Hoang Hai Yen, a secondary student from Ha Noi, was completely wrapped up in colouring a picture of lion, a sacred object used in pagodas in Viet Nam.

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‘Ngo’ Boat Race Festival organized in Soc Trang

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‘Ngo’ Boat Race Festival organized in Soc Trang

The much awaited ‘Ngo Boat Race’ of the ethnic Khmer people of the Mekong Delta attracting thousands of people took place on Máspero River in Soc Trang Province on November 6.

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Scientists check the engine of cheetahs, animal world's 'Ferrari'

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Scientists check the engine of cheetahs, animal world's 'Ferrari'

Cheetahs can aptly be called the race cars of the animal kingdom: sleek, graceful and supremely speedy.

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White tiger kills schoolboy in New Delhi zoo

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A white tiger mauled to death a school student in a New Delhi zoo on Tuesday, an official and a witness said.

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Vietnam craft villages hurt by authorities’ rejection of Chinese-style stone mascots

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Vietnam craft villages hurt by authorities’ rejection of Chinese-style stone mascots

Artisans and workers in traditional stone carving villages across Vietnam are now struggling after cultural authorities requested that exotic mascots be excluded from religious institutions and public agencies early last month.

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Photos: Largest stone animal-statue making village in Vietnam

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Photos: Largest stone animal-statue making village in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – The demand for European or Chinese style stone mascot statues, which are placed in front of temples or office buildings, has led to busy work weeks for the stone workers of the Non Nuoc stone carving village in Da Nang.

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Vinpearl joins endangered species conservation efforts

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VietnamPlus English 3 month(s) ago

Vinpearl One-member Ltd. Company, a subsidiary of Vingroup, has joined other organisations in an effort to protect endangered animals, the People’s Committee of central coastal Khanh Hoa province reported.

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Mid-Autumn Festival begins in Old Quarter

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Mid-Autumn Festival begins in Old Quarter

Children noisily shouted as two colourful lions, one red, one yellow, appeared at the entrance to Kim Ngan Communal House on Hang Bac Street yesterday.

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Pictures: Vietnamese sacred objects in timeline

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Pictures: Vietnamese sacred objects in timeline

VietNamNet Bridge - An official document introducing Vietnam’s sacred object specimens, has been presented to the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of provinces across the country. Following are some images of Vietnam’s traditional sacred objects.

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Two Chinese-style stone lions removed from Hanoi temple

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Two Chinese-style stone lions removed from Hanoi temple

VietNamNet Bridge – Gia Quat Pagoda in Hanoi’s Long Bien District has become the first relic site to remove a pair of Chinese-style stone lions from its campus after the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism issued Dispatch 2662 that recommended that “strange objects” not be used at relic sites.

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