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Ha Long Bay’s beauty seen through the lens

A view of the Ha Long Bay from the sky.

QUANG NINH (VNS) — Designated as a UNESCO world heritage site 20 years ago, Ha Long Bay is one of Viet Nam’s most popular tourist attractions. Official recognition was granted in 2000, and a year later, Ha Long Bay outranked 261 other landscapes around the globe to become one of …

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Four new camellia species found in Viet Nam

Camellia duyana Orel.

HA NOI  — Vietnamese scientists of the HCM City-based Southern Institute of Ecology have discovered four new camellia species in Viet Nam. They are Camellia bugiamapensis Orel, Curry, Luu & Q.D; Camellia duyana Orel, Curry & Luu, sp. Nov; Camellia ligustrina Orel, Curry & Luu, sp. Nov; and Camellia capitata …

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HCM City tops National Games with seven tennis titles

Nguyen Hoang Thien.

HA NOI —  HCM City secured the top rank in tennis at the ongoing National Games. The national sports hub had no difficulty in winning seven titles in the men’s and women’s singles and doubles, team and mixed doubles categories. On Sunday, the last day of the tennis events, former …

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Welbeck provides welcome relief for Arsenal

Arsenal's Danny Welbeck (L) celebrates with team-mate Olivier Giroud after scoring a goal during their English Premier League soccer match against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England November 29, 2014.

LONDON, Nov 29 – Arsenal, gaining welcome relief amid their worst start to a season for 32 years, were left toasting Danny Welbeck on Saturday after the England stiker’s goal earned them a 1-0 Premier League victory at West Browmwich Albion. On the back of two consecutive league defeats, it …

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Egypt court drops murder charge against Mubarak

Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak (C) waves after a court dismissed a murder charge against the ousted leader over the deaths of protesters during a 2011 uprising.

An Egyptian court dismissed Saturday a murder charge against former president Hosni Mubarak over the deaths of protesters during a 2011 uprising, after a dramatic retrial in which he defended his three-decade rule. The court also acquitted the ex-strongman of a corruption charge, but he will remain in detention because …

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