Waste fears as Afghan soldiers cash in on spent ammo

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Waste fears as Afghan soldiers cash in on spent ammo

Zahir Jan, a scrap metal dealer in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, pays about 175 Afghani ($2.55) per kilo of spent cartridge casings and has no trouble finding supplies from poorly paid soldiers and policemen looking for extra cash.

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Vietnamese man killed in Central Highlands explosion

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

A man died in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum after an artillery shell left over from the Vietnam War exploded on Sunday.

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'We miss the sea': Vietnam village on brink of poverty after fish kill disaster

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'We miss the sea': Vietnam village on brink of poverty after fish kill disaster

Fishing boats in Ha Tinh Province in central Vietnam have stayed on shore for more than two months. Thousands of tons of fish washed ashore in Ha Tinh and nearby provinces for a couple weeks in April and May, and the disaster has turned many fishers jobless as a food safety scare is looming large across the country. Photo credit: Zing.vn

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China's dog meat problem

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China's dog meat problem

I ate dog just once, and it was an accident. A Chinese scrap-metal dealer with whom I'm friendly invited me to a fancy hotpot restaurant in Chongqing. As the waitress delivered bowl after bowl of dunkable vegetables and raw meats for cooking at our table, I pointed to one and asked: "What's this?" My friend's answer, in heavily accented English, sounded like "duck." It tasted like a meaty hair ball.

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Vietnam War bomb explodes, kills 2

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Police in Kon Tum Province in the Central Highlands are examining some body parts found in a jungle, thought to be that of two men killed in a war-era bomb explosion.

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3 killed in explosion while cutting Vietnam War bomb

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3 killed in explosion while cutting Vietnam War bomb

Three men were killed in Phu Yen Province Saturday when a Vietnam War-era bomb they were cutting to sell as metal scrap went off.

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UXOs continue to pose risks in Quang Tri

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Báo Dân Trí English 4 month(s) ago

UXOs continue to pose risks in Quang Tri

Unexploded bombs and other unexploded ordnances (UXOs) left from the American War are still commonly found in many scrapyards in the central province of Quang Tri, obviously posing massive risks to local people.

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For Vietnamese scrap metal hunters, tiny income courts UXO danger

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 month(s) ago

For Vietnamese scrap metal hunters, tiny income courts UXO danger

For many people in Hong Van Commune, the war is not over.

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The “bomb cutting village” in Quang Tri

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The “bomb cutting village” in Quang Tri

Tan Hiep Village in Cam Tuyen Commune, Cam Lo District in the central province of Quang Tri is called the "bomb sawing village" because nearly 90% of the villagers used to earn their living searching for scrap metal left from wars.

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A decade on, Vietnam’s ‘bomb market’ finally begins to fear death

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A decade on, Vietnam’s ‘bomb market’ finally begins to fear death

While traders at a major scrap collection hub in the north-central Vietnamese province of Nghe An would previously accept just about any pieces of metal offered a decade ago, including bombs or warheads, they now seem more aware of the fact that they are ‘playing with death.’

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Deadly blast in Hanoi allegedly caused by man opening bomb with blow torch, police said

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Deadly blast in Hanoi allegedly caused by man opening bomb with blow torch, police said

The Ministry of Public Security has found traces of explosives and bomb debris at the site of a blast in Hanoi on Saturday that killed four people, injuring 10 others and damaging more than 120 houses.

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Hanoi blast kills six: report

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Hanoi blast kills six: report

At least six people were killed and one injured in Hanoi this afternoon after a powerful blast which witnesses suspected to be an oxygen tank explosion, the Voice of Vietnam website has reported.

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Vietnamese photographer unveils book on 150 years of development in Saigon

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Vietnamese photographer unveils book on 150 years of development in Saigon

A Vietnamese photographer has recently published a photobook featuring the development of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, over the last 150 years.

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Packed cities, empty villages: Vietnam's migration dilemma

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Packed cities, empty villages: Vietnam's migration dilemma

When Vu Thi Linh moved her family from their spacious rural home to a tiny rented room in Hanoi, she hoped her children would be able to get the education she never had.

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Key economic regions suffer from industrial solid waste

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VietnamNet English 14 month(s) ago

Key economic regions suffer from industrial solid waste

VietNamNet Bridge - Industrial solid waste has been threatening the living environment in key industrial production regions of the north and south.

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