How important is Vietnamese 'xông nhà' custom during Tet?

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How important is Vietnamese 'xong nha' custom during Tet?

Born in a close-knit Chinese-Vietnamese family with nearly 20 members as I was, I have been taught a lot about Lunar New Year customs prevalent in both cultures since I was young.

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HCM City to close main streets during Lunar New Year's Eve

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HCM City to close main streets during Lunar New Year's Eve

HCM City has announced a traffic plan for Lunar New Year's Eve that will prohibit vehicles from entering a number of main streets during firework shows.

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Educator training key to optimising technology in classrooms in Asia Pacific: Microsoft survey

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Educator training key to optimising technology in classrooms in Asia Pacific: Microsoft survey

Microsoft has released the findings from its inaugural Microsoft Asia EduTech Survey 2016 which polled close to 200 educators in the Asia Pacific region.

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Where to eat and drink during Tet in Saigon

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Where to eat and drink during Tet in Saigon

As Tet (Lunar New Year) is a special time for family reunion of the Vietnamese, many shops and restaurants are close in HCMC. But those who stay in the city at Tet can still find some places to come for food and drinks.

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Cameron says Britain close to EU membership decision

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British Prime Minister David Cameron gives parliament a statement on EU reform. The premiere will let members of his cabinet decide for themselves whether to campaign for Britain to stay in or leave the European Union in a referendum expected later this year after he’s renegotiated membership terms.

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Twenty-four migrants die in boat sinking off Greek island

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Twenty-four migrants die in boat sinking off Greek island

ATHENS, Jan 28 – Twenty-four migrants drowned when their boat sank off a Greek island close to Turkey, the Greek coastguard said, as people continue to risk the crossing to Europe despite harsh winter conditions.

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Syria regime forces capture key southern rebel town: monitor

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Syrian pro-government forces captured a strategic southern rebel town close to the Jordanian border after weeks of fighting, a monitor said on Tuesday.

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Parents scramble for child-care places as Hanoi schools close in big chill

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Parents scramble for child-care places as Hanoi schools close in big chill

Child care services are in huge demand in Hanoi as kindergartens and primary schools close because the temperature has dropped below the safety measure of 10C in the big chill that has swept down from Siberia and China and engulfed half of Vietnam.

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Swedish university closed after 'massacre' threat

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Swedish university closed after 'massacre' threat

The University of Orebro in central Sweden said it would close on Monday after an anonymous threat raised fears of a planned massacre.

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Israel says will seize West Bank land; demolishes EU structures

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Israel says will seize West Bank land; demolishes EU structures

Israel confirmed on January 21 it was planning to appropriate a large tract of fertile land in the occupied West Bank, close to Jordan, a move likely to exacerbate tensions with Western allies and already drawing international condemnation.

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Ho Chi Minh City hopeful for Party Congress’s success

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Ho Chi Minh City hopeful for Party Congress’s success

Party members and residents in Ho Chi Minh City are keeping a close watch on the activities of the 12th National Party Congress – being held from January 20-28 – with a hope that the event’s success will open up a new development phase for Vietnam.

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Young people pin hope on Party Congress

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Young people pin hope on Party Congress

Young people across the country are paying close attention to and pinning high hope on the 12th National Party Congress, which officially commenced in Hanoi on January 21.

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Cambodia, Vietnam cooperate to ensure security, order

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Cambodia, Vietnam cooperate to ensure security, order

Police forces of Vietnam and Cambodia should maintain close coordination in the fight against crime, especially cross-border crime and those related to drugs and human trafficking, said Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang.

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At least 10 killed in Pakistan suicide blast

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A suicide bomber in Pakistan has blown himself up close to a police checkpoint, killing at least 10 people.

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Vietnam promotes nuclear development master plan

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Vietnam promotes nuclear development master plan

Vietnam will continue close work with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and with other countries, on the implementation of its plan for comprehensively developing a nuclear power infrastructure system between 2016- 2030.

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