Expat’s experience: The shoeshine hustle in Hanoi

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 12 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Expat’s experience: The shoeshine hustle in Hanoi

HANOI – I’m wearing a pair of new shoes – so new, in fact, that as I started to write this column I could still smell the glue, or maybe the polish.

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Author of interrogation memo says CIA maybe went too far

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Báo Thanh Niên English 15 month(s) ago 1 related news

Author of interrogation memo says CIA maybe went too far

As former Vice President Dick Cheney argued on Sunday that the CIA's aggressive interrogation of terrorism suspects did not amount to torture, the man who provided the legal rationale for the program said that in some cases it had perhaps gone too far.

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Ukraine revolution fails business as graft envelops bureaucracy

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Báo Thanh Niên English 15 month(s) ago

Ukraine revolution fails business as graft envelops bureaucracy

Thirteen floors above a snow-covered complex on the outskirts of Kiev, in a half-built high-rise, Egor Popov wondered aloud when the warren of dusty rooms would be ready for move-in: maybe next year, probably not.

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No collapse this time as Arsenal reach last 16

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 15 month(s) ago

No collapse this time as Arsenal reach last 16

Arsenal held their nerve, their lead and their record of reaching the Champions League knockout stages when they beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 on Wednesday to reach the last 16 for the 15th season in a row.

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Small classroom nurtures high hopes

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Báo Dân Trí English 16 month(s) ago

Small classroom nurtures high hopes

Doong Village, Quang Binh Province is an area that only has seven students and special teachers.

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Alibaba's Jack Ma: Being richest is 'great pain'

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 16 month(s) ago

He may now be China's richest man but Jack Ma, the founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, has admitted in a US television interview that being so wealthy is actually causing him "great pain".

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Father of British Islamic State hostage dies: media

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Father of British Islamic State hostage dies: media

Paul Cantlie, the father of British Islamic State hostage John Cantlie, has died of "complications following pneumonia", his family said, according to several media sources.

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'Thousands' monitored by security services in London: mayor

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 17 month(s) ago

'Thousands' monitored by security services in London: mayor

Britain's security services are monitoring "thousands" of people in London, the city's mayor Boris Johnson said in an interview Saturday, amid heightened fears of attack by homegrown jihadists.

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10 breweries and pubs in Ho Chi Minh City

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VietnamNet English 18 month(s) ago

10 breweries and pubs in Ho Chi Minh City

VietNamNet Bridge - My mission was to visit at least 8 beer establishments this day and maybe more. I landed in Saigon by 11 am and i jumped on the rented motorbike and started my mission.

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Introducing ‘Banh khuc’

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VietnamNet English 19 month(s) ago

Introducing ‘Banh khuc’

VietNamNet Bridge – ‘Banh khuc’ is a traditional cake of Vietnam. It’s a rice ball made from glutinous rice, green beans, pork, spices and most importantly cudweed (khuc).

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Obsession with status fuels thirst for luxury brand names

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VietNam News English 19 month(s) ago

Last week, after a huge sale of brand-name products on Dinh Le Street in downtown Ha Noi caused heavy traffic congestion, Viet Nam News asked readers what they thought about the craze for branded products and luxury goods in Viet Nam.

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China’s rise and Vietnam’s choices (Part 1)

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VietnamNet English 19 month(s) ago

China’s rise and Vietnam’s choices (Part 1)

VietNamNet’s columnist Viet Lam talks with Prof. James Dale Bindenagel, former US Ambassador to Germany and now with the US-based Boston Global Forum, and Dr. Nguyen Hong Son, Deputy Director of the Institute for the East Sea Studies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about China’s rise and Vietnam’s choices. Below is the full content of the talk.

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Majority oppose measure to ‘out' people paying for sex

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VietNam News English 19 month(s) ago 1 related news

Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers to share their thought about a proposal from the Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to publicise names of people who pay for sex and require them to do community service. Here are some of the responses:

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Would you rather sit and think or get shocked? You'd be surprised

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Báo Thanh Niên English 20 month(s) ago

Would you rather sit and think or get shocked? You'd be surprised

So you say all you want to do is to take a few minutes to sit down and think without anyone or anything bugging you? Maybe that is true. But you might be in the minority.

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Flight MH17 victims' bodies were looted. Or maybe not.

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Báo Thanh Niên English 20 month(s) ago

Flight MH17 victims' bodies were looted. Or maybe not.

The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 highlights a fact long known to those watching the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine: You can't expect reliable information about it from officials or media, whether Russian, Ukrainian or Western. As a result, relatives of people killed on the plane must now subsist on a familiar diet of rumors and falsehoods -- often incredibly callous ones.

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