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HCM City metro line to get more trains

Four more trains for Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro project in HCM City are expected to be imported into the city from Japan between May and July this year.

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Vietnam reports 14 more imported Covid-19 patients, total reaches 2,772

14 Vietnamese people who recently returned from abroad have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, raising the total number of patients in the country to 2,772, the Ministry of Health reported on Friday evening.

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Many students hospitalised after playing with toy slime

Up to 34 students at a primary school in the central city of Danang have been hospitalised due to slime poisoning.

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has issued a document on the licensing of private flights conducted by aircraft not registering for Vietnamese nationality within Vietnam’s territories.

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HCM City airport faces overcrowding as travel demand surges

Large crowds of people have been reported at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City in some recent days as travel demand has increased.

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Japan-Vietnam Fest to open in HCM City at weekend

The seventh Japan-Vietnam Festival will be held on April 17 and 18 at the September 23 Park in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1.

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Aircraft suffer bird strikes at southern airports

Several planes have been damaged by flying birds while landing or taking off in some airports in the southern region.

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Spiraling Covid-19 cases have put Cambodia "on the brink of death", its strongman premier Hun Sen has warned, as the country imposed lockdowns in the capital Phnom Penh and a nearby city.

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A western Japanese city cancelled the Tokyo Olympics torch relay over spiking coronavirus cases on Wednesday, fueling fresh fears about whether the pandemic-postponed Games should go ahead with just 100 days until the opening ceremony.

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India has authorised the emergency use of Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine and will fast-track approval for other shots already passed by other major countries, authorities said Tuesday, as infection rates soared to a new record high.

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India has authorised the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, a leading local drugmaker said Tuesday, in a boost for the nation's inoculation drive as infection rates soar to record highs.

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Japan's government has approved a plan to release over one million tonnes of treated water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday.

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Nepal's population of endangered one-horned rhinoceros has grown by more than a hundred over the past six years, officials said, with campaigners hailing the increase as a conservation "milestone".

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