Obama, in shift, says he will keep 8,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan until 2017

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Obama, in shift, says he will keep 8,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan until 2017

President Barack Obama, calling Afghanistan's security situation precarious, said on Wednesday he will keep U.S. troop levels there at 8,400 through the end of his administration rather than reducing them to 5,500 by year's end as previously planned.

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Presenting the four greatest passes in northwestern Vietnam

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Presenting the four greatest passes in northwestern Vietnam

The four most resplendent passes in Vietnam’s northwestern region are typically precarious yet romantic at times.

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Over 100,000 flee flooding in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay

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VOV News English 12 month(s) ago

Over 100,000 flee flooding in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay

More than 100,000 people have had to evacuate from their homes in the bordering areas of Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina due to severe flooding in the wake of heavy summer rains brought on by El Ninõ, authorities said on December 26.

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Images: Life in the slums near high-rise buildings

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Images: Life in the slums near high-rise buildings

VietNamNet Bridge – At the foot of luxury buildings in Saigon are slums, located on dark canals. The lives of local residents here are precarious and poor.

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Adventure expedition to Vietnam’s Son Doong Cave a once-in-a-lifetime trip

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Adventure expedition to Vietnam’s Son Doong Cave a once-in-a-lifetime trip

A seasoned Vietnamese trekker/mountaineer shared with Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper his riveting experience during his expedition to Son Doong Cave, the world’s largest, and urged thrill seekers to make it to the cavernous wonder at least once in their lifetime.

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Da Lat houses start to slip, slide in heavy rain

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VietnamNet English 20 month(s) ago 1 related news

Many homes in the mountain city of Da Lat are built on precarious slopes. This has forced many owners to build retaining walls in front to stop soil being washed away during torrential rain.

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Da Lat houses start to slip, slide in heavy rain

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Da Lat houses start to slip, slide in heavy rain

Many homes in the mountain city of Da Lat are built on precarious slopes. This has forced many owners to build retaining walls in front to stop soil being washed away during torrential rain.

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Vietnam company named Asia’s largest salangane incubator, producer

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Vietnam company named Asia’s largest salangane incubator, producer

A Vietnamese company has been acknowledged to boast the most natural salangane islands and the highest yields of salangane nests in Asia.

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Int’l tourists mesmerized by canyoning in Vietnam’s Da Lat resort city

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Int’l tourists mesmerized by canyoning in Vietnam’s Da Lat resort city

Canyoning has gained appeal among young visitors, mostly foreigners, in Da Lat City in recent years.

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Vietnam bans use of old boats for tourism, following accidents

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Vietnam bans use of old boats for tourism, following accidents

Vietnam has finally cracked down on its famously precarious tourism boat industry.

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Vietnam ends worker evacuation operation in Libya

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VOV News English 28 month(s) ago

Vietnam ends worker evacuation operation in Libya

(VOV) - As of September 21 the Vietnamese government has successfully evacuated most of its 1,763 guest workers trapped amidst the escalating conflict in war torn Libya, returning them safely to the homeland.

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Trekking through Tu Lan: the cave less traveled by

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Báo Thanh Niên English 29 month(s) ago

If one defines caving tourism in Vietnam as Phong Nha – Ke Bang, Tu Lan is the girl next door.

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Edible insects a boon to Thailand's farmers

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Báo Dân Trí English 29 month(s) ago

Edible insects a boon to Thailand's farmers

Depending solely on the rains to either yield a good rice crop or leave their fields dry and barren, farmers in this village in northeastern Thailand, the country's poorest region, led a precarious and back-breaking existence. Then they discovered bugs.

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Vietnam experts pinpoint risks when selling rice to China

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Vietnam experts pinpoint risks when selling rice to China

While China remains Vietnam’s largest rice buyer, industry insiders say it is a highly precarious market, especially when it comes to payment and market stability.

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Canal wall collapses swallowing 7 houses in southern Vietnam

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Báo Thanh Niên English 32 month(s) ago 2 related news

Officials and rescue forces were dispatched in the coastal province of Ca Mau to assist the owners of seven homes which collapsed due to the rapid erosion of the banks of a canal on Saturday night.

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