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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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 2 day(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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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 4 day(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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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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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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Reservoir repairs to cost $110m

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Reservoir repairs to cost $110m

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Genetically modified mosquitoes to combat dengue in Brazil

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(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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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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Central Highlands consolidates public healthcare system

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Central Highlands consolidates public healthcare system

The Central Highlands strives to set up medical stations in all communes by 2015 as part of effort to reinforce its public healthcare system, heard a workshop in Dak Lak province on August 18.

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Social News 18/8

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Vietnamese drowning victims in Japan identified

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