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UNHCR: Rohingya refugees flee to Bangladesh

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees have crossed into neighbouring Bangladesh, with tens of thousands continuing to arrive every day. They flee discrimination, violence and persecution. The speed and scale of the influx has made it the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.

UNESCO: 264 million children have no access to school

UNESCO: 264 million children have no access to school
Syrian girl heads to school in Ghouta town [Amer Almohibany/AFP/Getty Images]

Over 260 million children and youths across the world, equivalent to the combined population of Russia, Poland and Germany, have no access to education, according to a new report from the UNESCO.

There are 61 million children of primary school-age (6-11 years) disadvantaged, 60 million of lower secondary school-age (12-14 years), and upper secondary school-age (15-17 years) set at 142 million. Tiếp tục đọc “UNESCO: 264 million children have no access to school”

China says defence ties inject “positive energy” into US relations

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Military relations between China and the United States are a positive force in ties, and China wants to deepen mutual trust and cooperation, China’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday ahead of a visit to Beijing by U.S. President Donald Trump.

 
U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shake hands prior to a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017. REUTERS/Saul Loeb/ Pool/Files

BEIJING: Military relations between China and the United States are a positive force in ties, and China wants to deepen mutual trust and cooperation, China’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday ahead of a visit to Beijing by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Both countries have worked hard to improve interaction between their militaries to avoid any miscalculations in areas like the South China Sea where both regularly fly military aircraft and sail warships. Tiếp tục đọc “China says defence ties inject “positive energy” into US relations”

US Navy to ‘grow’ influence in Asia Pacific: Ng Eng Hen

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Singapore’s Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen meets with US Secretary of the Navy Richard V Spencer at the Pentagon. (Photo: Ng Eng Hen/Facebook)

SINGAPORE: The US Navy will not only continue its influence in Asia Pacific, but “intends to grow it”. This was the message reiterated by Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer, said Singapore’s Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen of their meeting at the Pentagon on Wednesday (Oct 25).

In a Facebook post on Thursday, Dr Ng said: “To achieve this, the US Navy would increase the number of ships in its orbat (order of battle).” Tiếp tục đọc “US Navy to ‘grow’ influence in Asia Pacific: Ng Eng Hen”

Many watching to see what a ‘strong China’ means: PM Lee

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Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaking at the Economic Club of Washington during his US working visit. (Photo: AFP/Saul Loeb)

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WASHINGTON: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s consolidation of his leadership position is a signal that this is the start of a new phase for China, according to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday (Oct 25).

Mr Lee, speaking at a dialogue session at the Council on Foreign Relations during his official working visit to the US, said: “They mentioned a new era; Mao’s era, Deng’s era and now Xi’s era – which he envisages extending to 2050 and taking China to 100 years after the revolution.” Tiếp tục đọc “Many watching to see what a ‘strong China’ means: PM Lee”

North Korean official: Take hydrogen bomb threat ‘literally’

Pyongyang (CNN)A senior North Korean official has issued a stern warning to the world that it should take “literally” his country’s threat to test a nuclear weapon above ground.

The official, Ri Yong Pil, told CNN in an exclusive conversation in Pyongyang that the threat made by North Korea’s foreign minister last month should not be dismissed. North Korea “has always brought its words into action,” Ri said, visibly angry.
Speaking on a visit to New York for the United Nations General Assembly last month, Ri Yong Ho, the foreign minister, raised the possibility that North Korea could test a powerful hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean. The threat came hours after US President Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea in a speech to the UN.

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Kampot literary festival hopes to revive Cambodia’s lost art of storytelling

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Atmospheric Kampot is hosting the likes of Jung Chang and Madeleine Thien as it seeks to rebuild Cambodia’s literary scene and defend its freedom of speech

Boat on the Kampot river at sunset, Cambodia.
Words by the water … a boat on the Kampot river at sunset, Cambodia. The town’s literary festival begins on 1 November. Photograph: Alamy

Cambodia has long wooed visitors with its ancient temples and Phnom Penh’s chaotic charms, but next week the southern coastal town of Kampot will be in the spotlight as it hosts the Kampot Readers and Writers Festival (running from 1-5 November). Tiếp tục đọc “Kampot literary festival hopes to revive Cambodia’s lost art of storytelling”

Australian ministers write to China to confirm approval of Carmichael mine

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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade secretary says Adani may have requested letter to help secure Chinese funding

Protesters depict Malcolm Turnbull and the Adani founder.
Protesters depict Turnbull and Adani founder. Australian banks have ruled out lending to the project. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Senior Turnbull government ministers have written a formal letter to China’s government to confirm that the controversial Adani Carmichael coal project in Queensland has passed all necessary environmental approvals. Tiếp tục đọc “Australian ministers write to China to confirm approval of Carmichael mine”

Photos depict grace of Vietnamese women

Last update 16:01 | 26/08/2017

Nguyen Quoc Dung, a Hanoian painter and photographer, has released a photo book called “Fading Season”. The photos mostly capture young Vietnamese women in the traditional ao dai or yếm (camisole).

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Painter and photographer Nguyen Quoc Dung (Dzung Art) has held more than 10 solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad. Tiếp tục đọc “Photos depict grace of Vietnamese women”

Tranquillity of Ha Long in autumn

Last update 12:20 | 25/10/2017

Ha Long city in the northern province of Quang Ninh is the image of serenity in autumn,excepting the bustling tourist sites nearby.

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You know it is autumn in Ha Long when early morning fog drifts in from the sea. At the foot of Bai Tho Mountain, fishermen anchor their boats as they raise catches of shrimp and fish. Tiếp tục đọc “Tranquillity of Ha Long in autumn”

Mekong Delta: Adapt to saltwater intrusion by using aquaculture

Last update 07:40 | 25/10/2017
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In the Mekong Delta, one of the largest key agriculture production zones in the country, alkaline soil accounts for 18.6 percent of total area, located along the East Coast belt and the Gulf of Thailand. In the context of climate change, desalinizing is an impossible mission, or will be too costly.

Meanwhile, alum land accounts for 40 percent of the zone’s total area, mostly located in depression areas, where it is very difficult to clear alum. Scientists have warned that saline intrusion would reach more deeply into the mainland in the future as a result of  climate change. Tiếp tục đọc “Mekong Delta: Adapt to saltwater intrusion by using aquaculture”

Vấn đề nông dân – di cư là… cơ hội của ĐBSCL

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ĐBSCL dễ bị tổn thương hơn trước các thiên tai như bão tố, lụt lội. Ảnh: LÊ HOÀNG VŨ

(TBKTSG) – Sự thay đổi cực đoan của các yếu tố thời tiết như nhiệt độ, mưa, gió (biến đổi khí hậu), nước biển dâng và việc các quốc gia phía thượng nguồn sử dụng nguồn nước cho thủy điện, nông nghiệp, công nghiệp đã làm cho đồng bằng sông Cửu Long (ĐBSCL) đối diện thường xuyên với các vấn đề như hạn hán, mặn xâm nhập, ngập lụt, lún sụt mặt đất, thiếu hụt phù sa gây ra sạt lở bờ sông, bờ biển, làm xáo trộn đời sống kinh tế – xã hội và suy thoái tài nguyên thiên nhiên.

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Vietnam’s fashion market large enough for both domestic, foreign brands

Last update 08:00 | 27/08/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Some Vietnamese fashion brands are keeping calm amid the ‘foreign fashion wave’, saying they have advantages in the local market and with demand on the increase, the market is still large enough.

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Many foreign brands, from high-street to luxury, including Chanel, Giovanni, Salvatore Ferragamo, Mango, Zara and H&M, all have landed in Vietnam. Uniqlo from Japan is also expected. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam’s fashion market large enough for both domestic, foreign brands”

Vietnam to scrap death penalty for 5 felonies under amended Penal Code

Robbery and trading of fake medicine are among the felonies to be exempt from capital punishment

The death chamber and the steel bars of the viewing room are seen at the state penitentiary in Texas, the U.S. September 29, 2010. Photo: Reuters

The amended 2015 Penal Code of Vietnam, which will take effect at the start of 2018, will no longer impose the death penalty on those found guilty of five felonies.

The code is an amened version of the country’s 2015 Penal Code that has been in place since July 2016.

According to the amended code, five felonies including robbery, manufacturing and trading of fake food and medicine, destroying facilities crucial to national security, surrendering to the enemy, and disobeying orders of commanding officers will no longer be subject to the death penalty. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam to scrap death penalty for 5 felonies under amended Penal Code”