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Valuable forests lack protection

Farmers tend forest in central Quang Ngai Province's Hanh Dung Commune. The rate of forest coverage has increased, but the quality of timber has declined along with biodiversity.

HA NOI — The illegal use of forest land and deforestation still occur in many provinces despite many attempts in recent years. Forest productivity was also low, experts told a conference on forestry production in northern Thai Nguyen Province last Friday. At the conference, organised by the National Assembly’s Economic …

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Binh Duong win third V-League title

Third time's a charm: Abass Cheikh Dieng of Becamex Binh Duong (left) vies for the ball against Dong Tam Long An's Tran Dinh Hung during their V-League 23rd round match. Binh Duong led 3-1 to win the tournament.

HA NOI  — Becamex Binh Duong became champions of the V-League with one match in hand after a 3-1 win over host Dong Tam Long An yesterday at Tan An Stadium. The new champions had earned 48 points after 21 matches, four points more than their closest rival, Ha Noi …

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Yu Chu’s Peking duck is the real deal

Skillful carving: Authentic Peking duck goes through meticulous preparation before reaching diners' tables.

One of my friends, who is well-known as a gastronome, one day promised to take me to a restaurant that does amazing duck dishes. Duck is very popular in Viet Nam and one can enjoy this flavourful meat in various styles like chao vit (duck meat with rice soup), vit …

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Pellegrini confirms Lampard’s City loan move

Footballer Frank Lampard and television presenter Christine Bleakley arrive on Centre Court at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London July 5, 2014.

LONDON – Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard’s move to the Premier League champions on loan from his new club, New York City FC. The 36-year-old, who spent 13 years at Chelsea, recently signed for New York, but as the next Major League Soccer …

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Martial arts star to teach local coaches

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku celebrates defeating the U.S. at the end of their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador July 1, 2014.

HANOI  — Vietnamese-American mixed marital arts star Cung Le will hold an exhibition and give classes to coaches of the Saigon Sports Club and practitioners during a 10-day visit to the club next month in HCM City. Le, an actor and former Sanshou kickboxer currently competing as a middleweight in …

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