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35,500 students given financial aid by SPELL in 10 years

Two students who are recipients of the SPELL scholarship program of East Meets West

As many as 35,500 disadvantaged students in the central region of Vietnam have been aided US$3.7 million in the last ten years from the scholarship program SPELL of the non-governmental organization East Meets West. On average, around 4,000 needy students in central provinces benefit from the Scholarship Program to Enhance …

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Syria not the answer to Iraq turmoil: US

The Sunni extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has made jaw-dropping advances across Iraq.

WASHINGTON, June 26 – The United States said Thursday it opposed a role by Syria in resolving Iraq’s turmoil after President Bashar al-Assad’s government was said to have carried out air strikes against militants. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, facing Sunni extremists who have swept across his country from war-torn …

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Hue pays tribute to wandering souls

Afterlife: A woman kowtows in front of a temporary altar which is packed with offerings for wandering souls.

THUA THIEN – HUE (VNS)— For the last eight days in Hue, one could see temporary altars set up in front of homes, companies, offices and alleys, with food and lit incense. The altars were made to honour the wandering souls and experts and spoke of the deep humanity among …

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Chinese vessels form arcs to threaten Vietnamese boats

A Chinese Coast Guard vessel (R) passes near the Chinese oil rig, Haiyang Shiyou 981 (L) in the Vietnamese waters on June 13, 2014.

As many as 114 Chinese vessels, including six military ships, were deployed in arcs around its illegal oil rig in Vietnam’s waters on Friday to prevent local vessels from getting close to the platform, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper’s correspondents reported from the scene. >> Chinese boats aggressive both day and …

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