Vietnam’s traditional healers take oath against rhino horn

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Vietnam’s traditional healers take oath against rhino horn

Vietnam's leading practitioners of traditional medicine have vowed not to use threatened wildlife products in their practice.

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Animal rights activists demand end to Bac Ninh pig slaughter

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Animal rights activists demand end to Bac Ninh pig slaughter

The Animals Asia Foundation has launched a campaign to stop Bac Ninh Province's traditional pig slaughter during Nem Thuong Festival amid growing official concern about the barbarity of the practice and the impact it has on Vietnam's international reputation.

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HCM City residents take a stab at fencing

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HCM City residents take a stab at fencing

VietNamNet Bridge – Adventurous Vietnamese who want to test out their stamina and agility are flocking to the challenging sport.

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Raising wild animals in farms causes scare in Vietnam

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Raising wild animals in farms causes scare in Vietnam

An attack on a three-year-old boy by a captive bear at his home outside Ho Chi Minh City has focused attention on the dangerous but common practice of keeping wild beasts as pets and as farm animals.

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Theory-heavy university curricula cannot produce highly qualified workers

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Theory-heavy university curricula cannot produce highly qualified workers

VietNamNet Bridge – The lack of qualified labour force has been blamed on unreasonable training curricula which puts an emphasis on theory and makes light of practice.

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Fear of Ebola curtails female genital mutilation, offers hope of curbing brutal ritual

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As the death toll from Ebola approaches 9,000 in West Africa, the illness has at least temporarily disrupted female genital mutilation, a centuries-old practice that brutally harms young girls.

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Flushing soaps down drains harmless, concludes report

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A major scientific report examining 250 studies on the effects of flushing surfactants - found in common soaps, shampoos, and detergents - down the drain or toilet suggests the practice poses little risk to the environment.

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Research centre for applied mathematics launched

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VOV News English 2 week(s) ago 2 duplicate news

The Research Centre for Applied Mathematics in Economics, Finance and Banking was launched in Hanoi on January 12 by the Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics (VIASM) and the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV).

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Famed Vietnamese Buddhist Thich Nhat Hanh awakes from coma, smiles

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Famed Vietnamese Buddhist Thich Nhat Hanh awakes from coma, smiles

The world-famous Vietnamese Zen Monk Thich Nhat Hanh has emerged from his coma and may be transferred to a rehab at a French hospital where he has been treated for a brain hemorrhage since November 11.

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Fencing - a noble sport

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Fencing - a noble sport

Fencing is becoming popular among young people including women. To those who want to become swordsmen, SaigonFencing Club at the HCMC Youth Culture House in District 1 is an ideal venue to practice this sport.

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Stem cell treatment faces major hurdles

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Stem cell treatment has made considerable headway in Viet Nam, but very few scientists and doctors in the country have a deep understanding of the subject, experts say.

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Gov't car buying should be curbed

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Viet Nam must practice thrift and fight waste, Le Hong Son, director general of the Bureau of Legal Nominative Documents Post Review under the Ministry of Justice, told Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi).

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VN universities urged to train graduates for real job market

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

VN universities urged to train graduates for real job market

Viet Nam's higher education institutions should focus more on building market-oriented curriculum to produce the qualified candidates businesses desperately need, officials said yesterday at a conference.

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Ha Noi to tighten bus controls for Tet season

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Ha Noi to tighten bus controls for Tet season

As Tet (Lunar New Year) festival approaches, more coach drivers have started transporting goods, a practice that could threaten the vehicles' passengers, according to transport authorities.

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Where rectal feeding came from and how the CIA used it

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Where rectal feeding came from and how the CIA used it

The revelation that U.S. interrogators force-fed terrorism suspects through their rectums outraged human-rights activists and doctors, who called it an outdated practice with no legitimate medical rationale.

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