DW_Skype has apparently joined the lengthening list of internet communication tools on China’s blacklist, with Apple saying it was ordered to clear its download store of apps that violate national laws.
Responding to media reports about the absence of the Microsoft-owned messaging app on the China Apple Store or Android sites, Apple said on Wednesday it had removed several internet phone call apps from its store after the country’s government said they violated local laws. Skype Business, a separate app tailored more for corporate use, was still available for download.
A ceremony was held at Noi Bai International Airport in the capital city of Hanoi on December 13 to repatriate remains of US servicemen who died during the war in Vietnam.
At the ceremony (Source: dantri.com.vn)
Representatives from the Board of Directors of Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Personnel (VNOSMP) were present at the ceremony. On the US side there were Vice Ambassador of the US to Vietnam Caryn McClelland, the Military Attaché of the US Embassy in Hanoi, and representatives of the Defence POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) and the US MIA Office in Hanoi.
View of Chandigarh High Court from Secretariat. Photo by Eduardo Guiot.
ADB.org_Southern Meghalaya in far northeastern India is one of the wettest places on Earth, crisscrossed by fast-flowing rivers and mountain streams. Here bridges aren’t built – they’re grown, ensuring connectivity in a remote area.
Local tribes identified a species of Indian rubber tree with an incredibly strong root system that flourishes in this region. The roots of the ficus elastic grow on huge boulders along the riverbanks, or even in the middle of the rivers.
To make the roots grow in the right direction, local tribes use different techniques from simply pulling the roots to tying or twisting them, until over time the roots formed the desired architectural structure.
Ashin Wirathu in 2013. He has been barred from public preaching in Myanmar since March.CreditAdam Dean for The New York Times
Myanmar’s government has barred Ashin Wirathu, an ultranationalist Buddhist monk, from public preaching for the past year, saying his speeches helped fuel the violence against the country’s Rohingya ethnic group that the United Nations calls ethnic cleansing.
So he has turned to an even more powerful and ubiquitous platform to get his message out — Facebook.
Temporary concrete blocks are set up to prevent beach erosion in Đà Nẵng City. — VNS Photo Công Thành
Viet Nam News ĐÀ NẴNG — A 500m section of beach in Ngũ Hành Sơn District of the central city of Đà Nẵng has been seriously eroded by uninterrupted rain and rising sea waves in the last two months.Water has approached an under-construction resort and washed away 500m of sand on the beach.
The owner of the Song Đà Nẵng beach villa project set up a line of concrete blocks to limit the erosion, but it continued to reach towards the villas.
Chickens are sold on the street in Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A recent test by research institute the Pasteur Institute on poultry and pork samples taken from local markets revealed that 100 percent of the meat was contaminated with E. coli because of unhygienic conditions at marketplaces and slaughterhouses.
Sixty-four percent of seafood samples also tested positive for the bacteria.
Two women watch a celeb promoting a product via Facebook Live in this photo taken in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Brands in Vietnam are hiring celebrities or ‘social media influencers’ to promote their products via the Facebook Live feature, a new form of commercials allowing them to defy both the advertising and tax rules.
The challenge of our generation: Avert dangerous global warming – invest in social cohesion and wellbeing of people – build local, national, and transnational alliances for transformative change towards sustainability
1. We can reach the goals of the Paris Agreement – but ambitious action is needed now! Climate change is a threat to humanity. Irreversible Earth systems changes need to be avoided. This is a civilisational challenge which requires unprecedented joint action around the globe.