No hope for survivors in Sri Lanka landslide, over 100 dead

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No hope for survivors in Sri Lanka landslide, over 100 dead

All hopes of finding survivors under the mud and rubble of a landslide in south-central Sri Lanka had run out by first light on Thursday, though a government minister cut the estimated death toll to more than 100 from 300 the previous night.

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Antibotic misuse a health hazard

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Antibotic misuse a health hazard

Though buying most antibiotics requires a prescription, they have become one of the most popular drugs in Viet Nam, leading to a sharp rise in the population's antimicrobial resistance.

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New law focuses on contracts for domestic employment

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VietNam News English 2 day(s) ago

The small-scale and individual activities of domestic servants do not seem to elicit much government concern or special legislations, though they have existed in Viet Nam for a long time.

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Vietnam theaters lack luster, sell tickets poorly

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Vietnam theaters lack luster, sell tickets poorly

Though of good quality, most plays of drama, “cai luong” (modern folk opera popular in southern Vietnam), “tuong” (traditional Vietnamese opera) and “cheo” (northern stage performance) produced by theaters in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have been commercial flops, as audiences are reluctant to buy tickets.

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Major airports in Vietnam unfriendly: deputy transport minister

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Major airports in Vietnam unfriendly: deputy transport minister

Friendliness is hard to find at the country’s biggest airports, even though Vietnam is known as a friendly country, Deputy Minister of Transport Pham Quy Tieu said Monday.

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More cassava processing plants under construction

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More cassava processing plants under construction

VietNamNet Bridge – The Dak Lak provincial People’s Committee are seeking the government’s permission to build four more cassava starch processing plants, though there are four plants in the locality, which cause serious environment pollution.

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Forex market to fluctuate until the end of the year

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VietnamPlus English 4 day(s) ago

The exchange rate continued to increase over the last few days though less strongly than at the beginning of October, with the VND/USD selling rate reaching 21,400.

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Big companies ready to invest in SOEs with substantial land holdings

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Big companies ready to invest in SOEs with substantial land holdings

VietNamNet Bridge – Though many state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are unprofitable, investors still see them as attractive, thanks to their advantages in business fields and large land funds.

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Can clothes really make the man?

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VietNam News English 7 day(s) ago

Last week, Viet Nam News asked its readers for whether they believe the phrase bo ao khong lam nen thay tu, or "Clothes do not make the man," is true in Viet Nam and in their countries, given that many Vietnamese people rushed to buy the latest iPhone, even though some of them don't know how to use it. We also asked if such people suffer from commodity fetishism, which, it is argued, comes from a lack of confidence.

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EU leaders seek climate deal, but are divided over costs

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EU leaders seek climate deal, but are divided over costs

European leaders aim to agree a new decade of energy policy to cut climate-warming gas emissions out to 2030 at an EU summit on Thursday, though sharp differences over sharing the cost means a deal could elude them.

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Quality of environmental service industry remains poor despite tax breaks

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Quality of environmental service industry remains poor despite tax breaks

VietNamNet Bridge – The environmental service industry has not developed well over the last five years, even though state management agencies have said many times that they would strictly enforce the Environmental Protection Law and slap heavy sanctions on violators.

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Vietnam's support industry needs capital, better technologies

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Vietnam's support industry needs capital, better technologies

VietNamNet Bridge – Though Vietnam still has cheap labor, its support industry remains undeveloped as it lacks capital and technologies, experts say.

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Online games firms lose ground to Chinese, foreign companies

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Online games firms lose ground to Chinese, foreign companies

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam is the biggest online game market in Southeast Asia with turnover of $237 million in 2013, and the sixth largest market in Asia. Though revenue from the games has been increasing steadily, the market is mostly controlled by foreign game developers.

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More FDI enterprises get customs incentives

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More FDI enterprises get customs incentives

VietNamNet Bridge – Though Samsung Electro-Mechanics Vietnam and Hansol Electronics Vietnam have been recognized as priority enterprises to benefit from special customs incentives though they have not put into operation any project in this country.

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Should the gov’t bail out State-owned enterprises?

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Should the gov’t bail out State-owned enterprises?

VietNamNet Bridge – The government has unexpectedly proposed to the National Assembly the use of the state budget to settle bad debts incurred by SOEs, even though the legislature has said that SOEs must take responsibility for their debts.

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