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Film festival attracts long queues

Film festival attracts long queues

Starting at 9am yesterday, hundreds of people queued up at the National Cinema Centre to get free tickets to the third Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF). Students, office workers and the elderly stood impatiently waiting for their turn to get the tickets. Many wished to watch the Vietnamese film Huong …

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Expat teachers in Vietnam – Part 2: Why they come

Expat teachers in Vietnam – Part 2: Why they come

Ease of finding a well-paid job, a comfortable and affordable cost of living, and an interesting culture are some major reasons for scores of foreigners from across the globe to come to Vietnam to work as teachers. Many expats from western countries told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that they see …

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Coal mine fire kills 24 in China: Xinhua

Coal mine fire kills 24 in China: Xinhua

A fire at a coal mine in northeast China killed 24 workers early Wednesday, state media reported. The blaze at the mine in Liaoning province also left 52 injured, Xinhua news agency said, quoting the state-owned Fuxin Coal Corporation. There were no immediate details on the cause of the fire …

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Israeli exhibition shows VN’s beauty

Israeli exhibition shows VN's beauty

Israeli lawyer Alon Samuel, who travelled all over Viet Nam in 2011, is displaying photos from the trip at an exhibition on Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff Road. Over one month, Samuel set foot in almost every province. Amazed by the country’s “incredible ” beauty, the lawyer captured thousands of photos. Anyone …

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VN seek win over Laos in bid for semis

Working hard: Vietnamese striker Le Cong Vinh (centre) vies for a ball during a training session.

HANOI   — Viet Nam’s head coach Toshyia Miura made it clear in the pre-match conference that his team want to beat Laos today in their second match at the ongoing ASEAN Football Federation Cup at My Dinh Stadium in Ha Noi. After a draw in the opening match, when they …

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Viet Nam leads way in forest protection

Locals plant seeds in Son Duong commune in Quang Ninh province. The payments for Forest Environmental Services programme compensates individuals and communities for providing environmental services.

HA NOI  — Countries that border the Mekong River can learn from Viet Nam’s excellent management of its Payments for Forest Environmental Services programme, said Luca Tacconi, Associate Dean of the College of the Asia and Pacific at Australia’s Crawford School of Public Policy. Tacconi made the statement yesterday in …

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Thousands of pine trees poisoned to death in central Vietnam

Vietnamese police are investigating a case in which thousands of pine trees in a Central Highlands province have been destroyed with chemicals since 2013 by unidentified people who want to illegally turn forestland into residential land.

Vietnamese police are investigating a case in which thousands of pine trees in a Central Highlands province have been destroyed with chemicals since 2013 by unidentified people who want to illegally turn forestland into residential land. Police in Dak G’Long District of Dak Nong Province have initiated the investigation after …

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Vietnam, Laos to raise two-way trade to $2 bn in 2015

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his Lao counterpart Thongsing Thammavong have agreed to finalize negotiations on a new trade agreement targeting US$2 billion in two-way trade next year.

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his Lao counterpart Thongsing Thammavong have agreed to finalize negotiations on a new trade agreement targeting US$2 billion in two-way trade next year. The agreement was reached at the two sides’ meeting on the sidelines of the eighth Summit of the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Development …

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