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Taking a retreat to Moc Chau Plateau
About 200 km northwest of Hanoi, Moc Chau is one of the most pristine beautiful plateaus in the northern mountainous region.
Pictured is the way to Moc Chau Plateau, Son La Province two weeks after the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.
Moc Chau Plateau at dawn.
Visiting green tea hills.
Cherry trees are in full bloom.
Long Luong Hamlet.
Plum flower in full bloom.
Picturesque landscapes of Moc Chau Plateau.
Chieng Yen Hamlet.
Moc Chau Plateau at sunset.
Na Ka Valley, Tan Lap Hamlet.
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 Istanbul, Turkey New York, the US London, UK Chefchaouen, Morocco Paris, France Cape Town, South Africa Amsterdam, the Netherland Petersburg, Russia… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Islamic State on the defensive: UN report
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The Islamic State group is militarily on the defensive, facing a drop in revenue from oil and extortion and a shrinking ability to attract new recruits, according to a new UN report released Monday.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned however in the report to the Security Council that IS jihadists continue to pose a grave threat and are "partially adapting" to losses on the battlefield."ISIL is militarily on the defensive in several regions,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Queen Elizabeth II marks sapphire jubilee
London (AFP) - Queen Elizabeth II, the world's longest reigning sovereign, on Monday set a new record as the first British monarch to reach her sapphire jubilee, with 65 years on the throne.The queen, now 90, rose to the throne in 1952 at the age of 25 upon the premature death of her father, King George VI.As with previous milestones in her long reign, Queen Elizabeth is likely to spend Accession Day privately at her Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, eastern England.On Sunday, however, she was… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Philippines protests China's weapons installation on islands
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An official says the Philippines has filed a low-key diplomatic protest with China after a U.S. think thank reported that Beijing appears to have installed anti-aircraft and anti-missile weapons on its man-made islands in the strategically vital South China Sea.Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay said Monday that a note verbale was issued after the report came out last month.The Center for Strategic and International Studies report said that anti-aircraft guns and… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Questions and answers on Israeli settlements
Jerusalem (AFP) - The United Nations Security Council has passed a landmark resolution condemning Israeli settlements in east Jerusalem and the West Bank after the United States refrained from using its veto.Here are some key questions and answers on Israeli settlements:- What are settlements? -Settlements are Israeli villages, towns and even cities built on territory Israel seized during the 1967 Six Day War.Some 430,000 Israeli settlers currently live in the West Bank, along with 2.6 million… chat_bubble_outline Read More...