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 Indonesia treasures friendship with Vietnam: lower house speaker

Speaker of the People’s Representative Council of Indonesia Setya Novanto met with Vietnam’s Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on August 22, noting that his country attaches importance to enhancing the friendship and multifaceted cooperation with Vietnam.

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Qatar said Tuesday it is worried hajj pilgrims from the emirate face being badly treated if they travel to Saudi Arabia as the row over arrangements for the religious event intensified.

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U22 Vietnam tie 0-0 with U22 Indonesia

U22 Vietnam had a hard game against the solid ten-man U22 Indonesia, failing to score despite creating a range of opportunities and accepted a 0-0 draw in their fourth Group B matchup at the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games

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 Turkey’s Prime Minister arrives, beginning Vietnam visit

Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim arrived in Hanoi on August 22, beginning his official visit to Vietnam to August 24 at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

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Transport ministry to raise airport service charges

The Ministry of Transport will increase service charges at airports to compensate for investment costs of the airport system and raise service quality.

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 Vietnam needs better policies to tap solar power potential

The Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance (VSEA) said the country lacks a set of standards for the development of solar power, which is abundant and untapped.

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Expats working in Vietnam can apply for work permits online from October 2, under Circular No. 23/2017/TT-BLDTBXH issued on August 15 by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).

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Qatar said Tuesday it is worried hajj pilgrims from the emirate face being badly treated if they travel to Saudi Arabia as the row over arrangements for the religious event intensified.

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The Taliban warned that Afghanistan would become "a graveyard" for the United States Tuesday after President Donald Trump cleared the way for thousands more American troops to be sent to the war-torn country.

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More than 750 people have died in floods across South Asia, officials said Monday, with monsoon rains also causing the deaths of hundreds of animals, including rhinos and a tiger.

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A rescue operation is under way for 10 sailors missing after a US destroyer collided with a tanker east of Singapore on Monday, in the second accident involving an American warship in two months.

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The head of the Philippines' powerful Catholic Church called Sunday for an end to the "waste of human lives" following a brutal week in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war in which a 17-year-old boy was among dozens killed.

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At least 23 people were killed and dozens injured after an express train derailed in north India Saturday, officials said, as rescuers clambered across mangled carriages to pull passengers from the wreckage.

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