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Vietnam gives harsh jail terms to 6 activists for subversion – Phạt tù 6 bị cáo về tội Hoạt động nhằm lật đổ chính quyền nhân dân

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April 5, 2018 Vietnam gives harsh jail terms to 6 activists for subversion

In this April 5, 2018 photo, prominent human rights lawyer Nguyen Van Dai, center, and defendant Nguyen Bac Truyen listen to the verdict at a trial in Hanoi.

Nguyen Van Mieng, the lawyer for prominent human rights lawyer Nguyen Van Dai said he was sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years of house arrest while his fellow activists received sentences from seven to 12 years at the one-day trial Thursday. (Vietnam News Agency via AP) 

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The world’s required reading list: The books that students read in 28 countries


This compilation of reading assigned to students everywhere will expand your horizons — and your bookshelves.

In the US, most students are required to read To Kill a Mockingbird during their school years. This classic novel combines a moving coming-of-age story with big issues like racism and criminal injustice. Reading Mockingbird is such an integral part of the American educational experience that we wondered: What classic books are assigned to students elsewhere?

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Việt Nam asks China to stop bomber drills in Hoàng Sa

Update: May, 22/2018 – 06:00

Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng. — VNA/VNS Photo Phương Hoa

Viet Nam News – HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam requests that China immediately stop sending bombers to conduct drills in Việt Nam’s Hoàng Sa (Paracel) archipelago, said the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson, Lê Thị Thu Hằng.

Hằng made the statement in Hà Nội on Monday in response to a reporter’s question regarding the exercises, saying China’s dispatch of bombers to conduct take-off and landing drills in Hoàng Sa has seriously violated Việt Nam’s sovereignty over the archipelago.

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Scientists analyze first ancient human DNA from Southeast Asia


Results reveal three major waves of migration

Date: May 17, 2018
Source: Harvard Medical School

Researchers have completed the first whole-genome analysis of ancient human DNA from Southeast Asia Study identifies at least three major waves of human migration into the region over the last 50,000 years, each shaping the genetics of Southeast Asia.

Field workers excavate ancient human remains at Man Bac, Vietnam, in 2007. DNA from skeletons at this site was included in the current study. –Credit: Lorna Tilley, Australian National University

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Unique five-thousand year old fossil reef found in Vietnam

Last update 16:00 | 04/04/2018  vietnamnet

For the first time in Vietnam, specialists from the Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources have discovered a cemetery of fossilised coral reef more than 5,000 years old on Quang Ngai province’s Ly Son Island. The unprecedented and unique discovery opens up new interpretations of the earth dating back to 5,000 years ago.

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The 5,000 year old fossil coral reef was discovered on Vietnam’s Ly Son Island.

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Human trafficking on the rise in Việt Nam

A policewoman of Móng Cái City’s Police Department (right) receives a baby – a victim of human trafficking, from a policewoman of China’s Fangchenggang City on Tuesday.— VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Hoàng

VNN – HÀ NỘI — Human trafficking in Việt Nam was on the increase because it was difficult to control, according to experts. They said the crime especially targeted women and children.The manager of a hotline to prevent human trafficking prevention, Nguyễn Thuận Hải, from the Department of Child Care and Protection, said that more information related to the issue was now available.

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Internet Freedom rapidly degrading in Southeast Asia

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Line, WhatsApp and WeChat are the most popular social media sites in Southeast Asia, but their power to spread free speech is declining. Credit: ITU/R.Farrell
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Line, WhatsApp and WeChat are the most popular social media sites in Southeast Asia, but their power to spread free speech is declining. Credit: ITU/R.Farrell

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IPSnews – PHNOM PENH, Feb 15 2018 (IPS) – Researchers recently evaluated 65 countries which represent 87 percent of internet users globally. Half of them experienced a decline of internet freedom. China, Syria and Ethiopia are the least free. Estonia, Iceland and Canada enjoy the most freedom online.

The most remarkable evolution comes from Southeast Asia. A few years ago, this was a promising region. The economy was growing, democracy was on the rise. Malaysia had free elections, Indonesia started an anti-corruption campaign and the social rights of Cambodian garment workers were improving.

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