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HCM City seeks to bring down soaring land prices

HCM City authorities are demanding that district authorities strictly enforce regulations on separating land plots for sale, especially in suburban areas where the practice has led to rising prices.

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Plastic waste – serious threat to environment

US Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Mary Tarnowka has called for actions to improve public awareness of plastic waste as well as measures to reduce and recycle plastic waste.

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Vietnam Airlines rearranges check-in areas for priority passengers

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines announced on April 20 that it will rearrange check-in areas for priority passengers.

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Vietnam U23 in No 1 seed group for AFC

Vietnam’s national U23 team go into the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Championships in the top seeded group.

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Ho Chi Minh City investigation into public land transaction

Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City's Party Committee, Nguyen Thien Nhan, has just asked the city's Inspection Commission to urgently investigate possible violations in public land transactions in Nha Be District.

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Hanoians flock to register mobile phone numbers

Many people have lined up at mobile phone services providers after being informed of having their phone numbers cut if they do not provide photographs for registration.

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Two killed, many injured in HCM City traffic accident

A pickup truck crashed into the median strip on a HCM City Street and caused two deaths and three injuries.

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The two Koreas opened a hotline between their leaders Friday, a week before a summit between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and the South's President Moon Jae-in in the Demilitarized Zone.

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The first rains of the year have flooded parts of the crowded Rohingya camps in Bangladesh, aid workers said Thursday, wreaking havoc and raising fears for nearly one million refugees ahead of the monsoon.

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A volcano erupted in southern Japan on Thursday, spewing steam and ash hundreds of metres into the air, as authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain.

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Around 500 Syrian refugees left southern Lebanon on Wednesday under an agreement between authorities in Beirut and Damascus that provides for their return to their home country, AFP's correspondent said.

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At least 21 revellers were killed en route to a wedding when their truck flew off a bridge, police said Wednesday, the latest horrific crash on India's accident-prone roads.

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The Philippines is set to deploy hundreds of riot police to top holiday island Boracay to keep travellers out and head off potential protests ahead of its six-month closure to tourists, the government said Tuesday.

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