The art of Hanoi’s vendors through Dutch photographer’s lens

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Photos from Loes Heerink’s “Vendors from above” collection

A photographer from the Netherlands is planning to publish a photography book featuring amazing pictures she captured street vendors in Hanoi. Loes Heerink plans to include some 100 photos of her “Vendors from above” to the namesake photo book, she told Tuoi Tre News from home.

Photographer Loes Heerink

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Hanoi exhibition to feature stunning photos of ASEAN countries

By Tuoi Tre News

August 05,2017, 11:30 GMT+7

​Hanoi exhibition to feature stunning photos of ASEAN countries
Lantern release festival in Thailand. Photo: Wannapong

The exhibition is being held to honor the bloc’s upcoming 50th birthday.

Hundreds of stunning photos featuring ASEAN countries and their people will be on public exhibit on Hanoi’s downtown walking street starting this weekend.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Hanoi’s municipal administration to honor 50 years of ASEAN. Continue reading “Hanoi exhibition to feature stunning photos of ASEAN countries”

Foiled Australia plane plot directed by Islamic State: police

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Update: August, 04/2017 – 10:57

Police continue to search a home in Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, 04 August 2017. Two men will face court on 04 August, in relation to an alleged Sydney-based terror plot to bring down a plane, which included an aborted attempt to place an improvised explosive device on a flight out of Sydney. – EPA/VNA Photo

SYDNEY — A senior Islamic State commander directed a group of Australian men to build a bomb destined for an Etihad Airways flight out of Sydney, with a second poisonous gas plot also in the works, police alleged Friday.

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United ASEAN needs to showcase political will: experts

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Update: August, 05/2017 – 11:12

by Thu Van

MANILA — In the context of growing rivalries between major world powers, ASEAN needs to demonstrate strong political will and unity to promote peace, security and prosperity, foreign policy experts said on Friday.

They were speaking at a panel discussion at the inaugural ASEAN Media Forum in Manila, ahead of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and the ASEAN Regional Forum.

ASEAN was forged as a mechanism for managing collective security, and the grouping’s role had worked very well for a while, until it began to de-stabilise in 2010, said Michael Vatikiotis, the Asian Regional Director of the Centre for Human Dialogue.

“It was around this time that the two largest powers in Asia, the US and China started sparring more openly,” he said, citing China’s direct investment, support for strategic infrastructure development and military co-operation and the US’s “pivot” to Asia. Continue reading “United ASEAN needs to showcase political will: experts”