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No benefit from double dose of Tamiflu for flu: study

Tamiflu, the frontline treatment for influenza, offers no benefit for patients if it is administered in double the normal dose.

No benefit from double dose of Tamiflu for flu: study
Vietnamese artists at the event timed to the launch of new Air Astana's flight. Photo by Roza Yessenkulova©
Air Astana to launch direct Almaty-Ho Chi Minh flight

Kazakhstan citizens can now fly to Vietnam’s biggest city with a population of 10 million people via Bangkok.

Air Astana to launch direct Almaty-Ho Chi Minh flight
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Vietnam anti-China activists mark island battle

Activists in Hanoi chanted anti-China slogans and laid flowers Thursday at a protest marking the anniversary of a battle over the contested Spratly Islands in which 64 Vietnamese soldiers died.

Vietnam anti-China activists mark island battle
Reprieve for bear rescue centre in Vietnam
Reprieve for bear rescue centre in Vietnam

A sanctuary for bears rescued from the Asian bile trade which has been at the centre of a high-profile land dispute has been spared eviction by Vietnam's government.

Reprieve for bear rescue centre in Vietnam
Starbucks to enter coffee-loving Vietnam
Starbucks to enter coffee-loving Vietnam

Starbucks said Thursday it would open its first store next month in Vietnam, seeking a foothold in the coffee-loving country as part of efforts to expand in Asia.

Starbucks to enter coffee-loving Vietnam
Vietnam seeks economic boost with fresh rate cuts
Vietnam seeks economic boost with fresh rate cuts

Vietnam on Monday cut its key interest rates for the sixth time in 2012 in an attempt to boost an economy growing at the weakest pace in more than a decade.

Vietnam seeks economic boost with fresh rate cuts
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New species, old threats to Mekong wildlife: WWF

From a devilish-looking bat to a frog that sings like a bird, scientists have identified 126 new species in the Greater Mekong area, the WWF said Tuesday in a new report detailing discoveries in 2011.

New species, old threats to Mekong wildlife: WWF
Police clash with thousands of rioters in south China
Police clash with thousands of rioters in south China

Police in a south China city bordering Vietnam clashed with thousands of rioters who were protesting excessive brutality meted out to a suspected smuggler.

Police clash with thousands of rioters in south China
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War-era shell kills four Vietnamese children

A shell from the Vietnam War killed four children and seriously injured four other villagers when it exploded at a family party.

War-era shell kills four Vietnamese children
Vietnam sentences Filipina drug mule to death
Vietnam sentences Filipina drug mule to death

Vietnam has sentenced a 61-year-old Filipina to death after she was caught smuggling the illegal drug methamphetamine into the country.

Vietnam sentences Filipina drug mule to death
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Vietnam to free prostitutes from rehab: media

Vietnam will free about 900 sex workers next year from compulsory rehabilitation centres across the country, state media reported Thursday.

Vietnam to free prostitutes from rehab: media
Tresses to treasure for Vietnamese hair trader
Tresses to treasure for Vietnamese hair trader

Hailed as a hero in his native Vietnamese village, Do Van Thu has become rich and transformed the lives of hundreds of families through the sale of a precious and unorthodox crop -- hair.

Tresses to treasure for Vietnamese hair trader
Victoria Nuland. Photo coutesy of bamdadkhabar.com
US 'deeply troubled' by fate of Vietnamese bloggers

The US voiced concern Monday at the jailing of three Vietnamese bloggers for "anti-state propaganda" and urged that they be freed.

US 'deeply troubled' by fate of Vietnamese bloggers
Vietnam jails bloggers for 'anti-state propaganda'
Vietnam jails bloggers for 'anti-state propaganda'

A court in southern Vietnam jailed three bloggers Monday for "anti-state propaganda" at a brief but dramatic hearing, prompting calls from the United States and EU for their immediate release.

Vietnam jails bloggers for 'anti-state propaganda'
Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Astana and Hanoi become twin cities

Kazakhstan and Vietnam signed a range of bilateral agreements.

Astana and Hanoi become twin cities
Delegation of KazMunaiGas. Photo courtesy of KazMunaiGas©
Vietnam may join Kazakhstan in oil production

A memorandum of understanding was signed by KazMunaiGas and PetroVietnam.

Vietnam may join Kazakhstan in oil production
President of Vietnam Truong Tan Sang. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Vietnam will perform exploration works at Aral Sea

KazMunaiGas will work on the Vietnamese shore, while Vietnamese company will perform exploration works at the Aral Sea: Nazarbayev.

Vietnam will perform exploration works at Aral Sea
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev (L) and President of Vietnam Truong Tan Sang (R). Photo by Danial Okassov©
President of Vietnam arrived in Kazakhstan

I would like to express our joy and appreciation of the huge achievements that the brotherly people of Kazakhstan made in development of your country: President of Vietnam.

President of Vietnam arrived in Kazakhstan
Asian economies most at risk from natural disasters
Asian economies most at risk from natural disasters

Asian countries dominate a league table of economies most at risk from earthquakes, floods, storms and other natural hazards, according to research published on Wednesday.

Asian economies most at risk from natural disasters
Vietnam, US begin historic Agent Orange cleanup
Vietnam, US begin historic Agent Orange cleanup

From deformed infants to grandparents with cancer, families near Vietnam's Danang Airbase have long blamed the toxic legacy of war for their ills.

Vietnam, US begin historic Agent Orange cleanup