EU mulls free InterRail passes for 18-year-olds

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Báo Đầu Tư English 2 month(s) ago

STRASBOURG, France: The EU said on Tuesday (Oct 4) it was exploring the idea of providing all 18-year-old Europeans with InterRail passes allowing them to travel around the continent for free for a month.

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Mekong Delta awaits floods

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Mekong Delta awaits floods

August is usually the flooding season when the rivers are provided with more water, however this year people are still waiting the floods.

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Parkinson's eye test offers hope

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 month(s) ago

A newly developed eye test offers the hope of far earlier diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, a devastating condition usually discovered too late in patients for effective treatment. The non-invasive, inexpensive, diagnostic test could also be used to monitor how patients respond to treatment.

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Metered tuk-tuks making inroads in Phnom Penh

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VietStock FI English 4 month(s) ago

Cambodia's first fleet of metered tuk-tuks is taking on the capital’s traditional business model for cheap motorised conveyance, where fare prices are usually settled by negotiations and customers often feel they were overcharged.

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Meet the men behind Vietnam’s popular catfish exports

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Meet the men behind Vietnam’s popular catfish exports

Behind the profit that catfish exports have brought to Vietnam is the blood and sweat of the silent workers at hatcheries located across the Mekong Delta.

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Florence Foster Jenkins: tone-deaf but adored

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SaiGon GP English 4 month(s) ago

Florence Foster Jenkins: tone-deaf but adored

When opera lovers ask New York’s Carnegie Hall for souvenir concert programmes, they’re not usually interested in Maria Callas or Joan Sutherland. More often than not, the name they request is Florence Foster Jenkins, an American socialite who only appeared at the legendary venue once, and couldn’t hold a note.

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New expressway project faces opposition

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New expressway project faces opposition

A proposal from the Vietnamese Ministry of Transport to borrow USD300 million from a Chinese bank to build the Van Don-Mong Cai Expressway is facing strong opposition from local economic experts and the public.

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Meet the Elite: The special unit in Vietnam’s special task force

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 month(s) ago

Meet the Elite: The special unit in Vietnam’s special task force

The soldiers in Unit 12 of Vietnam’s Commando Brigade 113 usually refer themselves the ‘special unit of the special task force’ – an elite team of stand-out solider specifically trained to counter terrorist activities.

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Underneath the city: A day of Saigon sewer workers

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Underneath the city: A day of Saigon sewer workers

Sewer workers of the state-owned Urban Drainage Company in Ho Chi Minh City usually work from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Photos: Truong Thanh Tung/Zing

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Indonesia planning executions after Eid holiday

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Indonesia planning executions after Eid holiday

Indonesia plans to put 16 convicts to death after next month's Muslim Eid holiday, an official said Tuesday, confirming executions were set to resume after a hiatus.

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More Chinese vessels seen in Truong Sa: Vietnamese fishers

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More Chinese vessels seen in Truong Sa: Vietnamese fishers

Fishers in some south central provinces said the number of Chinese vessels off Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands has increased significantly since late 2013.

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Growing number of elderly, healthcare insufficient

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Growing number of elderly, healthcare insufficient

Elderly Vietnamese people usually postpone regular health check-ups and medical treatment even though on average, they suffer from as many as seven diseases and conditions, said Director of National Hospital of Geriatrics, Phạm Thắng.

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E-cigarette poisonings on rise in young kids

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Báo Thanh Niên English 7 month(s) ago

E-cigarette poisonings on rise in young kids

Electronic cigarettes are sickening a growing number of young kids, usually because children drink the liquid nicotine that’s used in the devices, a U.S. study of poison center calls suggests.

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Suicide attack targets police station in south Russia

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Báo Thanh Niên English 8 month(s) ago

Suicide attack targets police station in south Russia

Three suicide bombers blew themselves up on Monday as they tried to storm a rural police station in a usually peaceful region of southern Russia, causing no other casualties, police said.

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Ibrahimovic rues missed chances as PSG held by Man City

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 8 month(s) ago

Ibrahimovic rues missed chances as PSG held by Man City

PARIS, April 7 - Nothing usually fazes an ice cool Zlatan Ibrahimovic but the Sweden striker was taken aback when he failed to score a penalty during Paris St Germain's 2-2 draw with Manchester City in their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday.

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