Delta needs clear zoning, rice brand

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Growing areas should be clearly zoned and a national brand should be developed to promote rice from the Mekong Delta, a conference heard in Can Tho on Wednesday.

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Heat waves hit India and Israel

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A heat wave in India has killed nearly 1,800 people this week as temperatures soar above 47 Celsius (116.6 Fahrenheit). A heat wave also settled over Israel this week, with temperatures reaching near 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) on Wednesday.

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Rapidly aging population threatens Vietnam’s pension system: experts

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Rapidly aging population threatens Vietnam’s pension system: experts

Rapid aging will leave Vietnam with one third of population over 60 years old in 2030, seriously overloading its fragile social welfare and pension system, according to a conference on Wednesday.

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VN faces prospect of an ageing population

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Viet Nam should take advantage of its current "golden population" consisting of a high percentage of young people, as the country will enter an ageing phase soon, speakers said at a workshop held in HCM City on Wednesday.

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Markets losing lead over convenience stores

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Markets losing lead over convenience stores

Wet markets and traditional stores remain the preferred retail channels for Vietnamese shoppers, though they are under threat as consumers shift away, according to a Nielsen report released on Wednesday.

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Vietnamese woman had 18 abortions as her husband wants a son: report

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Vietnam Television aired a story on Wednesday about a woman in the northern province of Hai Duong who had 18 abortions because her husband wants a son.

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Korean groups want to further investment in Vietnam

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Korean groups want to further investment in Vietnam

Large groups of the Republic of Korea (Rok) such as GS E&C, Kumho Asiana and Samsung on Wednesday expressed their wishes to further cooperation with Vietnamese businesses and receive more assistance from Ho Chi Minh City authorities to complete their underway works and invest in other projects.

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Vietnam arrests South Korean man for scamming students out of $300,000

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Investigators from the Ministry of Public Security on Wednesday arrested a South Korean man for allegedly swindling around US$300,000 from local students who wanted to study abroad.

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US affirms 'ironclad' promise to defend Philippines

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US affirms 'ironclad' promise to defend Philippines

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told his Philippine counterpart on Wednesday that Washington's pledge to defend the Pacific nation remains "ironclad" and called for an end to land reclamation in the South China Sea, officials said.

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U.S. military mistakenly ships live anthrax to labs in nine states

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U.S. military mistakenly ships live anthrax to labs in nine states

The U.S. military mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine U.S. states and a U.S. air base in South Korea, after apparently failing to properly inactivate the bacteria last year, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

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Vietnamese beauty queen arrested in high-end sex ring bust

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Vietnamese beauty queen arrested in high-end sex ring bust

Police in Vietnam on Wednesday busted another upscale sex ring, arresting two alleged sex workers, one of whom was the first runner up of a local beauty contest.

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US lawmakers in Havana hopeful on lifting Cuba sanctions

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As Cuba and the United States work on thawing ties, a group of US lawmakers voiced optimism in Havana on Wednesday that the US economic embargo against Cuba could be lifted.

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Iran says nuclear talks could go beyond June 30 deadline

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Talks between Iran and world powers aimed at finalising a deal over Tehran's nuclear programme could go beyond a June 30 deadline, a senior Iranian negotiator said on Wednesday.

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Electrical failure leaves Belgian airports at standstill

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Electrical failure leaves Belgian airports at standstill

Belgian airports were at a standstill on Wednesday (May 27) after an electrical failure at air traffic control in Brussels caused Belgium-bound flights to be diverted, with departures delayed and flights cancelled.

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Oil market extends losses under stronger dollar

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Oil market extends losses under stronger dollar

World oil prices finished lower in choppy trade on Wednesday as the strong dollar weighed and a potential rise in Iraq exports heightened global oversupply worries.

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