North Korea turns to 'old workhorse' rocket to repeat past success

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North Korea turns to 'old workhorse' rocket to repeat past success

North Korea's weekend rocket launch repeated earlier success rather than breaking new ground, using a nearly identical design from a 2012 launch, experts said, adding the reclusive country probably remained years from building a long-range nuclear missile.

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Stench forces residents to wear masks to bed

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Stench forces residents to wear masks to bed

Thousands of residents in Van Phu and Phuong Lau communes in northern Viet Tri City are reportedly wearing facial masks overnight, which is not a kind of skin care for brighter skin the next morning but rather a way to fight against air pollution there.

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Vaccination rate amongst kids in HCMC rather low

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SaiGon GP English 2 week(s) ago

The Department of Preventive Medicine in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday said that the rate of vaccination for kids at 18 months is low.

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Worker remittances rise on Thai transfers

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VietStock FI English 1 month(s) ago

Remittances received by Acleda Bank and Western Union, two of Cambodia’s leading institutions for cross-border money transfers, increased significantly last year, consistent with the World Bank’s estimate for rapid remittance growth in 2015, new data shows.

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Government to rein in ODA for infrastructure

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VOV News English 1 month(s) ago

Government to rein in ODA for infrastructure

From July next year ODA (official development assistance) funds received by the country will only be allocated to provinces facing difficulties and for programmes to improve public welfare and eliminate hunger and poverty rather than for large infrastructure projects, according to the Ministry of Finance.

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Rupture with Iran may not have been Saudi aim, but Riyadh has no regrets

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Rupture with Iran may not have been Saudi aim, but Riyadh has no regrets

The diplomatic rupture with Iran triggered by the execution of a Shi'ite cleric was probably a side effect of a decision taken by Saudi Arabia for domestic reasons, rather than the outcome of a deliberate ploy to enrage its regional opponent.

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National Assembly moves with the times

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National Assembly moves with the times

VietNamNet Bridge – The country's legislative body must focus more on the people it represents rather than getting embroiled in Party politics, according to past and present National Assembly deputies.

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Health Ministry warns parents not wait for Pentaxim

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

The Ministry of Health warned parents to take their neonates to medical clinics across the country to get Quivaxem vaccine in the National Expanded Program for Immunization rather than waiting for Pentaxim vaccine if they failed to register Pentaxim vaccine.

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Vietnamese drink distributor fined for failing to properly preserve tainted Dr Thanh tea

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Vietnamese drink distributor fined for failing to properly preserve tainted Dr Thanh tea

A food safety watchdog in southern Vietnam has completed a check on several dozen bottles of Dr Thanh herbal tea, reportedly containing dregs, and it was a beverage distributor, rather than the maker, Tan Hiep Phat Group, that was fined in the end.

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Toxic smog brings nightmare 'white Christmas' to Beijing

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Toxic smog brings nightmare 'white Christmas' to Beijing

Beijing residents woke up to a white Christmas Friday morning but with the sky obscured by thick toxic smog rather than snow after more than 100 million people across China had been warned to stay indoors.

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Most Japanese restaurants in Vietnam serve locals: report

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Most Japanese restaurants in Vietnam serve locals: report

There are about 770 Japanese restaurants in Vietnam, most of which have been established to serve Vietnamese rather than the Japanese community, according to the Ho Chi Minh City branch of the Japan Foreign Trade Promotion Organization (JETRO).

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Scientists developing device to clean mining water in hours

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 month(s) ago

Chemical engineers are developing a device to separate the particles from the water used in mining, potentially in a matter of hours rather than decades and saving billions of gallons of water.

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Why do Vietnamese who study abroad not return to Vietnam?

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago

Why do Vietnamese who study abroad not return to Vietnam?

VietNamNet Bridge - “The story of Doan Minh Dang shows one of the reasons why some overseas students like us think that we can choose another way rather than come back to work in Vietnam,” said Nguyen Thanh Vinh, the runner up at the first ‘Road to Olympia’ competition.

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UN watchdog decides to close nuclear weapons probe of Iran

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UN watchdog decides to close nuclear weapons probe of Iran

The UN nuclear watchdog's 35-nation board decided on December 15 to close its investigation into whether Iran once had a secret nuclear weapons programme, opting to support Tehran's deal with world powers rather than dwell on its past actions.

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Farming eyes local market ahead of TPP

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago

Local companies in the agricultural sector should begin to focus more on the domestic market rather than exports to prepare for competition when the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) takes effect, experts have said.

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