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About 14.9 pct of Vietnamese suffer from mental disorders: WHO

HANOI, April 14 (Xinhua) -- A total of 14.9 percent among Vietnamese population suffer from mental disorders, said a report by World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday.

The report was released at a forum for international research and education network on mental health in Asia-Pacific co-held by ...

Chinese president urges stronger air force

Chinese president urges stronger air force

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R front), who is also chairman of the Central Military Commission, meets with air force officers while inspecting the air force's command headquarters on April 14, 2014. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

BEIJING, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday said modernizatio...

Search of MH370 enters new phase with underwater vehicle scheduled for deployment soon

PERTH, Australia, April 14 (Xinhua) -- The Australian and U.S. searchers hunting for the missing Malaysian flight MH370 on Monday confirmed the underwater autonomous vehicle would be deployed " very soon".

They also said the task would be difficult since the submarine will have to operate at its ...

New development plan for Yellow River golden triangle

BEIJING, April 14 (Xinhua) -- China's State Council, the country's cabinet, has approved a plan to promote regional cooperation in the Yellow River "golden triangle," according to a government statement on Monday.

The region, covering inland Shanxi, Shaanxi and Henan provinces, is expected to be ...

Malaysia needs to upgrade defense system: minister

KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said here Monday that there was a need for Malaysia to upgrade its defense system to enhance its security in light of the missing plane incident.

He said the move was needed in view of the necessity to disclose sen...

Australian end-to-end payments leader establishes ATM access partnership with UnionPay

SYDNEY, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Australian end-to-end payments leader Cuscal has announced on Monday that an ATM access partnership has been established with UnionPay.

With over 4.2 billion cards on issue, UnionPay cardholders will have easy access to Cuscal's rediATM network across Australia.

UnionP...

Landmine casualties in Cambodia up 90 pct in first two months

15.04.14

PHNOM PENH, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Casualties from landmines and unexploded ordnance have remarkably increased in the first two months of this year, a report of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority showed Tuesday.

The country reported 40 casualties, 6 people died and 34 injured,...

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About 14.9 pct of Vietnamese suffer from mental disorders: WHO

15.04.14

HANOI, April 14 (Xinhua) -- A total of 14.9 percent among Vietnamese population suffer from mental disorders, said a report by World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday.

The report was released at a forum for international research and education network on mental health in Asia-Pacific co-held by ...

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Feature: Thailand indulges in Songkran joy disregarding political unrest

14.04.14

BANGKOK, April 13 (Xinhua) -- People across Thailand on Sunday kicked off their three-day merrymaking for the water-splashing Songkran festival, or the Thai New Year, under little, if any, shadow of the prolonged political tension.

Thousands of people in all age groups and from numerous countries ...

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Chinese tourists to Cambodia's Angkor world heritage site continue to grow

14.04.14

PHNOM PENH, April 13 (Xinhua) -- The number of Chinese visitors to Cambodia's Angkor Wat temple, one of the World Heritage Sites, has continued to grow in the first two months of this year, a tourism official said Sunday.

Some 71,100 Chinese had visited the 12th century temple during the January-...

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Cambodia prepares for traditional New Year celebrations

13.04.14

PHNOM PENH, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia is preparing to celebrate its traditional Lunar New Year -- the Year of the Horse, which will fall on April 14-16.

People have begun to leave capital Phnom Penh on Sunday for their hometowns in provinces in order to enjoy the largest holiday occasion with...

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