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Russia faces ban from athletics for widespread doping offences

Russia's Mariya Savinova smiles as she wins gold in the women's 800m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in this August 11, 2012 file photo.

Russia could be banned from international athletics, including the 2016 Olympic Games, after an anti-doping commission report on Monday alleged widespread corruption and collusion that added up to a state-sponsored drugs culture in a sporting superpower. The commission, set up by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), found a “deeply rooted …

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Train tours to central coast to begin this month

Ghenh Da Dia (Rocky Plate Reef) in Phu Yen - one of four provinces in central Vietnam that will offer train tours from Ho Chi Minh City.

Tourists traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to the central coast will have more options this month with discounted tours being launched jointly by tourism agencies and the railways following an agreement they signed on November 9. The agreement was signed by the Saigon Railway Transport Company and the tourism …

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VN footballers hold S Koreans to tie in Ha Noi

Sanna Khanh Hoa rallied to tie defending champions, South Korean student team 2-2 in the first Group A match of the International Football Tournament – Binh Duong Television Cup yesterday.

Sanna Khanh Hoa rallied to tie defending champions, South Korean student team 2-2 in the first Group A match of the International Football Tournament – Binh Duong Television Cup yesterday. The South Koreans were in attack mode from the first second of the match and soon set up their domination …

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BioTrade benefits both farmers and enterprises

Diep Ha Chau (scientifically known as Phyllanthus amarus), a popular herbal plant in South America, is grown in Phu Yen province by Vietroselle company under the BioTrade model.

It had started to rain heavily and Van tried his best to collect in a hurry all medicinal plants which were being dried on the ground. However, the 56-year-old man could not save much. “Again, I have lost most of the herbs because of unexpected rains,” Lam Thanh Van, a …

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Escape to quiet seaside getaway

Panaromic: The view from Vinh Thuc's lighthouse is even more beautiful than on Co To Island

My friend and I are in the habit of travelling to beaches around late fall to early winter to enjoy their vastness and quietness. We feast our eyes on the crystal blue ocean, with the ceaseless waves breaking gently on the shore, which puts our urban minds at ease. The …

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Nha Trang gets capsule hotel for budget travelers

A customer inside Nha Trang's capsule hotel.

A capsule hotel, a favorite lodging option for solo and budget tourists, is now available in Nha Trang. The first such hotel in the central resort town opened in late October with 56 capsules, each measuring two meters long and one meter high, and at a cost of VND170,000 (US$7) …

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