Photos of China’s illegal construction sites in the East Sea

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Photos of China’s illegal construction sites in the East Sea

A VietNamNet reporter recorded these pictures during his trip to Truong Sa (Spratly Islands), organized by the Ministry of Information and Communications in early May.

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US planes keep distance from Chinese-occupied 'islands' -- for now

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US planes keep distance from Chinese-occupied 'islands' -- for now

US surveillance aircraft and naval ships have yet to test China's territorial claims around artificial islands built in the South China Sea, but the Pentagon warned that could be "the next step."

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China expands illegal construction on another East Sea reef

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

China expands illegal construction on another East Sea reef

Construction work is underway on Subi Reef. Photo: Mai Thanh Hai

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Palestinians banned from riding same buses as Israelis: official

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Palestinians banned from riding same buses as Israelis: official

Palestinians in the West Bank who commute to Israel to work will from Wednesday be banned from riding the same buses as Israelis to return home, a defence ministry official said.

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Nepal calls for return of stolen statues after quakes

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Nepal calls for return of stolen statues after quakes

The massive earthquakes that recently hit Nepal caused the loss of thousands of lives, but they also destroyed numerous temples. In a strange twist of fate, some holy statues survived the two quakes and their aftershocks… because they were stolen and smuggled abroad several decades ago. Nepalese people are now calling for their immediate return.

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China illegally constructing nine-story building in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratlys)

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China illegally constructing nine-story building in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratlys)

China is illegitimately working on a nine-story building on an artificial island its forces previously built up atop submerged Hughes Reef, part of Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago in the East Vietnam Sea that Beijing has illegally occupied since 1988, a Vietnamese official has said.

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Exports to India exceed US$600 million

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Exports to India exceed US$600 million

VGP – Viet Nam’s exports to India reached US$$644.46 million in the first quarter of 2015, a year-on-year increase of 30.52%, according to the Viet Nam Industry and Trade Information Center, under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

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Watershed forest in Dac Nong destroyed

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Watershed forest in Dac Nong destroyed

VietNamNet Bridge - Hundreds of hectares of forest around Gia Nghia Town in Dak Nong province have been devastated just within several months of 2015, while the forest has been illegally occupied and traded.

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April car sales positive but automakers still worried

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April car sales positive but automakers still worried

April was a positive month for Vietnamese auto sales, though carmakers have claimed difficulties conducting business in the country's unstable and undeveloped automobile industry.

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Newborn dies after vaccine shot; mourning family protests at clinic

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Newborn dies after vaccine shot; mourning family protests at clinic

The family of a 13-day-old newborn in the northern province of Thanh Hoa occupied a commune medical station on Friday afternoon to demand an explanation over his sudden death after a vaccine shot.

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Viet Nam Medi-Pharm expo 2015 to open in Ha Noi

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago

The 22nd International Medical-Pharmaceutical Exhibition is set to roll out at the Ha Noi Friendship Cultural Palace next week from May 13-16.

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Ex-Nazi 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz' asks for 'forgiveness'

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Ex-Nazi 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz' asks for 'forgiveness'

German former SS officer Oskar Groening, dubbed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz", asked for "forgiveness" over his role in mass murder at the Nazi death camp, as his trial began Tuesday.

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Artificial islands: 'military fortresses' or 'sandcastles'?

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Artificial islands: 'military fortresses' or 'sandcastles'?

VietNamNet Bridge – Building up rocky areas, changing reefs into islands, and building runways and infrastructure on illegally occupied islands are part of China’s "artificial islands" strategy. What impact will this change of geographical entities in the East Sea have on the area? How will this affect strategic and military calculations of the parties involved? What are the other purposes behind the military objective?

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Palestine Football Federation proposing suspension of Israel from FIFA, says Blatter

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

FIFA president Sepp Blatter says that the Palestinian Football Federation are proposing the suspension of Israel from world soccer's governing body concerning alleged restrictions of the movements of their athletes between the Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

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In Netanyahu's fourth term, what's next for Israeli settlements?

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In Netanyahu's fourth term, what's next for Israeli settlements?

A day before his surprise election victory last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood against the backdrop of a construction site in Har Homa, a towering settlement in the occupied West Bank, and pledged to go on building.

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