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Brazil World Cup delays force fans to exchange tickets

The Corinthians Arena under construction in Sao Paolo on March 25, 2014.

More than 1,000 ticket-holders for this month’s soccer World Cup in Brazil will need to exchange their tickets because of problems created by delays in completing venues on time. Organizers contacted 1,376 fans via e-mail telling them to return for an exchange because their seats no longer exist, a FIFA …

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WWF report names 99 news species in VN

n Viet Nam, scientists recently discovered Helens Flying Frog, (Rhacophorus helenae), a huge, green, "flying" frog discovered less than 100km from HCM City

As many as 99 new species have been found in Viet Nam, according to a World Wildlife Fund report released last Thursday. The report, titled Natures Mysterious Mekong, which was announced to celebrate the World Environment Day on June 5, said that a total of 367 new species had been …

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Thailand scraps offensive entry rule after Vietnam outcry

A signboard at the Arayaprathet border gate between Thailand and Cambodia has been removed following public outcry.

Thai authorities officially canceled an entry regulation that drew outrage in Vietnam after explaining that the rule was put in place to curb the inflow of illegal laborers. In a letter to the Vietnamese Consular Department, the Thai Embassy in Hanoi said Thailand stopped requiring Vietnamese tourists to submit to …

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Police, strikers clash in Brazil World Cup host city

Police clashed with striking subway workers in Sao Paulo on Friday while 3,000 people protested government policies, causing traffic chaos six days before Brazil's mega-city hosts the first World Cup game.

Police clashed with striking subway workers in Sao Paulo on Friday while 3,000 people protested government policies, causing traffic chaos six days before Brazil’s mega-city hosts the first World Cup game. The separate demonstrations raised fears of more unrest when Brazil and Croatia play the first game in the business …

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Miss Vietnam 2014 tightens rules over marital status

Miss Vietnam, the country’s biggest beauty contest, this year will ask applicants for more than just being single.

Miss Vietnam, the country’s biggest beauty contest, this year will ask applicants for more than just being single. “Contestants must be those who have never registered for marriage, or organized wedding, or lived with another in a husband-and-wife relationship,” said Le Xuan Son, the chief organizer. A scandal erupted during …

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Vietnam’s Noi Bai airport to close runway for repairs

Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi will have only one operating runway for four months starting this August as the other runway will be closed for repairs, news website VnExpress reported Thursday.

Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi will have only one operating runway for four months starting this August as the other runway will be closed for repairs, news website VnExpress reported Thursday. At present, many cracks can be seen on the 1A runway, which was built in 1961 and has …

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