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Korean paper art brightens cultural centre

Korean paper art brightens cultural centre

Yang Sang-hoon, a legend of the South Korean traditional paper-art called hanji, is showing for his first time at the Korean Cultural Centre (KCC) in Ha Noi. The Saturday opening of the Hanji Meets Viet Nam exhibition featured 15 large artworks, comprised of 100 smaller pieces by Yang. He was …

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Conservation centre buys late Queen Mother’s rickshaw

Conservation centre buys late Queen Mother's rickshaw

The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre has just bought a rickshaw used by Queen Mother Tu Minh, mother of King Thanh Thai (1879-1954), at an auction held in Paris. The vehicle was bought for EUR45,000, excluding a 24 per cent fees (VND1.5 billion, or US$71,400), the centre’s Director Phan Thanh Hai …

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Vietnam schools beef up efforts to prevent student fights

Vietnam schools beef up efforts to prevent student fights

Many schools in Ho Chi Minh City have arrived at different solutions for preventing violence among students after a number of fights have made headlines recently. Their methods include consulting, strengthened supervision, and even teaching students martial arts as well as letting them listen to music to ease their mood. …

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French forces free Dutch hostage in Mali

French forces free Dutch hostage in Mali

French forces have freed a Dutch man held hostage in Mali since 2011 by al Qaeda’s north African arm, the French defense ministry said. It said Sjaak Rijke, who was kidnapped in Timbuktu in November 2011, was freed on Monday during a special operation and had been transferred “safe and …

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Youth Union festival blooms in Ha Noi

Youth Union festival blooms in Ha Noi

Two rows of flowers were planted on both sides of Ba Trieu Street’s pavements, Hoan Kiem District, on Sunday, to celebrate the Ha Noi Youth Union’s 20th festival. The event, which attracted 200 volunteer students from local and provincial universities, was organised by the Ha Noi Youth Union and several …

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Germanwings co-pilot increased speed as jet went down

Germanwings co-pilot increased speed as jet went down

The pilot at the controls of a Germanwings jet that crashed in the French Alps accelerated the plane into the mountainside, killing all 150 people on board, according to French investigators. France’s BEA crash investigation agency declined to confirm growing evidence against the co-pilot before completing its own analysis, but …

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Moc Chau primed for national status

Moc Chau primed for national status

Authorities have announced a master plan on developing Moc Chau into a national tourism site by 2020 during a ceremony in the northern province of Son La. According to the plan, approved by the Prime Minister, the 206,000-ha Moc Chau National Tourism Site in Moc Chau and Van Ho districts …

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