WHO revises global tuberculosis estimate up by 500,000

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WHO revises global tuberculosis estimate up by 500,000

The World Health Organization has revised up its estimate of how many people have tuberculosis by almost 500,000.

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Drug-resistant tuberculosis at crisis levels, warns WHO

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Drug-resistant tuberculosis at crisis levels, warns WHO

LONDON - Multi drug-resistant tuberculosis remains at crisis levels, with about 480,000 new cases this year, and various forms of the lung disease killed about 1.5 million people in 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

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Graphene paint offers rust-free future

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British scientists have developed a prototype graphene paint that can make coatings which are resistant to liquids, gases, and chemicals. The team says the paint could have a variety of uses, from stopping ships rusting to keeping food fresher for longer.

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Da Nang to build more storm-resistant shelters

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As many as 105 disadvantaged households in eights wards and communes in central Da Nang city are to receive assistance to build storm-resistant shelters between 2014 and 2017, a local conference heard on October 11.

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New policies take effect since October

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New policies take effect since October

VietNamNet Bridge – New policies on storm-resistant house construction in the Central region, social network management, and lower personal income tax (PIT) for individuals at economic zones shall come into force since October, 2014.

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New policies take effect since October

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New policies take effect since October

VGP – New policies on storm-resistant house construction in the Central region, social network management, and lower personal income tax (PIT) for individuals at economic zones shall come into force since October, 2014.

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Vietnam wins IAEA/FAO awards for radiation use in agriculture

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Vietnam wins IAEA/FAO awards for radiation use in agriculture

(VOV) - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) recently honoured a number of countries, including Vietnam for their achievements in using radiation in agricultural production.

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Genetically-modified technology no magic wand for Vietnam’s agriculture

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Genetically-modified technology no magic wand for Vietnam’s agriculture

VietNamNet Bridge – Scientists warn that genetically modified (GM) technology is not the “magic wand” that many people assume will increase crop yield and save domestic agricultural production.

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Social News 27/9

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Vietnam’s oldest woman receives Asian record certificate

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Disaster-resistant housing assistance benefits disadvantaged in central region

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Disaster-resistant housing assistance benefits disadvantaged in central region

Approximately 40,000 poor households in Central Vietnam’s flood risk areas are to receive assistance to build storm-resistant homes in an effort to ensure their safety and help them escape from poverty, a conference heard in Quang Nam province on September 26.

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Government builds 40,000 flood-resistant homes for poor people

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Government builds 40,000 flood-resistant homes for poor people

The authorities have decided to support a project to build 40,000 flood-resistant homes in 14 central provinces between 2014 to 2016.

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Da Nang builds storm resistant shelters for the disadvantaged

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago

A total of 320 disadvantaged households in the central City of Da Nang are building storm resistant shelters thanks to a project funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, an American philanthropic organisation

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Vietnam comes first in int’l earthquake engineering competition

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The Vietnamese team won first prize at the “Introducing and Demonstrating Earthquake Engineering Researching Schools (IDEERS)” competition in Taiwan, a design contest for earthquake resistant models.

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Mekong Delta produces 20.6 million tonnes of rice

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Mekong Delta produces 20.6 million tonnes of rice

The Mekong Delta has harvested 20.6 million tonnes of rice, planted during the winter-spring and summer-autumn sowing seasons, accounting for more than 82 percent of the region’s target, the Mekong Delta Rice Research Institute reported.

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Quake-resistant building nabs prize

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

Students from Duy Tan Private University won first prize in an earthquake engineering design competition held in Taiwan last week.

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