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In Vietnam’s northern highlands, a mosaic of natural beauties
The Ban Gioc Falls in Cao Bang Province near the border with China is one of the most beautiful sights in Vietnam. It is not even at its best during this time of year, but it still adds to a perfect picture of the harvest season in the province's highlands, which is 340 kilometers to the north of Hanoi.
A man pulls a fishing net in a stream down the waterfall.
Sunset over rice fields near the boder. The province is one of the most beloved destinations for photographers in Vietnam.
Rice fields more than 20 kilometers from the Ban Gioc Falls.
Many say a scene like this is worth any difficulties on the road.
Children play by watermills.
Crops are carried home on a bamboo bridge.
A farmer walks home from the fields.
Photos by VnExpress/Thanh Tung
New York Times public editor: Why we were wrong
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Murray ends year with win over Raonic in UAE
Abu Dhabi (AFP) - World number one Andy Murray ended 2016 with a win over Milos Raonic to take third place in the Mubadala World Tennis Championships on Saturday.Wimbledon and Olympic champion Murray, who was knighted in the New Year Honours list, beat Canada's Raonic 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) in the exhibition event.The 29-year-old Scot lost to David Goffin in Friday's semi-final, his first defeat in six meetings with the 11th-ranked Belgian.Murray's next stop is neighbouring Qatar for the opening week… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
German police say arrested man may not be Christmas market attacker
A policeman gestures near the scene where a truck ploughed into a crowded Christmas market in the German capital last night in Berlin, Germany, December 20, 2016. Photo by Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch A Pakistani asylum-seeker arrested on suspicion of killing 12 people by mowing through a Berlin Christmas market in a truck may not be the attacker, and the real perpetrator could still be on the run, German police said on Tuesday. The truck smashed into wooden huts serving mulled wine and sausages at… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
The Latest: Serena Williams through to Australian Open QFs
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Monday from the Australian Open (all times local):1:05 p.m.Serena Williams has advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals with a scrappy 7-5, 6-4 win over Barbora Strycova to open play at Rod Laver Arena on Monday.Williams is attempting to win her Open era-record 23 Grand Slam singles title, her seventh Australian Open championship and, with top-ranked Angelique Kerber's fourth-round loss, a return to the No. 1 ranking.She had 23 unforced errors in… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
U.S. probe to make unprecedented plunge into sun's atmosphere
(The June 1 story corrects distance in 3rd paragraph to 140 million from 1.4 billion)By Irene KlotzCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A U.S. spacecraft set to launch next year will make a series of unprecedented dives into the sun’s scorching atmosphere to see how the star works and what can be done to better predict space weather events on Earth, scientists said on Wednesday.The Parker Solar Probe will have to survive temperatures as high as 2,500 Fahrenheit (1,371 Celsius), impacts by… chat_bubble_outline Read More...