Social welfare programmes to be continued in Northwestern region

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The Northwest Steering Committee and the Vietnam Red Cross have pledged to maintain the social welfare programmes in the region following a review meeting of their joint programme for 2013-2015.

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Shangri-La Dialogue: Singapore PM urges China, ASEAN to sign COC soon

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Shangri-La Dialogue: Singapore PM urges China, ASEAN to sign COC soon

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has called upon the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China to come up with a code of conduct in the East Sea (COC) at an early time

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14 nations agree on Pacific Area peace

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VietNamNet Bridge – Deputies from 14 nations participating in the 2015 Pacific Area Security Sector Working Group (PASSWG) agreed to ensure equal benefits for all nations, respect their independence and sovereignty, and settle disputes peacefully in line with international law and regional agreements.

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Myanmar picks up migrants as Asean agrees to tackle crisis

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Myanmar picks up migrants as Asean agrees to tackle crisis

Asian countries have agreed to work together to try to stem the region's migrant crisis, as Myanmar brought to shore another boat full of migrants.

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US hits China over sea reclamation, vows more patrols

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US hits China over sea reclamation, vows more patrols

The United States on Saturday called for an immediate end to China's intensifying reclamation works in the South China Sea and vowed to continue sending military aircraft and ships to the tense region.

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Northern, central Vietnam melt and wilt in extreme heat

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Northern, central Vietnam melt and wilt in extreme heat

Northern Vietnam is going through the hottest summer since 2009 while the central region is drying up in the worst heat ever, according to experts who blame the scorcher on El Nino and climate change.

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Japan says China, others must behave responsibly on East Vietnam Sea

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Japan says China, others must behave responsibly on East Vietnam Sea

Japan's Minister of Defense warned on Saturday that land reclamation projects in the East Vietnam Sea risked plunging the region into disorder and urged nations, including China, to behave responsibly.

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U.S. removal of Cuba from “terrorism” list likely to improve relations in region - analyst

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Removing Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism eliminates a "tremendous, long-standing irritant" to U.S.- Latin American relations, expert says.

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Southeastern region aims to welcome 30 million visitors in 2020

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The tourism sector in the Southeast region is striving towards attracting 30 million visitors by 2020, earning around VND125 trillion (US$5.75 billion), according to the new master plan for the sector.

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14 nations agree on Pacific Area peace

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Deputies from 14 nations participating in the 2015 Pacific Area Security Sector Working Group (PASSWG) agreed to ensure equal benefits for all nations, respect their independence and sovereignty, and settle disputes peacefully in line with international law and regional agreements.

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Gov't greenlights tourism growth plan

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Gov't greenlights tourism growth plan

The Government has approved the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's suggestions on developing the tourism sector.

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SE Asia vows to rescue "boat people"; Myanmar seizes migrant vessel

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SE Asia vows to rescue 'boat people'; Myanmar seizes migrant vessel

Southeast Asian nations agreed on Friday to intensify search and rescue efforts to help vulnerable "boat people" stranded in the region's seas, as Myanmar said its navy had seized a vessel off its coast with more than 700 migrants aboard.

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China land reclamation in East Vietnam Sea creates 'new facts': US

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China land reclamation in East Vietnam Sea creates 'new facts': US

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in Washington's latest challenge of Chinese land reclamation in the East Vietnam Sea, said the scale of Beijing's activities, not the United States, was altering the status quo in the region.

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Southeastern region aims to welcome 30 million visitors in 2020

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The tourism sector in the Southeast region is striving towards attracting 30 million visitors by 2020, earning around 125 trillion VND (5.75 billion USD), according to the new master plan for the sector.

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Thai official warns of 'alarming level' of boat people

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Thai official warns of 'alarming level' of boat people

Thailand's Foreign Minister said Friday that the upsurge of boat people in Southeast Asia has reached an "alarming level," and called for governments in the region to address the root causes of the crisis — a reference to the swelling number of refugees who have fled persecution in Myanmar.

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