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Thanh An to compete in world women’s chess championship

Nguyen Thi Thanh An

Nguyen Thi Thanh An will be Viet Nam’s sole representative in the upcoming World Women’s Chess Championship to be held in Sochi, Russia from March 16 to April 7. Grandmaster An qualified for the tournament by competing in zonal play-offs last year. She had taken part in the world championships …

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Green guards of Son Tra Nature Reserve

Mountain view: An bird's-eye view of Son Tra Mountain.

Son Tra Nature Reserve in Da Nang, known for its rich biodiversity, is home to 200 Red-Shanked Doucs – a kind of langur that was declared endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature in 2013. Efforts have been made by biologists to protect the primate, which only lives …

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Republican Romney opts out of 2016 run for president

Thai group offers internship course in Thailand for Vietnamese students

A Thai group has announced a program providing forty students in five ASEAN countries with a one-month internship course in Thailand. SCG Group, which manufactures building materials, is offering the chance for forty students from several countries, including 12 from Vietnam, to participate in the “SCG International Internship Program.” The …

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Republican Romney opts out of 2016 run for president

Republican Romney opts out of 2016 run for president

Republican Mitt Romney bowed out of the 2016 U.S. presidential race on Friday after considering a third run, telling supporters it was time for the next generation of party leaders to seek the White House. Romney’s decision helps clarify an emerging Republican field split between potential establishment candidates like former …

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French-VN artist’s abstracts on display in HCM City

French-VN artist's abstracts on display in HCM City

Warm tones and distinctive techniques mark the abstract oil paintings by French-Vietnamese artist Robert Mihagui that will be on display at an exhibition that opens today in HCM City. Mihagui, 70, was interested in pictorial techniques and pigments and was greatly influenced by the works of Zaou Wou Ki, a …

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