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240 spots contaminated with pesticides remain in Vietnam

 vietnamnet – Last update 09:52 | 31/07/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam still has 240 pesticide-contaminated locations in 15 localities, causing serious and extremely serious pollution, according to the 2016 National Environment Report.

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There are 240 chemical-contaminated spots nationwide. — VNA/VNS Photo Duy Hung

The report was recently released by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE).

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Three British men to be caned for sexual assault of woman in Singapore

TĐH: By their names, I think they are Viet Kieu in England

Guardian – Men given five to eight strokes of rattan cane and up to six and a half years in prison for ‘reprehensible’ attack at stag party

Khong Tam Thanh, 22, was charged along with Michael Le and Vu Thai Son for sexually assaulting a woman during a stag party in Singapore.
Khong Tam Thanh, 22, was charged along with Michael Le and Vu Thai Son for sexually assaulting a woman during a stag party in Singapore. Photograph: Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty

Oliver Holmes and agencies
Tuesday 15 August 2017 04.54 EDT
First published on Tuesday 15 August 2017 01.22 EDT

Three British men have been sentenced to jail and caning for sexually assaulting a Malaysian woman during a stag party in Singapore.

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Sneaky Chinese buyers swaying Vietnam’s pepper prices

Last update 16:36 | 09/08/2017 –  vietnamnet

The price of pepper in Vietnam has gone up and down recently, allegedly due to unexpected Chinese purchases.

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Pepper harvest at Loc Phat cooperative in Loc Hiep commune, Loc Ninh district, Binh Phuoc province

According to the Vietnam Pepper Association (VPA), the pepper market has witnessed fluctuations of between 10-20 percent in pepper prices since late July.

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Vietnamese art has never been more popular. But the market is full of fakes.

By AUG. 11, 2017


Experts in 2016 examining a painting at the Fine Arts Museum in Ho Chi Minh City said to be “Banana Garden” by Nguyen Sang. It was among 17 works the museum ultimately declared to be fraudulent.CreditQuinn Ryan Mattingly for The New York Times

nytimes_HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — The exhibition at the Fine Arts Museum in Ho Chi Minh City was billed as a triumphant homecoming for works by some of Vietnam’s most influential artists.

But Nguyen Thanh Chuong, a prominent artist himself, was stunned by what he saw.

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US army veteran returns to Viet Nam to heal scars of war

VIETNAMNEWS – Update: August, 14/2017 – 10:13

Chuck Searcy, Vice President of Project RENEW and Co-chair of the Agent Orange Working Group. — Photo pbs.org

Việt Nam News reporter Hoàng Anh talks to Chuck Searcy, Vice President of Project RENEW and Co-chair of the Agent Orange Working Group.


When did you come to Việt Nam and what motivated your decision?

The first time I came to Việt Nam was in 1967, as a 20-year-old soldier in the US Army. The year I spent in the war had a profound impact on me.

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Home to the Gold of heart

About Home, I have talked about my childhood place where I call Home, where I don’t need my private room. Now I want to tell you my being-home journey. Growing up, along my journeys, here and there… I have been sheltered under the roofs of many other homes.

The home where…

I was hosted in the house of a Christian family to celebrate Christmas in Italy.

I was invited to stay with of a mix African-European Muslim family in Switzerland to celebrate the Ramadan end.

I spent my retreat time living with Buddhist monastics in France, called Plum Village.

I used to stay with the owner, a Catholic nun, who was my friend, in a remote highland area of Vietnam during my backpacking trips.

I was indulged in good food by a rural Japanese family, during my studying trip.

And it was my home on an unbelievably packed train for a month-long journey across India.

That was my home for a month when I lived in a camping tent surrounded by nature, slept with ants and all kinds of insects underneath, shined by moon light above during the night, joined by summer storms from day to day. Đọc tiếp Home to the Gold of heart

Third generation AO victims in need of proper support

 vietnamnet – Last update 10:18 | 12/08/2017

Trinh Tran Nam Dat spends his daily life on a bamboo mat in the middle of his home.

Emaciated body, urinating and defecating onto the floor…

His father, Trinh Nam Khoa stays by him all day and night, not thinking of leaving him for a while for tens of years now. He himself is not well enough to work.

Dat’s grandfather was a former soldier. He died of cancer in 1998. His parents had no idea of Agent Orange until Dat was diagnosed cerebral palsy.

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Vietnam vows to revive biofuel plan

Last update 08:09 | 14/06/2017 –  vietnamnet

VietNamNet Bridge – The government’s decision to stop the use of RON 92 petrol is expected to revive a series of ethanol plants which have been bogged down in problems.

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Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has stated at a meeting discussing the implementation of the biofuel development plan that RON 92 petrol will only be available in the market until December 31, 2017.

After that, only E5 RON 92 (biofuel) and RON 95 will be allowed to be produced in Vietnam.

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Rice to riches: Vietnam’s shrimp farmers fish for fortunes

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The Mekong Delta, long renowned as the “rice bowl of Vietnam”, is now also home to a multi-billion-dollar shrimp industry and burgeoning numbers of farmers are building fortunes from the small crustaceans. (Photo: AFP/Roberto SCHMIDT)

DEFENDERS OF THE EARTH: 2016 saw a record 200 killings of people defending their land, forests and rivers against destructive industries

globalwitness_It has never been deadlier to take a stand against companies that steal land and destroy the environment. Our new report Defenders of the Earth found that nearly four people were murdered every week in 2016 protecting their land and the natural world from industries like mining, logging and agribusiness.

Download the full report: Defenders of the Earth (PDF, 4.67 MB)

Murder is just one of a range of tactics used to silence land and environmental defenders, including death threats, arrests, sexual assault and aggressive legal attacks.

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