Canadian MP can't sit tight for vote

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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 month(s) ago

Politics becomes especially personal for Canadian parliament member Pat Martin who offers a "tight underwear" excuse to explain why he briefly left his seat during a vote.

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Transport fares must be lower: Deputy Minister

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SaiGon GP English 10 month(s) ago 1 related news

Deputy Minister of Transportation Nguyen Hong Truong on November 10 said that there was no excuse for not reducing transportation fares while gasoline prices had declined for the ninth time this year.

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'Economic development' an excuse that threatens Vietnam's environment

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Báo Thanh Niên English 29 month(s) ago

'Economic development' an excuse that threatens Vietnam's environment

A hiking trail in Cat Tien National Park in the southern province of Dong Nai, where two hydropower plants are slated for construction despite criticism from provincial authorities and UN experts. Photo courtesy of Tuoi Tre

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Facebook hits 1 billion users, Zuckerberg asks for your cash

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Báo Đầu Tư English 37 month(s) ago

Facebook hits 1 billion users, Zuckerberg asks for your cash

The Internet monster that is Facebook continues to consume site founder Mark Zuckerberg today proclaimed that the social network has 1 billion active users. Excuse us while we sing a little song.

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Sea festival is a great excuse to explore Nha Trang

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SaigonTimes English 55 month(s) ago

Sea festival is a great excuse to explore Nha Trang

Nha Trang Sea Festival 2011 which will take place from Saturday to Wednesday is a great chance for tourists to admire the city’s stunning beaches and fascinating islands.

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Inflation: An excuse not to eat greens

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VietStock FI English 62 month(s) ago

Inflation as measured by the consumer price index increased 3.7 percent in October, compared to the same month last year, according to the National Institute of Statistics.

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Teed Off (06-09-2009)

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VietNam News English 77 month(s) ago

National Day, a wonderful concept and an even better excuse to have a day off from work to celebrate something. While some people head to the beach, others head for the mountains, while yet others head for their nearest recreational facility or pub.

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Property trade disrupted by new red tape

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SaigonTimes English 78 month(s) ago

Property trade disrupted by new red tape

Stare management agencies and real estate companies alike are witnessing their business coming to a halt because of the amended law, which went into effect August 1, relating to the issuance of ownership certificates for both house and land. Under the law, both the land and the house on it will be certified in one title instead of two separate titles as before. Lacking guidance, however, the change has embarrassed district level management organizations with many of them having stopped...

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Capital plans to bury cables underground on 200 streets

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago

Capital plans to bury cables underground on 200 streets

Overhead electrical and telecommunications cables on 200 streets in Hanoi will be dismantled and buried underground this year.

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More than 50 Islamic State child soldiers killed in Syria in 2015

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago 1 related news

More than 50 Islamic State child soldiers killed in Syria in 2015

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it has documented the deaths of 52 child soldiers, all under the age of 16, who had been part of IS's "Cubs of the Caliphate" programme.

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Capital plans to bury cables underground on 200 streets

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VOV News English 1 month(s) ago

Overhead electrical and telecommunications cables on 200 streets in Hanoi will be dismantled and buried underground this year.

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Simple truth: Vietnam just not 'serious about tourism'

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Báo Thanh Niên English 28 month(s) ago

Simple truth: Vietnam just not 'serious about tourism'

A recent article in Tuoi Tre, translated and reprinted in Vietweek and Thanh Nien News as "Why We Fail and Why They Succeed," took a very reductive look at the reasons why Thailand is a hugely popular tourist destination and why Vietnam isn't.

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In Vietnam, the shorter the distance gets, the more belligerent cabbies become

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 7 month(s) ago

In Vietnam, the shorter the distance gets, the more belligerent cabbies become

Passengers flagging down a taxi at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City should expect to be scolded by the cabbies if they are to travel a short distance.

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Tips to turn down cold calls, promotional sales in Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 8 month(s) ago

Tips to turn down cold calls, promotional sales in Vietnam

Cold calls and promotional sales have caused much trouble for people in Vietnam in recent times so locals have come up with various ways to deal with them and turn down the offers.

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In Vietnam, drunk drivers use any excuse to avoid breath alcohol tests

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 8 month(s) ago

In Vietnam, drunk drivers use any excuse to avoid breath alcohol tests

“I am from [the office of] Mr. X, so you don’t need to make me take a breath alcohol test,” said a drunk driver to a traffic policeman.

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