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Too much emotion in Suarez verdict, say FIFPro

Too much emotion in Suarez verdict, say FIFPro

Emotion played a part in FIFA’s decision to hand out a four-month ban to Uruguay striker Luis Suarez for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, with a period of reflection needed, World Players’ Union FIFPro said. FIFA handed out the biggest penalty ever imposed at a World Cup, which …

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Water weed fights back in Binh Duong

Water weed fights back in Binh Duong

BINH DUONG — Authorities in the southern province of Binh Duong have spent more than a billion dong to remove water hyacinth from canals and rivers, but the weed appears to be one step ahead of them. The non-native invasive alien species is growing faster than it is being cleared, …

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Vietnam holds training course for overseas Vietnamese language teachers

Vietnam holds training course for overseas Vietnamese language teachers

The State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Training organized the opening ceremony of a training course on Vietnamese language teaching for overseas Vietnamese teachers on Wednesday. The course, entitled “Training course on teaching Vietnamese language for overseas Vietnamese teachers,” is running in …

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Golden Gate Bridge to get anti-suicide netting

Golden Gate Bridge to get anti-suicide netting

Transportation authorities agreed Friday to fund anti-suicide netting beneath the Golden Gate Bridge to prevent people jumping to their death from the iconic landmark, an official said. The Golden Gate’s management authority agreed to pay part of the $76 million funding for the Golden Gate Bridge Physical Suicide Deterrent System …

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Time to pray

Time to pray

Cham ethnic men in the central province of Binh Thuan organise a worship ceremony to welcome the traditional Ramuwan festival, the biggest of its kind of the local community on Wednesday. The most important part of the month-long event is a ceremony to clean and decorate the ancestral graves, then …

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Vietnam university inaugurates three modern technology laboratories

Vietnam university inaugurates three modern technology laboratories

The Ho Chi Minh City International University under the Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City inaugurated three modern ultra high-frequency, high-performance computing (HPC), and human–machine interface laboratories early this week. The ultra high-frequency laboratory researches the fabrication technology of high-frequency circuits for the wireless sector, targeting defense applications …

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Family Day focuses on togetherness

Family Day focuses on togetherness

It’s 7.30pm on Saturday. Like any other Saturday, all family members of retiree Le Thi Duc gather around a large table in the living room in downtown Ha Noi. They have come to enjoy dinner together, a weekly ritual the entire family attends. “Saturday dinner is our only meeting gathering …

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Lao Party officials visit Viet Nam

Hoang Binh Quan, head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for External Relations receives a delegation from the Lao Party Central Committee's Commission for External Relations led by Sounthon Saynhachac, the Lao commission's deputy head and Deputy Foreign Minister.

Hoang Binh Quan, head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations, yesterday hosted a reception in Ha Noi for a delegation from the Lao Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations. Sounthon Saynhachac, the Lao commission’s deputy head and Deputy Foreign Minister, expressed appreciation for Viet Nam’s valuable …

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