• Europe bids to ‘halt’ biodiversity loss 

    03/05/2011 05:00

    EU environment commissioner Janez Potocnik gives a press conference on an EU biodiversity strategy up to 2020 at EU headquarters in Brussels. Europe set new targets Tuesday to halt a mainly man-made loss of species costing billions each year...

  • Critically-endangered sea turtle found in central Vietnam 

    03/05/2011 05:00

    The 250-kg leatherback was caught in Nghe An last Sunday. A critically endangered leatherback sea turtle was released into the sea Tuesday after being netted in the central province of Nghe An last Sunday. Fishermen in Quynh Luu...

  • Seas could rise up to 1.6 meters by 2100: study 

    03/05/2011 05:00

    A fishing boat cruises in the Ilulissat fjord on Greenland's western coast, 2004. Quickening climate change in the Arctic including a thaw of Greenland’s ice could raise world sea levels by up to 1.6 meters by 2100, an international...

  • Japan mulls new robot help with nuclear disaster 

    02/05/2011 05:00

    An official checks a visitor at a radiation screening center in Koriyama in Fukushima prefecture. Japan may be at the forefront of robotics and its children raised on cartoons of robot heroes and villains, but the country has so far had to...

  • Vietnam set for explosion in netizen population 

    02/05/2011 05:00

    Customers enjoy a drink while others browse the Internet at an Internet café in Hanoi. Come nightfall, Do Tri Dung can be found playing online games at his home in Hanoi. “Sometimes it’s the only interesting entertainment after a...

  • Head in the cloud is way forward for IT

    Head in the cloud is way forward for IT

    02/05/2011 05:00

    Vietnam will post the highest growth in Asia-Pacific for cloud computing services this year. Microsoft Asia-Pacific chief marketing officer Andrew Pickup said the market size of computing in Asia-Pacific today was estimated at around $666 million including...

  • VimpelCom will invest $500m in Beeline

    VimpelCom will invest $500m in Beeline

    02/05/2011 05:00

    Russian VimpelCom Group, one of the world’s largest integrated telecommunications service operators, announced it would invest US$500 million in local mobile services operator Beeline through 2013. VimpelCom said in a press release that it had completed the...

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