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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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