Indonesia defends use of death penalty for drug trafficking

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Indonesia defends use of death penalty for drug trafficking

Indonesia on Friday defended its use of the death penalty for drug traffickers, just days after its representative was jeered at a U.N. narcotics conference, citing a steep rise in demand and consumption in Southeast Asia's most populous country.

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Vietnam's central bank allays concerns about sharp rise in offshore savings

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Vietnam's central bank allays concerns about sharp rise in offshore savings

The State Bank of Vietnam has spoken up about a recent sharp rise in offshore savings of local banks, rejecting concerns that its monetary policy led to dollar funds moving overseas.

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Nha Trang to create ecological beach park

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Nha Trang to create ecological beach park

The central province of Khánh Hòa plans to make Nha Trang Beach an ecological park where seaside buildings can only have 40 floors at most.

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Nha Trang to create ecological beach park

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Nha Trang to create ecological beach park

The central province of Khánh Hòa plans to make Nha Trang Beach an ecological park where seaside buildings can only have 40 floors at most.

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Vietnam urges banks to switch to chip cards for better security

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Vietnam urges banks to switch to chip cards for better security

The State Bank of Vietnam has urged local banks to switch from magnetic-stripe to chip-based cards to ensure better security for holders and counter the alarming rise in card fraud.

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Oil prices rise as Kuwait strike drags on

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Oil prices rise as Kuwait strike drags on

Oil prices ended a four-day losing streak on Tuesday as sharply curtailed production in Kuwait due to the strike by petroleum workers spurred hopes for an easing of the global crude glut.

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Rise in cancer patients pressures health insurance

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Rise in cancer patients pressures health insurance

The sharp increase in the number of patients suffering from cancer has put more stress on the country’s social insurance fund which faces a deficit.

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Vietnam powerless to stop illegal gold mining

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Vietnam powerless to stop illegal gold mining

An accident last Tuesday that killed four gold miners in the south-central province of Quang Nam has once again given rise to public disquiet over illegal gold mining in central Vietnam.

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Ecuador quake toll at 272, 'certain to rise'

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Ecuador quake toll at 272, 'certain to rise'

The biggest earthquake in Ecuador in decades has killed 272 people - but that toll will 'certainly' rise even further, the president said on Sunday as overwhelmed rescuers struggled to pull survivors out of the destruction.

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Thailand says Songkran holiday road deaths rose 21 percent

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Authorities in Thailand said Monday that 442 people died in traffic accidents during the just concluded traditional New Year holiday — a 21 percent rise over the same period last year despite stern efforts to curb drunken and unsafe driving.

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Development at a cost: How Nha Trang has changed over the last 10 years

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Development at a cost: How Nha Trang has changed over the last 10 years

The beach resort town of Nha Trang in the central province of Khanh Hoa has developed very fast in the last decade, with a series of seaside high-rise buildings and hotels blocking the view of beautiful beaches.

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Earthquake kills at least 77 in Ecuador, toll expected to rise

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Earthquake kills at least 77 in Ecuador, toll expected to rise

Ecuador launched rescue operations on Sunday after its biggest earthquake in decades killed at least 77 people, caused devastation in coastal populations and left an unknown number trapped in ruins.

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Death toll in Ecuador earthquake could rise in the coming hours - vice president

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QUITO, April 16 (Reuters) - Ecuador's strongest earthquake in decades, a 7.8 magnitude tremor, struck off the Pacific coast on Saturday, killing at least 28 people and causing "considerable damage" near the epicenter as well as in the largest city of Guayaquil.

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Vietnam’s H1 2016 rice exports may rise 12 pct from year ago

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Vietnam’s H1 2016 rice exports may rise 12 pct from year ago

Vietnam could export more than 3 million tons of rice in the first half of 2016, up 12 percent from a year ago, on rising demand from China and other Southeast Asian nations amid supply concerns caused by drought, the government said on Friday.

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China first quarter GDP grows at slowest pace since 2009

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China first quarter GDP grows at slowest pace since 2009

China's economy grew 6.7 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, meeting expectations and at its slowest pace in seven years, although other indicators show the slowdown in the world's second largest economy may be bottoming out.

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