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Different colours of Vietnamese Tea

The way of making and drinking Lotus or Jasmine tea is the treasured custom of Vietnamese people. Every cup of natural flower-scented tea captures a fraction of Vietnam’s rich and vibrant culture. The Vietnamese habit of taking tea, betel, or a cigarette as a prelude to conversation is even referenced in the folk saying “a […]

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Vietnam information security could be threatened without more investment: expert

Vietnam’s information security will be at grave risk if it does not invest more in it, an information technology expert warned at a conference in Ho Chi Minh City Friday. Trinh Ngoc Minh, vice chairman of the southern branch of the Vietnam Information Security Association (VNISA), released a survey done by his association that revealed that […]

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Vietnamese male singer punished for kissing monks

A male pop singer has been fined VND5 million (US$240) for kissing two monks on the lips and hand at a charity auction in Ho Chi Minh City earlier this month. Dam Vinh Hung kissed a 24-year-old monk on his lips and an older one, who shied away, on his hand, on November 4 to […]

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Apple iPad mini makes debut

The iPad mini made its debut on Friday as Apple takes on rivals Amazon, Google and Samsung with a smaller version of its coveted tablet computer, but it was a low-key start as sales began in Australia.    Apple’s newly introduced iPad mini is seen during Apple’s special event at the California Theatre in San […]

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Vietnam hosts second science film festival

The second science film festival in Vietnam will take place from November 8-30 with the screening of films at schools throughout the country. First science film festival 2011 With the theme of water, the festival will bring 20 international films to students at high schools and universities in more than 10 cities and provinces nationwide […]

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U.S. consumer confidence rises to highest level since 2008

U.S. consumer confidence rose to the highest level in more than four years thanks to recent improvements in the jobs market, according to figures from a private research group on Thursday. The New York-based Conference Board’s sentiment index increased to 72.2, the highest since February 2008, from a revised 68.4 in September. The Present Situation […]

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Free tickets for Rakugo Comedy

Japan’s leading comedian Utazo Katsura will perform for free in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in late October. Rakuko is a Japanese traditional verbal entertainment. A solo storyteller, sitting on the stage, equipped only with a paper fan sensu and small cloth tenugui as props, depicts long and complicated comical stories without standing up […]

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Man wields hammers, locks self in hotel for hours

In a baffling incident, a man was detained this morning after hiding for 4 hours inside a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. He apparently did nothing wrong other than holding two hammers and locking himself in his room. It occurred at Hoang Nam Huong Hotel on Phan Van Tri street, Go Vap district. According […]

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British TNT Theater returns with ‘King Lear’

The British TNT Theater will stage ‘King Lear’, one of William Shakespeare’s best-known tragedies, for Vietnamese audiences in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. The play will be performed at the HCMC Opera House on October 25-26 and at the Hanoi Opera House on October 30-31. TNT Music Theater will bring a blend of live […]

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Strokes increasing among younger generation

According to the Department of Health in Ho Chi Minh City, 19 million people suffer from a stroke each year and more than 1,000 people succumb to the disease, with more and more young people adding to the number. A doctor at People Hospital 115 treats a stroke patient (Photo: SGGP) Nguyen Van Binh, 40, […]

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