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General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith will make a three-day visit to Vietnam from December 19-21.

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 Vietnam actively conducts citizen protection abroad

The Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei is actively coordinating with officials from China’s Taiwan to carry out search and rescue activities and update information on Vietnamese workers trapped in a fire in Taiwan on December 14.

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Iraq hanged 38 jihadists belonging to the Islamic State group or Al-Qaeda for terrorism offences on Thursday in the southern city of Nasiriyah, provincial authorities said.

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The 10th round of negotiations of the working group on less sensitive sea-related fields between Vietnam and China was held in Beijing, China, from December 11 to 14.

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Ministry urges investigation into the loss of Trinh Xuan Thanh appointment files

Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Nguyen Duy Thang, has urged the police to investigate the disappearance of papers related to the promotion of Trinh Xuan Thanh to vice chairman of Hau Giang Provincial People's Committee.

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HCM City municipal workers allowed to wear jeans at work

Chairman of HCM City’s People Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong has rejected a proposal by the municipal Internal Affairs Department on banning civil servants from wearing jeans and t-shirt to their offices.

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Two passengers fined for fighting on flight

Two men in Hanoi have been fined for fighting on a flight from HCM City to Hanoi.

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Iraq hanged 38 jihadists belonging to the Islamic State group or Al-Qaeda for terrorism offences on Thursday in the southern city of Nasiriyah, provincial authorities said.

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Two astronauts, from the US and Italy, and a Russian cosmonaut on Thursday landed in Kazakhstan after almost five months on the International Space Station, footage from the Russian space agency showed.

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Pakistan has ordered a host of international aid groups to wrap up their operations in 60 days, a global NGO said Wednesday, as officials tighten controls on foreign charities in the country.

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte won martial law powers across the southern third of the country for one more year on Wednesday to combat Islamic militants and leftist rebels, as Congress brushed aside fears of a looming dictatorship.

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Kim Jong-Un has vowed to make North Korea the "world's strongest nuclear power," state media reported Wednesday, as the nation shows little sign of reining in a weapons programme fuelling global alarm.

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Cuba told senior U.S. officials during talks on migration in Havana on Monday that the U.S. decision to suspend visa processing at its embassy on the island was "seriously hampering" family relations and other people exchanges.

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