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Ban Gioc among Earth's most beautiful waterfalls
Russia’s Sputnik agency has revealed top 16 most beautiful waterfalls on Earth in observance of World Water Day (March 22), including the Ban Gioc waterfall on Quay Son River in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang.
The Ban Gioc Waterfall measures 35 metres high and spans 300m. Great water columns can be seen from a distance. It is separated into three layer-falls by rocks and trees. Large volumes of water pouring down to lime stone steps form a curtain of white spray.
Rounding on the list of top 16 include Iguazu Falls of the Iguazu River on the border of Argentina and Brazil
Waterfall on the Kuril Islands, Russia
The Rhine Falls in Switzerland
Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, the US
The Blue Nile Falls, also known as Tis Issat or Tissisat Falls, in Ethiopia
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall in Iceland
Victoria Falls, located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe
Dettifoss Waterfall in Iceland
The Nachi Waterfall in Nachikatsuura, Japan
Gullfoss Waterfall in Iceland
The Cheonjiyeon Waterfall on Jeju Island, the Republic of Korea
Yosemite Falls in North America
Jog Falls, also known as Joga Falls or Gerosoppa Falls, in India
and Niagara Falls, Canada.
Burundi refugees mark anniversary of worst bloodshed
Kigali (AFP) - In a church in Rwanda, sobs ring out and candles flicker as refugees from neighbouring Burundi mark a year since one of the deadliest episodes of violence in their crisis-wracked country.Darcy, 32, is one of about 200 Burundians who gathered to commemorate those killed when an attack on military installations by gunmen opposed to President Pierre Nkurunziza lead to a violent crackdown by security forces against those seen as "enemies" of the state."They entered homes, killing… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Tele-medicine helps promote remote health-care assistance
The health department in northern Quảng Ninh Province has deployed a tele-health network extending critical healthcare services to rural and remote communities and increase remote connections between doctors and patients. — VNS Photo QUANG NINH (Biz Hub) — The health department in northern Quang Ninh Province has deployed a tele-health network extending critical healthcare services to rural and remote communities and increase remote connections between doctors and patients. With the aid of… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Thai giants who have been in Vietnam for decades
VietNamNet Bridge – The wave of Thai investment in Vietnam is not new. Decades ago, the Thais gained important development in Vietnam.Amata Group Established in 1989, Amata Corporation Public Company Limited is Thailand’s largest listed conglomerate in the industrial estate sector of the Stock Exchange of Thailand. The company's headquarters are in Bangkok, Thailand and its Chief Executive Officer is Vikrom Kromadit. Amata Viet Nam was established in December 1994 as a joint venture of Amata… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Italy's Renzi resigns, hints at early election
Rome (AFP) - Matteo Renzi bowed out as Italian prime minister with a combination of jokes, regrets and a strong hint that he wants to lead his party into an early election battle.Political consultations on forming a caretaker government were set to begin Thursday at 6 pm (1700 GMT), after Renzi formally submitted his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella following a crushing referendum defeat.Before handing back the keys to his Palazzo Chigi residence, the 41-year-old chaired a meeting of… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Northern Ireland High Court rejects Brexit challenge
Belfast (AFP) - Northern Ireland's High Court on Friday rejected a legal challenge to Brexit, the first judicial ruling on the issue in the UK."In respect of all issues, the court dismissed the applications," judge Paul Maguire said.With other legal challenges under way elsewhere in the United Kingdom, the verdict will be closely monitored by politicians and financial markets.A cross-party group of politicians claimed Northern Ireland should have a veto on leaving the European Union, and the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...