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Indian city offers way to beat the heat as 1,786 killed in heat wave

Indian city offers way to beat the heat as 1,786 killed in heat wave

Hundreds of deaths caused by an extreme heat wave in India could have been prevented if authorities followed the example set by Ahmedabad which introduced measures such as cooling spaces to protect citizens from the rising mercury, climate experts said. Officials say 1,786 people have died in northern and southern …

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Vietnamese and Korean dancers to present cultural show

Vietnamese and Korean dancers to present cultural show

Vietnamese and Korean dancers will jointly perform in the Cay No (crossbow) show, based on the legends of the two countries, at HCM City Opera House on June 2. Korean choreographer Yoo-Oh Chun will also participate in the cultural show. Cay No’s choreography is based on documents about the similarities …

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Vietnam spends $12mn daily importing cars: customs

Vietnam spent as much as US$12.26 million every day in the first half of this month importing cars, according to the latest customs data.

Vietnam spent as much as US$12.26 million every day in the first half of this month importing cars, according to the latest customs data. The Southeast Asian country brought home 5,455 CBU (Completely Built Up) cars, collectively worth $184 million, in the first two weeks of May, the Vietnam Customs …

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Hidden perils posed by markets located beneath bridges in Vietnam

Markets, mostly spontaneous ones, which sit beneath bridges where vehicles speed down slopes, create worrying accident hazards.

Markets, mostly spontaneous ones, which sit beneath bridges where vehicles speed down slopes, create worrying accident hazards. Local architect Le Cong Si shared his concerns about the issue with VnExpress  newspaper. He cited a fatal traffic accident which occurred earlier this month on the slope of Ba Si Bridge, which …

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UN chief Ban Ki-moon’s 36-hour trip to Vietnam in photos

General Secretary of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon on May 23 concluded his visit to Vietnam to discuss with local leaders many important issues, including peace, world security and human rights.

General Secretary of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon on May 23 concluded his visit to Vietnam to discuss with local leaders many important issues, including peace, world security and human rights. During his 36-hour trip, staring on May 22, the 71-year-old UN chief left a good impression on the country, …

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VN in shape for Games’ opener

Ready for action: Vietnamese players train at Nanyang Polytechnic University stadium on Monday. Viet Nam will play Brunei in the opening match of the SEA Games' Group B tomorrow

Coach Toshyia Miura of Viet Nam said that his team were ready for the Southeast Asian Games. The team arrived in Singapore on Monday to start training. Talking with reporters after the second training session a day later, Miura said he did not care how strong the U23 team were …

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Authorised agencies to collect waste products from consumers

Under the decision, authorised agencies will collect and treat waste products such as batteries, electrical and electronic equipment, lubricants, and tyres from July 1, 2016.

The Prime Minister has issued a decision on the collection and treatment of waste products. Under the decision, authorised agencies will collect and treat waste products such as batteries, electrical and electronic equipment, lubricants, and tyres from July 1, 2016. The electrical and electronic equipment include compact and fluorescent bulbs, …

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