Vietnam consults on issues to be discussed by IPU committee

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Vietnam consults on issues to be discussed by IPU committee

A seminar was held on March 6 to seek consultation on issues to be tabled for discussion by the Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights’ (SCDHR) at the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132), to be held in Hanoi between March 28 and April 1.

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Egypt strikes Islamic State militants in Libya after beheadings

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Egypt strikes Islamic State militants in Libya after beheadings

Egypt launches air strikes against Islamic State targets in Libya after the militants purportedly killed 21 of its Christians.

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Copyright infringement no longer "internal affair"

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Copyright infringement no longer 'internal affair'

VietNamNet Bridge – The problem of copyright infringement has been raised again in Vietnam as the producer of Superman X, a Vietnamese movie, asked authorities to identify the person who released the film on the Internet.

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Ho Chi Minh City flower markets sell pricey apricot trees as Tet nears

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Ho Chi Minh City flower markets sell pricey apricot trees as Tet nears

Expensive “Mai” (apricot flower) trees are readily available for sale at Tet (Lunar New Year) flower markets in Ho Chi Minh City, with some costing as much as dozens of thousands of U.S. dollars.

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Obama lays out security strategy, warns against 'overreach'

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Obama lays out security strategy, warns against 'overreach'

President Barack Obama released an updated national security strategy on Friday that committed the United States to lead on pressing world issues but reflected his cautious policy toward foreign intervention.

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Intense debate about Nem Thuong pig-chopping festival

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Intense debate about Nem Thuong pig-chopping festival

VietNamNet Bridge - While folklore experts said that this festival - with noble purpose – has overcome its seemingly barbaric form, educational experts have suggested that it should be eliminated because of its negative impact on children.

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Vietnamese authorities seek release of maltreated bears from private farms

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Vietnamese authorities seek release of maltreated bears from private farms

2 captive bears died in the northern province of Quang Ninh on January 28. Photo credit: Lao Dong

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Top heart disease experts meet to share experience

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Around 200 leading experts specialising in congenital and structural heart diseases are gathering in Ho Chi Minh City for an international conference on right-sided heart intervention from A to Z from January 14-16.

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Police surround Paris terror suspects near CDG Airport

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Police surround Paris terror suspects near CDG Airport

French police closed in on the suspects in the massacre of journalists at magazine Charlie Hebdo, cornering them in a small town near Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport.

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Armed French gendarmes swoop on villages in manhunt for newspaper attackers

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Armed and masked anti-terrorism police swooped on woodland villages northeast of Paris on Thursday in a manhunt for two brothers suspected of being the Islamist gunmen who killed 12 people at a French satirical weekly.

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Ho Chi Minh City to improve prostitutes’ access to social services

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Ho Chi Minh City aims to pilot a model enhancing access to social services for prostitutes to assist them in quitting the trade and re-integrating into the community.

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Most schools eager for “university autonomy”

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Most schools eager for “university autonomy”

VietNamNet Bridge – Educators have repeatedly called for “university autonomy” for years, but are now uncertain about the level of income that can be generated by tuition and other fees.

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Dak Lak: Children with disabilities helped integrate into community

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Around 1,100–1,900 children in five districts of the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak are benefited from a project of early childhood intervention and education for children with disabilities every year, according to the provincial Department of Education and Training.

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Vietnam cbank to keep USD-VND fluctuating within 2% in 2015 to alleviate dollarization

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Vietnam cbank to keep USD-VND fluctuating within 2% in 2015 to alleviate dollarization

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has said it will keep the foreign exchange (forex) rate between the U.S. dollar and the Vietnamese dong changing within two percent next year to help reduce dollarization and stabilize the local currency’s value.

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Hanoi: Workshop on preventing osteoporosis in community

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Hanoi: Workshop on preventing osteoporosis in community

About one quarter of Vietnamese women in post-menopause suffer from osteoporosis, said experts from the Institute of Social and Medical Studies (ISMD) at a workshop in Hanoi on December 23.

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