New policies to ring in widespread changes

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VietNam News English 14 hour(s) ago 1 related news

A slate of new policies taking effect this month will introduce significant changes in labour relations, telecommunications, securities trading, surrogacy rights and other issues.

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Toronto tunnel mystery solved, say police

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 day(s) ago

Toronto tunnel mystery solved, say police

Toronto police said Monday they now know who dug a tunnel near a major sporting venue in the city -- a mystery that has been a source of widespread speculation and conspiracy theories.

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VN plans development of 4G services

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VietNam News English 5 day(s) ago 2 duplicate news

Viet Nam is expected to start developing 4G services by the end of 2015, experts believe, adding that the services will ensure competitiveness and enjoy widespread popularity.

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China drops leading tech brands for state purchases

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 7 day(s) ago

China drops leading tech brands for state purchases

China has dropped some of the world's leading technology brands from its approved state purchase lists, while approving thousands more locally made products, in what some say is a response to revelations of widespread Western cybersurveillance.

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Romantic novels can kill real-life romance

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Ngoc Truc, a freelancer, can be seen sitting in front of her home television screen, rapt in attention as she watches Ben Nhau Tron Doi (Being Together the Whole Life), which is currently on air. Ben Nhau Tron Doi, a show adapted from a popular Chinese romantic novel with the same name, has recently gained widespread popularity among domestic viewers, especially females.

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Toxic 'Tet' kumquats highlight Vietnam's pesticide problem

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Toxic 'Tet' kumquats highlight Vietnam's pesticide problem

At Lunar New Year, most Vietnamese families buy a kumquat tree -- a symbol of prosperity -- but where once its fruits were candied and enjoyed as a delicacy, now they are left uneaten as food safety scandals batter consumer confidence in local produce.

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Toxic 'Tet' kumquats highlight Vietnam's pesticide problem

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Toxic 'Tet' kumquats highlight Vietnam's pesticide problem

At Lunar New Year, most Vietnamese families buy a kumquat tree -- a symbol of prosperity -- but where once its fruits were candied and enjoyed as a delicacy, now they are left uneaten as food safety scandals batter consumer confidence in local produce.

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Pesticide abuse raises food safety concerns

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

Pesticide abuse raises food safety concerns

VietNamNet Bridge – Widespread abuse of pesticides was undermining food safety in the country, participants said at a recent conference on plant protection held in Hanoi.

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Romantic novels can kill real-life romance

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago

Romantic novels can kill real-life romance

Ben Nhau Tron Doi, a show adapted from a popular Chinese romantic novel with the same name, has recently gained widespread popularity among domestic viewers, especially females.

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Floods in Peru leave 15 dead

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago

Heavy rain and mudslides in northern Peru cause 15 deaths and widespread devastation.

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Vietnam index loses 1.2 pct on widespread selling

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Vietnam index loses 1.2 pct on widespread selling

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index dropped 1.24 percent to a one-week low close on Friday, as investors cut their risk exposures ahead of a central bank ruling that will limit banks' loan for stock investments.

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Boko Haram fighters kidnap at least 60 in deadly Cameroon attack

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago 1 related news

Boko Haram fighters kidnapped at least 60 people in a deadly attack in northern Cameroon on Sunday, police said, in the latest cross-border raid by the Nigeria-based Islamist group.

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Hong Kong leader seeks to rebuild with post-protest policy address

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Hong Kong leader seeks to rebuild with post-protest policy address

Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying is expected to focus on property, the economy and youth issues in his policy address on Wednesday, seeking to bolster support after last year's massive pro-democracy protests and widespread calls for him to quit.

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Thailand: Drought expected to reduce off-season rice output by 30 percent

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Thailand: Drought expected to reduce off-season rice output by 30 percent

Due to recent widespread drought, Thailand’s off-season rice production is expected to yield only 6.7 million tonnes in 2015, a 30 percent decrease from the 9.7 million tonnes last year, reported the Office of Agricultural Economics.

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Thailand: Drought expected to reduce off-season rice output by 30 percent

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago

Due to recent widespread drought, Thailand’s off-season rice production is expected to yield only 6.7 million tonnes in 2015, a 30 percent decrease from the 9.7 million tonnes last year, reported the Office of Agricultural Economics.

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