Ukrainian government declares cease-fire while clashes in Donbass go on

Ukrainian government declares cease-fire while clashes in Donbass go on

10/8/2014 - 18:02

(VOVworld) – The Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council announced a cease-fire in Donbass, eastern Ukraine, on Tuesday despite the fact that for the last two days, opposition forces had violated the ceasefire several times.

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Indonesian Army celebrates 69th anniversary with parade

Indonesian Army celebrates 69th anniversary with parade

10/8/2014 - 17:58

(VOVworld) – Indonesia held a major military parade on Tuesday to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the Indonesian Army (October 5, 1945 – October 5, 1945) in Surabaya military port, eastern Java.

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Hanoi holds activities to mark 60th liberation day

Hanoi holds activities to mark 60th liberation day

10/8/2014 - 17:55

(VOVworld) – A range of activities are being held in Hanoi to mark the city’s 60th Liberation Day. A book fair opened at the Vietnam Women’s Museum on Wednesday showcasing 15,000 books across a range of categories.

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Egypt army kills 17 militants in Sinai security campaign

Egypt army kills 17 militants in Sinai security campaign

10/8/2014 - 17:08

(VOVworld) - Egypt's army killed 17 gunmen of the north Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group on Tuesday. Security forces arrested six senior leaders of Ansar Bayt al- Maqdis who have been involved in Rafah massacres. Weapons and explosives were seized and the security operation is still ongoing. Ansar Bayt al-Maq

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India, Pakistan blame each other for ceasefire violation

India, Pakistan blame each other for ceasefire violation

10/8/2014 - 17:05

(VOVworld) - India and Pakistan have accused each other of unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir. Indian defense ministry spokesman Colonel Manish Mehta said that the Pakistan Army used small arms to fire at Indian positions in Balnoi sector in Poonch district. He said that the firing started at 2.20pm local time and is still going...

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Linking Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia for economic development

Linking Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia for economic development

10/8/2014 - 17:02

(VOVworld) - Lao Deputy Prime Minister Bunpon Buttanavong held a working session on Tuesday with the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) and the Association of Vietnamese Investors in Laos (AVIL), during an official visit to Vietnam. According to Tran Bac Ha, Chairman of the BIDV Board of Directors and AVIL Chairman, trade between Vietnam and Laos totaled...

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UN approves 50 million USD for Ebola response mission

 UN approves 50 million USD for Ebola response mission

10/8/2014 - 16:35

(VOVworld) - The UN Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) approved by consensus Tuesday a draft resolution to provide nearly 50 million USD for United Nations operations to control the Ebola outbreak.

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Physics Nobel honors invention of blue LEDs

Physics Nobel honors invention of blue LEDs

10/8/2014 - 16:33

(VOVworld) – The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics was announced Tuesday to go to a trio of scientists in Japan and the US for their invention of blue light emitting diodes (LEDs) which are environmental friendly and has high efficiency.

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Turkish President calls for ground troops to fight Islamic State

Turkish President calls for ground troops to fight Islamic State

10/8/2014 - 16:31

(VOVworld) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Tuesday for ground troops to be deployed in the Syrian border town of Kobane after his warning that Kobane teeters are on the verge of falling under the control of the Islamic State (IS).

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Vietnam steps up efforts in search for lost ship Sunrise 689

Vietnam steps up efforts in search for lost ship Sunrise 689

10/8/2014 - 16:28

(VOVworld) - The Consular Department under the Foreign Ministry has sent diplomatic notes to the embassies of Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia in Hanoi, asking for support in search for lost ship Sunrise 689.

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Ho Chi Minh City leaders visit Japan

Ho Chi Minh City leaders visit Japan

10/8/2014 - 16:15

(VOVworld) – Vietnam will use Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) effectively for socio-economic development, said Le Thanh Hai, Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City’s Party Committee at a Tuesday meeting with Japanese House of Councillors President Masaaki Yamazaki in Tokyo.

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ASEM 10 to boost Europe-Asia mutual investment

ASEM 10 to boost Europe-Asia mutual investment

10/8/2014 - 16:12

(VOVworld) – As a co-ordinator of ASEAN, Vietnam has contributed effectively to ASEAN-EU ties for two years, said Head of the EU delegation to Vietnam Ambassador Franz Jessen at a press conference in Hanoi on Tuesday.

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Vietnam attends ASEP-8

Vietnam attends ASEP-8

10/8/2014 - 16:12

(VOVworld) – Vietnam suggests Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership members intensify cooperation and the sharing of experience, and build dialogue and information sharing mechanisms between the legislatures to improve the economic and financial situation in each country.

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Vietnam pledges to support Laos’ development

Vietnam pledges to support Laos’ development

10/8/2014 - 16:09

(VOVworld) – Vietnam always gives the highest priority to its special ties with Laos and is willing to share its experience in socio-economic development with Laos.

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HCM City keen to broaden cooperation with Vanuatu

HCM City keen to broaden cooperation with Vanuatu

10/8/2014 - 16:09

(VOVworld) - Ho Chi Minh City wants to expand cooperation with other countries around the globe, including Vanuatu, said Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan at a reception for Vanuatu Prime Minister Joe Natuman on Tuesday.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Vietnamese Ao Dai (traditional long dress) has graced the world’s catwalks, acclaimed for its elegant appearance and its softness and lightness. The beauty of the traditional long dress rests...

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Ho Dynasty Citadel- world cultural heritage Site 2011 UNESCO's recognition

Ho Dynasty Citadel- world cultural heritage Site 2011 UNESCO's recognition

The Citadel of Ho Dynasty in the central province of Thanh Hoa has been named a World Cultural Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization or...