Cracks show inside Islamic State's shrinking caliphate

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Cracks show inside Islamic State's shrinking caliphate

It was barely more than a squiggle, but the mark of a single letter sprayed overnight on a wall in the heart of Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate was a daring act of dissent.

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Vietnamese restaurant chains attract foreign investors

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Vietnamese restaurant chains attract foreign investors

Foreign funds have poured millions of dollars in restaurant chains in Vietnam, where a large population with a growing middle class is expected to provide solid support to the growth of the food and beverages industry.

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Capital's flood-risk increases as lakes disappear

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Capital's flood-risk increases as lakes disappear

Rapid urbanisation, poor planning and inadequate oversight has seen Hanoi's lakes shrink and disappear, with experts warning that if the situation continues, the capital will face more flooding.

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Massive 50% increase in health costs from August

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Massive 50% increase in health costs from August

The Ministry of Health is lobbying the government for a swingeing 50% increase in hospital charges from August this year.

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Scientists use climate, population changes to predict diseases

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Scientists use climate, population changes to predict diseases

British scientists say they have developed a model that can predict outbreaks of zoonotic diseases – those such as Ebola and Zika that jump from animals to humans – based on changes in climate.

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World-class real estate charms foreign customers

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World-class real estate charms foreign customers

After the amended Housing Law took effect, which allows overseas Vietnamese and foreigners to buy homes in Vietnam, the market has seen a steady increase in foreign customers who particularly focus on international standard real estate projects.

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Medical service fee to increase in some cities, provinces

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Medical service fee will increase in next time but the price hike was made in eight to twelve of the five step road map for raising medical service prices in a bid to reduce impact on people head of Financial and Planning Department of the Ministry of Health Nguyen Nam Lien yesterday said.

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A guide to Vietnam’s fast, furious Ho Chi Minh City

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A guide to Vietnam’s fast, furious Ho Chi Minh City

If a city’s fortunes can be judged by the number of cranes dotting its landscape, Ho Chi Minh City has high hopes. Posters stuck to construction sites advertise lavish apartment blocks and landscaped shopping malls under development. A metro system, currently being built, promises comprehensive public transport at last. Change is in the air—and the city’s exceptionally youthful population, over half of whom are younger than 35, are leading the way.

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Free Wi-Fi coming all over Ho Chi Minh City

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Free Wi-Fi coming all over Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City officials said Tuesday tourists would be able to get free Wi-Fi everywhere in a few months’ time.

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Smoking claims over 100 lives every day in Vietnam

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Smoking claims over 100 lives every day in Vietnam

Vietnam is among countries where smoking is most widely prevalent, losing more than 100 people a day to the habit and facing a huge financial burden, according to official figures.

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Ho Chi Minh City needs over $4 billion to tackle flooding

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Ho Chi Minh City needs over $4 billion to tackle flooding

Ho Chi Minh City needs a large amount of money to fix its flooding problem since it was designed for two million people but the population has surged to more than 10 million, experts said at a conference on the issue Tuesday.

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Vietnam’s Internet market the most dynamic in the world

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

Vietnam’s Internet market the most dynamic in the world

Vietnam had the most dynamic Internet market in the world, with more users than no-users, accounting for 52% of the total population, said Rajan Anandan, Vice President and Managing Director of Google in Southeast Asia and India at a talk on FPT Technology Day 2016.

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Taiwanese textile company to be punished for illegal waste discharge

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Taiwanese textile company to be punished for illegal waste discharge

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has instructed the People’s Committee of Ba Ria-Vung Tau province to inspect and confirm information about years-long illegal waste discharge by Mei Sheng Textiles Vietnam.

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Keeping bottled water clean

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VietStock FI English 1 month(s) ago

Keeping bottled water clean

Access to clean drinking water has been an issue in developing countries throughout the world. In a country where 31 per cent of the rural population does not have access to clean drinking water, bottled water has become an increasingly high valued commercial product billed as having a spotless reputation.

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Vietnam stands at the vanguard of an ascendant Asia-Pacific

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Vietnam stands at the vanguard of an ascendant Asia-Pacific

Vietnam stands at the vanguard of an ascendant Asia-Pacific. The country’s economy continues to grow with a purpose and stamina that is matched only by the ambition and entrepreneurial spirit of its people. The educated middle-class continues to expand, while the country’s strong work ethic has made it one of the most productive and competitive manufacturing centers in Asia. Its population of 90 million are among the savviest users of technology in the region and the country’s burgeoning start-up culture...

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