Apple to announce official distributor in Vietnam in weeks: source

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Apple to announce official distributor in Vietnam in weeks: source

A market leader in selling hi-tech devices will become the accredited distributor of Apple’s iPhone in Vietnam in mid-November, marking the official presence of the U.S. tech titan in a growing market where its products are currently bought only via authorized partners.

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Health initiative calls for involvement of private investment in HIV-related services

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SaiGon GP English 4 hour(s) ago 1 related news

A new health initiative for promoting HIV related services sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) was launched in Ho Chi Minh City on October 31.

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Vietnam set to pay US$7 billion debt next year

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Vietnam set to pay US$7 billion debt next year

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam will have to spend VND150 trillion, or nearly US$7.1 billion, repaying for financial aid, short-term loans and domestic borrowings next year, according to Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung.

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Four Vietnamese garner special award at global climate film contest

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Four Vietnamese garner special award at global climate film contest

A team of four young Vietnamese has grabbed a special award at a global documentary competition held in the U.S.

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Civil war rages in Syria as U.S. reaffirms stance against Assad

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Báo Thanh Niên English 13 hour(s) ago

Amateur video appears to show the civil war raging in Syria as White House aide reaffirms U.S. stance that Assad "lost legitimacy."

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A tough final two years for Obama if Republicans win Senate

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Báo Thanh Niên English 7 hour(s) ago

The balance of power in Congress could shift when voters cast ballots November 4th in U.S. midterm elections, which are seen as referendum on Obama presidency.

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Vietnamese man turns down $470 to return turtle to sea

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Vietnamese man turns down $470 to return turtle to sea

After turning down offers that hit as high as US$470, a conscientious man in Ha Tinh Province released a rare turtle back to the sea on Sunday.

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Gold price tumbles to four-year low

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Gold price tumbles to four-year low

Gold dived to US$1,167.41 per ounce, striking the lowest point since late July 2010.

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Top athletes awarded bonus prize

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VietNam News English 8 hour(s) ago

Athletes who won medals in the recent Asian Games 17th (ASIAD) and Asian Para Games (APG) in Incheon, South Korea were awarded cash prizes totalling over VND1.3 billion (US$61,000) in Ha Noi on Thursday.

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VN overseas investments total $1b in nine months

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VietNam News English 8 hour(s) ago

In the first nine months of 2014, 83 Vietnamese projects were granted licences to invest overseas with a total registered capital of more than US$1 billion.

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Saigon in the 90s

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Saigon in the 90s

VietNamNet Bridge – German photographer Hans-Peter Grumpe captured images of famous places in Ho Chi Minh City decades ago, such as the US Embassy, Tax Trading Centre, and Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica.

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There’d be 272 crashes a day if jets failed like shuttles

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There’d be 272 crashes a day if jets failed like shuttles

If U.S. airlines had the same failure rate as the now-retired space shuttles, there’d be 272 fatal crashes a day.

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Vietnam remains world’s leading pepper exporter

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Báo Dân Trí English 21 hour(s) ago

Leading economists have forecast pepper exports to remain at high levels this year, amounting to 150,000 tonnes in volume and raking in more than US$1 billion in total revenue.

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USAID keen to include private sector in HIV-related market

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USAID keen to include private sector in HIV-related market

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a programme to stimulate a market for HIV-related goods and services with the involvement of the private sector in Ho Chi Minh City on October 31.

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US calls for inclusive, credible election in Myanmar in 2015

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US President Barack Obama has called on his Myanmar counterpart Thein Sein to exert efforts to ensure an inclusive and credible election in 2015.

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