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Disaster toll rises in the north

July 7, 2009
Disaster toll rises in the north

Residents walk along a damaged road in Pac Nam District At least 31 people have died and seven others are missing as flash floods and landslides continued to leave a trail of ruin in six mountainous northern provinces, the government reported Monday. Bac Kan Province has suffered most from the disasters triggered by heavy rains [...]

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Seven dead as floods, landslides punish northern Vietnam

July 5, 2009
Seven dead as floods, landslides punish northern Vietnam

Landslides damage roads in Bac Kan Province, where four people have been killed by landslides Unrelenting rain storms have lashed northern mountainous provinces for three days, triggering flashfloods and landslides that have killed at least seven people and damaged houses and crops. At least four provinces – Bac Kan, Cao Bang, Lai Chau, and Ha [...]

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Deforestation rampant as authorities dither

March 17, 2009
Deforestation rampant as authorities dither

People flock to a protective forest in Bac Lieu to dig up a type of worm believed to be an aphrodisiac for males, destroying a vast area of forest land. Those assigned to protect forests turn a blind eye, or worse still, abet illegal logging. One report said a 0.2-hectare portion of the Dac Ha [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...