Canada’s Parliament Hill reopens following Wednesday shooting

OTTAWA, Oct 25Canadians returned to the grounds of their parliament building on Saturday, three days after a homegrown radical rushed in armed with a rifle after shooting dead a soldier in the second attack on the country’s military at home in a week.

The grounds of the hilltop gothic building, whose clock tower is a centerpiece of Ottawa’s skyline, attracted scores of visitors, many still stunned by Wednesday’s attack, which took place as Prime Minister Stephen Harper was meeting with lawmakers.

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US-led aircraft pound IS group with 23 air strikes

The US-led military coalition pounded the Islamic State group Friday and Saturday, with 23 air strikes in Iraq and one in Syria, the Pentagon said.

Eleven of the bombings in the heavy barrage targeted IS units, buildings, positions and vehicles near the strategic Mosul Dam, US Central Command, which is overseeing the air war against the jihadists, said in a statement.

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Obama commends New Yorkers for calm reaction to Ebola threat

NEW YORK, Oct 25 - U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday commended New Yorkers for their calm reaction to the city's first case of Ebola and said that medical authorities were responding effectively to the threat from the deadly virus. He used … [Continue reading]

Party Communication and Education Commission official greets Cuban journalists


CCE Deputy Head Nguyen The Ky (right) receives CJA Vice Chairperson Barbara Virginia Doval Martinez (Source: NDO/ VNA - Deputy head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Communication and Education (CCE) Nguyen The Ky … [Continue reading]

Vietnam and US promote cooperation on information security

The signing ceremony.

PANO - Vietnam's Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology (PTIT) and the US Arizona University on October 24th signed the memorandum of understanding to enhance cooperation on training and research on information security. Accordingly, … [Continue reading]

Military and civilian units coordinate for defence-military missions


PANO - It was essential to mobilize all forces and effectively use budget to well carry out coordination programs on science and technology between the Ministry of National Defence and civilian units for defence-military missions, said Senior … [Continue reading]

Artillery Brigade 164 receives noble order


PANO - Artillery Brigade 164 of Army Corps 2 on October 25th marked its 60th founding anniversary and received the third class National Protection Order. At the celebration, the generations of cadres and troops recalled the unit's glorious tradition … [Continue reading]

Army units to brace for climate change

General Mai Quang Phan addressing the seminar.

PANO - Lieutenant General Mai Quang Phan, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People's Army, on October 24th chaired a seminar, "Proactively coping with climate change in the army", for army units in the South. … [Continue reading]

Coast Guard Region 4 Command inspected


PANO - A delegation from the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People's Army, led by its Deputy Director Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia, on October 24th inspected Coast Guard Region 4 Command's implementation of party and political … [Continue reading]

Favourite dishes of Hanoi’s teenagers

The Hanoitimes - Most Hanoi teens enjoy crunchy pillow shaped cakes, Vietnamese soft tofu, etc. in Nghia Tan market area, Cau Giay district. It is not only a variety of dishes but also cheap with average price from VND 5,000 to 30,000. The pillow … [Continue reading]