Armless Afghan teen dreams of swimming in the Olympics

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Armless Afghan teen dreams of swimming in the Olympics

Abbas Karimi was born with no arms but the 14-year-old Afghan has ambitions to earn a gold medal for his country in the world Paralympic games.

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Vietnam's communist party leaders urge policies to support private sector, challenge state companies

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Vietnam's communist party leaders urge policies to support private sector, challenge state companies

Nguyen Hieu, chief executive of a Hanoi construction company, last year was turned down by several banks for a $800,000 loan for a project the company had won and had already invested nearly half a million dollars.

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Kerry to press China over N. Korea, urge ASEAN unity over South China Sea

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Kerry to press China over N. Korea, urge ASEAN unity over South China Sea

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry begins a visit to East Asia on Sunday in which he plans to press China to put more curbs on North Korea after its nuclear test and to urge Southeast Asia to show unity in response to China's claims in the South China Sea.

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Party Congress delegates support policy on equal business playground

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Party Congress delegates support policy on equal business playground

Delegates to the 12th National Party Congress have expressed support of draft congress documents which recognise the private sector as an important driving force of the economy and urge creating all possible favourable conditions for private enterprises with a view to enhancing the economy’s competitive capacity.

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US guidelines urge breast cancer screening from age 50

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Women 50 and older should get a mammogram to screen for breast cancer every two years, while women in their 40s should decide with their doctors, said US guidelines Monday.

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Transporters must cut prices with oil

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Transporters must cut prices with oil

Transport businesses must adjust transport fees in accordance with changes in fuel prices; otherwise, they may have their business license withdrawn, according to a Ministry of Finance document released yesterday.

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Experts urge start-ups to develop plan

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Experts urge start-ups to develop plan

Young people should work three to five years at organisations to understand how a business run before starting their own company, delegates said at the Viet Nam Young Leaders Forum 2015 held in HCM City Friday.

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Vietnam ready for APEC Year 2017

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Vietnam ready for APEC Year 2017

(VOV)- Vietnam is making thorough preparations for the 25th Asia- Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit slated to take place in the country in 2017, said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son said at a forum held in Hanoi on December 16.

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Thai activists urge release of man detained over Facebook post

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Thai activists on Monday demanded the release of a man arrested for sharing an infographic on Facebook detailing alleged graft in an army-built park, saying plainclothes security officers took him by force.

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India, Japan urge avoidance of unilateral action in East Sea

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India, Japan urge avoidance of unilateral action in East Sea

Japan and India have stated they will cooperate under the framework of the East Asia Summit to promote a balanced and open regional structure to ensure maritime security in the region.

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Experts urge citizens, media to break the corruption chain

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International anti-corruption experts on December 9 shared their experience with Vietnamese partners while gathering at a dialogue in Hanoi to discuss the enforcement of the anti-corruption law.

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FIFA sponsors urge credible reforms

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FIFA's top sponsors have published an open letter calling for credible reforms. The companies include Coca-Cola, Adidas and Visa and they're all asking for independent oversight. Bloomberg's Tariq Panja reports on "First Up."

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With climate at 'breaking point', leaders urge breakthrough in Paris

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With climate at 'breaking point', leaders urge breakthrough in Paris

World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back rising temperatures, with the United States and China leading calls for the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming.

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Paris climate activists plan human chain on global day of action

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Paris climate activists plan human chain on global day of action

Activists plan to join arms and form a "human chain" in Paris on November 29 to urge action on global warming, in a muted rally after attacks on the city by Islamic State, at the heart of worldwide protests on the eve of a U.N. climate summit in France.

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Historians, teachers urge retention of history as school subject

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Historians, teachers urge retention of history as school subject

VietNamNet Bridge - Many people expressed their concern about the fate of history as a learning subject at general schools after the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) integrates history with other subjects.

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