Memorial site inaugurated to commemorate Gac Ma soldiers

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood paid tribute Friday (Jul 14) to Walking Dead stuntman John Bernecker after he was killed in a fall on set. Production of Walking Dead has been temporarily shut down after stuntman John Bernecker (pictured) was killed in a fall on set. (Photo: Facebook/John Bernecker) Bernecker died in hospital Wednesday after falling 22 feet (6.70 meters) from a balcony headfirst onto concrete, according to The Hollywood Reporter, citing a county sheriff's report. An assistant director told police the stuntman tried to break his fall by…... [read more]

Visitors will not be allowed to set foot on a men-only UNESCO World Heritage island in Japan from next year, an official said Saturday. The tiny landmass of Okinoshima, where women are banned and male visitors must bathe naked in the sea before visiting its shrine, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site last week AFP/STR TOKYO: Visitors will not be allowed to set foot on a men-only UNESCO World Heritage island in Japan from next year, an official said Saturday (Jul 15). The tiny landmass…... [read more]

Mike Pence is the loyal wingman, the ever-discreet figure who rises above the Washington fray. But as the Russia scandal encroaches ever further on Donald Trump's White House, the vice president is also walking a political tightrope. The 58-year-old former governor of Indiana is currently the man closest to the U.S. presidency -- either as Trump's immediate successor should his term end prematurely, or as his heir apparent in 2020 or 2024 elections, depending on how many terms Trump serves. As the troubles of his boss grow deeper by the day, ensnared in a widening investigation into his campaign…... [read more]

This photo provided by KOICA shows RoK Ambassador to the Philippines Kim Jae-shin (C) and Philippine officials posing after signing an agreement on bilateral police cooperation in Quezon City on July 12, 2017. (Source:Yonhap) Hanoi (VNA) – The Republic of Korea (RoK) will extend its support to help upgrade the investigation capabilities of the Philippines' police force, according to Yonhap news agency of the RoK. Yonhap cited officials at the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), RoK’s bilateral aid agency, as saying that it and the Korea National Police Agency will together spend 7.5 billion won (6.6 million…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam has huge potential in terms of geography and wind power resources to generate electricity, experts have said. Wind turbines at the Bac Lieu Wind Power Plant in the southern province of Bac Lieu. — Photo: VNA/VNS The western part of the East Sea bordering southern Viet Nam is one of two areas with an average wind speed at sea of 10-11km per hour, according to research from the Viet Nam Institute of Seas and Islands under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE). The water from the central province of Binh Thuan to the…... [read more]

A serious landslide occurred in Huoi Quang hydropower reservoir area where 2,000 cubic meters of soil buried 70 meters of Highway 279D, completely cut off traffic to the reservoir in Muong La, Son La province. The province has rushed to remove landslide debris to resume traffic in the area and the work is expected to complete on July 17. In related news, after moving in the waters south of the Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands, a low pressure zone intensified into tropical low pressure system with wind power reaching level 6-7 travelling 40-60 kilometers an hour yesterday’s late afternoon. At…... [read more]

A tropical depression occurring in the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago in the East Vietnam Sea early on Saturday is likely to develop into a storm, affecting Vietnam’s north and north-central regions. The low-pressure system, packing winds of up to 60kph, is moving north-west at 10-15kph, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting. By Sunday morning, the tropical depression is forecast to be reach the area south of the Chinese island of Hainan, before continuing to move west-northwest at 15-20kph to the Gulf of Tonkin, where it will potentially form a storm. As of Sunday night,…... [read more]

As many as 35 different suggestions to tackle traffic congestion in Ho Chi Minh City were put forward at a meeting on Friday, attracting debates and arguments from around 50 local scientists, experts and officials. The proposed solutions fall into two categories, with 19 strategies aiming to develop and expand the municipal public transportation system, and the other 16 focusing on curbing personal vehicles in the southern metropolis. The ‘public transportation’ group includes such suggestions as deploying buses that run on eco-friendly fuel, providing more buses that can accommodate wheel-chair users, or adding more 16-seat mini-buses to…... [read more]

The State Bank of Vietnam is drafting a new circular that will allow non-residents with presence in the country to make deposits in both the Vietnamese dong and foreign currency at local banks without residency requirement. The central bank is soliciting feedback for the proposal, which will benefit foreign individuals or organizations working and living in Vietnam, even though they have no permanent resident status. Under the current law, non-residents in Vietnam have to meet strict requirements to be able to save their money at local credit institutions. …... [read more]

Statistics of the Ministry of Public Security and the UNICEF showed that averagely, about 1,800 serious child violence cases are reported each year, including about 1,000 sexual abuse ones. Meanwhile, the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Procuracy revealed that from 2012-2015, the agency investigated 966 sexual abuse cases, mostly against children, with 826 defendants.  Photo for illustration However, participants held that the figures have yet to reflect the real situation, as many child sexual abuse cases were not reported with different reasons. According to Nguyen Van Tinh, deputy head of the Office for…... [read more]

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