Another pregnant woman falls victim to traffic accident in Vietnam

A pregnant woman sustained severe injuries after being hit by a truck from behind and dragged several meters on the road in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday.

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Eyewitnesses said Tran Thi Ngoc Tuoi, 16 weeks pregnant, asked Nguyen Chi Linh, a 38-year-old worker at Linh Trung Export Processing Zone in the city’s Thu Duc District, for a ride home from the zone and Linh agreed to the request.

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Vietnam province, Japanese firm in talks on tuna canning plant

The administration of a south-central Vietnamese province and a Japanese food company discussed Friday a project to set up a plant to process and can tuna caught off the provincial coast for export to Japan.

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The meeting in Binh Dinh Province was attended by provincial chairman Le Huu Loc and representatives from Okinawa-based Hokugan Co.

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24 TV, Radio channels to be launched to serve overseas Vietnamese

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(VOVworld)- The Prime Minister has approved a project on providing radio and TV services on internet to serve overseas Vietnamese in the 2015-2020 period. The project aims to ensure key locations accessing TV and Radio services on internet. These … [Continue reading]

China passes counter-espionage law

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BEIJING, Nov 1 - China passed a counter-espionage law on Saturday aimed at tightening state security and helping build a "comprehensive" national security system, state media reported. … [Continue reading]

S’pore foundation to help train 140 Vietnamese officials in leadership capability

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Singapore's Temasek Foundation has pledged it will help train 140 Vietnamese officials at the provincial, municipal, and district levels from now to the end of 2015 at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). >> Over one-fourth of Singaporean SMEs … [Continue reading]

Investors eye $3 billion children’s amusement park market

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VietNamNet Bridge - More and more large parks worth hundreds of billions of dong have been established in HCM City, attracting droves of childrens and their parents. … [Continue reading]

Concerned citizens arrest iPhone snatcher in Pham Ngu Lao

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Nguyen Van Loc at a police station. Photo credit: Dan Tri … [Continue reading]

Amateur gunpowder makers critically injured in central Vietnam

A pile of gunpowder suddenly exploded on Friday afternoon, severely injuring four local men in the central highland province of Dak Lak. Doctors at the provincial hospital said that the men remain in critical conditions with multiple injuries. Two … [Continue reading]

More room for Vietnam-India defense ties next year: Indian expert

>> Vietnam, India pledge to step up trade, defense ties >> Vietnam always welcomes Indian investors, facilitates their investment: PM

Vietnam and India will have greater possibilities for boosting their defense cooperation in 2015, according to Indian Professor S.D. Muni, a special expert in Vietnam-India relations at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses. The Indian … [Continue reading]

Ethnic cultural festival to kick off

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The Hanoitimes - The Thai ethnic cultural festival themed "Preserving and promoting cultural identities of the Thai ethnic minority group in the country's renewal and integration process" will be held in Lai Chau provine in mid-December. The … [Continue reading]

Tuoi Tre seminar offers solutions to drug detoxification problems in Vietnam megacity

>> 7,000 added to list of drug addicts annually in Vietnam: ministry  >> Vietnam lawmakers appeal for rights to detoxify drug addicts pending court judgments

Many practical solutions were proposed by the participants in a seminar organized on Friday by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on how to improve the problematic drug detoxification work in Ho Chi Minh City. >> Voluntary drug detoxification a flop in … [Continue reading]

An exhibition on Vietnam heritage launched in Nha Trang

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The Hanoitimes - ​ A wide range of photos selected from over 4,400 entries to the Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2014 were on display at an exhibition held in Nha Trang city by Vietnam Heritage Magazine on October 30. This is a part of exhibitions in … [Continue reading]

Handicrafts of Japan’s Tohoku region exhibited in Ho Chi Minh City

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The exhibition "Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan" was opened by the Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam and the Consulate-General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City on October 31st. The exhibition aims to mark the anniversary of … [Continue reading]

Protests force out Burkina president, soldiers vie for power

Anti-government protesters gather in the Place de la Nation in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, October 31, 2014. (Credit: REUTERS)

Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore resigned on October 31 amid mass street protests at his attempts to extend his 27-year rule, plunging the West African nation into uncertainty as junior officers vied with top military brass for power. … [Continue reading]

Photographs and keepsakes of World Heritage sites on display

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The Hanoitimes - On October 31, an exhibition on Ha Long Bay and other World Cultural Heritage sites in Vietnam were introduced to the public at Quang Ninh museum, Ha Long city. The exhibits include the 90 best photos of Ha Long Bay and 8 … [Continue reading]

Flag pole inaugurated on island off Binh Dinh province

The flagpole on Cu Lao Xanh Island    NDO/VNA - A 22.66m flagpole was inaugurated on Cu Lao Xanh Island, in Nhon Chau commune, Quy Nhon city, central Binh Dinh province, followed by a flag raising ceremony on October 31.

The flagpole, first of its kind in near-shore islands along the country, was built through co-operation between the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee and the Vietnamese Students' Association. Speaking at the event, Le Quoc Phong, … [Continue reading]

NA continues to discuss socio-economic situation, State budget

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NDO - During the 11th working day (October 31) of the 13th NA's ongoing eighth session, National Assembly (NA) deputies continued to discuss the socio-economic situation in 2014, a plan for 2015, this year's State budget collection, and spending and … [Continue reading]

Celebrations as Hungary halts internet tax plan

Protesters against a proposed tax on internet data traffic celebrate after the government shelved the plans. … [Continue reading]

Vietnam to have 24 TV, radio channels for Ovs

NDO - Vietnam plans to provide 10 TV and four radio channels in the 2015-2017 period, increasing to 20 TV and four radio channels in the 2018-2020 period to serve overseas Vietnamese (OV) around the world. The information is part of a VND411,7 … [Continue reading]

Toyota Classics Concert to take place in Ho Chi Minh City

A performance at the concert's press conference    NDO - The Toyota Classics Concert 2014 will be organised at the Ho Chi Minh City Opera House on November 18, announced Toyota Vietnam.

The concert will feature the Covent Garden Soloists Orchestra from London's world-renowned Royal Opera House under the direction of Spanish conductor Miguel Angel Navarro, with the performance of outstanding duo Pamela Tan Nicholson and Vasko … [Continue reading]