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Vietnamese shooting team wins first two medals at ASIAD 17 Vietnam’s national shooting team had a good start at the 17 th Asian Games (ASIAD 17) with two medals on the morning of September 20.
Hanoi to trial use of bus e-tickets
Hanoi has launched a pilot project to introduce electronic smartcards.
Vietnam pledges to combat child labour
A project on the prevention and reduction of child labour in Vietnam was launched.
VN, Slovakia - gatekeepers for respective regions
Vietnam and Slovakia act as bridges linking each other to their respective regions.
Party leader receives visiting Cuban official
Party leader Trong met with Cuban Vice President of the Council of State Mercedes Lopez Acea.
Vietnam, India issue joint communique
Vietnam and India on September 15 issued a joint communique.
VN, India agree to bolster strategic partnership
Vietnamese and Indian Presidents agreed to intensify the strategic partnership.
NA Chairman to attend AIPA-35
NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung will attend the AIPA-35 in Laos from Sept. 15-20.
Australian Speaker welcomed in Hanoi
Vietnamese and Australian legislatures should work closely at int'l parliamentary forums.
Vietnam - popular destination for British tourists
17/09/2014 | 10:47:00
Home to numerous beautiful landscapes and cultural and historical sites, Vietnam is increasingly attracting European tourists, particularly from the UK, one of the Vietnamese tourism industry’s target markets.

Data from the General Statistics Office show a stable increase in the number of British tourists to Vietnam between 2007 and 2013, with 184,663 Brits visiting Vietnam last year. The first 8 months of 2014 saw 144,800 British tourists come to Vietnam, up by 17.2 percent compared to the same period last year.
Politics
Lao Cai needs to optimise potential for sustainable development: PM
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has urged the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai to fully tap its potential and advantages , especially those in tourism, service and cross-border trade, so as to achieve a faster growth.
World
Vietnam attends ASEAN Chief Justices meeting
A Vietnamese delegation led by Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court Truong Hoa Binh attended the 2nd meeting of Chief Justices of the ASEAN in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia on September 19.
Society
Da Lat inaugurates fund for flower farmers
A loan scheme to support flower farmers was launched in Da Lat city in the central highlands province of Lam Dong on September 19.
Business
Oil price cut for fifth time, petrol price unchanged
The Vietnam National Petroleum Group (Petrolimex) slashed the retail prices of some types of oil on September 19, but the price of RON 92 petrol remains unchanged.
Culture-Sport
Hang Buom Cuisine Street inaugurated
The 300 m long Hang Buom Street in Hanoi’s Old Quarter has been made a cuisine street, serving Hanoi traditional confectionery and beverage and some European and Asian dishes to visitors to the night market along the Hang Dao- Dong Xuan route.
Sci-Tech
Viettel brand brings services to Timor Leste’s villages
Telemor, a brand of the military-run telecom group Viettel in Timor Leste, has set up its network in the country’s villages and hamlets only after one year of infrastructure construction.
Health
Ebola suspect Nigerian discharged
An Ebola suspect Nigerian was discharged from hospital on September 17 but remain being tracked in the community within the next 21 days, according to the Health Department of southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.
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