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Qatar emir ready for Gulf crisis talks with conditions

Qatar's ruler said Friday that the Gulf emirate is ready for talks to resolve a diplomatic crisis with a Saudi-led bloc so long as his country's sovereignty is respected.

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MoT stops operation of new double-decker buses

The Ministry of Transport has asked seven cities and provinces to halt the operation of double-decker buses, the first of their kind that began their trial runs early this month.

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Olympics: Tokyo 2020 living with spectre of killer quake

For modern Olympic host cities, the twin threats of terrorism and financial ruin constantly loom. But spare a thought for Tokyo 2020 organisers, who face the added risk of a devastating earthquake or tsunami.

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New plant species found in Sơn Trà Nature Reserve

The Southern Institute of Ecology has discovered three new plant species unknown to the world in the Sơn Trà Nature Reserve during a three-year research and revaluation of its biodiversity, Dr Lưu Hồng Trường told a recent scientific conference

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Police to investigate aeroplane crash rumour

An investigation will be conducted into people who invented a rumour about an air crash at Noi Bai International Airport.

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Football mega-star Cristiano Ronaldo jetted into Singapore for a flying visit to Valencia owner Peter Lim and his family Friday on his way to a media event in China.

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 Harsh report issue on Vietnam’s urban environment

Vietnam’s urban environment, especially in big cities, is facing numerous challenges, including air and water pollution, solid waste treatment and flooding, according to the 2016 National Environmental Report issued in Hanoi on July 20.

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Qatar's ruler said Friday that the Gulf emirate is ready for talks to resolve a diplomatic crisis with a Saudi-led bloc so long as his country's sovereignty is respected.

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Football mega-star Cristiano Ronaldo jetted into Singapore for a flying visit to Valencia owner Peter Lim and his family Friday on his way to a media event in China.

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For modern Olympic host cities, the twin threats of terrorism and financial ruin constantly loom. But spare a thought for Tokyo 2020 organisers, who face the added risk of a devastating earthquake or tsunami.

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A gas canister explosion tore through a restaurant in the eastern China city of Hangzhou on Friday, killing two people and injuring 55, local authorities said.

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made a surprise visit to the wartorn city of Marawi on Thursday where troops are still engaged in a brutal fight to crush Islamic State group-inspired militants.

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Forty-four Chinese and Malaysian suspects have been detained in the Philippines over the kidnapping and beating of a Singaporean woman abducted at a Manila casino, authorities said Thursday.

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