Vietnam sentences two Filippino drug smugglers to death

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Vietnam sentences two Filippino drug smugglers to death

HANOI, August 29 - A Philippine man and woman have been sentenced to death in Vietnam for smuggling nearly five kilograms (11 pounds) of cocaine into the country, reports said Friday.

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U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

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U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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Philippines may rerun rice tender after prices in sale too high

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Philippines may rerun rice tender after prices in sale too high

The Philippines, the biggest buyer of rice in Asia after China, will rerun a tender to buy 500,000 metric tons or seek supplies from another government after prices offered today were above-budget.

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Philippine police smash online child 'sextortion' ring

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Philippine police on Friday arrested eight people suspected of running an online sexual extortion racket involving children and preying on Asians, seizing laptops and other equipment.

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Aquino says Chinese survey ships seen in Philippine waters

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

Philippine President Benigno Aquino said two Chinese survey vessels had been sighted in a gas-rich area of its exclusive economic zone, raising concerns of heightened tensions in the disputed South China Sea.

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ASEAN continues support for Philippines’s post-Haiyan recovery

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will continue efforts to provide more support for post-disaster recovery and rehabilitation needs of communities affected by typhoon Haiyan (locally called Yolanda) last November, ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh has said.

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WB lowers Philippines’ economic growth forecast

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

The World Bank (WB) has recently lowered its forecasts for the Philippine economic growth to 6.4 percent and 6.7 percent in 2014 and the following year, respectively.

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China thwarts U.S. bid to reduce South China Sea tensions

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China thwarts U.S. bid to reduce South China Sea tensions

China’s rejection of U.S. and Philippine proposals to regulate countries’ behavior in the South China Sea signaled tensions are likely to persist in one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.

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Thai exporters to join Philippine rice auction

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

Thai rice exporters are to join hands with their Commerce Ministry in a bid to secure a huge rice contract with the Philippines after the country called an auction for the purchase of 500,000 tonnes of 25-percent broken rice.

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U.S. says Southeast Asia concern over China at 'all-time high'

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U.S. says Southeast Asia concern over China at 'all-time high'

Southeast Asian countries on Sunday expressed concern over "increased tensions" in the South China Sea and called for stepped-up talks with China, in what the United States said was a setback for Beijing's efforts to play down the disputes.

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Vietnamese workers in Libya airlifted via Egypt

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Vietnamese workers in Libya airlifted via Egypt

As many as 682 Vietnamese guest workers will be evacuated from Libya under a plan coordinated by their employer Huyndai Amco (the Republic of Korea), Vietnam Airlines and the Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt.

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VN actively takes measures to ensure safety for workers in Libya

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VN actively takes measures to ensure safety for workers in Libya

Vietnam’s relevant ministries and agencies are actively implementing measures to ensure the safety of Vietnamese workers in Libya, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Hai Binh has said.

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Embassy in Egypt ready to welcome Vietnamese evacuees from Libya

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VietnamPlus English 3 week(s) ago

The Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt is ready to welcome Vietnamese guest workers who have to evacuate from Libya due to escalating conflicts.

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Many Vietnamese workers in Libya to return home

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Many Vietnamese workers in Libya to return home

Many Vietnamese guest workers in Libya have completed procedures in order to return home or evacuate to other countries amid escalating conflicts in the North African country.

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Philippine central bank raises interest rates

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VietnamPlus English 3 week(s) ago

The Philippine central bank (BSP) has decided to raise its key interest rates for the first time in more than one-and-a-half year.

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