UNESCO chief: IS systematically destroying heritage sites

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UNESCO chief: IS systematically destroying heritage sites

Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq are engaged in the "most brutal, systematic" destruction of ancient sites since World War II, the head of the U.N. cultural agency said Friday — a stark warning that came hours after militants demolished a monastery with ancient foundations in central Syria.

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Toshiba cuts executives' pay over $1.2 bn accounting scandal

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Toshiba cuts executives' pay over $1.2 bn accounting scandal

Toshiba said Wednesday that 16 executives would take temporary pay cuts while another resigned in the wake of a billion dollar accounting scandal that has been blamed on management's overzealous pursuit of profit.

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Transparency begets success: experts

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VietnamPlus English 3 month(s) ago

Transparency begets success: experts

Transparency is an important element in improving the productivity of a business and gaining the trust and loyalty of stakeholders, a forum heard in Ho Chi Minh City on May 28.

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Transparency begets success: experts

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VietNam News English 3 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Transparency is an important element in improving the productivity of a business and gaining the trust and loyalty of stakeholders, a forum heard in HCM City yesterday.

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NSA's phone spying program ruled illegal by appeals court

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 month(s) ago

NSA's phone spying program ruled illegal by appeals court

A U.S. spying program that systematically collects millions of Americans' phone records is illegal, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday, putting pressure on Congress to quickly decide whether to replace or end the controversial anti-terrorism surveillance.

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Gastronomic tourism could cook up a storm in Vietnam

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Gastronomic tourism could cook up a storm in Vietnam

Experts have identified Vietnam’s distinctive cuisine as one of the major strengths of the country’s tourism, and said that this should be tapped more as an attraction alongside Vietnam’s beautiful landscapes and valuable heritage.

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Gastronomic tourism could cook up a storm

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VietnamPlus English 4 month(s) ago

Experts have identified Vietnam’s distinctive cuisine as one of the major strengths of the country’s tourism, and said that this should be tapped more as an attraction alongside Vietnam’s beautiful landscapes and valuable heritage.

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Hue ancient capital steadily approaching former glory

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VOV News English 4 month(s) ago

Hue ancient capital steadily approaching former glory

After more than 20 years since the ancient Vietnamese capital of Hue was recognised as a world cultural heritage site, it has been appraised by UNESCO officials and international organisations as a good example of heritage conservation.

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Tourists flock to Hue during holiday week

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Tourists flock to Hue during holiday week

More than 81,000 tourists, 66 percent of whom were domestic travellers, visited Hue city from April 28 to May 1, according to Thua Thien Hue’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

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Hue ancient capital steadily approaching former glory

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VietnamPlus English 4 month(s) ago

After more than 20 years since the ancient Vietnamese capital of Hue was recognised as a world cultural heritage site, it has been appraised by UNESCO officials and international organisations as a good example of heritage conservation.

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Deputy PM urges Vietnamese Government’s history compilation

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VietnamPlus English 6 month(s) ago 2 duplicate news

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged rapid progress on the compilation and publishing of the book collection “History of the Vietnamese Government from 1945 to 2015”.

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'Jumbo Pho challenge was rigged': Vietnam cook

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Báo Thanh Niên English 9 month(s) ago

'Jumbo Pho challenge was rigged': Vietnam cook

The Ho Chi Minh City pho shop that challenged customers to finish a jumbo bowl of noodles for a chance to win VND 1 million (nearly US$ 50) systematically sabotaged their chances, according to a disgruntled ex-cook.

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China to end use of prisoners' organs for transplants next month

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China to end use of prisoners' organs for transplants next month

BEIJING, Dec 5 - China, the only country that still systematically takes organs from executed prisoners for use in transplant operations, plans to end the controversial practice from next month, a local newspaper said on Friday.

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Kerry, Lavrov to meet in Paris with Ukraine, Syria on agenda

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Kerry, Lavrov to meet in Paris with Ukraine, Syria on agenda

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov next week in Paris with issues from Ukraine to Syria set to top the agenda.

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Prehistoric sites discovered in Central Highlands Gia Lai

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VietnamPlus English 14 month(s) ago

As many as 24 prehistoric archaeological sites have been spotted in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai recently, promising new excavations to be carried out to shed more light on these times in Vietnam’s history.

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