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US billionaire Bob Parsons gives stellar sponsorship to Swing for the Kids

US billionaire Bob Parsons gives stellar sponsorship to Swing for the Kids

US billionaire Bob Parsons announced to give $100,000 to sponsor the Swing for the Kids charity golf tournament co-organised by the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency, Vietnam Investment Review, and BRG Group.

Binh Phuoc officials held for causing loss of $1.2 mln

Binh Phuoc officials held for causing loss of $1.2 mln

Police in southern Binh Phuoc Province have detained three local officials for their wrongdoings in an auction of public property that caused a loss of over VND25 billion ($1.2 million) to the State.

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HCMC Jan-Feb traffic death toll rises by 35pct

HCMC Jan-Feb traffic death toll rises by 35pct

Although the number of traffic accidents in the first two month of this year in Ho Chi Minh City was less than in the same period last year, the death toll has risen by 35 percent, local police reported.

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Two Vietnamese workers die in South Korea

Two Vietnamese workers die in South Korea

Four workers, including two South Koreans and two Vietnamese, died after their truck, which was carrying iron, suddenly turned over on the way to a construction site, central Quang Ngai Province authorities reported.

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Vietnamese students to learn climate change

Vietnamese students to learn climate change

Students in six schools nationwide will learn about climates change as part of their curriculum under a pilot programme supported by the Swedish international Development Cooperation Agency.

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Deadly blasts, killing 10, caused by movie props?

Deadly blasts, killing 10, caused by movie props?

Movie props are suspected in the twin blasts that destroyed three houses and killed 10 on a residential street in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 3 early this morning.

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Earth Hour to be held on March 23

Earth Hour to be held on March 23

The Ministry of Industry and Trade on February 25 announced that the 2013 Earth Hour Campaign will be from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm on March 23.

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HCMC transport dept. proposes lower toll for bikes

HCMC transport dept. proposes lower toll for bikes

Under a proposal by the Ho Chi Minh City Transport Department, the road maintenance fee for motorbikes with cylinder volumes of under 100cc will be VND60,000 (US$2.9) per year , generally lower than the Transport Ministry’s rate.

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‘Time bombs’ in HCMC

‘Time bombs’ in HCMC

Many people in Ho Chi Minh City have not complied with fire and explosion prevention and control regulations, while chemicals to make explosives can be bought easily in markets, a Tuoi Tre investigation has found.

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HCMC runway closed for repair, affecting 1,100 flights

HCMC runway closed for repair, affecting 1,100 flights

A runway at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport has been closed for eight months of repair, while Phu Bai Airport in Hue will be closed for runway work for the same amount of time, the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) reported.

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Directors weigh in on movie explosives

Directors weigh in on movie explosives

In order to create fire or explosions in movies in Vietnam, many film producers often use real dynamite, like TNT, which is cheaper than chemicals that are much safer, many film directors said.

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Vietnamese with rhino horns seized at Africa airport

Vietnamese with rhino horns seized at Africa airport

A Vietnamese was arrested Sunday at an airport in Africa’s Mozambique when he was hiding six rhino horns in his luggage.

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PM Dung calls for effective removal of UXO

PM Dung calls for effective removal of UXO

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has emphasised the need to drastically and effectively settle the consequences of unexploded ordnance (UXO) left from wars fought in previous decades.

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Forest fires in Ca Mau, HCMC

Forest fires in Ca Mau, HCMC

Several forest fires have been reported in the southernmost Ca Mau province and Ho Chi Minh City on February 26, which wreaked havoc for a large area of forests in the two localities.

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The 6th Red Spring festival 2013 to be held

The 6th Red Spring festival 2013 to be held

The 2013 Red Spring festival will be held at My Dinh national stadium in Hanoi on March 3, said the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion yesterday.

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Vietnam - France Year to begin next month

Vietnam - France Year to begin next month

The Vietnam - France Year will officially start o­n April 9, 2013, in Hanoi to mark the 40th anniversary of their diplomatic ties (1973-2013), according to the French Embassy in Ha Noi.

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