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New museum, garden opens at Saigon Zoo

A Botanical-Animal Museum has opened at the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens (Saigon Zoo) in HCM City.

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The Philippines has canceled the environmental permits for four more mining projects, including one planned nickel venture, as the world's top nickel ore supplier deepens a months-long crackdown on the resources sector.

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Vietnam is among countries with an average cancer rate, stated Prof. Dr. Tran Thanh Huong from the National Institute for Cancer Prevention and Control on January 17.

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Vietnam posts trade surplus of US$2.32 billion in 2016

Vietnam enjoyed a trade surplus of US$2.32 billion last year, according to the General Department of Customs, slightly lower than the initial estimate of US$2.68 billion made by the General Statistics Office.

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The partial collapse of a coal mine in northern China has left nine people dead, state media reported Wednesday, reflecting the stubborn persistence of safety problems despite years-long efforts to reduce deaths in the sprawling sector.

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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrives in Switzerland for WEF Meeting

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and a high-level Vietnamese delegation arrived in Switzerland late on January 17 to participate in the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting 2017 from January 17-21.

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Large fire burns down slum in Nha Trang

A large fire has burnt down over 70 houses in a slum in Nha Trang City on Tuesday evening, local authorities said.

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The Philippines has canceled the environmental permits for four more mining projects, including one planned nickel venture, as the world's top nickel ore supplier deepens a months-long crackdown on the resources sector.

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The partial collapse of a coal mine in northern China has left nine people dead, state media reported Wednesday, reflecting the stubborn persistence of safety problems despite years-long efforts to reduce deaths in the sprawling sector.

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Nearly 200 child workers, some as young as eight, were rescued from bangle factories in Hyderabad in southern India over the last week, as part of a crackdown that will continue until the end of the month, police said

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Eight men own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world's population, a level of inequality which "threatens to pull our societies apart", Oxfam said on Monday ahead of the World Economic Forum opening in Davos.

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Electronic waste is rising sharply across Asia as higher incomes allow hundreds of millions of people to buy smartphones and other gadgets, with serious consequences for human health and the environment, according to a UN study.

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A Turkish Airlines cargo plane crashed into a village near Kyrgyzstan’s main airport Monday, killing 32 people and destroying homes after attempting to land in thick fog, authorities said.

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