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3 hrs ago | El Paso Times

Attitude keeps El Paso Air Force veteran with ALS upbeat

Air Force veteran Juan "Johnny" Pena wants people to remember that he is living with ALS, not dying from it. Pena, 74, has been living with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, for 12 years.

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10 hrs ago | Bloomberg

U.S. to Allow Adoptions From Vietnam After Ban in 2008

American parents will soon be able to follow celebrity couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in adopting Vietnamese children after alleged baby-selling led the U.S. to halt adoptions for six years. Vietnam's Ministry of Justice will make an announcement about overseas adoptions on Sept.

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15 hrs ago | Daily Kos

The Vatican Sets Their Sights on Asia

Pontificates have common and particular geopolitical aspirations for increasing the power of the Catholic Church. The current pope and his two predecessors formed and maintain the U.S. episcopate as a politically motivated body who, in support of the Republican Party, remained silent on immoral military invasion, torture and domestic slaughter by firearms but went into paroxysms of outrage over birth control.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Vietnam island's beautiful beaches lack trained lifeguards

Thousands of visitors take a chance on to Phu Quoc Island's unsupervised beaches every day, hotel guards and provincial officials say. Nguyen Phuoc Nghia, the deputy head of the island district's culture and information department, said no official agencies have conducted a survey of the safety of its beaches.

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Stuff.co.nz

Cruising the Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia

OVERGROWN: An ancient tree grows through an even more ancient building in Angkor Thom, which gained modern fame as a location in the Tomb Raider movie FUTURE HOPE: Despite a tragic modern history, Cambodia's people remain upliftingly positive and friendly; these children are on a roadside in Angkor Ban The ruins of Angkor Wat were famously discovered by the French explorer, Henri Mouhot, in the mid-19th century.

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Newkerala.com

President travels on state visit to Vietnam Sunday

President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday leaves for a four-day state visit to Vietnam during which he will hold talks with the top leadership of that country and also visit sites of cultural and historical significance. Mukherjee will meet his Vietnamese counterpart Truong Tan Sang, general secretary of the Vietnamese Communist Party, Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and the chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Sinh Hung in capital Hanoi.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Pnompenh Post

Low-cost flights to Vietnam on cards

Travelling to and from Vietnam could soon get cheaper, after low-cost carrier VietJet Air this week announced plans to service Siem Reap. In a September 8 announcement promoting its plans to expand into Russia, the airline said it would also soon connect Vietnam, Cambodia's biggest source of tourists, to the home of Angkor Wat.

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The Detroit News

U.S. to restart limited adoption program in Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam -- Vietnam and the United States will soon resume limited inter-country adoptions, both nations said Friday, six years after a ban was imposed because of allegations of widespread baby-selling and children offered without the consent of their birth parents.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Economist

How suicide attacks changed everything

PEOPLE seem to be having trouble figuring out how to commemorate September 11th this year. I spent the morning thinking about George Packer 's piece the previous day on the new documentary " Last Days in Vietnam ", in which he reflects on how different America's response to the near-disintegration of its former client state in Iraq has been from the way it handled the collapse of its client state in South Vietnam.

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Thanh Nein News

The Long Bar - an unique Italian space in the center of Saigon

Whether you are a businessman who is looking for a place to meet your business partner, whether you are a youth who is looking for a place just for having pleasure with your friends. Whether you are a tourist who is at Ho Chi Minh City just to linger on, or you are just a person who loves to find out interesting places in the city.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Reuters

China, Vietnam trade accusations over boats in disputed waters

China said on Wednesday that its forces had boarded a Vietnamese trawler last month in disputed waters in the South China Sea and confiscated explosives used for fishing, rejecting accusations from Vietnam that its ships had been attacked. Ties between the Communist neighbours have soured this year over competing territorial claims in the potentially energy-rich waters which straddle key shipping lanes.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Seaplane service to Ha Long Bay opens to tourists

Hai Au Aviation launched its first aerial tour of Ha Long Bay, on Tuesday, allowing tourists to view landscapes of the world famous site from the height of 500-3,000 meters above sea-level. Hai Au is the first airline to offer the service in Vietnam using two Cessna Grand Caravan seaplanes.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

Yahoo!

Good morning Vietnam

Through hotel walls seemingly thinner than the finest Mekong Delta rice paper, the morning in Ho Chi Minh City starts as it always does - noisily. Even in the city streets there is the unmistakable rage of the roads, where motorcycle engines and rooster crows entwine in an incongruous mix.

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Reuters

Vietnam building deterrent against China in disputed seas with submarines

Vietnam will soon have a credible naval deterrent to China in the South China Sea in the form of Kilo-class submarines from Russia, which experts say could make Beijing think twice before pushing its much smaller neighbor around in disputed waters. A master of guerrilla warfare, Vietnam has taken possession of two of the state-of-the-art submarines and will get a third in November under a $2.6 billion deal agreed with Moscow in 2009.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Bangkok Post

Saigon conquors Hanoi

Almost four decades after the Vietnam War ended, "Saigon" has turned the tables on Hanoi, outstripping its conqueror in investment and growth. Motorists ride past a large billboard with an image of late president Ho Chi Minh , founder of today's communist Vietnam, on display in downtown Hanoi on Aug 28. Vietnam celebrated the 69th anniversary of the country's Independence Day on Sept 2. Now, four decades after the Vietnam War, the former Saigon has emerged supreme over conquering Hanoi, with the city outstripping Hanoi in investment and growth.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Traditional and Modern in Rural Vietnam

This five-bedroom home near Ho Chi Minh City includes two pavilions, a swimming pool and a tropical garden.

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Wall Street Journal

Traditional and Modern in Rural Vietnam

This five-bedroom home near Ho Chi Minh City includes two pavilions, a swimming pool and a tropical garden.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Thanh Nein News

A coastal village in southern Vietnam reinvents pottery--without the wheel

A statue depicts a Cham girl performing a traditional Apsara dance. The statue is situated in a large vase shell and serves as a decorative fountain.

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Thanh Nein News

Vietnam urged to boost global air connectivity

The International Air Transport Association has called on the Vietnamese government to strengthen the economy through global air connectivity.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Thanh Nein News

A terraced rice field in the northern Vietnam's resort town, Sa Pa.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a significant investment plan for the northern mountain town of Sa Pa, one Vietnam's major tourist attractions.

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