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Head of mobile ranger team admits receiving bribe

Police meet people who work for Phan Huu Phuong at a tent built in Yok Don National Park.

Authorities in the Central Highland province of Dak Nong on Monday confirmed they had started criminal proceedings against the head of a forest ranger team for his involvement in the illegal logging and trafficking of hundreds of cu.m of timber. Le Quang Thai, 49, has been charged with abuse of …

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Northern cold spell predicted

The northern region is expecting a North-east monsoon this weekend

The northern region is expecting a North-east monsoon which could bring a light cold spell during this weekend. According to Dr. Hoang Phuc Lam, deputy director of the National Centre for Hydro-meteorology Forecasting, the monsoon would cause rains in the north. The cold weather has also been forecasted to hit …

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Australia jails Vietnamese man for growing weed and stealing power

A Vietnamese man has been sentenced to five years in jail for cultivating cannabis and stealing electricity. Ngoc Tuyen Nguyen, 28, turned six rental properties in several suburbs of Perth city, Western Australia into cannabis houses in 2016 and 2017, The West Australian reported Monday. Nguyen and his accomplices also interfered …

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Animal diseases are under control in Viet Nam

Veterinary staff spray chemicals to prevent diseases at a pig farm in Quảng Ninh Province’s Quảng Yên Town

Việt Nam has managed to stamp out most diseases among cattle and poultry, according to the Department of Animal Health (DAH) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. No outbreaks of bird flu, blue ear or foot-and-mouth disease are reported in the country currently. However, the department urged localities …

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Vietnam set to launch indigenous swine, avian flu vaccines

A person in lab coat in a vaccine development laboratory.

Indigenously produced vaccines for swine and avian flu have passed clinical trials and could be launched next year. The two vaccines, IVACFLU-S and IVACFLY, have passed clinical trials and proved safe and effective on healthy adults, Le Van Be, head of the Institute of Vaccines and Medical Biologicals (IVAC), said …

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VND2.5trn Sapa, Noi Bai-Lao Cai expressway approved

A road to Sapa

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has signed an official document to start a VND2.5trn (USD107m) project that will link Sapa with the Noi Bai-Lao Cai Expressway. The BOT project includes repairing and upgrading the National Highway 4D and expanding provincial road 155 to link Sapa with Lao Cai City. …

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Search for missing Ca Mau fishermen

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Ca Mau Province Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Search and Rescue has asked related agencies on September 21 to work together to search for missing fishermen. At around 5.30 pm on September 19, a fishing boat with 18 crew members was working near the Cape of Ca Mau when …

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Hand, foot and mouth cases on the rise at schools in HCM City

A doctor at the HCM City Hospital for Tropical Diseases treats a child diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease.

The number of hand, foot and mouth infections has surged at schools in HCM City, especially at kindergartens, according to the city’s Preventive Health Centre. Last month, an average of 150 children infected with hand, foot and mouth were hospitalised, Le Hong Nga, head of the centre’s infection control department, …

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