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Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to start Rohingya return in two months

Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to start Rohingya return in two months

Bangladesh and Myanmar will start repatriating refugees in two months, Dhaka said Thursday, as global pressure mounts over a crisis that has forced more than half a million Rohingya to flee across the border.

Life in the flooded Thua Thien-Hue

Residents in Thua Thien-Hue Province has switched from motorbikes to boats as heavy rains have flooded and submerged the province for half a month.

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New rules set to put most tour guides out of work

New rules could push thousands of freelance tourist guides out of work next year, creating a serious shortage in the industry, experts warn.

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'Child marriage' bill stirs outrage in Iraq

A proposal in Iraq's parliament to scrap the minimum age for Muslim girls to marry has stirred outrage among critics who view it as a licence "to rape children".

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Internet users account for 54% of Vietnam’s population after 20 years

The number of internet users in Vietnam has reached 50 million, equivalent to 54% of the population, after two decades since the country officially joined the global interconnected network.

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Pollution, lifestyles raise death rate in Vietnam

Non-infectious diseases were the leading cause of death in Vietnam and had become a socio-economic burden, health minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien told a national scientific conference held yesterday on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.

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Prime minister orders report on rising apartment building disputes

The Ministry of Construction has asked local authorities in Hanoi and HCM City to report on rising complaints and disputes among local apartment investors and their tenants by November 30.

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With wide boulevards, fashionable shopping and a Roman-style amphitheatre, the newly built Palestinian city of Rawabi is the culmination of a decades-long dream for developer Bashar al-Masri.

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