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Community-based tourism village festival to be held in Hoa Binh

A festival of community-based tourism villages of the North-western provinces is scheduled to be held in Mai Chau district, in the mountainous northern province of Hoa Binh, from September 29 to October 1.

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Ministers from the six member countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion on Wednesday endorsed a five-year action plan framework that includes USD64 billion in projects to help the subregion achieve inclusive growth and sustainable development.

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 Innovate Like a Swede contest launched

The Swedish Embassy in Hanoi has launched the nationwide “Innovate Like a Swede” contest, to inspire sustainable development in response to the many challenges Vietnam faces in terms of climate change and sustainable development

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 Consultation spotlights policies on youth’s voluntary activities

The Ministry of Home Affairs and the United Nations Volunteers Programme held a consultation in Hanoi on September 19 to discuss policies on youth’s voluntary activities.

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Foreign nationals who want to work in Vietnam will be able to acquire employment permits online, via the web portal http://dvc.vieclamvietnam.gov.vn, starting from October 2, 2017.

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Saudi Arabia and Britain signed a framework deal for military cooperation, Saudi state media said on Tuesday, just two days after Gulf rival Qatar signed a deal to buy jet fighters from the European nation.

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Antibiotic overuse worsens digestive diseases: experts

The over-prescription of antibiotics caused a common gastrointestinal bacteria to develop antibiotic resistance, experts said at a conference on digestion held by Bạch Mai Hospital and the Japanese Nagoya University in Hanoi.

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Saudi Arabia and Britain signed a framework deal for military cooperation, Saudi state media said on Tuesday, just two days after Gulf rival Qatar signed a deal to buy jet fighters from the European nation.

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Bangladesh has launched a birth control drive in its overcrowded Rohingya refugee camps, an official said Tuesday, fearing a population boom would worsen the humanitarian crisis unfolding along its border.

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Bahrain on Monday accused Qatar of seizing 15 boats from the kingdom with 20 fishermen on board, in the latest spat between the neighbours caught up in a diplomatic dispute.

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It was a hot summer afternoon in Harbin and tourists strolled cobblestone streets with the Chinese city's famous milk popsicles in hand. But indoors, it was perfect weather for skiing.

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Qatar on Sunday signed an agreement to buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets from Britain, a second major defence deal signed by Doha during its lengthening diplomatic dispute with its neighbours.

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Afghanistan is considering training and arming 20,000 civilians to defend territories where Islamic militants have been driven out, officials say, sparking fears the local forces could become another thuggish militia.

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