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Anh Vien secures five gold medals at Asian swimming

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien (C), 19, is competing in several events to prepare for the 2016 Olympics.

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien bagged two gold medals in women’s 100m freestyle and 50m backstroke on Saturday, totaling her collection to 5 gold and 3 silver medals at the 8th Asian Age Group Swimming Championships in Bangkok. In 100m freestyle, the 19-year-old swimmer from Can Tho City finished with 56s96, …

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HCMC plans coffee shop in front of Saigon Post Office

The Saigon Central Post Office.

Ho Chi Minh City’s Planning and Architecture Department is seeking the municipal government’s approval to build a coffee shop in front of the famous Saigon Central Post Office, news website VnExpress reported. Under the plan, the shop will be located on the right side of the façade of the 124-year-old …

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VN boat makes port in Brazil

Full sail: The Da Nang-Viet Nam team arrive in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Thursday.

Da Nang-Viet Nam was the tenth team to arrive into port at Marina Da Gloria, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Thursday, during Race 1 of the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race from London to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Da Nang-Viet Nam team, made up of 39 men …

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Quang Binh national park rescued red list animals

Masked palm civet.

The Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park in this central province has rescued seven civets from hunters that entered the park illegally last Tuesday. The civets included five masked palm civets (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) and four Asian palm civets (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus). While the masked palm civets are listed as a …

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Descending into the dark caves of Tu Lan

Teamwork: A group of young professionals took on the Tu Lan Cave System. They came out feeling strong and accomplished.

Hoang Huong Giang explored the notoriously challenging Tu Lan Cave System – a maze of dark caverns, winding rivers and rock formations that hasn’t yet been fully discovered. This summer everyone is talking about Son Doong, the largest cave passage by volume in central Viet Nam’s Phong Nha – Ke …

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Pacific trade partners make progress on autos hurdle

Negotiators trying to clinch a Pacific Rim free trade deal made progress toward resolving a key issue on Wednesday when Canada and Mexico signaled a willingness to open the North American auto market to more parts made in Asia, people briefed on the closed-door talks said.

Negotiators trying to clinch a Pacific Rim free trade deal made progress toward resolving a key issue on Wednesday when Canada and Mexico signaled a willingness to open the North American auto market to more parts made in Asia, people briefed on the closed-door talks said. The Trans Pacific Partnership, …

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Athletic champs lure best national competitors

Southeast Asian Games champion Nguyen Thi Huyen will compete at the National Athletics Championships in HCM City.

Nearly 400 athletes will take part in the National Athletics Championships at the HCM City Thong Nhat Stadium from October 9-13. Participants coming from 44 cities and provinces will compete in 50 categories for both women’s and men’s individual and team events. Other athletes will compete under the names of …

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