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Veteran musicologist Tran Van Khe dies at 94

Veteran musicologist Tran Van Khe dies at 94

Professor Tran Van Khe, known as the master of traditional Vietnamese music, died at the age of 94 early on Wednesday. He fought for his life for nearly a month in a hospital in HCM City. Professor Khe, a veteran musicologist, academician, writer and teacher, as well as performer of …

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Bill Gates trust to pay $30,000 fine over horse manure

Bill Gates attends a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 28, 2011.

A trust affiliated with billionaire Bill Gates will pay a $30,000 fine over horse manure in a settlement expected to be approved on Thursday by a special magistrate in the affluent south Florida village of Wellington. But the Microsoft Corp co-founder, ranked as the world’s richest person by Forbes magazine, …

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Man City exhibition game with Vietnam to cost 1 million pounds

SHB chairman Do Quang Hien speaks to the media at a press meeting in Hanoi on June 22, 2015.

Manchester City will send their official formation to Vietnam for an exhibition game next month, but without Argentines Sergio Aguero and Pablo Zabaleta, the Vietnamese bank that will spend one million pounds on organizing the friendly said Monday. The English Premier League side have accepted the invitation to play a …

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Deutsche Welle launches new English TV programming

Deutsche Welle launches new English TV programming

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle inaugurated an expanded television programming at the Global Media Forum in the city of Bonn on Monday. Around 2,000 guests from around the world witnessed the countdown as DW Director General Peter Limbourg and Germany’s Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Monika Grütters, pressed the …

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World Bank pledges up to $500 mln for quake-hit Nepal

A photo taken June 8, 2015 shows a boy walking along the debris of a collapsed temple carrying a trident, which is locally called "Trishul", a weapon used by Lord Shiva also known as the god of destruction, after the April 25 earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal .

The World Bank on Tuesday pledged up to half a billion dollars to help Nepal rebuild after two earthquakes killed nearly 9,000 people there in April and May, leveling homes and pushing hundreds of thousands of people deeper into poverty. The World Bank, a global development lender based in Washington, …

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6 must-eats in Hanoi’s Old Square

The rice, or nep cam, is not fermented like the one sold in Ho Chi Minh City.

1. It is disturbingly hot during this time of the year in Hanoi. But, thankfully, people in the capital city have come up with drinks and desserts that help cool off. Among them is a mix of yogurt with purple sticky rice and ice shavings, known as sua chua nep …

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Vietnam’s dirty growth

A worker watering to prevent dust from the waste piles of spent coal at Vinh Tan 2 power plant in Binh Thuan Province.

The prettiest route to the Vinh Tan 2 power plant follows the coast road in Binh Thuan Province, past endless foundering beachfront resorts and through some of the strongest coastal winds in the country. Just five kilometers beyond Vinh Hao (the town where the namesake mineral water firm was founded) …

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Japanese plane circles over S.China Sea

An aerial photo taken though a glass window of a Philippine military plane shows the alleged on-going land reclamation by China on mischief reef in the Spratly Islands.

A Japanese military patrol plane circled over disputed parts of the South China Sea on Tuesday at the start of an exercise with the Philippine military that has irked China. According to Japanese and Philippine officials, the Japanese P3-C Orion surveillance plane, with three Filipino guest crew members, flew at …

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