Ministry declares Viet Nam bird flu-free

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Ministry declares Viet Nam bird flu-free

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's Animal Health Department reported that Viet Nam was free from bird flu, with no new outbreaks being detected in the last two weeks.

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Mini-sub on second mission after first MH370 search aborted

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A mini-sub searching for missing Flight MH370 was again sweeping the Indian Ocean seabed on Wednesday after aborting its first mission, officials said, as Malaysia vowed to reveal any "black box" data found.

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Boston remembers marathon victims one year on

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Boston has paid solemn tribute to the victims and survivors of the marathon bombings, observing a moment of silence and raising the US flag exactly one year after the attacks that stunned the nation.

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Maids welcome end to discrimination

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Maids welcome end to discrimination

After more than 10 years as a full-time housemaid with a Vietnamese family in Ha Noi, Dao Thi Thom, 29, has never been offered health insurance or social insurance like other workers. This is because, despite the fact she has a contract, most Vietnamese, including authorities, have never viewed a maid's job as actual work.

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Draft law regulates Government management of State companies

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National Assembly deputy Tran Du Lich told Tien Phong (Vanguard) about new changes to the Law on Investment and management of State investment capital in enterprises.

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Brick kilns in Phu Yen to be shut down

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More than 1,000 traditional brick kilns in the central province of Phu Yen will be shut down by the end of this year, according to the province's People's Committee. The kilns, which use low-quality coal and out-moded methods, are causing serious air pollution. They continue to operate despite a ban by the province two years ago.

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S. Korea ferry with 450 passengers sinks

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South Korean coastguard vessels and helicopters pulled passengers off a stricken ferry as it sank on Wednesday off the southern coast with around 450 passengers on board – mostly high school students.

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Party Secretariat calls for action against drug crimes

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The Secretariat of the Party Central Committee has required Party organisations and local authorities across the country to intensify their efforts to combat drug crimes in line with the Politburo's Instructive No 21/CT-TW issued in 2008.

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Children could get special court

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The establishment of a Family and Children's Court in Viet Nam is needed to ensure improved prosecution and judicial system in cases involving children.

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Southern farmers face drought

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More than 1,500 families in the southern provinces of Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan have suffered water shortages for more than a month due to the lack of rain.

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Vaccine scare blamed on sensationalised coverage

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Many mothers are taking to the internet to complain about the press's handling of the news about outbreaks of measles. In the last few weeks, they have posted their gripes on their Facebook pages and on websites such as www.webtretho.com and www.zeronews.us, among others.

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City to set up council to review medical services

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City to set up council to review medical services

In May, HCM City will become the first city in the country to set up a council to supervise patient satisfaction and collect treatment data.

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Belgium funds Vietnamese planning reform

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Belgium has committed 4.3 million euros (US$5.9 million) of non-refundable official development aid to strengthen Viet Nam's planning reform for four years, the Belgian Embassy to Ha Noi announced yesterday.

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US vows to continue environmental support

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Viet Nam has asked the US to continue its environmental protection assistance, especially in mitigating climate change.

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NA deputies discuss their responsibilities

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Deputies of the National Assembly Standing Committee agreed at their 27th working session yesterday that the position of NA delegations should be made clear so that members could actively fulfill their roles in making laws and receiving inquiries from local voters.

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