Long holiday turns Vietnam tourist spots into garbage dumps

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Long holiday turns Vietnam tourist spots into garbage dumps

Quat Lam beach in the northern province of Nam Dinh littered with trash. Photo: Le Nam

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Cow bells in the DMZ: Swiss, Swedish generals uphold Korean truce their way

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Cow bells in the DMZ: Swiss, Swedish generals uphold Korean truce their way

In a tiny mess hall set amid pine trees and rose bushes on the heavily fortified Korean border, a lunch of steak and asparagus is served. Outside, birdsong competes with the drone of North Korean loudspeakers blaring propaganda.

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Commuter chaos seen for Washington D.C. as safety inspection shuts subway

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Commuter chaos seen for Washington D.C. as safety inspection shuts subway

WASHINGTON, March 15 - The second-biggest U.S. subway system, which serves Washington D.C., will close for 29 hours at midnight EDT (0400 GMT) on Tuesday for emergency safety checks, leaving hundreds of thousands of government workers, tourists and business travelers struggling to get around town.

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VN plastic products shipped to 159 countries worldwide

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago

VN plastic products shipped to 159 countries worldwide

German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Vietnam in coordination with Mess Dusseldorf and Vietnam Plastic Association organized the conference themed “Current situation of global plastic and rubber industries, trend development of plastic machineries and raw material sectors. An overview of K 2016 – International trade fair No.1 worldwide for plastic and rubber industries in Germany” on March 2, in Sai Gon Exhibition Convention Center, District 7, HCMC.

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Real estate brokers now require certification

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago

Real estate brokers now require certification

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Construction recently issued a circular on granting certificates to real estate agents as part of efforts to ensure a high quality of brokering and clean up the current mess in the sector.

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What China's mess means for the world...and the U.S.

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It's been an ugly start to the year for China, with Chinese stocks in Hong Kong falling to global financial crisis lows. To make things worse, Chinese officials seem befuddled about how to respond to the financial turmoil. Bloomberg Businessweek's Peter Coy takes a look at how China's mess affects the world, and explains why the U.S. economy is still relatively insulated.

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The strongest El Nino in decades is going to mess with everything

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Báo Thanh Niên English 7 month(s) ago

The strongest El Nino in decades is going to mess with everything

It has choked Singapore with smoke, triggered Pacific typhoons and left Vietnamese coffee growers staring nervously at dwindling reservoirs. In Africa, cocoa farmers are blaming it for bad harvests, and in the Americas, it has Argentines bracing for lower milk production and Californians believing that rain is finally, mercifully on the way.

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Vietnam's transport development in a mess

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VietnamNet English 8 month(s) ago 2 related news

Vietnam's transport development in a mess

VietNamNet Bridge - The cost of transportation in Vietnam has become expensive while the number of accidents is high because the country has overemphasized road development. In the past 40 years, Vietnam did not have even 1m of railway for commercial purposes.

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Pigs drop off truck, block traffic on Hanoi flyover

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Pigs drop off truck, block traffic on Hanoi flyover

Traffic was turned into quite a mess for drivers on a flyover in Hanoi on Friday, and a few dozens of pigs were to blame.

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Model streets in HCM City remain a mess

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Báo Dân Trí English 9 month(s) ago

Model streets in HCM City remain a mess

‘Model’ streets in HCM City boasting safe traffic and obstacle-free pavements are continuing to embarrass the municipal authorities.

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After NATO drawdown, US forces guide Afghans from the shadows

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After NATO drawdown, US forces guide Afghans from the shadows

From his watchtower in insurgency-wracked eastern Afghanistan, US army Specialist Josh Whitten doesn't have much to say about his Afghan colleagues. "They don't come up here anymore, because they used to mess around with our stuff."

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The bar has been lowered on bar culture

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VietNam News English 12 month(s) ago

The bar has been lowered on bar culture

With the import of bar culture from Western countries, now Ha Noi's nightlife is being coloured by the birth of lively, dynamic bars. Increasingly, the opening of these bars is opening new leisure spots for young people to enjoy.

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Sa Pa, the beauty that has turned beast

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Báo Thanh Niên English 15 month(s) ago

Sa Pa, the beauty that has turned beast

Street vendors hassle foreign tourists in Sa Pa. Photos credit: Lao Dong

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Once-poetic Day River in Hanoi now a black, polluted mess

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VietnamNet English 19 month(s) ago

Once-poetic Day River in Hanoi now a black, polluted mess

VietNamNet Bridge – From September to January, the romantic Day River praised in many Vietnamese poems, which traverses Hanoi’s suburban districts, has turned black due to pollution from waste water coming from its upper stream.

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Neymar, Messi shine as Dutch slump again

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Báo Thanh Niên English 19 month(s) ago 1 related news

Barcelona teammates Neymar and Lionel Messi were both on target as Brazil and Argentina claimed international friendly wins Wednesday but struggling Netherlands slumped to another defeat.

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