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AirAsia sparks fare war with first India flight

Asia's biggest budget carrier AirAsia is set to make its maiden Indian flight this week, fuelling a cut-throat fare war in a sector already reeling from losses.

Asia’s biggest budget carrier AirAsia is set to make its maiden Indian flight this week, fuelling a cut-throat fare war in a sector already reeling from losses. AirAsia India will take off Thursday with an eye-catching promotional fare of 990 rupees ($17) for flights between high-tech hub Bangalore and the …

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Sisi sworn in as Egypt’s president

Sisi sworn in as Egypt's president

CAIRO, June 8 – Ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took the oath of office as Egypt’s president on Sunday after a landslide election victory following the ouster of Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi last year. The retired field marshal took the oath in a ceremony at the Constitutional Court broadcast live …

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If I were a Chinese citizen…

Beijing has deployed a large number of ships and aircraft to guard the unlawful rig despite demands from Vietnam that it withdraw the platform from Vietnamese waters. The following article was written in Vietnamese and has been translated into English.

Dieu Cam, a reader, comments on China’s illegal placement of oil rig Haiyang Shiyou 981 in Vietnam’s waters since May 1. Beijing has deployed a large number of ships and aircraft to guard the unlawful rig despite demands from Vietnam that it withdraw the platform from Vietnamese waters. The following …

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Ho Citadel residents to play part in preservation

Ho Citadel residents to play part in preservation

THANH HOA — People residing in the vicinity of the Citadel of the Ho dynasty in Thanh Hoa Province will be given cameras and taught photographic and filmmaking skills to create their own images depicting life around the World Heritage site. The project, Building and Displaying in the Vicinity of …

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Live television bridge sharpens patriotism

Live television bridge sharpens patriotism

HA NOI — A touching television programme last night raised people’s awareness of the role and strategic position of Viet Nam’s sea and islands as well as praised people’s pride and love of the nation’s sovereignty over the Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracell) archipelagos. The bridge linked Bien …

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