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Saigon among top 50 most beautiful cities in the world
Ho Chi Minh City has been listed among 50 most beautiful cities in the world by World famous travel website CNTraveler.
HCM City comes the 48th
CNTraveler bases itself on many criteria through art and architecture, from water views and mountain highs, in its people and its history. Venice in Italy ranks first.
Hong Kong, China
New York, the US
Cape Town, South Africa
Amsterdam, the Netherland
Processing and manufacturing industry records positive start to 2016
Vietnam's Index of Industrial Production (IIP) climbed 7.9 percent in April compared to the same period last year, with the processing and manufacturing industry leading the way with 12.5 percent growth on year. According to the General Statistics Office (GSO), industrial growth reached 7.3 percent in the first four months of 2016, lower than the 9.6 percent recorded during the same period last year. There were mixed fortunes across the sector, with electricity distribution and production… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
ER Visits for Alcohol Intoxication Are Going Up
Visits to the emergency room for alcohol intoxication in the United States have increased by more than 50 percent over the past decade, a new study finds.What's more, ER visits tied to alcohol are taking up an increasing portion of hospital resources, and are requiring longer hospital stays than in the past, the researchers said."These visits place a strain on the U.S. emergency care system and represent a public health problem," the researchers, from The George Washington University's Center… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Mexican narcos beat heat in air conditioned tombs
Culiacan (Mexico) (AFP) - Some drug lords take their ostentatious lifestyle literally to the grave: a cemetery in Mexico is blooming with two-story tombs fitted with living rooms, air conditioning and bulletproof glass.Mexico marked on Sunday 10 years since the government deployed troops in a drug war that has killed tens of thousands of people, with many victims buried unceremoniously in mass graves, dumped on roadsides or left hanging on bridges.But the drug barons of Sinaloa state, the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Weekly roundup: Tourism boom, New Year thrift, bizarre stories, and more
Vietnam leads Southeast Asia as fastest growing tourism market These five countries have seen the sharpest increase in tourist numbers this year. Vietnam’s top leaders to skip usual Lunar New Year visits The government's getting tough on gift giving and wasteful spending this holiday season. Money stands between Hanoi and its transport dream plan A network of new roads and fast trains requires a huge investment, posing a problem for the city in times of budgetary stress. Vietnamese… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
At remote desert garrison in Syria, a US-Iranian confrontation is brewing
US-backed forces announced Tuesday that they had begun the long-awaited assault on the northeastern Syrian city of Raqqa, the so-called Islamic State's main stronghold in the country and its self-declared capital.But some 170 miles to the south, in a remote corner of Syria’s southeastern desert, another clash is brewing that is pitting the strategic objectives of the United States against those of Iran, and that could soon bring US troops and Iranian-backed forces into direct military… chat_bubble_outline Read More...