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Nha Trang set to host sea festival in June

The 2017 Nha Trang Sea Festival, with the theme Extending the Circle of Friendship, will be held in the central province of Khanh Hoa from June 10 to 13 with 50 arts, cultural and sporting activities.

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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc left Hanoi on Sunday for official visit to the US from May 29-31 at the invitation of President Donald Trump.

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 CGV introduces first ScreenX cinema technology in Vietnam

CJ CGV Vietnam (CGV) officially launched the new ScreenX cinema technology, the first of its kind in Vietnam, in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, kicking-off its technology investment strategy for the 2017-2020 period.

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The Hanoi People’s Committee has approved a proposal from FPT Information Systems (FIS) to develop an intelligent transport system (ITS) to improve traffic flows in the city, the Vietnam News Agency reports.

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Islamist militants locked in street-to-street battles with security forces in a southern Philippine city have killed 19 civilians, the military said Sunday, bringing the official death toll from nearly a week of fighting to at least 85.

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Hanoi aims to train more English teachers

Hanoi faces a shortage of high school teachers that can teach in English, requiring universities to train more students adept at the language to meet demand.

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 Hundred of hectares of forestland encroached upon in Gia Lai

Due to insufficient management, hundreds of hectares of forest in Gia Lai province have been illegally converted to domestic housing and agricultural land.

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Islamist militants locked in street-to-street battles with security forces in a southern Philippine city have killed 19 civilians, the military said Sunday, bringing the official death toll from nearly a week of fighting to at least 85.

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Indian medical teams and emergency relief arrived in Sri Lanka Saturday as the monsoon-related death toll reached 100 and authorities warned of more flooding in low-lying areas.

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Foreigners are among Islamist gunmen battling security forces in a southern Philippine city, the government said Friday as the reported death toll from four days of clashes climbed to 46.

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A Japanese man has been arrested in Indonesia for allegedly trying to smuggle hundreds of reptiles out of the archipelago, including snakes, lizards and turtles, authorities and environmentalists said Friday.

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Indonesia's elite anti-terror squad was Thursday investigating a suicide bombing near a Jakarta bus station that killed three policemen in an assault authorities believe is linked to the Islamic State group.

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Taiwan's giant step towards allowing same-sex marriage has reverberated across Asia, but activists warn the fight for equality isn't over in a region where gay sex remains illegal in some countries.

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