UN convention against torture submitted to NA for ratification

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UN convention against torture submitted to NA for ratification

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang on Thursday proposed that the National Assembly ratify the United Nations (UN) Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT).

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Microsoft co-founder Allen commits $100 mln to Ebola fight

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Microsoft co-founder Allen commits $100 mln to Ebola fight

Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen said on Thursday he would increase his total donations to organizations tackling Ebola to more than $100 million, making him one of the biggest personal donors in the fight against the virus.

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New York doctor tests positive for Ebola: NY Times

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New York doctor tests positive for Ebola: NY Times

physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola, the New York Times said on Thursday.

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Vietnam transport ministry gives inconsistent statements about airport creditor

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Vietnam transport ministry gives inconsistent statements about airport creditor

The transport ministry said Wednesday that French airport operator ADPM wants to offer a loan of US$2 billion for the proposed airport in Dong Nai, contradicting its earlier statement that another French firm, ADPI, was the potential investor.

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Vietnam calls for more cooperation in boosting infrastructure investment

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Vietnam calls for more cooperation in boosting infrastructure investment

Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Finance Truong Chi Trung has urged Asia-Pacific countries to boost economic restructuring and strengthen cooperation in seeking financial resources for infrastructure development.

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Vietnam ministry makes yet another correction on airport funding commitment

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Vietnam ministry makes yet another correction on airport funding commitment

The Vietnamese Ministry of Transport on Wednesday had to correct information regarding which foreign party is interested in its project to build a new airport for the second time after one of its deputy ministers made a false statement on the issue last week.

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Texas nurse declared Ebola-free: family

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A Texas nurse infected with Ebola after caring for a Liberian man who died from the disease no longer has the virus, her family has said.

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Swift VN-EU FTA talks

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Swift VN-EU FTA talks

VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and President of the European Commission (EC) Jose Manuel Barroso have issued a statement detailing the two sides’ orientations to conclude negotiations on the European Union-Vietnam free trade agreement (FTA) when they met in Brussels, Belgium on Monday as part of the Prime Minister’s official visit to Europe. In an emailed interview with The Saigon Times Daily, Ambassador and Head of the European Union Delegation to Vietnam Franz Jessen clarifies when negotiations...

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'Humbled' NBC cameraman recovers from Ebola

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A US photojournalist has said he was grateful to be alive after the hospital treating him declared him now free of Ebola, in a minor victory over the virus that has killed more than 4,500 people.

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U.S. reports 12 air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

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U.S. reports 12 air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

The U.S. military conducted six air strikes against Islamic State militants near the Syrian border town of Kobani on Sunday and Monday, the U.S. Central Command said in a statement.

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Spanish Ebola nurse 'clear' of virus, husband calls handling of crisis 'lousy'

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The Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for two infected priests in a Madrid hospital, appears to have overcome the deadly disease, according to the government; her husband says in a video statement that the country's handling of the crisis was 'lousy'.

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ASEAN commits to biodiversity conservation

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ASEAN commits to biodiversity conservation

The environment ministers of the ten ASEAN member states have reiterated their countries’ commitment to biodiversity conservation in a joint statement issued at the 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Pyeongchang, the Republic of Korea.

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HK leader under pressure to explain Australian windfall

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Hong Kong's leader faces a "huge integrity problem", opposition politicians said on Thursday as they called on him to explain why he kept large payments from an Australian company secret.

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China blocks BBC website as Hong Kong tensions rise

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China blocks BBC website as Hong Kong tensions rise

Chinese censors have blocked the website of Britain's national broadcaster, the BBC said in a statement late on Wednesday, coming as tensions rise in Hong Kong between pro-democracy protesters and police.

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Vietnam-EU joint statement on direction of concluding FTA negotiations issued

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Vietnam-EU joint statement on direction of concluding FTA negotiations issued

Vietnam and the European Union have issued a joint statement on direction of concluding negotiations on the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement between the two sides.

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