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U.S. believes Russia deployed new missile in treaty violation

person Orange Themes access_time Feb 15,2017

Yahoo News Russia has deployed a new cruise missile despite complaints by U.S. officials that it violates an arms control treaty banning ground-based U.S. and Russian intermediate-range missiles, a senior Trump administration official said on

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Indiana official: Altered voter registrations raise concerns

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 19,2016

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of voter registrations were altered, raising concerns about possible fraud, says Indiana's chief elections official, whose office warned voters to check whether their information is correct online and encouraged voting

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Student charged with murder in Quebec mosque attack

person Orange Themes access_time Jan 31,2017

Yahoo News A Canadian political science student known to have nationalist sympathies was charged Monday with six counts of murder over a shooting spree at a Quebec mosque -- one of the worst attacks ever to target Muslims in a western country. Prime

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Ho Chi Minh City gets hop-on hop-off tourist bus service

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Ho Chi Minh City gets hop-on hop-off tourist bus service
A hop-on hop-off bus in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Mai Phuong/Thanh Nien Hop-on hop-off, a city bus service that is popular in many places around the world, has made its debut in Ho Chi Minh City after a six-month trial period. With a ticket that costs VND199,000 (US$8.8) and is valid for 24 hours, tourists can get off at any destination around the downtown area like Ben Thanh Market and Independence Palace, according to operator Anh Viet Media TV & Tourist. A tour of the Cho Lon area, a.k.a Chinatown, in District 5, including Thien Hau Pagoda and Binh Tay Market, costs another VND100,000 ($4.4) if bought in combination or VND149,000 if bought alone. The buses, which ply from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., are equipped with Wi-Fi and audio guides in English, French, Korean and Spanish. Maps of their routes can be found here. Hop-on hop-off is the third tourist bus service to be launched in the city since March after two routes linking downtown with Tan Son Nhat International Airport. HCMC expects to receive 5.1 million international tourists this year, more than 10 percent higher than last year. Read on the original site
PM kicks off private sector conference/discourse/talks

The national-level dialogue of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the business community, entitled “Walking in the step of businesses,” has kicked off. The PM promised to help enterprises tackle their woes. Phuc told more than 2,000 delegates, including representatives of enterprises, ministries, and local and international organisations, that since his last meeting with the business community in Ho Chi Minh City in April last year, the local business climate has remarkably… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Golden return for veteran Canadian ice dancers Virtue, Moir

Marseille (AFP) - Veteran ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir sealed their golden comeback by winning the Grand Prix Final in world record style on Saturday as they eye Olympic gold in 2018.The Canadians -- Olympic champions in 2010 and silver medallists in 2014 -- are returning this season after 'retiring' two years ago.They followed wins in Skate Canada and the NHK Trophy with a first Grand Prix Final gold in Marseille on Saturday.They beat France's two-time world champions Gabriella… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Britain cracks down on illegal nail-salon workers in fight against modern slavery

LONDON (Reuters) - British immigration officers have raided nearly 300 nail salons and arrested 97 people, mostly from Vietnam, for suspected immigration offences as part of a drive to tackle modern slavery, the Home Office said on Wednesday."Operation Magnify", a week-long operation concluded earlier this month, was a cross-government drive to stamp out illegal working by targeting specific "risk" industries, said the Home Office, Britain's interior ministry, in a statement. "This operation… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Want to solve global crises? $5 million prize seeks fresh ideas

By Laurie GoeringLONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the world grapples with potentially catastrophic global problems, including climate change, it needs to find solutions by overcoming short-term thinking, risk analysts say.To drive that, a Swedish risk specialist and philanthropist is offering a $5 million prize for the best idea to create a new international decision-making system capable of tackling the world's intractable issues, from extreme poverty to the spread of nuclear weapons… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Premier League: Santi's back this weekend – but how much of Arsenal's woe is down to his absence?

While fans shout abuse at their manager for another failed title challenge, they should also be considering the significance of the Spaniard's injury says Gooner Chas Newkey-Burden . View photo Santi Cazorla's back for Arsenal If interminable inquests are your thing, forget the Chilcot inquiry – try hanging around with Arsenal fans, or following a couple of them on Twitter. The agonising, self-righteous autopsy they are conducting over this season rumbles on and on, yet most of those… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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