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Mineral misery: Vietnam salt farmers battered by imports, climate

Mineral misery: Vietnam salt farmers battered by imports, climate

The salt farmers of Hon Khoi rise before dawn as they have for generations, fanning out across shallow seawater pools in southern Vietnam to harvest the precious mineral, hoping for a better season than the last.

Family tours popular during summer holidays

Demand for summer family tours from May to August has increased, according to tour agents in HCM City.

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Vietnam has lowest low birth weight rate in Southeast Asia & Oceania

Number of low birth weight babies remained almost constant in Vietnam over last 15 years, according to latest figures.

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Binh Phuoc resettles repatriated Vietnamese from Cambodia

Authorities of the southern province of Binh Phuoc have instructed local agencies to help stabilise the lives of more than 1,500 Vietnamese people who were repatriated from Cambodia.

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The deadly odds of pigeon racing in the Philippines

It is a brutal 600-kilometre gauntlet during which competitors face searing heat, wild seas, vicious predators, and the threat of kidnapping.

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 Measles forecast to rise in Hanoi city

Hanoi recorded 1,193 cases of measles since the beginning of this year, however, there has been no death from this disease, according to the city's health authorities.

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3 Western countries part of probe into attack on ships: UAE

Three Western countries will be part of an investigation into mysterious "sabotage attacks" on ships in the Gulf, an Emirati official said on Tuesday.

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Thousands attend Vesak 2019 flower lantern ceremony

The floral lantern release during the Vesak 2019 has been held at Tam Chuc Pagoda with the attendance of 50,000 people on May 13.

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