As war memories fade, Vietnam still battles Agent Orange legacy

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As war memories fade, Vietnam still battles Agent Orange legacy

Tan Tri doesn't know a thing about Agent Orange. But doctors say he lives with its effects every day, when he crawls off his wooden bed and waits for someone to feed him. He is 25.

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Homecoming challenges test returning students

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Homecoming challenges test returning students

Every day, a sizeable number of Vietnamese youth get the opportunity to study at renowned universities abroad, making up a new generation of competent workforce that is well equipped and possesses a global worldview.

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Road crashes claim 2,000 child lives in Vietnam every year

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Báo Thanh Niên English 15 hour(s) ago

Around 2,000 children are killed annually in road traffic crashes in Vietnam, according to World Health Organization statistics released on Monday.

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International institutions raise GDP forecast, confidence regained

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International institutions raise GDP forecast, confidence regained

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese have every reason to be optimistic about the country’s economic performance in the time to come. International institutions all have raised Vietnam’s forecast GDP growth rate for 2015.

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HCM City schools have no seats for six- to 12-month old children

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HCM City schools have no seats for six- to 12-month old children

VietNamNet Bridge - Under current laws, female workers can enjoy six-month maternity leave, but state-owned nursery schools only accept children older than 12 months.

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Vietnam plans to generate power from rice husks

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Vietnam plans to generate power from rice husks

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam plans to develop 20 power plants that will operate on rice husks.

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Vietnamese photographer sees beauty in nature's violence

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Vietnamese photographer sees beauty in nature's violence

Dang Tuan Trung, a 47-year-old architect, is, perhaps, the first known storm chaser in Vietnam, where an average of six to seven typhoons strike every year.

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Viet Nam needs $4-6b every year for power-sector growth

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VietNam News English 4 day(s) ago

High power tariffs and policy incentives are needed to attract investments in electricity production, Tran Dinh Long, vice-chairman of the Viet Nam Energy Association, told Hai quan (Customs).

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HCM City invests in education

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Up to 4 trillion VND (186.4 million USD) is spent on educational programmes in Ho Chi Minh City every year, according to Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Hua Ngoc Thuan.

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Gender and economic issues top agenda for Hillary Clinton at women's summit

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U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton calls for "the full participation of women and girls in every aspect" at the Women In The World summit in New York City.

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Vietnamese president stresses ‘respect for sovereignty’ at Asian-African Conference in Indonesia

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Vietnamese president stresses ‘respect for sovereignty’ at Asian-African Conference in Indonesia

Vietnamese State President Truong Tan Sang has called on every country to show “respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations,” while attending the Asian-African Conference in Indonesia.

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How US cafe and fast-food chains adapt to local tastes

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How US cafe and fast-food chains adapt to local tastes

When Starbucks opened its first outlet in Vietnam in early 2013, many said the US chain would have a hard job convincing locals to switch from stronger coffee at the simple cafes that line almost every city street and the more sophisticated outlets run by local chains Trung Nguyen and Highlands Coffee.

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In Vietnam, bee keeper exodus begins around March for premium honey

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In Vietnam, bee keeper exodus begins around March for premium honey

Around March every year, keepers from across the country send their swarms of bees to the Central Highlands for the insects to suck the best nectar there and produce the finest-quality honey.

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'Preventable rabies kills 160 people per day'

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'Preventable rabies kills 160 people per day'

Around 59,000 people die every year from rabies transmitted by dogs, with the poorer regions of the world worst affected, says a report by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control.

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Image: Trees in full bloom in Da Lat

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Image: Trees in full bloom in Da Lat

In early April, the white and purple phoenix trees in Dalat are in full bloom creating a brilliant blaze of colour as they bask in the beautiful rays of spring sunshine. They are in full bloom in March and April every year.

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