Passions high ahead of Hong Kong debate on China-backed reform plan

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Passions high ahead of Hong Kong debate on China-backed reform plan

More than a thousand people converged on Hong Kong's Legislative Council early on Wednesday before lawmakers debate a Beijing-backed electoral reform plan that could trigger fresh protests in the Chinese-controlled city.

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Japan rains trigger evacuation warning

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Thousands are warned to flee their homes in Japan as heavy rains trigger landslides and floods.

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Central city on high alert for forest fires

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

Central city's forest department has put forest fire alert at level 5 (top dangerous level) as temperature in the city and central region hit 36-38 degrees Celsius over the past week.

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Bird poachers target Nguyen Du Memorial sanctuary

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Bird poachers target Nguyen Du Memorial sanctuary

Nguyen Du Memorial Site, a three hectare sanctuary for a wide range of bird species in Ha Tinh Province, is being invaded by heavily armed poachers operating openly.

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Nepal quakes add to monsoon fears

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In the wake of Nepal's earthquake crisis villagers in mountainous areas of Nepal fear the approaching monsoon season will trigger landslides.

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Beware! You may get spit in your face while driving in Vietnam

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Beware! You may get spit in your face while driving in Vietnam

Have you ever been in a situation in which you are driving on the street in a good mood when a pool of saliva or a plastic bag of someone’s nasty vomit fly straight in your face from out of nowhere?

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Shell takeover could net BG's CEO over $48 million

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Shell takeover could net BG's CEO over $48 million

Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s agreed takeover of BG Group Plc will trigger payouts for BG Chief Executive Helge Lund that could see his pay for his first year top 32 million pounds ($47.8 million), a Reuters analysis of corporate filings shows.

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HCM City remains upbeat about economic growth

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HCM City remains upbeat about economic growth

Ho Chi Minh City saw strong results in total retail sales and service revenues while successfully curbing its inflation rate in the first quarter, figures which are likely to trigger economic growth in the city over the next few months, said the municipal People’s Committee at a late March meeting.

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HCM City remains upbeat about economic growth

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HCM City remains upbeat about economic growth

Ho Chi Minh City saw strong results in total retail sales and service revenues while successfully curbing its inflation rate in the first quarter, figures which are likely to trigger economic growth in the city over the next few months, said the municipal People’s Committee at a late March meeting.

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Door to public-private partnerships open for private investors

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Door to public-private partnerships open for private investors

VietNamNet Bridge - Analysts believe that the latest decision to remove the state-owned capital limit for projects developed through private public partnership (PPP) would trigger a new wave of investment in infrastructure.

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Rangers seek monkey that bit tourists

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Son Tra-Ngu Hanh Son Forest Protection Department rangers are working to capture a male monkey (Macaca leonia) that bit some tourists, an official said on Thursday.

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Sharpshooting Xi channels Mao to change China

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Sharpshooting Xi channels Mao to change China

Surrounded by soldiers at a garrison in Macau, Chinese President Xi Jinping shoulders a laser training rifle during an inspection on Dec. 20 and squeezes the trigger. He hits the target every time in footage broadcast on state television, prompting applause.

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Injectable 3D cell factories to fight cancer in the body

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Researchers at Harvard University and the Wyss Institute are developing an injectable biomaterial that forms a tiny scaffold in the body which can be used to re-program cells and trigger an immune response to fight cancer and infectious diseases.

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White House seeks $534 billion base defense budget, $51 billion for wars

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White House seeks $534 billion base defense budget, $51 billion for wars

The Obama administration will seek a base defense budget of $534 billion when it sends its 2016 spending request to Congress next week, a U.S. official said on Tuesday, a figure that exceeds federal caps by $35 billion and could trigger mandatory cuts.

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Euro zone prices fall more than expected in December, likely to trigger ECB action

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Euro zone prices fall more than expected in December, likely to trigger ECB action

Euro zone consumer prices fell by more than expected in December because of much cheaper energy, a first estimate by the European statistic office showed in data that is likely to trigger the European Central Bank's government bond buying program.

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