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5 hrs ago | Nerve News

Modi government improved economy, India's global image: President

Ho Chi Minh City, Sep 16 - In a departure from custom, President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday largely abandoned his prepared speech to the Indian community in Vietnam and instead extolled the Narendra Modi government for its steps to improve the economy and burnish India's global image.

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12 hrs ago | Asia News Network

Hoi an: Hoi An named among world's most famous canals

The ancient city's Hoai River and its channels feature in the list of the 10 most-famous canals in the world, as announced by the US-based travel website www.touropia.com. Hoi An, the UNESCO-recognised world heritage river, ranks fourth in the list.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Former model sues mother for ex-husband's villas in southern Vietnam

Former model Pham Thi Ngoc Thuy, 34, is suing her mother for ownership rights over five villas in Binh Thuan Province. Photo courtesy of Ngoc Thuy A Ho Chi Minh City court announced that a former model has sued her mother for ownership of five villas in a south central coast province.

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Thanh Nein News

Caution as Vietnam, US reinstate corruption-plagued adoption program

This picture taken on May 28, 2013 shows young children playing inside a dormitory room at the Hanoi-based Bo De Pagoda orphanage, which was hit by a child-trafficking scandal in August. Photo credit: AFP The US is all set to resume the adoption of Vietnamese children after a six year ban triggered by flagrant corruption and a total lack of oversight.

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Central Chronicle

President arrives in Vietnam for state visit

Agencies, Hanoi President Pranab Mukherjee arrived Hanoi on Sunday on a four-day state visit to strategically important Vietnam during which he will hold talks with the country's top leadership and the two nations will ink pacts in key areas of oil exploration and air connectivity. Mukherjee was received at the Noi Bai International Airport by Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chairman of President's Office Dao Viet Trung along with other functionaries of the Vietnamese government and officials of the Indian Embassy here.

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DNA India

Direct India-Vietnam air service to begin from November 5

For the first time, India and Vietnam will have direct daily flights from November 5 with domestic carrier Jet Airways connecting Delhi and Mumbai to the historic Ho Chi Minh City. A Memorandum of Understanding for connecting the two countries by air was inked today in the presence of President Pranab Mukherjee and his Vietnamese counterpart Truong Tan Sang.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Foreigners flock to Ho Chi Minh City Post Office. Source: A photo Thoi Bao Kinh Te Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City has lost its charm for Japanese travelers, a tourism official said last week during the city's annual International Tourism Fair. Few are returning from the island that serves as Vietnam's largest feeder market behind China, said Tadashi Yamaguchi, deputy head of the outbound sector of Japan Association of Travel Agents last Thursday.

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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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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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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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