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Cu Lao Cau Island, heaven on earth
Located in Tuy Phong District, Binh Thuan province, about 9 km away from the shore, Cu Lao Cau Island is a most popular destination for travel lovers thanks to its smooth sloping sandy beach, blue seawater, and endless hills and mountains.
From the mainland, the island looks like a big warship
The water around this isle is always blue and clean
Visitors can enjoy tasty and fresh seafood
The island is surrounded by thousands of cliff blocks in different colours and shapes
White sandy beaches
Tourists can behold colourful coral reefs through the pure sea water there
Breaktaking scene of the island
Fears for dozens of children after France's 'Jungle' cleared
Calais (France) (AFP) - France's infamous "Jungle" was cleared of thousands of migrants in a massive operation that wrapped up Wednesday, but aid groups said dozens of unaccompanied children were not guaranteed a bed for the night."Unregistered minors are wandering around, lost, wondering where they will spend the night," said Samuel Hanryon, spokesman for Doctors Without Borders (MSF).The warning came as the abandoned slum outside the port of Calais smouldered from countless fires set by… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
From foes to business partners: two decades of Vietnam - U.S. relations
Since 1995, when the embargo was abolished, Vietnam and the United States of America have grown to become important trade partners. The U.S. is now Vietnam's second biggest export partner and the number one destination for Vietnamese overseas students. Vietnam's exports to the U.S. have risen steadily since the U.S. lifted the embargo in 1995. From 2012, the U.S. has become one of the top destinations of Vietnam's exports, according to Vietnam Customs. Last year Vietnam recorded a trade… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
For Congress, defense contracts are like baseball, apple pie
WASHINGTON (AP) — For members of Congress, there's nothing more American than baseball, apple pie and big defense contracts.After President-elect Donald Trump attacked the cost of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter on Monday as "out of control," several lawmakers responded by praising the Pentagon's most expensive weapons acquisition. Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill, aware of the tens of thousands of jobs the aircraft generates in 45 states, will be leery of any plans by Trump to cut the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Paris meeting marks end to Obama's failed Mideast diplomacy
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's eight years of unsuccessful Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy will come to a crashing end this weekend, with chances for a Mideast peace deal at perhaps their lowest ebb in a generation. A Paris peace conference attended by Secretary of State John Kerry isn't expected to produce any tangible progress.At a time when President-elect Donald Trump's administration is promising a fundamental shift toward Israel, the State Department said Kerry was only… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Zimbabwe's ruling party endorses Mugabe for 2018 election
Masvingo (Zimbabwe) (AFP) - Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party's congress endorsed on Saturday President Robert Mugabe as its candidate for the 2018 election, which could extend his 36 years in office.The leader was endorsed by all party structures at the meeting held in Masvingo, 300 kilometres (186 miles) southeast of the capital Harare.The congress voiced "its support to the president and first secretary comrade Robert Mugabe as the sole candidate for the forthcoming 2018 elections," said… chat_bubble_outline Read More...