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Many restaurants in Hanoi still open despite ban due to Covid-19 spread

Many restaurants in Hanoi are still open, ignoring the local authorities’ ban for Covid-19 prevention.

Quang Nam to close Bong Mieu gold mine

The central province of Quang Nam will allocate VND12.6 billion (US$547,800) from the provincial budget to close the Bong Mieu gold mine.

Controversial cafe on Ma Pi Leng Pass told to close

Local authorities on Monday demanded a controversial hotel-café built along a stunning mountain pass in Ha Giang Province be shut down amid public criticism that the structure ruined the natural beauty of the area.

U.S. AIDS strategy to focus on 13 countries close to controlling epidemic

 The United States will concentrate its resources on 13 countries with high levels of HIV that have the best chance of controlling the AIDS epidemic under a strategy unveiled on Tuesday.

Three Mile Island, site of 1979 nuclear accident, to close in 2019

 Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island power plant will close in 2019, forty years after it was the site of the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history, as low natural gas prices make the costs of atomic energy uncompetitive, 

Teacher colleges in Mekong Delta close

 VietNamNet Bridge – Several colleges of teacher training in the Mekong Delta provinces have closed in the last several years because of a shortage of students.

Dong Nai set to close handicraft brick-kilns by year end

Brick-kilns in residential quarters - and those using fossil fuel materials - in the southern province of Dong Nai must close no later than the end of this year, 

Quang Ninh closes 15 shops specialising in serving Chinese tourists

All 15 shops and business centres dedicated to serving only Chinese tourists in Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province were closed by the local people’s committee, according to online newspaper

SoftBank nears deal to invest $3 billion in U.S. startup WeWork: CNBC

 Japan's SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) is close to making an investment in U.S. office-sharing startup WeWork expected to be worth over $3 billion, CNBC reported on Monday, as it expands its reach beyond tech and telecoms.

Migrant crisis: Croatia closes border crossings with Serbia

 Croatia has closed seven of its eight road border crossings with Serbia following a huge influx of migrants.

Indonesia closes five airports as Mount Raung erupts

Five airports in Indonesia have been shut, including in the tourist hotspot Bali, because of a volcanic eruption, transport officials say.

Hai Phong's major coach station to be closed down

 VietNamNet Bridge – Northern Hai Phong City's People's Committee has decided to close Tam Bac Coach Station from the middle of this month to develop a park there.

16,000 VN firms close in first two months of 2015

 More than 16,000 businesses were either dissolved or suspended operations during the first two months of this year, said the General Statistics Office.

Parkson closes one of eight department stores in Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – On January 2, department store Parkson Landmark 72 suddenly closed after three years of opening.

Thailand crisis: Protesters begin Bangkok 'shutdown'

 Protesters have begun blocking roads in parts of the Thai capital, Bangkok, in a bid to oust the government before snap elections on 2 February.

Hanoi authorities determined to close Zone 9 before January 15

 VietNamNet Bridge - The Hanoi People's Committee has decided to shut down Zone 9 - a favorite amusement zone for young people, artists and expats in Hanoi - before 15/1/2014, by administrative measures or even by force.

In pictures: School flooded with mud after historic floods

 VietNamNet Bridge – Floods have passed for several days but thousands of students in the central province of Quang Ngai cannot go to class yet because their schools are still covered with mud.

Hanoi's biggest discotheque suspended

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Nexttop Discotheque in the Grand Plaza Hotel, the largest night club in the capital has been suspended for making disorder and insecurity, advertising alcohol and organizing offensive performances.

Non-state schools in state of anxious suspense

 VietNamNet Bridge – While state owned schools now can be sure that they can enroll enough students for the 2013-2014 academic year, people-founded schools still look forward for students’ registrations.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to close in two months

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Monument of Heroic Martyrs will be closed from September 6 through November 5 for periodic renovation.