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French foreign minister calls for end to Aleppo 'massacre'

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 24,2016

France's foreign minister urged the international community to "do everything" to end the "massacre" in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday after fighting resumed following a 72-hour truce declared by Damascus ally Russia. Speaking in the

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UN Syria envoy to meet Trump team

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 08,2016

The UN's peace envoy for Syria said Thursday he was planning to have meetings with US President-elect Donald Trump's transition team. Staffan de Mistura, who has been leading diplomatic efforts to end the five-year war in Syria, told reporters that

Image : US stocks close higher as Nasdaq hits record high, oil rises

US stocks close higher as Nasdaq hits record high, oil rises

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 27,2016

Yahoo News A day of quiet trading on Wall Street ended Tuesday with the Dow Jones industrial average inching closer to 20,000 and a record high for the Nasdaq composite.

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Hanoi sets tight control to prevent A/H7N9 outbreaks

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Hanoi sets tight control to prevent A/H7N9 outbreaks

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Hanoi (VNA) – Authorities of Hanoi are proactively controlling trade,
transportation and slaughter of poultry in the city as the risk of H7N9 avian
influenza outbreaks in animals and humans is high.
The municipal
Department of Industry and Trade ordered local market watchdog teams to keep a
close watch on the trade, transportation and slaughter of live birds, conduct
inspections at areas where poultry is slaughtered and traded, especially wet
markets.
The teams
have also set up quarantine checkpoints along main roads with staff working
around the clock.
The city’s
Department of Health has been providing frequent updates on the developments of
the disease that allow authorities to design more effective preventive
measures.
The
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has imposed stricter fines on
violations of disease prevention and quarantine and provided guides on properly
cleaning the environment.-VNA
South Korean investigators to again summon Samsung heir

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Leaks put Assange at odds with Ecuador's warming up to US

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Man in black: Vietnam looks for mystery 'hero' who stopped airport assault

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Security ramped up for Boxing Day cricket test

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New York mayor tells Trump will 'protect' immigrants

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