School out of reach for nearly one in 10 children worldwide, UNESCO says

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 week(s) ago

Some 263 million children worldwide, nearly one in 10, do not go to school, posing a daunting hurdle to the United Nations' efforts to educate all children by 2030, the U.N.'s cultural agency UNESCO reported on Friday.

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Vietnam among five favourite frontier markets of Fitch

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VOV News English 9 month(s) ago

Fitch Ratings has named Vietnam among its top five favourite frontier markets.

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Croatia diverts migrants to Slovenia after Hungary closes border

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Croatia diverts migrants to Slovenia after Hungary closes border

Migrants streaming across the Balkans reached Slovenia on October 17, diverted overnight by the closure of Hungary's border with Croatia in the latest demonstration of Europe's disjointed response to the flow of people reaching its borders.

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Migrant crisis: Thousands arrive in Austria with EU talks due

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Migrant crisis: Thousands arrive in Austria with EU talks due

Thousands more migrants entered Austria over the weekend as European leaders are set to push for a unified response to the crisis.

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Libyan drownings, lorry of corpses drive up migrant toll

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Libyan drownings, lorry of corpses drive up migrant toll

Austria said on August 28, 71 refugees, including a baby girl, were found dead in an abandoned freezer truck, while Libya recovered the bodies of 105 migrants washed ashore after their overcrowded boat sank on its way to Europe. Almost 100 more were missing and feared dead.

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Solving Africa's electricity problem

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Báo Thanh Niên English 13 month(s) ago

More than 600 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity. Most have to rely on kerosene to light their homes, and charge their phones. But solar-powered, 'pay-as-you-go' technology is changing that dynamic. Bloomberg's Sophie Mongalvy has been finding out how.

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African giraffe gives birth at Vietnam zoo

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African giraffe gives birth at Vietnam zoo

A baby giraffe has just been born at a private zoo in southern Binh Duong Province.

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African giraffe gives birth at Vietnam zoo

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African giraffe gives birth at Vietnam zoo

A baby giraffe has just been born at a private zoo in southern Binh Duong Province.

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Child malaria vaccine: Final trials bring hope

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Child malaria vaccine: Final trials bring hope

Final clinical trials of a malaria vaccine - the first to reach this stage - suggest it could help protect millions of children against malaria.

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Obama plans first presidential trip to Kenya, father's homeland

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Obama plans first presidential trip to Kenya, father's homeland

Barack Obama will make a long-awaited return to Kenya this July, visiting his father's homeland for the first time since becoming US president, the White House announced on Monday.

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Death toll from latest Med migrant tragedy rises to 50

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VietNam News English 18 month(s) ago

The latest migrant drowning tragedy in the Mediterranean claimed at least 50 lives, 40 more than first thought, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Thursday.

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Global life expectancy rises: study

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VietNam News English 20 month(s) ago

People around the world lived on average to a ripe old age of 71.5 in 2013, up from 65.3 in 1990, a study said on Thursday, noting the gains came despite big increases in liver cancer and chronic kidney deaths.

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Malaria deaths halved since 2000 but Ebola risks gains: WHO

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Malaria deaths halved since 2000 but Ebola risks gains: WHO

The number of people dying from malaria has almost halved since 2000, although progress in west Africa risks being reversed by the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

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Malaria deaths halved since 2000, Ebola risks gains: WHO

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Malaria deaths halved since 2000, Ebola risks gains: WHO

Although malaria deaths have halved across the world, the Ebola outbreak has halted malaria programmes in some areas of west Africa and put huge strain on health services in parts of Africa.

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UNAIDS appoints Victoria Beckham goodwill ambassador

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UNAIDS appoints Victoria Beckham goodwill ambassador

The United Nations program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Thursday named fashion designer and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham a goodwill ambassador.

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