Archive for July, 2011

Hand, foot, mouth disease kills 70 in Vietnam

30-Jul-2011 Intellasia | AP | 5:35 PM

A surging outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease has killed 70 people so far this year in Vietnam and infected more than 23,000, mostly children under 5, state-controlled [...]
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71 dead in Korea floods (video)

30-Jul-2011 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:26 PM

At least 71 people are dead or missing after the heaviest rains in a century lashed the South Korean capital Seoul and surrounding areas, Seoul’s National Emergency [...]
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Philippines president vows to avenge beheadings

Philippines president vows to avenge beheadings

30-Jul-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 5:21 PM

Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Friday vowed to get justice for two marines beheaded in a brutal knife attack by Islamist militants who killed five other soldiers. Abu [...]
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EU joins calls for release of jailed Vietnam priest

30-Jul-2011 Intellasia | MSN.com | 5:14 PM

Ashton said in a statement that although 65-year-old Nguyen Van Ly “has partly recovered, his health remains very poor and he is still at high risk of death in [...]
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Philippines says militants beheaded 2 marines

Philippines says militants beheaded 2 marines

30-Jul-2011 Intellasia | AP | 5:05 PM

The Philippine military says al-Qaida-linked militants beheaded two of the seven marines they killed in a clash with government troops. Navy spokesman Lt. Col. Omar Tonsay [...]
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Asian markets down on US default concerns

30-Jul-2011 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 3:49 PM

Asian stocks fell yesterday Friday July 29 on growing concern that US lawmakers will not break a deadlock on a deal to avert a default by the world’s richest country. [...]
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Thailand’s ‘lese majeste’ laws under scrutiny

Thailand’s ‘lese majeste’ laws under scrutiny

30-Jul-2011 Intellasia | AP | 3:25 PM

Two articles in a now-defunct magazine may carry a huge cost for its 50-year-old editor if prosecutors prove they defamed Thailand’s monarchy: up to three decades in [...]
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Philippines wants SE Asian unity on sea row

Philippines wants SE Asian unity on sea row

30-Jul-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 3:21 PM

The Philippines said Friday it would seek regional backing for a plan on pursuing joint development of disputed areas in the South China Sea amid China’s increasingly [...]
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Forum on Vietnamese businesses held in Cambodia

30-Jul-2011 Intellasia | VOV | 7:01 AM

As many as 100 businesses attended the first forum for Vietnamese entrepreneurs in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on July 26. The forum provided an opportunity for businesses to share [...]
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Vietnam, Thailand localities promote cooperation

30-Jul-2011 Intellasia | Vietnamplus | 7:01 AM

A workshop on cooperative potential in investment, trade, tourism, culture and education between the central province of Quang Tri and Mukdahan province of Thailand was held [...]
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Vietnam, Pakistan boost trade cooperation

30-Jul-2011 Intellasia | VOV | 7:01 AM

Vietnam’s deputy minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh and his Pakistani counterpart Zafa Matmut co-chaired the first session of the Vietnam-Pakistan Joint [...]
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Vietnam owes $36.5b in 2009: state audit

30-Jul-2011 Intellasia | Tuoi Tre News | 7:01 AM

Vietnam’s total foreign debt as of December 31, 2009 was $36.5 billion, or a 39 percent of the country’s GDP of that year, according to the state budget audit [...]
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Goods, services sales value up 5pct this year

30-Jul-2011 Intellasia | Vietnamplus | 7:01 AM

The total retail sales value of goods and services increased by only 4.7 percent to 1,065.8 trillion dong ($51.7 billion) during the first seven months of this year, [...]
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July budget revenue up 21pct

30-Jul-2011 Intellasia | Vietnamplus | 7:01 AM

Vietnam State budget revenue rose by 21 percent year-on-year to over 51.5 trillion dong (roughly $2.53 billion) in July, reported the Ministry of Finance. Domestic tax [...]
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Company found illegally transferring money abroad

30-Jul-2011 Intellasia | VOV | 7:01 AM

A company in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap has been found illegally mobilising money and transferring it to the US. Nguyen Ngoc Thach, director of the Dong Thap [...]
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