Amazon reports a $57m loss in the first quarter

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Amazon reports a $57m loss in the first quarter

Technology giant Amazon has reported a loss of $57m (£38m) in the first quarter of 2015 and has also given more detail about the performance of its web services business.

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Education-universalization law prevents teachers from doing their job

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Education-universalization law prevents teachers from doing their job

VietNamNet Bridge – Teachers are not forcing failing students to repeat classes, because if they do, they will not fulfill the tasks of the education-universalization program.

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A bowl of pho, a cauldron of stories

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A bowl of pho, a cauldron of stories

Not surprisingly, famous writers have not failed to wax eloquent about this incredible dish. Thach Lam, Vu Bang, Nguyen Tuan and Bang Son come to mind immediately.

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Mekong a best-value destination

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Viet Nam ‘s Mekong Delta has been chosen among the 10 best-value destinations for 2015 by Rough Guides, a British publisher of travel and reference guides.

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Vietnam index up 0.6 pct on global rallies

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 month(s) ago

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index rose 0.56 percent by Wednesday's break, in line with global markets thanks to surprisingly robust U.S. economic growth.

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Miss Vietnam 1st runner celebrates Christmas

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Miss Vietnam 1st runner celebrates Christmas

(VOV) - Nguyen Tran Huyen My is still celebrating her recent victory, something she has dreamed about since she was five years old.

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Building characters for a living language

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Building characters for a living language

VietNamNet Bridge – Award-winning researcher Tran Quang Duc has begun teaching Han-Nom (ancient Vietnamese script) as a way to understand Vietnamese history and culture. Phuong Linh finds out why the class has become surprisingly popular.

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Photos of ethnic kids catching snails in mud pond go viral

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An amateur photographer named Manh Tai, 28, accidentally captured the moments of children of Thai ethnic catching snails in a mud pond in Dien Bien Province, near Tay Trang Border Gate with Laos during his trip to the northwestern area in June 2012.

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Foreign-investment “super-projects” worth billions set records

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Foreign-investment “super-projects” worth billions set records

VietNamNet Bridge – Foreign investors have recently announced the development of surprisingly highly capitalized projects. However, analysts warn that Vietnam needs to remain cautious about these “super-projects”.

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Tolls on Noi Bai-Lao Cai highway - too low or too high?

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Tolls on Noi Bai-Lao Cai highway - too low or too high?

VietNamNet Bridge – Vehicle owners pay a surprisingly low VND6,000 toll per kilometer on the Noi Bai – Lao Cai Highway, which opened to traffic several days ago.

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Vietnam has won 213 International Mathematical Olympiad medals since 1974

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Vietnam has won 213 International Mathematical Olympiad medals since 1974

The Vietnam Mathematical Society organized a ceremony on Sunday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Vietnam’s participation in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

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Commercial banks are indifferent to SBV refinancing

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VietnamNet English 11 month(s) ago

Commercial banks are indifferent to SBV refinancing

VietNamNet Bridge – Surprisingly, no commercial bank has asked for refinancing from the State Bank (SBV), although SBV is ready to disburse funds.

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Adventures in dining: Scorpion lollipops, grasshopper burgers

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Adventures in dining: Scorpion lollipops, grasshopper burgers

Though slightly uncertain, Erin Kolski pronounced the unusual fare on her plate -- a burger made from ground-up grasshoppers -- to be surprisingly tasty.

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Vietnam execs well-paid despite poor performance

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VietnamNet English 12 month(s) ago

Vietnam execs well-paid despite poor performance

VietNamNet Bridge – Though Vietnamese businesses are experiencing the toughest days in their histories due to the economic downturn, their CEOs still “live well” with surprisingly high incomes.

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Where have university entrance examinees gone?

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VietnamNet English 12 month(s) ago

Where have university entrance examinees gone?

VietNamNet Bridge – Educators are reeling over the surprisingly low number of students registering to sit the university entrance exam. It is foreseeable that schools will not have enough students enrolling.

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