India's 'Iron Lady' ends hunger strike to enter politics

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India's 'Iron Lady' ends hunger strike to enter politics

An Indian rights activist who has waged what is thought to be the world's longest hunger strike ended her 16-year fast on Tuesday after vowing to continue her struggle by standing for election in her home state.

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Child hunger here to stay unless world 'dramatically changes course': charity

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago

Child hunger here to stay unless world 'dramatically changes course': charity

Major progress has been made in curbing the number of children going to bed hungry, but a deadly combination of discrimination and poverty means some groups are being left behind, an international children's charity said on Thursday.

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Number of Vietnam’s undernourished people nears 1 million: statistics

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Number of Vietnam’s undernourished people nears 1 million: statistics

More Vietnamese people have gone hungry in the first seven months of this year from a year earlier, getting closer to the 1 million mark, the latest statistics show.

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Pope says the world's at war, urges Europe to greet refugees

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

Pope Francis, deeply saddened by the slaying of an elderly priest during Mass in a church in the French countryside, warned grimly Wednesday that the world is at war, but cautioned against labeling it a war among religions.

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Hunger strike on the Hungarian border

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Migrants at the Serbia-Hungary border start a hunger strike to draw the attention of world leaders, and demand passage to the European Union.

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Ben Tre province gets rice relief

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Báo điện tử CP English 1 month(s) ago

VGP – The PM has assigned the Ministry of Finance to put aside over 212 tons of rice from the national reserve as rice relief for southern Ben Tre province.

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Chile clinch Copa America title in shootout

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Chile clinch Copa America title in shootout

Chile upset favourites Argentina with a penalty shootout victory in the Copa America final at MetLife Stadium on Sunday to retain their title in the world's oldest continental football competition.

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Steering Board for National Action Plan for Zero Hunger Challenge set up

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Báo điện tử CP English 3 month(s) ago

VGP – The PM has decided to establish a Steering Board for the National Action Plan for Zero Hunger Challenge in Viet Nam in the 2016-2025 period.

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Bread theft reminiscent of Jean Valjean stirs legal debate in Vietnam

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Bread theft reminiscent of Jean Valjean stirs legal debate in Vietnam

As two 18-year-old Vietnamese men await their court appearance charged with stealing US$2 worth of snacks, including one loaf of sweetbread, debates are raging about whether the act is serious enough to send these minors to jail.

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Zimbabwe drought pushes up to 4 million towards hunger

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 month(s) ago

Up to 4 million Zimbabweans face hunger because of poor harvests during a harsh drought induced by El Nino weather, as the government declares a state of national disaster and appeals for food aid.

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ASEM youth week 2016 kicks off in Hanoi

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 month(s) ago

ASEM youth week 2016 kicks off in Hanoi

The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) youth week in conjunction with the Model ASEM kicked off in the Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi on April 1.

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For Asia-Pacific, the time to shine in global anti-hunger effort is now

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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 month(s) ago

For Asia-Pacific, the time to shine in global anti-hunger effort is now

Whenever I visit the Asia-Pacific region I am impressed by its dynamism and the many successes its people have achieved, not least of which was meeting the goal of halving the proportion of hungry people in region under the just-concluded Millennium Development Goals (MDG) effort.

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Vietnamese rank high in beer consumption, spend more money than Japanese

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Vietnamese rank high in beer consumption, spend more money than Japanese

VietNamNet Bridge - In Vietnam, local officials drink bottles of liquor worth of thousands of dollars that Japanese dare not drink.

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Government to rein in ODA for infrastructure

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VOV News English 8 month(s) ago

Government to rein in ODA for infrastructure

From July next year ODA (official development assistance) funds received by the country will only be allocated to provinces facing difficulties and for programmes to improve public welfare and eliminate hunger and poverty rather than for large infrastructure projects, according to the Ministry of Finance.

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Crop production needs restructuring

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VOV News English 8 month(s) ago

Crop production needs restructuring

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat has asked for the restructuring of crop production in order to further develop the agricultural sector.

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