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Image : Vietnamese man lives with surgical scissors in abdomen for 18 years

Vietnamese man lives with surgical scissors in abdomen for 18 years

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 28,2016

The patient in the northern province of Bac Kan is now waiting to have them removed.

Image : Serena, Venus Williams forced out of ASB Classic

Serena, Venus Williams forced out of ASB Classic

person Orange Themes access_time Jan 04,2017

Yahoo News AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Serena Williams was knocked out of the ASB Tennis Classic on Wednesday, reducing her match practice for the upcoming Australian Open, while sister Venus withdrew due to injury.

Image : Murray caps best year of career with record 3rd BBC award

Murray caps best year of career with record 3rd BBC award

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 18,2016

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Andy Murray has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year for a record third time after winning the Wimbledon and Olympic singles titles in 2016 and also finishing the season as the world's top-ranked player.

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Singapore developer sells Vietnam hotel for $49 million: report

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Singaporean developer Low Keng Huat Limited has reportedly sold a four-star hotel in downtown Ho Chi Minh City to an undisclosed investor for US$49 million. The sale of Duxton Hotel Saigon on Nguyen Hue Street was confirmed by research company Savills Vietnam, news website VnExpress reported on Wednesday. It was the fourth reported acquisitions in Vietnam's hotel industry this year. Last month South Korean carrier Asiana Airlines reportedly sold a 50 percent stake in Kumho Asiana Plaza, a serviced apartment and hotel complex also in District 1, to Saigon Boulevard Holdings for $107.5 million. The buyer is a subsidiary of Singaporean developer Mapletree Investments Pte. In April, Que Huong Liberty Corporation, which owns several hotels in HCMC, said it sold Novotel Saigon Centre, another four-star hotel in the downtown area, to a Vietnamese investor, reportedly for $46.7 million. In Hanoi, local hotel company BRG Group has recently bought four-star hotel Sedona Suites Hanoi from Singapore's Keppel Land Vietnam at $31.5 million, local media reported. Given Vietnam's increasing popularity among foreign tourists, Savills forecast the local hotel sector will see more mergers and acquisitions this year, according to VnExpress. Official figures showed Vietnam's international arrivals rose 21.3 percent year-on-year to more than 4.7 million in the first six months. Read on the original site
Vietnam’s retail sales jump 10 percent in 2016

Vietnam’s retail sales of goods and services rose to 10.2 percent to around 156.7 billion USD in 2016, data from the General Statistics Office (GSO) has revealed. The rise – it was 9.8 percent growth in 2015 – reflects an improvement in both domestic consumption capacity and the lives of people, said Nguyen Bich Lam, head of GSO.According to GSO, the retail sales of goods, which account for 76 percent of total sales, reached 118.9 billion USD, up 10.2 percent from last year.The revenue in… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Thousands mourn Morocco fishmonger crushed in rubbish truck

Al Hoceima (Morocco) (AFP) - Thousands of Moroccans on Sunday attended the funeral of a fishmonger whose gruesome death in a rubbish truck crusher has caused outrage across the North African country, sources said.Mouhcine Fikri, 31, was crushed to death on Friday in the truck in the northern city of Al-Hoceima as he reportedly tried to protest against a municipal worker seizing and destroying his wares.An image of his inert body -- head and arm sticking out from under the lorry's crushing… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Basque separatist group leader nabbed in France

Bayonne (France) (AFP) - The most senior ETA leader still at large was arrested Saturday in southwest France, Spanish authorities said, dealing another major blow to the embattled Basque separatist group.Mikel Irastorza, 41, was found in a home in the French town of Ascain, in the Pyrenees region bordering Spain, the interior ministry said in a statement.The couple housing Irastorza -- a 59-year-old Basque exile and his 56-year-old wife -- were also taken into custody, French sources… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Vietnam's lychee farmers still look to China as main export market

Although Vietnam has opened up new export markets for its lychees to reduce its reliance on China, growers are still saving the pick of the bunch for traders from the northern neighbor. China is Vietnam's biggest lychee customer, buying on average some of 60 percent of the annual crop, according to official statistics. “Farmers prefer doing business with Chinese firms rather than local traders because they are willing to buy large quantities and offer higher prices,” said a fruit trader in… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Sens. Sanders, Warren call research bill gift to drug firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the Senate's most liberal lawmakers are assailing a $6.3 billion medical research bill as a gift to drug companies, even as Republican leaders prepare to try pushing the measure through the lame-duck Congress."It's time for Congress to stand up to the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies, not give them more handouts," Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said Tuesday in a written statement.The comments by Sanders came a day after Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., delivered a… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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