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Women singers yearn to go live

Women singers yearn to go live

Live music shows in theatres or stadiums with clamorous audiences are what Vietnamese women singers dream about. A few years ago only absolute stars like Thanh Lam and Hong Nhung could do live shows, but now the playing field has levelled out somewhat. Thus we see singers like My Tam, …

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Vietnam’s world heritage site collapsing

The B3 temple at Quang Nam Province's My Son Relics is among those suffering pronounced sinkage and cracks.

The management board of My Son Relic has sounded alarms about serious cracks and sinkage at the cluster of ancient Hindu temples built during the 4th century in central Vietnam. “Urgent action is needed to protect the B3 and B5 temples which are in very critical condition,” the agency’s deputy …

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Animal horn found in luggage

About 6kg of animal horn suspected to be from a rhinocerous was discovered in the luggage of a passenger travelling from Bangkok to Ha Noi yesterday.

HA NOI – About 6kg of animal horn suspected to be from a rhinocerous was discovered in the luggage of a passenger travelling from Bangkok to Ha Noi yesterday. The customs unit at Noi Bai International Airport discovered the horn when examining the luggage of Nguyen Thi Ngoc Tu, 29, …

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Ukraine leader wins pro-West mandate but wary of Russia

Ukraine leader wins pro-West mandate but wary of Russia

Pro-Western parties will dominate Ukraine’s parliament after an election handed President Petro Poroshenko a mandate to end a separatist conflict and steer the country further out of Russia’s orbit into Europe’s mainstream. Poroshenko held preliminary power-sharing talks with Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk on Monday after their political groups led other …

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Turkey celebrates its prosperity

Turkey celebrates its prosperity

On October 29, citizens of Turkey and Turks abroad celebrate the birthday of their Republic with memorial events and festivities. The nation starts the day by paying tribute to the Republic’s founder and first President, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Leaders of the country as well as large numbers of people from …

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