Month: July 2016

In Florida Zika probe, federal scientists kept at arm’s length

The state of Florida, the first to report the arrival of Zika in the continental United States, has yet to…

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Hà Nội’s café culture changing with the times

Viet Nam News Elaborate themes and funky decor are now the standard at many Ha Noi cafes. Business owners aim…

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J.K. Rowling bids farewell to Harry Potter at “Cursed Child” gala

A new “Harry Potter” play that opened to swooning reviews and delighted gasps from the audience marks the end of…

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4-month-old baby dies after Quinvaxem shot in southern Vietnam

A 4-month-old baby in the southern province of Ben Tre died Friday, four days after getting a shot of the…

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Views of Cu Lao Cham Biosphere Reserve

 The UNESCO-recognized Cu Lao Cham Biosphere Reserve, 15 km east of the famous resort town of Hoi An in central…

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Departing Canadian diplomats send farewell gift to Vietnam in a song

[embedded content] Hanoi-based Canadian diplomats, including outgoing Ambassador David Devine, have a unique gift to Vietnam: a performance of a…

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Baggage handler admits to stealing tablet at Hanoi airport

Police in Hanoi are investigating a baggage theft at Noi Bai Airport in which a baggage handler admitted to stealing…

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Vietnam sees record foreign arrivals in July

Vietnam recorded the year’s highest monthly foreign arrival numbers in July after they jumped 21 percent from the previous month…

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Huge dinosaur track found in Bolivia

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The Spa @ The Reverie Saigon recognized among World’s Best New Spas

The Spa @ The Reverie Saigon was recently recognized in the CNN article “The World’s Best New Spas.” A unique…

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Vietnam reports 260 percent rise in dengue infections

Nearly 45,000 people came down with dengue fever across Vietnam in the first seven months, a 260 percent increase from…

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New crop of robots to vie for space in the operating room

Even though many doctors see need for improvement, surgical robots are poised for big gains in operating rooms around the…

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Vietnamese mom who delayed cancer treatment while pregnant dies

She gave birth to a boy earlier this month when fighting lung cancer A 25-year-old mother who had delayed cancer…

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HCMC needs nearly $16 mln to curb flooding at airport

Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City are planning a VND360 billion (US$15.92 million) project to upgrade one of the main…

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A day at the beach is cheapest in Vietnam: ranking

Vietnam has emerged the most affordable beach holiday destination and French Polynesia the most expensive, in a new ranking that…

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US launches new project to support HIV/AIDS response in Vietnam

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) on Wednesday announced its new five-year US$26 million project to strengthen and sustain…

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100-year global study finds world’s tallest are Dutch, Latvians

Dutch men and Latvian women are the planet’s tallest people but Iranian men and South Korean women have grown the…

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Canal found under Maya pyramid: Gateway to afterlife?

Mexican archeologists have discovered a canal system under the pyramid containing the tomb of a Mayan ruler, suggesting the water…

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Vietnamese doctors remove nail from toddler’s stomach

Doctors in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang removed a two-centimeter nail from the stomach of a two-year-old boy…

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Advertisements in Saigon, before 1975

Billboards advertising medicine on a street in Saigon in southern Vietnam. The French brought advertisements to Saigon and the industry boomed…

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Vietnam gets loans from World Bank to aid competitiveness, green growth

The World Bank and Vietnam on Monday signed agreements under which the country will get $371 million in loans and…

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Vietnam wins first gold at International Biology Olympiad

A Vietnamese student has won the country’s first ever gold medal at the International Biology Olympiad, while her compatriots won…

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Not all of Donald Trump’s foreign policy positions are crazy

At a recent campaign rally, Donald Trump defended former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s record on terrorism, noting that Hussein was…

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After warming fast, part of Antarctica gets a chill: study

The Antarctic Peninsula, among the fastest warming places on Earth last century, has since cooled due to natural swings in…

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6 Chinese fishing boats violate Vietnamese waters

Crewmen onboard a Chinese boat that illegally fished in Vietnamese waters in Quang Binh Province on July 18, 2016. Photo:…

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South Africa’s great white sharks could die out: study

South Africa’s great white sharks could die out due to human interference, ocean pollution and a limited gene pool, a…

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Vietnamese music bloomed with Ossso Fusion – The harmony of Asia-Europe in Saint Petersburg

OSSSO Fusion Musical Experience “Sound of the Nature” – a special Asia – Europe music experience with the unique combination…

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Artist erects wall around Trump’s Walk of Fame star

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Vietnam prime minister warns economy may miss growth target

A crippling drought in Vietnam will probably cause the government to miss its 6.7 percent growth target this year, adding…

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Vietnam museum says all paintings fake in high-profile exhibition

The Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts Tuesday publicly apologized for failing to verify the authenticity of 17…

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