Vietnamese cannot enter casinos at home, and some critics of the ban are calling for lifting it together with better regulation With several large and small casinos being licensed and more awaiting approval, the question has again cropped up: should Vietnamese be allowed into casinos? … [Read more...] about More casinos licensed; should they be off-limits to locals?
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(VOVworld) ' The southern province of Binh Thuan is famous across the country for its blue dragon plants. In the past, blue dragons were grown as decorative plants, however the tree has now become a big hard currency earner for the province helping to reduce local poverty levels amongst farmers and some have even become better off. The province has been attempting to improve the quality of the export fruit to ensure sustainable growth. A report by VOV's To Tuan. … [Read more...] about Exports of blue dragon fruit target sustainable growth
The 19th International AIDS conference kicked off Sunday amid a U.S. lag in reducing new HIV infections, the condition that has led to 35 million deaths worldwide. More than 20,000 activists and researchers gathered for a week-long conference in Washington DC -- the first in the United States in two decades. Across the globe, the disease has struck young people in particular, killing many in the prime of their lives, creating multitudes of orphans and ravaging economies. … [Read more...] about Global AIDS conference kicks off amid U.S. lag in combating pandemic
A suicide bombing killed at least 20 police cadets in Yemen's capital of Sanaa on Wednesday, just five days after the terrorist group sent warning messages to intelligence services that an attack would strike police institutions in days.The deadly bombing was the second in less than two months in Sanaa, after the deadliest-ever attack on a military parade rehearsal in al-Sabeen Square in May, which killed about 100 central security forces in a highly-guarded square adjacent to the presidential palace. "It's an urgent message to chiefs of the Yemeni intelligence services, the political security agency and the national security that we will carry out another sophisticated operation against police forces in Sanaa in days," an al-Qaida spokesman identified himself as Abu Hajar al-Hadramy said in an audio tape carried by al-Qaida media Al-Malahim Foundation on July 6. Wednesday's attack, which occurred in front of the police academy in downtown Sanaa while the cadets were leaving after … [Read more...] about Suicide bombing kills 20 in Yemen’s capital, al-Qaida says responsible
UNITED NATIONS - UN leader Ban Ki-moon is battling to rescue a summit of more than 100 world leaders in Rio de Janeiro in two weeks which he says must guide the world away from a "tragic" end. The UN Conference on Sustainable Development is taking on the vast challenge of transforming environmental, social and economic policy to cope with a world population past seven billion, exhausting dwindling resources and straining cities to the limit. Ban and specialist groups have however accused governments of putting national interests before the common good in months of agonising negotiations before the Rio event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Earth summit in the same city. Rich nations have been hit economic crisis and want austerity. Poor nations complain that past promises to give extra cash and new technology to battle climate change, poverty and epidemics have still not been carried out. With US President Barack Obama, Britain's Prime … [Read more...] about UN leader seeks to head off Rio summit tragedy