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FC Tokyo defeat Binh Duong

Convincing win: Tokyo FC players celebrate their victory over Becamex Binh Duong yesterday

Vietnamese Becamex Binh Duong lost 3-1 to FC Tokyo in the second round Group E match of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League at Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo yesterday. Although, they earned the first goal 24 minutes into the game and were leading in the first half, Binh Duong …

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Wildlife trafficking poses risks to public health

Authorities seize illegally trafficking pangolins. Wildlife trafficking in Viet Nam and the high demand for exotic meat, jewelry, medicine and even pets is a threat not only to bio-diversity, but also to public health.

Wildlife trafficking in Viet Nam and the high demand for exotic meat, jewelry, medicine and even pets is a threat not only to bio-diversity, but also to public health, according to environment experts. Experts said the illegal trade of products, which has both domestic and international origins, increases the risk …

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Foreign investment needed to develop part suppliers

Traders and producers gather at a part supply technology fair in Ha Noi.

Industries thriving due to free trade agreements (FTAs) should seek foreign investment to develop domestic suppliers of parts or materials for manufacturing, experts said. Ho Thi Kim Thoa, deputy minister of industry and trade, said those industries include garment, textile, and leather­ and footwear. The FTAs will create many opportunities …

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Da Nang overcome leaders Hoang Anh

Tight battle: Tran Minh Vuong of Hoang Anh Gia Lai (right) tries to escape from Le Hoang Thien of SHB Da Nang during their V.League second round match. Da nang won 2-1.

SHB Da Nang came from behind to beat Hoang Anh Gia Lai 2-1 in the second match of the V.League yesterday in Pleiku City. Gaston Merlo scored twice after Nguyen Van Toan opened the scoring. Toan connected with a corner in the head penalty area and his strong header went …

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River salinity threatens water supply

The La Nga River, part of the Dong Nai River, has been narrowed due to salinity and water shortages. Climate change could also shorten water supplies for HCM City residents this year

HCM City residents could face a water shortage this year as El Nino and climate change caused an unexpected increase in the salinity of the Sai Gon and Dong Nai rivers, which provide most of the city’s water. The salinity rate in the rivers is the highest in the last …

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Tennis players to compete in Davis Cup

Ly Hoang Nam (right) and Nguyen Hoang Thien are members of Viet Nam's Davis Cup team who will play in Indonesia next week.

Viet Nam leave for Indonesia on February 25 to prepare for the first round of the Davis Cup Asia/Ocenia Zone Group II matches. Captain Truong Quoc Bao will lead Ly Hoang Nam, Nguyen Hoang Thien, Pham Minh Tuan and Vu Artem in the tournament. The matches will be held from …

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Ha Noi issues directions on tree management

The chairman of Ha Noi People's Committee gave instructions on tree management to the concerned departments yesterday, including sending personnel to take part in professional training abroad.

The chairman of the People’s Committee of Ha Noi has authorised the construction department to propose and select personnel to take part in professional tree management training abroad. The decision was made yesterday after the chairman, Vu Duc Chung, examined the tree pruning and planting activities on the streets of …

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The best bites of bun in the Old Quarter

Bun in the oven: Customers crowd in at Bun dau Trung Huong Shop on Phat Loc Lane in the heart of Ha Noi.

Phat Loc Lane in the east of Ha Noi’s Old Quarter is famous for its fragrant bun dau mam tom (fresh rice vermicelli, tofu and shrimp paste) – particularly Trung Huong Shop, Nguyen Thanh Ha reports. When we arrived at the shop at 11am recently, it was already crowded with …

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Ancient houses battle urbanisation wave

Homes of history: Ancient houses are the soul of the village.

Houses built three centuries ago in Da Nang still provide shelter for their creators’ descendants, but renovation is costly and their numbers are dwindling as city development closes in. Hoai Nam reports. A 300-year-old house has sheltered Ong Thi Man and four generations of her family in Phong Nam Village, …

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