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Promoters of pop concerts, other events may ditch Malaysia as hard-line Islam gets a grip
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Promoters of pop concerts, other events may ditch Malaysia as hard-line Islam gets a grip

En Vnexpress - U.N. official says cultural diversity in Malaysia is under threat.

Tourism target hard to achieve
Travel

Tourism target hard to achieve

Vietnam’s tourism sector needs to attract an average of 1.15 million international tourists a month in the rest of the year to translate the 13-million-foreign-arrival target for all of 2017 into

The hard lot of Vietnam’s shrimp industry
Business

The hard lot of Vietnam’s shrimp industry

Vietnamnet - Never before has Vietnam’s shrimp industry met such difficulties, as technical barriers have been used in large importing markets.

House hard-liners, known for obstruction, learning to govern
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House hard-liners, known for obstruction, learning to govern

Yahoo News Six weeks ago, these hard-liners stopped the bill cold. Like House Republicans generally, they’re adjusting from an opposition mind-set to one of a party that holds the levers of power in

Colombia learns hard lesson on land management from deadly flood
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Colombia learns hard lesson on land management from deadly flood

Yahoo News People were caught off guard when a devastating flash flood surged through a small city in southern Colombia, but not everyone was surprised. Government agencies, land use experts, and

Exchange rate: hard work for VN central bank this year
Business

Exchange rate: hard work for VN central bank this year

Vietnamnet - Due to developments in both domestic and international economic sectors during the first quarter of 2017, the exchange rate is considered the most unpredictable factor influencing the

VN financial leasing companies hard-pressed for foreign capital
Business

VN financial leasing companies hard-pressed for foreign capital

Vietnamnet - Up to two thirds of domestic financial leasing companies operate at a loss and are riddled with inefficiencies.

France edges Scotland 22-16 in hard-fought 6 Nations match
World

France edges Scotland 22-16 in hard-fought 6 Nations match

Yahoo News SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) — France needed two late penalties from flyhalf Camille Lopez to beat Scotland 22-16 in a hard-fought Six Nations match on Sunday, after the Scots had clawed back

Hard work ahead for new Gambian president
World

Hard work ahead for new Gambian president

Yahoo News They breathed a sigh of relief when strongman Yahya Jammeh finally left The Gambia. "At the end of the month, after I've bought a sack of rice, we barely have anything left to live off,"

As talks loom, 'hard Brexit' option raises fear of tariffs
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As talks loom, 'hard Brexit' option raises fear of tariffs

Yahoo News LONDON (AP) — Is it cod or haddock?

Hard Irish border likely in hard Brexit, EU's Hogan says: report
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Hard Irish border likely in hard Brexit, EU's Hogan says: report

Yahoo News The return of a "hard border" between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic looks inevitable if Britain leaves the European Union's single market, Ireland's European Union Commissioner,

Why is it so hard to hire skilled workers in Vietnam?
Business

Why is it so hard to hire skilled workers in Vietnam?

A new regional labor report finds Vietnam has the largest low-skilled workforce in the region.

Statue export ban hits at Pyongyang's soft power, hard cash
World

Statue export ban hits at Pyongyang's soft power, hard cash

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With somewhere around 4,000 artists and staff, the Mansudae Art Studio, a huge complex of nondescript concrete buildings on a sprawling, walled-off campus with armed

Pakistan looks forward to red ball, hard MCG pitch
World

Pakistan looks forward to red ball, hard MCG pitch

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower says his side is looking forward to a return of the red ball and a hard Melbourne Cricket Ground pitch for the second test against

Iran's president lashes out at hard-liners over human rights
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Iran's president lashes out at hard-liners over human rights

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president lashed out at the country's hard-liners on Monday, accusing them of ignoring human rights, which he said are enshrined in the constitution.

AP PHOTOS: Hard times in Venezuela's coastal Sucre state
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AP PHOTOS: Hard times in Venezuela's coastal Sucre state

CUMANA, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans have a saying: "Caracas is Caracas, and the rest is jungle and snakes."

Ho Chi Minh City kids train hard to shed weight
Health

Ho Chi Minh City kids train hard to shed weight

In recent years health-conscious parents in Ho Chi Minh City have sent their children to classes in order to avoid the risks of obesity and have fun at the same time.

U.S. coalition says Mosul battle 'very hard', hopes for north, south advances
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U.S. coalition says Mosul battle 'very hard', hopes for north, south advances

The battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State has become "very hard" in recent weeks but the pace will quicken once Iraqi forces manage to push in from the north and south of the city, a spokesman

Clean energy gains ground - but old dirty habits die hard
World

Clean energy gains ground - but old dirty habits die hard

By Laurie Goering LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Solar power is becoming so cheap so fast that in Abu Dhabi it's now less costly to produce a unit of energy from the sun than from oil, leading

In Milwaukee, hard-pressed black voters dumped Clinton
Politics

In Milwaukee, hard-pressed black voters dumped Clinton

Wisconsin's largest city is also America's most racially segregated one, according to a study based on the 2010 census. Clinton was so sure of victory she did not even bother to campaign here after

US manufacturing groups urge Trump to think hard about trade threats
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US manufacturing groups urge Trump to think hard about trade threats

Manufacturers believe in the importance of globalization and investment.

Egyptians brace for hard times amid austerity measures
Politics

Egyptians brace for hard times amid austerity measures

Egyptians are looking at a period of hardship as the government unrolls austerity measures including a floating pound that has drastically depreciated the currency and raised prices, analysts say.

Haiti aid hard to come by one month after hurricane
World

Haiti aid hard to come by one month after hurricane

Uprooted trees still litter fields and beaches in southern Haiti, as if Hurricane Matthew left its trail of death and destruction only yesterday. Except for blue plastic tarps that now cover damaged

Senate majority or not, Dems turn to hard-charging Schumer
Politics

Senate majority or not, Dems turn to hard-charging Schumer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Party's fault lines have been overshadowed by the near civil war within the GOP. But Democrats will face their own divisions after Election Day, and the battle over

Rubio, Murphy hit hard during Florida Senate debate
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Rubio, Murphy hit hard during Florida Senate debate

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio and his re-election opponent, Congressman Patrick Murphy, went hard at each other during their final scheduled debate Wednesday night, accusing each other of being