Here come the robots: Davos bosses brace for big technology shocks

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Here come the robots: Davos bosses brace for big technology shocks

Implantable mobile phones. 3D-printed organs for transplant. Clothes and reading-glasses connected to the Internet.

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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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Water crisis looms as Thai upstream plan may cut supply to Cambodia, Vietnam

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Water crisis looms as Thai upstream plan may cut supply to Cambodia, Vietnam

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, which has already endured years of water shortages due to upstream dams in China and Laos, now faces yet another threat as Thailand is planning major irrigation projects to retain more water for itself.

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Promoting effective use of ODA loans

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Promoting effective use of ODA loans

(VOV) - Official Development Assistance (ODA) is broadly defined as a loan accorded to a branch of the Vietnam government with the objective of promoting sustainable social and economic development, reports the Ministry of Finance (MoF).

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Electric, telecom wires to be put underground in Ho Chi Minh City

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Electric, telecom wires to be put underground in Ho Chi Minh City

Electric and telecom wires in Ho Chi Minh City are being put underground, part of local authorities’ drive to improve the look of the streets.

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Water crisis looms as short monsoon, El Nino hit southern reservoir

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Water crisis looms as short monsoon, El Nino hit southern reservoir

A large reservoir that supplies water for Ho Chi Minh City and nearby provinces has seen its water level falling rapidly, signaling a possible severe shortage for the whole region, experts said.

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Water crisis looms as short monsoon, El Nino hit southern reservoir

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Water crisis looms as short monsoon, El Nino hit southern reservoir

A large reservoir that supplies water for Ho Chi Minh City and nearby provinces has seen its water level falling rapidly, signaling a possible severe shortage for the whole region, experts said.

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ADB raises Vietnam’s economic growth forecast to 6.5 percent

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ADB raises Vietnam’s economic growth forecast to 6.5 percent

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecast Vietnam’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to expand by 6.5 percent in 2015 and 6.6 percent in 2016, according to the bank’s latest Asian Development Outlook Update report.

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Improved transport, law loopholes exacerbate Vietnam wildlife smuggling: experts

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Improved transport, law loopholes exacerbate Vietnam wildlife smuggling: experts

Nearly four tons of elephant tusks have been seized at Da Nang’s Tien Sa Port in separate cases busted by customs officers over the past few weeks.

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Plastic greenhouses may exacerbate flooding

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Plastic greenhouses may exacerbate flooding

VietNamNet Bridge – Flash floods last week in Viet Nam's horticultural capital, Da Lat, in the Central Highlands, left many homes roof-deep in water and killed one person. But many people in the region wonder why flooding has become such a problem in recent years. Residents, both officials and the general public, offer many reasons.

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River-encroaching project poses threat to Ho Chi Minh City water supply safety

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River-encroaching project poses threat to Ho Chi Minh City water supply safety

Ho Chi Minh City authorities have voiced concerns that the controversial project to build a residential area and improve landscapes by encroaching on the Dong Nai River will affect the city’s water supply.

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Assistance dispatched to Thailand’s drought-affected provinces

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VietnamPlus English 12 month(s) ago

The Ministry of Interior and the Royal Thai Army have been cooperating in delivering water to residents in 16 provinces declared disaster zones.

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China to set up satellite, radar network to strengthen maritime power

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Báo Thanh Niên English 14 month(s) ago

China will set up an offshore observation network, including satellite and radar stations, to strengthen the country's maritime power, the official China Daily reported on Friday, in a move that could exacerbate tensions in the region.

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Russia approves tough budget as sanctions restrict growth

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Russia approves tough budget as sanctions restrict growth

The Russian government on Thursday approved the country's toughest budget since the global financial crisis to keep a tight control on spending as Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis exacerbate an economic slowdown.

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Singapore risks business cred with foreign labour restrictions

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Singapore risks business cred with foreign labour restrictions

Singapore risks tarnishing its business-friendly reputation by implementing new labour laws that require companies to prioritise hiring locals over foreigners for middle income jobs, analysts say.

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