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Brand Finance announces Vietnam’s top 50 brands

person Orange Themes access_time Sep 16,2016

The list of 50 most valuable brands on Vietnam’s stock market was released by the UK-based Brand Finance in Hanoi on September 15.

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Down Ticket #22: Confident of a White House win, Clinton & Co. push to expand the down-ballot map

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 21,2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, center, accompanied by Campaign Manager Robby Mook, left, and traveling press secretary Nick Merrill, right, smiles as she speaks with members of the media aboard her campaign plane at McCarran

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Six die in fire at Malaysian hospital

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 25,2016

Seven people were trapped by the fire inside the second-floor intensive-care unit of the Sultanah Aminah Hospital in Johor Bahru, bordering Singapore, the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department said on its official Twitter account. It was unclear what

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IS suspects detained in Turkey raids rises to nearly 750

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IS suspects detained in Turkey raids rises to nearly 750

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The number of suspects detained in Turkey in a major police operation against the Islamic State group over the weekend has increased to nearly 750, authorities said Monday.

Anti-terrorism police launched the security operation against people with alleged links to IS early Sunday, conducting simultaneous raids in 29 provinces, including Istanbul, Ankara and the border provinces of Gaziantep and Sanliurfa. The state-run Anadolu Agency said that 440 people, including foreign nationals, were detained.

The Interior Ministry released a statement Monday saying that a total of 748 people have been detained in the police sweep. It didn't provide details or give a breakdown of the foreigners captured in the operation.

Anadolu said that police seized IS documents, digital material and six firearms during the raids.

Anadolu, citing police sources, said that the IS was "searching" for ways to carry out a "sensational attack" in Turkey, and was actively engaged in propaganda in order to recruit fighters. It said that the raids targeted suspects that were believed to be in contact with IS operatives in "conflict" zones.

Turkey has suffered dozens of deadly attacks linked to IS or Kurdish militants, and has been stepping up its anti-terrorism efforts.

IS, which took responsibility for a New Year's mass shooting at an Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people, claims to have multiple cells in Turkey.

The accused perpetrator of the nightclub attack, an Uzbek national who reportedly trained in Afghanistan, was detained in Istanbul about two weeks after the assault.

Officials have said they believed his questioning would lead to valuable information about the IS operations and cells inside Turkey, but it wasn't immediately known if the major raid was in any way linked to his arrest.

The Latest: Aceh aid official says food needed, enough drugs

MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on a magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit Indonesia's Aceh province on Wednesday (all times local):___4:30 p.m.An Indonesian aid official in Aech says staple foods for women and babies are most urgently needed for the relief effort.Iskandar, from the Disaster Mitigation Agency, says medicines are sufficient for the time being because assistance is coming from the army, police, state-run companies and local governments.He says what's most needed is rice,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Street vendors' 'bargain' theater shines spotlight on violence against women

The first sessions in the theatre workshop produced a feeling of restlessness in Magdalena Henríquez.The teacher asked the students to stir up painful memories about growing up female and poor in El Salvador. When she turned 30, the single mother of three children, whom she could barely feed, spent the day crying in despair. Two years later, she didn’t want to be reminded that nothing had changed.Still, she kept going to the workshops. One day Ms. Henríquez realized her middle child had stopped… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

South Korea trade minister: FTA with U.S. benefited bilateral trade

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VN agricultural sector urged to modernise technology

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Vietnam's declining productivity growth may counter benefits from TPP: World Bank

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