Inbreeding poses risks to ethnic groups

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Inbreeding poses risks to ethnic groups

VietNamNet Bridge – Nearly everyone living in Yen Son Commune in Cao Bang Province knows Vi Van Don and his family, though they may have not spoken to them.

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Only 40 pct of rural household solid waste collected: statistics

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Only 40 pct of rural household solid waste collected: statistics

VietNamNet Bridge – Nearly 70 percent of Vietnam’s population are living in rural areas, producing over 31,500 tonnes of household solid waste a day, of which between 40 and 55 percent is collected, data has showed.

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Central Highlands give priority to education for ethnic minorities

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VietnamPlus English 4 day(s) ago

The Central Highlands provinces have prioritised the improvement of education for ethnic minority children, thus contributing to raising the intellectual standards of the local population and preserving their culture including spoken language and writing.

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Media urged to work more to stop rhino killing

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Media urged to work more to stop rhino killing

The media was urged to devote more coverage to the major threat facing the world’s population of rhinoceros, which has declined by 90 percent over the last 40 years due to surges in poaching for rhino horn.

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Tougher inspection needed for better reproductive health care

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Tougher inspection needed for better reproductive health care

Regular inspections should be carried out across the country on the implementation of legal documents concerning reproductive health care for young people, who account for nearly 40% of the total population.

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Tighter inspection needed to improve youth reproductive health care

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Tighter inspection needed to improve youth reproductive health care

Regular inspections should be carried out across the country on the implementation of legal documents concerning reproductive health care for young people, who account for nearly 40 percent of the total population.

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Islamic State now resembles the Taliban with oil fields

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Islamic State now resembles the Taliban with oil fields

With its reign of terror over a large population and ability to self-finance on a staggering scale, the extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley resembles the Taliban with oil wells.

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Hanoi officials resettle embattled pagoda's population of orphans, elderly and disabled

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Báo Thanh Niên English 7 day(s) ago

Hanoi officials began relocating orphans and old people from a philanthropic pagoda to a government welfare center on Friday after finding the former suffered loose management and offered substandard healthcare.

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Tra Vinh to widen health insurance coverage

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago

The Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh aims to have 83 percent of its population covered by health insurance by the end of 2014.

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In Vietnam hub, street trees become nightmare during rainy season

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

A tree fell on a Ho Chi Minh City street over the weekend, killing a woman and sounding the alarm on the city’s management of its aging population of street trees.

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Youth speak out over lack of sexual health education

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Adolescents need comprehensive sexuality education, which is currently provided by only 10 clubs in the whole country, said Duong Minh Ha, a young participant at a reproductive health forum yesterday in Ha Noi.

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Population Database to be set up

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Population Database to be set up

VGP – PM Nguyen Tan Dung has assigned the Ministry of Planning and Investment(MPI) to host and cooperate with the Government Office, the Ministry of National Defense and other ministries, agencies and localities to implement the Population Database Project.

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Only 40 pct of rural household solid waste collected: statistics

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Only 40 pct of rural household solid waste collected: statistics

Nearly 70 percent of Vietnam’s population are living in rural areas, producing over 31,500 tonnes of household solid waste a day, of which between 40 and 55 percent is collected, data has showed.

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Vietnam's skewed gender imbalance hits all-time high

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

Vietnam's skewed gender imbalance hits all-time high

The prevalence of male births grew in the first half of this year, despite myriad efforts to reverse the trend, according to Duong Quoc Trong, director of Vietnam's Department for Population and Family Planning.

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Can China save Africa's elephants?

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Can China save Africa's elephants?

There’s no consensus on just how many of Africa’s elephants are left. The World Wildlife Fund, for example, estimates that the population could be as few as 470,000 and as many as 690,000. Whatever the exact figure, it’s clear that China’s demand for ivory has created significant financial incentives for poachers to hunt the herds that remain scattered across the continent.

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