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Saigon residents caught wading through record tide
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Saigon residents caught wading through record tide

En Vnexpress - The highest tide of the year at 1.69 (5.54 feet) meters threw cold water at not-so enthusiastic feet on Monday morning.

Fearing further erosion, Vietnam’s Mekong Delta residents fight sand exploitation
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Fearing further erosion, Vietnam’s Mekong Delta residents fight sand exploitation

Locals are in uproar after An Giang announced sand dredging plans to save one commune from sliding into the river at the expense of another.

Coffee shop helps Hanoi residents escape summer heat
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Coffee shop helps Hanoi residents escape summer heat

EN VietNamNet - Customers to Kat Café in Hanoi will have the feeling of being on a beach. After removing their shoes, they can step inside and sink their feet into a thick layer of sand.

Residents of Chinese city protest against aluminum plant
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Residents of Chinese city protest against aluminum plant

Yahoo News BEIJING (AP) — Residents in an oil town near China's border with Russia protested Tuesday against a planned aluminum plant over pollution fears, in the latest example of Chinese demanding

15,000 residents lose homes in Manila shantytown fire
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15,000 residents lose homes in Manila shantytown fire

Yahoo News MANILA, Philippines (AP) — About 15,000 residents of a shantytown beside Manila's port have lost their homes in a fire that raged overnight before being put out Wednesday morning,

Outbound trips by Vietnamese residents increasing
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Outbound trips by Vietnamese residents increasing

EN VietNamNet - Vietnam is predicted to be ranked second fastest-growing market in the region.

Suspected U.S. commando raid in Yemen kills three al Qaeda members: residents
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Suspected U.S. commando raid in Yemen kills three al Qaeda members: residents

Yahoo News DUBAI (Reuters) - Helicopter-born commandoes, believed to be Americans, launched a raid in southern Yemen at dawn on Sunday that killed several people, including three al Qaeda suspects,

Residents flee as Chile's worst wildfires destroy town
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Residents flee as Chile's worst wildfires destroy town

Yahoo News SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean officials say that the town of Santa Olga has been consumed in the flames of the country's worst wildfires, but its 6,000 residents escaped unharmed.

Residents evacuated, airport closed and power cut off in Tahiti flooding
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Residents evacuated, airport closed and power cut off in Tahiti flooding

Yahoo News Heavy flooding in French Polynesia has forced many residents to evacuate, cut off power to thousands of homes, and closed Tahiti's international airport. The French Polynesia High

Seaside residents evacuated as UK faces severe flood warnings
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Seaside residents evacuated as UK faces severe flood warnings

Yahoo News Seaside residents in southern England were ordered to evacuate Friday as Britain faced severe flood warnings, after snow caused flights to be cancelled. Police officers went door-to-door

Gunfire erupts in western Ivory Coast city of Man - residents
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Gunfire erupts in western Ivory Coast city of Man - residents

Yahoo News ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Gunfire erupted in the city of Man in western Ivory Coast early on Saturday, residents said, though it was not immediately clear whether the shooting was related to a

Mass arrests in DR Congo's second city: residents
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Mass arrests in DR Congo's second city: residents

The army sealed off a section of DR Congo's second city and carried out mass arrests of young men Thursday, residents said, as talks to try and defuse the country's explosive political crisis were

African Union forces in Somalia kill 11 civilians: Residents
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African Union forces in Somalia kill 11 civilians: Residents

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia residents say African Union soldiers killed 11 civilians in two separate incidents over the weekend.

Buses evacuate thousands of exhausted Aleppo residents in ceasefire deal
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Buses evacuate thousands of exhausted Aleppo residents in ceasefire deal

By Laila Bassam, Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Tom Perry ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Thousands of people were evacuated on Thursday from the last rebel bastion in Aleppo, the first to leave under a

Residents of Syria's Aleppo share tormented goodbyes online
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Residents of Syria's Aleppo share tormented goodbyes online

BEIRUT (AP) — First came the distress calls from doctors in underground shelters and morgues. Then residents under relentless bombardment in the few remaining blocks under rebel control in Aleppo

Australia nursing home worker jailed for murdering residents
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Australia nursing home worker jailed for murdering residents

SYDNEY (AP) — A staff member at an Australian nursing home was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in prison for murdering two elderly residents and attempting to murder a third with insulin injections.

Rebel rockets scar west Aleppo residents
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Rebel rockets scar west Aleppo residents

Syrian teenager Diaa al-Din Hassan lay in a hospital bed in western Aleppo, his eyes alive but the rest of his body motionless, paralysed after a rebel rocket attack last week. Blinking away her

First buses take Aleppo residents back to abandoned homes
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First buses take Aleppo residents back to abandoned homes

For much of the past four years, taking a bus between the two sides of Syria's divided second city Aleppo meant an arduous, and sometimes dangerous, 10-hour road trip. At least 10 buses made the trip

Barricades on the beach: Beirut residents fight for their waterfront
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Barricades on the beach: Beirut residents fight for their waterfront

By Sally Hayden BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Construction of a new luxury resort on Beirut's waterfront could enclose the city's last free public beach, leaving only wealthy residents who

Water cut off to 650,000 Mosul residents after pipeline hit: official
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Water cut off to 650,000 Mosul residents after pipeline hit: official

By Ulf Laessing MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Water supplies to about 650,000 residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul have been cut off after a pipeline was hit during fighting between the army and Islamic

Hanoi offers free cancer screening for residents with health insurance
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Hanoi offers free cancer screening for residents with health insurance

It is estimated that about a fifth of the city’s population will benefit from the program.

Residents of apartment in Saigon's backpacker street stand firm as city warns of collapse
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Residents of apartment in Saigon's backpacker street stand firm as city warns of collapse

Ho Chi Minh City’s construction department has called for the urgent evacuation of the old building on Bui Vien Street.

Iraq forces must open safe routes for Mosul residents: NGO
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Iraq forces must open safe routes for Mosul residents: NGO

Iraqi forces should create safe exits for Mosul residents because they cannot protect civilians and wage fierce battles with jihadists at the same time, an aid group said on Friday. The International

Powerful quake hits Japan, Fukushima residents urged to flee tsunami
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Powerful quake hits Japan, Fukushima residents urged to flee tsunami

The affected region was previously devastated by the 2011 quake, tsunami.