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A musical take on current issues

A musical take on current issues

Vietnamese traditional musical language, xam or busking, has been used for the very first time to communicate social issues in a music video entitled Xam Tra Da (Iced Tea Busking). The special video was released on June 21, which coincided with the 90th anniversary of Viet Nam’s Revolutionary Press Day. …

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Ben Affleck planning a film based on FIFA scandal

Warner Bros. and Oscar winner Ben Affleck will make a movie about the FIFA scandal, people familiar with the situation said.

The Burbank, California-based studio acquired the rights to “Houses of Deceit,” the story of Chuck Blazer, the FIFA executive turned whistleblower, said the people, who requested anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Warner Bros. is banking on doing better than FIFA’s own film account of …

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Phan Rang pancake a big hit among Saigon foodies

As Vietnam’s economic hub, Ho Chi Minh City attracts millions of people from all over the country who come for better jobs.

As Vietnam’s economic hub, Ho Chi Minh City attracts millions of people from all over the country who come for better jobs. So it makes sense that you can find here a variety of flavors from different places. Some culinary fads have come and gone. Almost nobody can remember them …

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Duong to take part in Thai jazz festival

Duong to take part in Thai jazz festival

Talented singer Tung Duong will represent Viet Nam at the first-ever ASEAN One Multicultural Festival that will be held on July 10 in Chiangmai city, Thailand. The festival, which is expected to be held annually from this year, is devoted to jazz artists coming from Asian countries such as Thailand, …

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‘Nearly half’ of MH17’s wreckage still in Ukraine

'Nearly half' of MH17's wreckage still in Ukraine

A top pro-Russian rebel said Wednesday that nearly half the wreckage of the Malaysia Airline jet shot down over Ukraine last year remain strewn across fields controlled by the separatists. Insurgency leader Andrei Purgin said about 40 percent of the plane’s charred parts were left behind by international investigators and …

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