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Death toll rises to 69 in Myanmar monsoon landslide
Death toll rises to 69 in Myanmar monsoon landslide
Hanoi (VNA) - The death toll of a monsoon landslide in Myanmar's Mon state rose to 69 as more bodies were recovered on August 16 afternoon, local officials said. At the scene (Source: The Myanmar Times) Clearance operation has been done in 90 percent of the landslide-hit area and rehabilitation assistance for the victims is underway. The landslide...
Indonesian President proposes capital moving plan to parliament
Indonesian President proposes capital moving plan to parliament
Hanoi (VNA) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo on August 16 formally proposed to the parliament a plan to move the country’s capital from Jakarta on the island of Java to Kalimantan province on the island of Borneo. Illustrative image (Photo: VNA) President Widodo made the proposal in his union speech at the parliament, a day before the country celebrates...
Cambodian garment association urges EU to maintain trade preferences
Cambodian garment association urges EU to maintain trade preferences
Hanoi (VNA) -- The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has urged the European Union (EU) to maintain the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade preferences for Cambodia. Illustrative image (Photo: VNA) The EU started in February the 18-month process that could lead to the temporary suspension of Cambodia's duty-free trading access to the EU market under the EBA scheme....
Thailand to issue stimulus package worth over 10 billion USD
Thailand to issue stimulus package worth over 10 billion USD
Hanoi (VNA) – The Thai Government is planning an economic stimulus package worth some 10 billion USD to support the second largest Southeast Asian economy that is recording growth slowdown. A view of Bangkok at night (Photo: bkkprep.ac.th) Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana said on August 16 that the package will be worth 316 billion THB to help cope with...
Police rescued after six officers wounded in Philadelphia shootout
Police rescued after six officers wounded in Philadelphia shootout
A SWAT team rescued two police officers and three civilians trapped inside a Philadelphia house with an active gunman after a shootout in which six officers were wounded, police said on Wednesday (August 14). Law enforcement with a gun drawn in the Nicetown neighborhood of Philadelphia. (Source: Fox News) The gunman remained barricaded inside the home, with police urging...
China - ASEAN youth exchange festival underway in China
China - ASEAN youth exchange festival underway in China
Beijing (VNA) – The 7th ASEAN-China Young Leaders Exchange Festival began in Haikou, the capital city of China’s Hainan province, on August 13. At the opening ceremony of the festival on August 13. (Photo: hinews.cn) The festival is jointly organised by the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, the China-ASEAN Association and the Foreign Affairs Office of...
ASEAN economic community’s development discussed
ASEAN economic community’s development discussed
Hanoi (VNA) - An international scientific seminar on development process of the ASEAN Economic Community took place in Hanoi on August 13. Illustrative image (Source: reamstime.com) The event was jointly organised by the Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR) of the University of Economics and Business - Vietnam National University Hanoi and the Institute for Democracy and...
Thailand arrests more suspects related to August 2 bombings
Thailand arrests more suspects related to August 2 bombings
Bangkok (VNA) – Thai authorities have ordered the arrest of four more suspects in connection with the series of bombings in Bangkok capital on August 2. At the scene (Photo: AFP) The arrest warrants were made on charges of organised crime, arson, causing explosion and illegal possession of explosives. The police said they are hunting at least 15 suspects...
Indonesia bans activities around Volcano Merapi
Indonesia bans activities around Volcano Merapi
Hanoi (VNA) - Indonesian authorities have banned residents and trekkers from doing activities within 3km from the summit of Mount Merapi, as the volcano located between Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces spewed hot lava on August 14. Illustrative image (Photo: channelnewsasia) Spokesperson of Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency Agus Wibowo said Mount Merapi spewed the hot lava as...
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