Government requests probe into child sponsoring centres

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Government requests probe into child sponsoring centres

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has asked the Ministry of Public Security to investigate centres taking care of children and strictly punish any violators.

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China baby boom wagers go bust in stocks as kids cost too much

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China baby boom wagers go bust in stocks as kids cost too much

Nine months after stock-market wagers on a baby boom in China reached record levels, the bets have turned into some of the nation’s biggest losers as living costs deter couples from having more than one child.

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69th anniversary of National Day marked in Malaysia

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VOV News English 1 month(s) ago

(VOV) - The Vietnam Embassy in Malaysia on August 19 hosted a reception celebrating 69 years of the August Revolution and National Day (1945-2014).

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Genetically modified mosquitoes to combat dengue in Brazil

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

A UK-based biotech firm is developing a new weapon to kill off the dengue virus. Researchers in Brazil are producing millions of male mosquitoes genetically modified with a gene that kills off their offspring. The plan is to release the GM males into the wild where they will mate with females who will give birth to mosquitoes that carry a gene that kills them before they reach maturity. The scientist say that if done on a large scale, the dengue-carrying...

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Gender imbalance increases at alarming rate

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Gender imbalance increases at alarming rate

VietNamNet Bridge – The sex ratio at birth in Vietnam in the first half of 2014 was 114 boys per 100 girls, said Duong Quoc Trong, the general director of the Population - Family Planning Administration.

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Local businesses hope high on ASEAN Economic Community

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago

Vietnamese exporters are eagerly looking to the birth of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) at the end of next year as their export markets could be significantly expanded, the Saigon Times Daily reported.

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Vietnamese become wives only after having children with husbands in China

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Vietnamese become wives only after having children with husbands in China

A Vietnamese woman marrying a Chinese via matchmaking only had a true wedding party and was recognized as a wife by her husband after she gave birth to a son for him.

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New mothers sign up for stem cell storage

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

VietNamNet Bridge – When she discovered that she was pregnant, To Thuy Hoang in Ha Noi's Hai Ba Trung District decided to store the stem cells from the child's umbilical cord blood at a special bank.

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Social News 16/8

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Foreign-funded project benefits Dong Nai’s disabled

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Vietnam facing yawning sex imbalance at birth: demographic official

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Vietnam facing yawning sex imbalance at birth: demographic official

Vietnam is facing a growing gender imbalance, with the sex ratio at birth in the first six months of 2014 being 114 boys to 100 girls, the General Department of Population and Family Planning said on Thursday.

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Painting competition marks 130th anniversary of Modigliani's birth

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Painting competition marks 130th anniversary of Modigliani's birth

Trinh Cam Nhi, 18, has won the first prize at a painting competition held here recently to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the birth of Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani.

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Vietnam to focus on improving population quality

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago

Improving population quality and maintaining a reasonable birth rate to meet human resources demand for national development were the main topics of discussion at a seminar in northern Hung Yen province on August 13.

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40 years after the end of war

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40 years after the end of war

VGP – Over the past four decades since the end of the war, millions of Vietnamese people are still suffering from health effects of Agent Orange/Dioxin.

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Vietnam’s rate of breastfed children lowest in Southeast Asia

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Vietnam’s rate of breastfed children lowest in Southeast Asia

The rate of children breastfed during the first six months of their lives in Vietnam is only 19.6 percent, the lowest in Southeast Asia, according to Vietnamese Ministry of Health statistics.

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Vietnam’s 121-year-old woman may become world’s oldest person

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 month(s) ago 1 related news

A 121-year-old woman living on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City took a step toward becoming the world’s oldest living person after obtaining national verification of her proof of birth.

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