Tobacco kills 7 million a year, wreaks environmental havoc: WHO

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Báo Đầu Tư English 3 week(s) ago

GENEVA: Smoking and other tobacco use kills more than seven million people each year, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday (May 30), also warning of the dire environmental impact of tobacco production, distribution and waste.

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Formosa steel plant in Vietnam restarts after toxic spill

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Formosa Plastics Group's steel plant in Vietnam restarted on Monday after its operations were halted for causing one of the country's worst environmental disasters, local media reported.

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Vietnam says Google will cooperate in removal of 'toxic' content

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Google Inc's parent firm, Alphabet, will work with Vietnam's government to stamp out "toxic" and illegal information on its platform, the Southeast Asian nation said on Friday.

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Google blocks 1,500 ‘toxic’ YouTube videos at Vietnam’s request

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago 2 related news

Google has blocked 1,500 YouTube videos Vietnam deems ‘toxic and harmful’ on the world’s largest video-sharing platform, the country’s electric information watchdog said Tuesday.

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Facebook, Vietnamese ministry reach agreements on toxic content, fake account crackdowns

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Facebook has pledged to prioritize a purge of fake accounts that impersonate Vietnamese leaders and public figures on the world’s largest social network following a meeting between its policy head and Vietnam’s information chief this week.

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Facebook policy head, Vietnamese minister discuss ways to curb ‘toxic content’

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

Facebook is committed to cooperating with Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications to enact suitable measures to prevent ‘toxic content’ on the social network, its head of policy management said on Wednesday.

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Surveillance cameras to be installed at Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘market of death’

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City are set to install surveillance cameras to prevent the illicit sale of toxic chemicals at Kim Bien Market, often dubbed the ‘market of death.'

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Monsanto must hold responsible for tackling AO consequences in VN

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Báo điện tử CP English 2 month(s) ago

VGP – Viet Nam hailed the efforts of the U.S. Government and Congress in addressing consequences caused by the war in Viet Nam. The U.S. companies and Monsanto Company must be responsible for tackling consequences of toxic Agent Orange in Viet Nam.

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Permanent measures sought to prevent fish deaths in Saigon’s iconic canal

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

Experts and authorities in Ho Chi Minh City are concerned over the mass fish deaths occurring in an iconic canal following unseasonal rains.

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Proposal to raise fish near paper plant's waste discharge lake slammed

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 month(s) ago

Environmental experts have pointed out problems with the idea of raising fish by the waste water discharge lake at Lee & Man Paper Plant in Hau Giang Province.

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Scores reported killed in gas attack on Syrian rebel area

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

A suspected Syrian government chemical attack killed scores of people, including children, in the northwestern province of Idlib on Tuesday, a monitoring group, medics and rescue workers in the rebel-held area said.

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China vows fresh smog crackdown as toxic air shrouds capital

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 month(s) ago

China's smoggiest cities have pledged to ramp up the battle on pollution after air quality deteriorated in the first few months of this year, the China Daily reported on Monday, as smog blanketed the capital, Beijing, and the surrounding region.

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Ministry determined to eliminate industrial alcohol, banned chemicals

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SaiGon GP English 3 month(s) ago

Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh yesterday issued resolution on tightening management of toxic chemicals, especially industrial alcohol.

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Vietnam asks Google to remove 2,200 toxic YouTube videos

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

Vietnam’s broadcast watchdog has demanded that Google pull more than 2,200 videos with ‘toxic’ content from YouTube, a deputy chief official of the authority confirmed on Friday.

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Vietnam tightens monitor on alcohol production, methanol after poisoning outbreaks

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SaiGon GP English 3 month(s) ago

Following outbreaks of methanol poisoning have occurred when methanol is used to adulterate moonshine, Vietnam's Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh yesterday presided a meeting with related agencies to tighten monitor on production and sales of alcohol as well as toxic substance methanol.

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