Rice farmers becoming poorer, say experts

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Rice farmers becoming poorer, say experts

Rice growers are becoming much poorer, said several experts at a seminar entitled “Vietnamese agriculture - effectiveness and sustainability,” which was held by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Can Tho City People’s Committee on Tuesday.

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WWF undermines its prestige with unproven allegations, officials say

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WWF undermines its prestige with unproven allegations, officials say

Vietnam's seafood association and fishers opposed strongly the latest recommendation on Vietnam’s pangasius or tra fish of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which say the fish farms have polluted the environment.

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Workshop: Mekong Delta’s agricultural production should sustainably develop

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Workshop: Mekong Delta’s agricultural production should sustainably develop

The Government should invest more in the scientific and technological application to create different rice varieties that have a high quality output, be insect and disease resistant and be suitable for climate change adaptation.

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Around 40 percent of Vietnamese poor not receive any medical treatment

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Around 40 percent of Vietnamese poor not receive any medical treatment

Recent scientific researches have pointed out that around 40 percent needy medical patients have not received any treatment due to several reasons, said an official in the health sector at a Vietnam International Health Economics (HEA) Conference.

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Banh Xeo - homeland flavored food

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Banh Xeo - homeland flavored food

Out of several well-known Vietnamese traditional foods like Pho (noodles), Cha Gio (mince roll) and Saigon bread; Banh Xeo (sizzling cake) has been chosen to be representative for Vietnamese food in the vote “Ho Chi Minh City – 100 interesting things,” hosted by the city Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

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37 killed in Colombia mudslide, emergency declared

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37 killed in Colombia mudslide, emergency declared

MEDELLIN, Colombia, Dec 7, 2010 (AFP) - Colombian rescue officials on Tuesday said they have recovered 37 bodies from a massive weekend mudslide, as President Juan Manuel Santos declared a local state of emergency to cope with the massive catastrophe.

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WikiLeaks' Assange remanded in custody by court until Dec 14

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WikiLeaks' Assange remanded in custody by court until Dec 14

LONDON, Dec 7, 2010 (AFP) - WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange was remanded in custody until December 14 by a London court on Tuesday after he said he would fight extradition to Sweden where he faces rape allegations.
A picture shows the Interpol webpage with the portrait of Julian Assange posted on its most-wanted list on December 7, 2010. AFP

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Pentagon says 'hard to quantify' WikiLeaks danger

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Pentagon says 'hard to quantify' WikiLeaks danger

WASHINGTON, Dec 7, 2010 (AFP) - The Pentagon said Tuesday it would be "hard to quantify" the danger posed by the WikiLeaks release of secret documents but insisted the information would be used by US adversaries.

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WikiLeaks chief Assange behind bars in Britain

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WikiLeaks chief Assange behind bars in Britain

LONDON, Dec 7, 2010 (AFP) - WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange was refused bail Tuesday by a British judge over claims of sex crimes in Sweden, dealing a fresh blow to the website which vowed to stay online and reveal more US secrets.

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HCMC People’s Council discusses resolution matters: chairperson

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HCMC People’s Council discusses resolution matters: chairperson

The Chairperson of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Council Pham Phuong Thao said at the HCM City People’s Council’s on December 7 discussed measures to tackle high interest rates from the banks, soaring prices of essential goods, to fix the sinkholes in the streets, to reduce violent crime among students and to stop motorbike riders racing along the streets.

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Cameron, in Afghanistan, eyes UK pullout in 2011

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Cameron, in Afghanistan, eyes UK pullout in 2011

KABUL (AFP) – British Prime Minister David Cameron, on an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, said Tuesday he hoped that British troops could start withdrawing next year thanks to inroads against the Taliban.

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S.Korea should prepare for reunification: minister

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S.Korea should prepare for reunification: minister

SEOUL, Dec 7, 2010 (AFP) - South Korea should prepare for reunification with North Korea, the minister for cross-border relations said Tuesday, calling Pyongyang's shelling attack the "worst choice" the North had ever made.
South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-Jin (2nd R) presides over a meeing with key military leaders at the Defense Ministry in Seoul on December 7, 2010. AFP

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S.Korea to build 14 new nuclear reactors by 2024

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SEOUL, Dec 7, 2010 (AFP) - South Korea said Tuesday it plans to build 14 new nuclear reactors by 2024 to help meet growing energy needs and cut dependence on fossil fuel.

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Inter seek salvation at maiden Club World Cup

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Inter seek salvation at maiden Club World Cup

ABU DHABI, Dec 7, 2010 (AFP) - European champions Inter Milan will start as favourites at the FIFA Club World Cup, which begins on Wednesday, but they are also in dire need of a boost after a tumultuous start to the season.

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Gold climbs to one-month high

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Gold climbs to one-month high

The price of gold in Vietnam surged to VND36.75 million a tael (1.2 ounces), the highest level in the past month, on December 7 as global prices accelerated on concerns over a spreading European debt crisis.

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