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Why dogs are not meant to be eaten

Dogs are bound in sacks before their slaughter at Bambanglipuro village in Bantul, near the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta.

There are many reasons for people to avoid eating dog meat, health is one of them. Humans tamed dogs a long time ago, as far back as 18,000 BC. They domesticated pigs (13,000 BC) and cows (10,000 BC) much later. If our ancestors had decided that dogs were meant to …

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It is too much send out kids to work?

Bao Ngoc, 11, from Tuyen Quang City in the north of Vietnam, went on the game show Shark Tank

Many parents were encouraging their children to work early even though they are still in school. Is this a negative thing or does it teach youngsters the value of earning a living? Recently, Bao Ngoc, 11, from Tuyen Quang City in the north of Vietnam, went on the game show …

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Concrete mixer truck-car crash kills 13 in Lai Chau

At the site

Thirteen people were killed and three others were injured severely after a concrete mixer truck crashed into a passenger car in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau on September 15. The accident occurred at 9:30am on National Highway 4D in Tam Duong district when the concrete mixer truck hit …

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Localities gear up for super typhoon Mangkhut

Developments of typhoon Mangkhut

Northern and north-central localities have taken measures to prepare themselves for super typhoon Mangkhut, which is forecast to bring heavy rains and whirlwind to the regions on September 17-18. Chairman of the People’s Committee of the northern port city of Hai Phong has asked the city’s Steering Committee on Natural …

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Animal charity backs Hanoi decree against eating dogs

A boy carries his dog through flood waters in Hau Giang Province in southern Vietnam.

Eating dogs is not a cultural issue and Hanoi authorities’ call to stop the practice should be welcomed, Animals Asia has contended. Tuan Bendixsen, chief representative of the Animals Asia Foundation (AAF) in Vietnam, said his organization is with Hanoi authorities on the ending of killing and eating dogs. “This …

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Private capital could aid major transport projects: experts

Vehicles on the HCM City-Trung Luong Expressway. Transport experts agreed that users must pay tolls for roads built with private investment.

The North-South Highway will be around 2,100km long, run through 32 provinces and be built in three stages. The 650km first stage to be completed by 2020 will include 11 sub-projects and cost an estimated VND104 trillion (US$4.52 billion). But only VND40 trillion ($1.74 billion) will come from the Government’s …

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Underground market in HCM City to be shutdown

Sense Market in HCM City

The Sense Market under the 23/9 Park in HCM City is going to be shut down as the authorities plan to reorganise the park. Even though the market was only opened in March last year, the one-hectare site could face problems. The decision was issued by the HCM City People’s …

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3 weed killer’s toxic active ingredients to be banned

A farmer sprays weed killer in a field.

The Plant Protection Department plans to petition the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to ban the toxic ingredients Fipronil, Chlorpyrifos and Glyphosate from weed killer. Hoang Trung, head of the department, recently told local media in a press conference that Glyphosate was especially dangerous and could cause humans cancer. …

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