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Zimbabwe crisis: Army takes over, says Mugabe is safe


The military has seized control in Zimbabwe but has said President Robert Mugabe, in power since 1980, is safe. After seizing state TV, an army spokesman announced it was targeting people close to Mr Mugabe who had caused “social and economic suffering”. The move came after Mr Mugabe sacked his deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, in favour ... Read More »

US leads world in oil and gas production, IEA says

International energy markets are set for “major upheaval” as the US cements its status as the world’s largest oil and gas producer, while China overtakes it as the biggest oil consumer. The predictions come from the International Energy Agency’s annual energy forecast. It believes that global energy demand will rise 30% by 2040, driven by higher consumption in India. At ... Read More »

Experts argue about waiving tuition for teacher training schools


VietNamNet Bridge – The waiving of tuition for pedagogy schools was done to attract excellent students, but budget allocations to the schools remain modest.   Vietnam allocates 20 percent of the state budget to the educational sector. However, experts say the budget allocation is unreasonable, which leads to low efficiency.  Analysts commented that the current budget allocation doesn’t encourage schools to ... Read More »

Iran quake survivors seek shelter as death toll rises


Thousands of Iranians have spent a second night outdoors in bitterly cold temperatures after a devastating earthquake hit the west of the country. Temporary hospitals have been set up in some areas — Photo: EPA The government is scrambling to get aid to the worst-hit area in the mountainous province of Kermanshah, where hundreds of homes were destroyed. More than ... Read More »

South America football corruption trial begins in New York

The trial has begun in New York of three former South American football officials accused of corruption as part of a major US inquiry. The men – Jose Maria Marin, Juan Ángel Napout and Manuel Burga – have been charged with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering. They have pleaded not guilty. The former officials have been accused of taking ... Read More »

Education experts raise concern over doctoral training project


Several Vietnamese education experts have expressed concern over the Ministry of Education and Training’s VND12 trillion (USD545.4 million) project to train around 9,000 PhDs by 2025. Vietnamese education experts have expressed concern over the project to train around 9,000 PhDs by 2025 Dr. Le Viet Khuyen, former deputy head of Tertiary Education Department under the Ministry of Education and Training ... Read More »

Students in the limelight after meeting heads of state, and Jack Ma


Several Vietnamese female students have won public attention after meeting US President Donald Trump and Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma. On the evening of November 11, Pham Ngoc Ha My, a student of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam presented flowers to US President Donald Trump at Noi Bai International Airport during his state visit to Vietnam, at the invitation of President ... Read More »