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Over 45 percent of Vietnamese males smoke

 Over 45 percent of Vietnamese males smoke

More than 45 percent of Vietnamese males smoke tobacco, as heard at an anti-smoking conference held in Ho Chi Minh City on April 19.

The first rains of the year have flooded parts of the crowded Rohingya camps in Bangladesh, aid workers said Thursday, wreaking havoc and raising fears for nearly one million refugees ahead of the monsoon.

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Doctors take up martial arts after hospital assaults

Hospitals are employing more guards or organising martial arts training for doctors amid rising number of hospital attacks.

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Police posts to be set up at hospital to prevent assaults at hospitals

Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has asked the police to intensify their presence at hospitals by setting up police posts to ensure the safety of health workers following a rise in the number of hospital assaults.

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Bungling, distortion and diplomatic doublespeak have hollowed out the deal to repatriate Rohingya from Bangladesh to Myanmar, with refugees refusing to return to a homeland that remains perilously insecure.

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115 emergency aid centre faces personnel, ambulance shortage

HCM City has a 115 emergency aid centre and 24 satellite stations throughout the city, but a shortage of personnel and ambulances has seriously affected the quality of service.

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Despite UN warnings, Myanmar vows early Rohingya return

Rohingya refugees will be allowed to return to Myanmar "as soon as possible", a minister said, despite a stillborn repatriation process and UN warnings that the safety of returnees could not be guaranteed.

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HCM City apartments face fire risks

HCM City fire prevention police have announced a list of apartment buildings which have failed to meet fire safety requirements or have failed to be checked for fire safety system before being put into operation.

 >>  Apartment sales forecasted to drop after fatal HCM City fire
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