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Pacific Islands Forum to hold virtual climate summit

Pacific Islands Forum to hold virtual climate summit

Pacific island leaders will hold a virtual summit next week to demand urgent worldwide action on climate change ahead of UN-brokered talks on the issue.

Sapa tea hill to be closed due to litter crisis

Oolong tea hill in Sapa Town in the northern province of Lao Cai will be shut from tomorrow, December 3 after being harmed by visitors.

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Chinese probe lands on Moon to gather lunar samples

China landed a probe on the Moon on Tuesday, said Beijing's space agency, which aims to bring back to Earth the first lunar samples in four decades.

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'World's loneliest elephant' lands in Cambodia, greeted by Cher

An elephant dubbed the "world's loneliest" landed in Cambodia Monday from Pakistan, receiving a warm welcome from American superstar Cher who will accompany it to a sanctuary housing potential mates.

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Landslides badly affect south-central and Central Highlands traffic

Many roads in the south-central and central highlands regions have been blocked by serious landslides.

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HCM City to improve solutions to climate change response

HCM City will assess the relationship between the factors that cause climate change and its socio-economic plans to develop long-term responses.

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HCM City needs USD1.25 billion for solid waste treatment by 2025

HCM City needs around VND29 trillion (USD1.25 billion) to handle solid waste in the 2020-2025 period.

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Con Dao island launches zero plastic waste programme

Local authorities of Con Dao Island District, off the coast of southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, in cooperation with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), have launched a Zero Plastic Waste programme, aiming to eliminate single-use plastic products.

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