Vietnam's agriculture ministry has demarcated no-fishing zones along the central coast, saying these swaths of water need time to recover from the toxic spill scandal linked to Taiwanese conglomerate Formosa.
Italy prepared for an emotional day of mourning Saturday with flags across the country to fly at half mast in honour of the 281 victims of a devastating earthquake.
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Hopes of finding more survivors from Italy's powerful earthquake faded on Friday, with the death toll rising to 281 and the rescue operation in some of the stricken areas called off.
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A Vietnamese conglomerate is poised to build an enormous steel complex, despite fallout from a similar large-scale project of Taiwanese Formosa Group which caused an environmental disaster before it was even commissioned.
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At least seven people have been killed in a landslide that occurred at a gold mining quarry in the northern Vietnamese province of Lao Cai.
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Deputy Prime Minister (PM) Trinh Dinh Dung yesterday led a work team of the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention to check the clean-up after typhoon Dianmu in Yen Bai province.
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung and working delegation check the progress of overcoming consequences caused by typhoon Dianmu in Yen Bai province.
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A trough that formed south of the East Vietnam Sea on Monday is expected to bring heavy rain to northern Vietnam, and lashing squalls to the south.
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Fishermen in Vietnam’s central provinces continue to struggle as there has still not been a conclusive response from authorities over whether fish sourced from the coastline is edible.
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While the northern-central coastal region has been described as now being safe for tourism activities since the Formosa environmental disaster, further research will be necessary before seafood from the area are safe, Tran Hong Ha, minister of Natural Resources and Environment said at a press meeting on Monday.
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The results of a study released Monday show that Vietnam’s central coast is again safe for swimming and aquaculture, four months after toxic effluents discharged by Taiwan-owned Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corp caused mass fish deaths.
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Typhoon Dianmu's heavy rains and flash flood left 13 dead, missing after it made landfall in the north on August 19 and was weakened into low pressure on August 21.
Yen Bai sinks underwater after downpour rains. (Photo: SGGP)
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Seven people have been killed, two are missing, and eight have been wounded by the impact of tropical storm Dianmu in northern Vietnam over the weekend.
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The number of deaths from storm Dianmu, which swept through the northern region on August 19, has climbed to seven as of August 21, according to the Office of the Central Steering Committee on Disaster Prevention and Control.
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The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has suggested the State Bank of Việt Nam clear, reschedule or put off debts for farmers who have been affected by the worst drought and saltwater intrusion in Việt Nam in almost a century.
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Facebook activated its “Safety Check” function on Friday for the first time in Vietnam as the northern part of the country was hit by Tropical Storm Dianmu.
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