In Vietnam, ethnic minority man fights to revive Bahnar music

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In Vietnam, ethnic minority man fights to revive Bahnar music

While younger generations of the Bahnar people in Vietnam’s Central Highlands are turning away from their traditional music, one man is fighting to ‘awaken’ the art form of his culture.

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Sand dredging licences secretly soaring

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Sand dredging licences secretly soaring

Despite the government’s vow to be more transparent with regulations and the issuing of sand-dredging licences, the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) has granted nearly 70 new such licences without holding public auctions or requiring companies to disclose environmental impact assessments (EIA) results to the public, according to data from the ministry.

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Thousands homeless in cyclone-hit Bangladesh

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Thousands homeless in cyclone-hit Bangladesh

Thousands of Bangladeshis were left homeless on Sunday (May 22) after Cyclone Roanu battered the impoverished southern coastal region, ripping apart flimsy houses and killing at least 24 people.

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Over 200 families feared buried by landslides in Sri Lanka

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Soldiers and police used sticks and bare hands Wednesday to dig through enormous piles of mud covering houses in three villages hit by massive landslides in central Sri Lanka, with hundreds of families reported missing.

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The isolated lives of bridgeless villages in Vietnam

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The isolated lives of bridgeless villages in Vietnam

People living in two villages in the south-central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam have been putting their lives at risk on a daily basis by crossing a fierce river using only the smallest of boats.

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Protests against migrants in Turkey, Greece

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Villagers near a Greek migrant camp call on the government to evacuate the migrants, while Turkish marchers protest an EU deal that will relocate migrants from Greece to their western township.

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The “bomb cutting village” in Quang Tri

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The “bomb cutting village” in Quang Tri

Tan Hiep Village in Cam Tuyen Commune, Cam Lo District in the central province of Quang Tri is called the "bomb sawing village" because nearly 90% of the villagers used to earn their living searching for scrap metal left from wars.

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Rampaging elephants kill five villagers in India

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Rampaging elephants kill five villagers in India

Five people have been killed by wild elephants that went on the rampage, triggering panic in a village in eastern India, a local official said Monday.

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Festival of Tho Ha Ancient Pottery Village

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Festival of Tho Ha Ancient Pottery Village

Local villagers in motley costumes parade through the streets of Tho Ha on February 28 at the triennial village festival.

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Thousands of people attend Hai Luu Buffalo Fighting Festival

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Thousands of people attend Hai Luu Buffalo Fighting Festival

VietNamNet Bridge – The final round of the Hai Luu traditional buffalo fighting festival took place in Lap Thach district of Vinh Phuc Province on Wednesday morning (Feb. 24), attracting thousands of local people and tourists.

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As new province takes shape, villagers call for unpaid compensation

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As new province takes shape, villagers call for unpaid compensation

In the thinly settled remote Sralob commune, near dense teak forests, the construction of administration office buildings for the newly-formed Tboung Khmum province has reached 60 per cent. Less than a kilometer away sits the recently inaugurated Heng Samrin Tboung Khmum University, a massive facility that, during the ribbon cutting ceremony earlier this month by the Prime Minister, heralded a call to improve education outside of the capital. But for the local villagers who gave up their land for the...

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Pig procession festival in Hanoi’s village

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Pig procession festival in Hanoi’s village

VietNamNet Bridge - La Phu, a village 20 kilometers from Hanoi center, was known for its silk products in the past and now for wool weaving for export and malt making. Like many villages nationwide, La Phu has its own village festival, but the pig procession and offerings on the night of the 13th of lunar January every year are only found in this area.

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Vietnam's City of Ghosts, where the dead live in style

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Vietnam's City of Ghosts, where the dead live in style

Just outside Vietnam's ancient imperial capital Hue is a tiny fishing town known as the City of Ghosts, where the dead live in more opulent style than the living.

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Guol communal house, cultural symbol of Co Tu ethnic

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Guol communal house, cultural symbol of Co Tu ethnic

VietNamNet Bridge – A Guol house is a spiritual and cultural symbol of the Co Tu ethnic minority community in the central coastal province of Quang Nam.

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Visiting the land of cymbidium orchids

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Visiting the land of cymbidium orchids

Tourists visiting Sin Suoi Ho village in mountainous Lai Chau Province's Phong Tho District will see beautiful cymbidium orchids in nearly 100 ethnic Mong households.

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