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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Halong Indochina Sails cruise

Indochina Sails cruise Halong 1 & 2 were both launched in 2007. Each comprises 15 cabins (Superior and Deluxe Cabins). The deluxe cabins are are a bit larger and feature rainfall showers and are all situated on the second decks of the boats. Indochina Sails 3 launched in late 2008, also features ceramic artworks handcrafted

Vietnamese workers flea Libya by land route

According to Vietnamese Ambassador to Lybia Dao Duy Tien, they were divided into 3 groups and transported the 200 kilometres to the Ras Ajdir border gate in automobiles over a land route. The Vietnamese Embassy in Libya sent two staff to facilitate their entry into Tunisia. Subsequently they were transported to Tunis and Djerba airports

Japan protests Russian drills on disputed islands

Japan lodged a “stern” protest with Russia Wednesday over military exercises that are being held on the disputed Kuril islands, the Japanese foreign ministry said. Moscow launched drills Tuesday on the long-contested islands, which are located off Russia’s far eastern coast and just north of Japan. The exercises are “extremely regrettable,” said a foreign ministry

Railway sector slashes fares to woo passengers

Vietnam Railway Corporation (VRC) will knock up to 50 percent off the fares for passengers buying tickets two months ahead of departure and increase stops of certain north-south trains from next month to offer more conveniences to passengers, a local newspaper reported. The fares will be discounted by 6-12 percent on average for the north-south

Vietnam condemns burning national flags in Cambodia

In response to the incident, the Vietnamese official on August 13 described this as brazen acts of deliberately hurting the sentiment of the Vietnamese people which are not in conformity with the sound relations of neighbourliness and traditional friendship between Vietnam and Cambodia. “We request Cambodia to bring these extremists to trial under law and

Photo of boy warned for theft shocks public

Recently a photo was posted on Facebook showing a boy crying and in a panic, with a bunch of fruit he is said to have stolen hung around his neck, raising public concern.   The photo shocks the public  The boy is 10 years old, and looks thin and pale in the photo. Almost immediately

Iranian is first woman to win ‘Nobel Prize of maths’

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye (L) gives the prize to Maryam Mirzakhani, at the awards ceremony for the Fields Medals, during the International Congress of Mathematicians, in Seoul, on August 13, 2014. Maryam Mirzakhani, a Harvard-educated mathematician and professor at Stanford University in California, was one of four winners announced by the International Congress of

Vietnam gearing up for ASEAN Economic Community

The AEC, modelled after the EU style single market, is intended to enhance the national competitiveness of its members in preparation for a more open regional market economy in line with WTO commitments and free trade pacts such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and an EU Free Trade Agreement. Vietnam has revealed its plans on

US fund aids communal house preservation in Vinh Phuc

The news was announced by US Embassy Counselor for Public Affairs, Terry J. White at a ceremony at the Cam Gia communal house on August 12. The grant, channelled through the US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), will aid the preservation and restoration of the architectural structure of the Cam Gia communal house, to

U.S. sends 130 more troops to Iraq

U.S. sends 130 more troops to Iraq Another 130 U.S. troops arrived in Iraq on Tuesday on what the Pentagon described as a temporary mission to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis facing thousands of displaced Iraqi civilians trapped on Sinjar Mountain. Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community cross the Iraqi-Syrian border along the