A student cries after a shooting at her school near Sao Paulo, Brazil, where five teenage students were among those killed. — AFP/VNA PhotoViet Nam News SAO PAULO — Two former pupils shot dead eight people, most of them students and staff, at a high school near Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Wednesday before turning their weapons on themselves, authorities said. The two assailants burst into the school grounds in the early morning, armed with a .38 caliber revolver and a "medieval weapon that looked like a bow and arrows," military police Colonel Marcelo Sales said. After shooting at students in the yard, the killers headed to the language center where several pupils were hiding and "committed suicide in a corridor," he said. Brazil is one of the most violent countries in the world, and the victims in this case were five students aged 15 to 17, two school officials aged 38 and 59, and a 51-year-old carwash owner who was shot by the attackers before they arrived at the school, … [Read more...] about Eight killed in Brazil school shooting, two suspects dead
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The Hanoitimes - Let’s see what people around the world expect from this event. Vietnam emerges as peace mediator amid Trump-Kim summit The second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is expected to bring about something that help set up sustainable peace for the Korean Peninsula and the whole world. Is it possible to have an end for the war on the peninsula instead of the ceasefire agreement that has lasted for more than six decades? Let’s see what people around the world expect from this event. Professor Katsuhito Asano – former Japanese State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Professor Katsuhito Asano. Photo: El I think that’s not easy. The result of the conference will be the announced agreement to end the war against North Korea. Accordingly, the North will break nuclear power. The US will withdraw its troops from South Korea. Atomization was not … [Read more...] about What does the world expect from second Trump-Kim summit?
The Hanoitimes - For disinterested support in a decade, Vietnam should be judged by the way it did, a general said. Vietnam lost dozens of thousands of lives in the war against the Pol Pot-led Khmer Rouge, the perpetrator of the Cambodian genocide in 1970s-80s, said Vietnamese Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, adding the world owes Vietnam gratitude for that sacrifice. A killing field in Cambodia. Photo: The Independent Vietnam was forced to involve in the war after Pol Pot’s troops attacked the Vietnamese southwest border and killed thousands of civilians since mid-1975, said Vinh, who is a deputy minister of defense. Though sending troops to Cambodia only for defensive, Vietnam had faced international pressure, critics, and embargoes amid the after-war economic devastation. Echoing Vinh, General Pham Van Tra, who led Vietnamese forces into Cambodia in 1978, said that the counter-offensive along the southwestern border and the … [Read more...] about The world owes Vietnam gratitude for helping Cambodia end genocide
CAIRO: Three Vietnamese holidaymakers and an Egyptian tour guide were killed Friday (Dec 28) when a roadside bomb blast hit their bus as it travelled close to the Giza pyramids outside Cairo, officials said. This picture taken on Dec 28, 2018 shows a tourist bus which was attacked being towed away from the scene, in Giza province south of the Egyptian capital Cairo. (Photo: AFP) A statement by the public prosecutor's office said 11 other tourists from Vietnam and an Egyptian bus driver were wounded when the homemade device exploded. The improvised explosive device was placed near a wall along the Mariyutiya Street in Al-Haram district near the Giza Pyramids, it said. The bus was carrying a total of 16 people including 14 Vietnamese tourists, an Egyptian driver and a tour guide, according to the statement. Armed security personnel quickly deployed to the site and cordoned off the area for inspection. The white tourist bus could be seen with its windows shattered and surrounded … [Read more...] about Three Vietnamese tourists and one Egyptian killed, 10 injured in bus blast in Giza, Egypt
Festival to help Ninh Binh promote tourism potential The picturesque Trang An Complex in Ninh Binh province (Photo: vietnamtourism.gov.vn) The northern province of Ninh Binh will have opportunities to promote its tourism potential as a cultural, sport and tourism festival will be held in the locality later this month. Held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the event is part of the programmes organised to mark 1,050th anniversary of Dai Co Viet, the first feudal state of Vietnam. A wide range of cultural activities are scheduled such as photo exhibitions, amateur cheo (traditional opera) performances, and various culture and sport activities. Local Trang An Landscape Complex, recognised by the UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 2014, together with other renowned heritages like Ha Long Bay, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, and gong cultural space in the Central Highlands, among others, will be nudged closer to the visitors at the festival through the “Going through … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 24/10