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Half of industrial clusters in Hanoi lack waste treatment plant

As many as 19 of the 43 industrial clusters in the capital city of Hanoi do not have waste water treatment plants, an inspection by the municipal People’s Council has found.

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Former state president enjoys lunch with low-income people

Former State President Truong Tan Sang and his wife on Monday visited a charity restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 where they enjoyed lunch with low-income people.

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Paragliders and runners heading to northwest

Yen Bai is ready to host paragliding festival while Sapa will welcome marathon runners from September 22 to 24.

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Man faces nine-month flight ban for explosives threat

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has just banned a male passenger from flying for nine months after he made a bomb threat on a recent flight.

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Quang Binh seeks government help after Storm Doksuri

Authorities of Quang Binh Province have proposed to the government to extend debts and reduce or exempt interest on loans for local households and businesses affected by the recent Storm Doksuri.

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Mother struggles to care for ill husband and son

A woman in Dak Lak Province is in desperate need of support to help treat her husband and son who are suffering from serious health problems.

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Used shipping containers turned into libraries

At the beginning of this school year, teachers and students at Phan Ngọc Nhân Primary School in the central province of Quảng Nam were very curious about the used shipping container that had materialised in their school yard over

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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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A powerful typhoon ripped into southern Japan on Sunday, dumping torrential rain, grounding hundreds of domestic flights and halting train services.

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British police raced Saturday to track down whoever planted a bomb on a packed London Underground train, as authorities raised the national threat level to maximum, meaning another attack may be imminent.

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