10.7 million numbers blocked in Vietnam’s crackdown on unregistered SIM cards

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Roughly 11 million SIM cards in Vietnam have been deactivated in the first phase of an extensive campaign aimed at invalidating improperly registered mobile phone accounts earlier this week, a telecom agency said Friday.

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Vietnam to deactivate 12 million unregistered SIM cards

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In just two weeks' time, 12 million mobile phone users in Vietnam may find themselves in need of a new SIM card once the Ministry of Information and Communications deactivates all unregistered and improperly registered SIMs in the country.

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Father calls for help as his sons battle blood disorder

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Father calls for help as his sons battle blood disorder

A father in Nam Dinh Province is in need of help for three of his sons who are all suffering from haemophilia, a rare bleeding disorder in which the blood doesn't clot properly.

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Formosa among accused as Vietnam probes illegal waste burial

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Formosa among accused as Vietnam probes illegal waste burial

Police in Ha Tinh have launched a criminal investigation into the illegal burial of a huge amount of waste in the north-central province last month, with the Vietnamese unit of Formosa Plastics Group among the parties to be inspected.

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China watchdog says IKEA to recall 1.66 million malm chests and dressers

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China watchdog says IKEA to recall 1.66 million malm chests and dressers

Swedish furniture company IKEA Group is recalling 1.66 million chests and dressers in China over concerns the drawers could pose a danger to children if not properly fixed to walls, China's safety regulator said on Tuesday.

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Renewables receive $30M funding boost

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VietStock FI English 6 month(s) ago

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has received $30 million in funding from the Scaling Up Renewable Energy in Low-Income Countries Program (SREP) – an arm of the global Climate Investment Funds initiative – for a solar energy development program that includes home systems, mini-grids and utility solar farms, a press release stated yesterday.

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Chinese firms winning Vietnam contracts with cheap bids is unavoidable: expert

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Chinese firms winning Vietnam contracts with cheap bids is unavoidable: expert

While it is almost impossible to stop Chinese firms from winning contracts with low bids, Vietnamese developers need to ensure that contractors will do the work properly, a local expert said.

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Contaminated Flint water among most expensive in the U.S.: report

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Contaminated Flint water among most expensive in the U.S.: report

Residents of Flint, Michigan, one of the poorest cities in the United States, paid some of the nation's highest water bills even as the city failed to treat drinking water properly, leading to lead contamination, according to a report released on Tuesday.

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Long-standing problems persist as Vietnam recaps tourism performance in 2015

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Long-standing problems persist as Vietnam recaps tourism performance in 2015

Quality over quantity is what Vietnamese tourism authorities should keep in mind when formulating promotional plans for 2016, insiders said at a meeting to recap a tough year for the industry on Wednesday.

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Vietnamese drink distributor fined for failing to properly preserve tainted Dr Thanh tea

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Vietnamese drink distributor fined for failing to properly preserve tainted Dr Thanh tea

A food safety watchdog in southern Vietnam has completed a check on several dozen bottles of Dr Thanh herbal tea, reportedly containing dregs, and it was a beverage distributor, rather than the maker, Tan Hiep Phat Group, that was fined in the end.

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El Nino increases risk of epidemic outbreaks

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El Nino increases risk of epidemic outbreaks

Global climate change and the El-Nino phenomenon have raised the risk of epidemic outbreaks if precautious measures are not properly taken, said a health official.

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Environmental issues hinder new rural areas

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Environmental issues hinder new rural areas

VietNamNet Bridge – In the five years since the Government put in place Decision No 49/QD-TTg on 19 criteria for new-style rural areas for the 2010-20 period, the majority of communes across the nation fail to meet the 17th criterion on environment. Both local and central authorities find it difficult to fill all five norms, as set down. These include that 90 per cent of households in a locality receive fresh water, 90 per cent of production establishments meet environmental...

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Advice for foreign home ownership

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Advice for foreign home ownership

Although the Housing Law of 2014 created favorable conditions for foreigners to own houses here, buying a home is still no easy matter for foreigners given the legal complexity of the real estate sector in Vietnam.

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The West must 'treat Russia properly': Juncker

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The West must 'treat Russia properly': Juncker

The West must "treat Russia properly" and address it as an equal, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday, criticising US President Barack Obama for labelling Moscow a mere regional power.

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Vietnamese Facebookers: Airplane etiquette experts or just fault-finders?

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 15 month(s) ago

Vietnamese Facebookers: Airplane etiquette experts or just fault-finders?

Many Vietnamese Facebook users think they are an authority on how to behave properly on aircraft, while it turns out they even do not know of anything called common sense, let alone airplane etiquette.

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