Boston remembers marathon victims one year on

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VietNam News English 1 hour(s) ago

Boston has paid solemn tribute to the victims and survivors of the marathon bombings, observing a moment of silence and raising the US flag exactly one year after the attacks that stunned the nation.

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Undersea drone hunt for Malaysian plane may take two months

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 hour(s) ago

A U.S. Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean could take up to two months to scour a 600 sq km area where the plane is believed to have sunk, U.S. search authorities said on Tuesday.

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Search for plane heads to ocean floor with underwater drone

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 hour(s) ago

A U.S. Navy underwater drone that can scan the bottom of the ocean for 16 hours at a time, is being used to look for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

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Switzerland backs Vietnam business reforms

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VOV News English 2 hour(s) ago

Switzerland backs Vietnam business reforms

Switzerland on April 15 announced to provide US$4.75 million for reforming Vietnam’s business environment.

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Vaccine scare blamed on sensationalised coverage

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VietNam News English 2 hour(s) ago 2 related news

Many mothers are taking to the internet to complain about the press's handling of the news about outbreaks of measles. In the last few weeks, they have posted their gripes on their Facebook pages and on websites such as www.webtretho.com and www.zeronews.us, among others.

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Tay Ninh cracks down on illegal sand mining

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VietNam News English 4 hour(s) ago

The People's Committee of the southern province of Tay Ninh will fine the owner of a construction materials shop VND77 million (US$3,660) for illegally sand mining in a section of the Sai Gon river.

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Smartphone makers, carriers embrace anti-theft initiative

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Smartphone makers, carriers embrace anti-theft initiative

Major U.S. wireless carriers and smartphone makers have agreed to introduce tools to enable users to lock their devices and wipe them clean of data if stolen, responding to pressure on the telecommunications industry to do more to stem theft.

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Long An receives US patents

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VietNam News English 4 hour(s) ago

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted patents to two special products of the southern Long An Province.

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Belgium funds Vietnamese planning reform

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VietNam News English 3 hour(s) ago 1 related news

Belgium has committed 4.3 million euros (US$5.9 million) of non-refundable official development aid to strengthen Viet Nam's planning reform for four years, the Belgian Embassy to Ha Noi announced yesterday.

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US vows to continue environmental support

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VietNam News English 3 hour(s) ago

Viet Nam has asked the US to continue its environmental protection assistance, especially in mitigating climate change.

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Educational reform could be too costly

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VietnamNet English 3 hour(s) ago

Educational reform could be too costly

The National Assembly Standing Committee yesterday questioned the feasibility of a US$1.7 billion national draft project to reform school textbooks and curricula, saying that it was too costly and lacked clear direction.

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Swiss back VN business reforms

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VietNam News English 3 hour(s) ago

Swiss back VN business reforms

Switzerland yesterday announced its continued support for a partnership between the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) for reforming the country's business environment, saying it would provide US$4.75 million.

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UK Bank supports Vietnamese coffee producer

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Báo điện tử CP English 18 hour(s) ago

UK Bank supports Vietnamese coffee producer

VGP - The UK Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) has signed a financing agreement worth US$22 million with Tin Nghia Corporation to help it boost coffee production and exports.

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US Senate President pro tempore to visit VN

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Báo điện tử CP English 2 day(s) ago

VGP – A US congressmen delegation, led by President pro tempore of the US Senate Patrick Leahy, will pay an official visit to Viet Nam from April 16-20 at the invitation of Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung.

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BUSINESS IN BRIEF 16/4

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VietnamNet English 6 hour(s) ago

Two Vietnamese trademarks enjoy US protection certificate

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