The Hanoitimes - A 60-minute flight whisks weekenders away to a city that is still demonstrably Asian rather than a cookie-cutter metropolis with top quality cuisine, artisanal crafts and many a photo opportunity ensure wanderlust is sated. Hanoi welcomes over 7.4 million visitors in Q1 Hanoi among most affordable destinations for your 2019 world adventures Writer Ed Peters from South China Morning Post — Hong Kong's English-language paper has recommended travelers what and how to explore Hanoi during 48 hours of weekend. South China Morning Post lists must-do things in Hanoi. There’s the usual lucky dip of low-cost carriers and rather pricier ones touching down at Noi Bai International Airport 60 minutes after taking off from Chek Lap Kok (and vice versa) flying at a theoretical 873km/h between Hong Kong and Hanoi. Jetstar’s US$150 return seems very reasonable, though a 7kg baggage allowance doesn’t leave much room for souvenir shopping. … [Read more...] about Which are must-do things in Hanoi in 48 hours?
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KINSHASA — Provisional results of the much-delayed Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential election could be counted in "24 to 48 hours," a top electoral official said on Tuesday. The elections, postponed three times over the last two years, were to choose a successor to long-term President Joseph Kabila but early results from the December 30 election, due last Sunday, have been pushed back. The Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) blamed problems collecting the data but tensions have increased as international pressure mounts to publish the outcome in a country where past elections were marred by violence. "It is a huge task that we can’t finish in just a few hours," CENI President Corneille Nangaa said, as the commission held a plenary session of final deliberations. "The CENI plans to devote 24 to 48 hours to this task, after which time the CENI will schedule the announcement of the provisional … [Read more...] about DR Congo election results could be counted in ’24-48 hours’: official
* UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is deeply saddened by the damage and terrible loss of life and injuries caused by the earthquake in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province, said his spokesman on September 28. The United Nations stands ready to support the government-led rescue and relief efforts. * Trami, the 24th typhoon of the year, had forced over 2,000 residents of eastern China's Fujian Province to be evacuated as of September 29, local authorities said. * The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on September 29 demanded the United States take steps to secure Pyongyang's trust before its denuclearization. * Speaking to the UN General Assembly on September 28, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that several Western countries are using coercive methods to "slow down the irreversible" emerging multipolar world order and their acts are "illicit." * The Philippines' outstanding debt hit record high of US$131.498 billion in the first eight months of 2018 on the … [Read more...] about World News in Brief: September 30
* India celebrated the "International Literacy Day" on September 8 to spread literacy and education among the masses, the poor, downtrodden and the destitute. * Tens of Syrian refugees returned from Lebanon to their homeland Sunday (September 9) by bus under strict supervision of Lebanon's general security through Aboudiya crossing point, the National News Agency reported. * A total of 35 people have been confirmed dead, two others in state of cardiopulmonary arrest and three remain missing in the wake of a powerful earthquake that rocked Hokkaido Prefecture in northern Japan days ago, local authorities said on September 8. * Tianjin Airlines has changed to larger passenger aircraft on its Tokyo-Tianjin air route to evacuate Chinese passengers stranded at Japanese airports in wake of a typhoon and earthquake. * Russian President Vladimir Putin and visiting Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on September 8 underlined the potential for further cooperation. * Egyptian President Abdel … [Read more...] about World News in Brief: September 9
Twenty-seven more communes and wards this year join family medical practice A health staff member takes blood for testing at An Hòa ward health station in Cần Thơ City’s Ninh Kiều District. Source http://soytecantho.vn The Department of Health in the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ this year plans to expand a model of family medical practice clinics to 27 more communes and wards. Family medical practice clinics aim to provide comprehensive and continuous health care services to each local individual and family in order to reduce overcrowding of patients at city or central-level hospitals. These clinics are located at health stations in communes and wards. Each commune or ward has one health station. Cần Thơ aims to equip more than 80 per cent of its 85 health stations with these clinics by 2020. According to Dr Bùi Thị Lệ Phi, the department’s head, the city now has 18 commune-based health stations with family … [Read more...] about Social News 5/4 (Hourly Updated)