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Vietnam wants Lao to try murder suspect

Ho Van Nguyen, 24, a Vietnamese-Laotian, is suspected of killing five Vietnamese in a forest bordering the two countries in March

Vietnamese authorities are asking Laos to try a Vietnamese-Laotian for his involvement in the murder of five Vietnamese along the border in March, Dan Tri online newspaper reported. Ho Van Nguyen, 24, is accused of battering five people to death with two Vietnamese accomplices - Ho Van Cong, 37, and Ho Van Thanh, 39, the report quoted investigators with the central province of Quang Tri's police department as saying. While Quang Tri investigators have concluded their probe and will propose … [Read more...]

Overseas student attracts youth with frank talks on YouTube

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Using YouTube as a channel to discuss social issues concerning many young locals, 21-year old Tran Duc Viet has attracted more than 16,000 subscribers and more than 2.5 million views on this video-sharing network. … [Read more...]

Haiku Vietnam-Japan’s first prize given to spring collection

Tran Hong Thuc Trang(Right) The collection with six poems about the spring of Tran Hong Thuc Trang ( Ho Chi Minh City) has received the first prize in the Vietnam - Japan Haiku Poem Contest 2007 which lasted from June until September. Besides the haiku poems in Japanese, 14 prizes have been given to outstanding haiku poems in Vietnamese. However, with two second prize, none of haiku poems in Vietnamese won the first prize. Noticeably, this is the first time top winners tried with haiku … [Read more...]

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The rehab center.

Drug patients return after fleeing rehab Nearly 30 of the more than 300 voluntary drug patients who fled from a voluntary rehabilitation centre in Hai Phong on Sunday have returned. The northern port city's People's Committee said when the addicts left the centre in Thuy Nguyen District, police took steps to ensure there was no social disorder. They urged agencies, sectors and families of the patients to encourage them to return. Director of the centre Nguyen Quang Toan said patients were … [Read more...]

ASEAN health ministers to gather in Hanoi for talks

Health delegates from ASEAN region, China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (RoK) will meet in Hanoi from September 15-19 to discuss pressing regional health matters at the 12th ASEAN Health Minister Meeting. The event, with the theme "Better health care for the ASEAN Community," will focus the discussion on several salient topics including improvement of primary health care with the goal of universal health coverage, non-communicable disease prevention, and multi-sectoral co-operation in the … [Read more...]

ASEAN health ministers to gather in Ha Noi for talks

HA NOI (VNS) - Health delegates from ASEAN region, China, Japan and South Korea will meet in Ha Noi from September 15-19 to discuss pressing regional health matters at the 12th ASEAN Health Minister Meeting. The event, with the theme "Better health care for the ASEAN Community," will focus the discussion on several salient topics: improvement of primary health care with the goal of universal health coverage; non-communicable disease prevention; and multi-sectoral co-operation in the prevention … [Read more...]

Restoring heart muscle function with pelvic bone stem cells

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Researchers from the Orlando Health Heart Institute are exploring how to restore tissue and improve heart function after muscle damage from heart attacks with stem cells from pelvic bone marrow, as it may improve the heartbeat. The ORMC's leading researcher for the clinical trial, Vijaykumar S. Kasi, MD, PhD, an interventional cardiologist, director, Cardiovascular Research, explains: "The thought is the body may use itself to heal itself. Because stem cells are immature cells they have the … [Read more...]

Action for healthy drug-free community

Major General Nguyen Anh Tuan

A VOVNews reporter interviewed Major-General Nguyen Anh Tuan, head of the Drug Crime Prevention Police Bureau under the Ministry of Public Security about the issue. VOVNews: Significant progress has been made in preventing the spread of illegal drugs, but the struggle is still complicated. What is your evaluation of efforts to prevent drug-related crime at this time? Major-General Tuan: Preventing and fighting drug-related crime has been quite successful in recent years. We have uncovered … [Read more...]

Summer 2011 Blood Donation Campaign Launched

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Implementing Vietnam Central Red Cross's document no. 58/KH-TUHCTD on plans to launch Summer 2011 Blood Donation campaign from May 8, 2011 to September 2, 2011, Dong Nai Voluntary Blood Donation Steering Committee sparked Summer 2011 Blood Donation campaign. Students from colleges and universities in Dong Nai are in response to voluntary blood donation campaign … [Read more...]

More blood more life

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Blood is an invaluable product, playing a vital role in saving human life. If more blood drops are shared, more people will survive. In 2004, the World Health Organisation (WHO), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT), International Federation of Blood Donor Organisations (FIODS) agreed to observe June 14 every year as World Blood Donor Day. This event is celebrated around the world to increase public … [Read more...]

Project offers treatment and care for drug users

A workshop was held in Hanoi on February 25 to launch a United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) - funded project for the treatment of drug use and health-related effects. The US$200,000 project, managed by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), will be carried out in Truong Thi commune of Thanh Hoa city, Thanh Hoa province, Tien Hai town of Thai Binh province's Tien Hai district and Muong Khen commune of Hoa Binh province's Tan Lac district. The project's … [Read more...]

Seminar on experience exchange in social evils prevention

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On October 26 morning, Dong Nai Department of Labors, War Invalids and Social Affairs held a seminar on experience exchange in social evils prevention. The seminar mentioned such contents as: raising the effectiveness of managing those who have given up drug addiction; effectively deploying circulars and decrees on building healthy communes and wards without social evils; and exchanging experience in social evils preventions. Delegates attend the seminar … [Read more...]

Encouraging growth

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Mr Cheong Ku Wei, General Director of BlueScope Steel Vietnam (BSV), spoke about the company's milestones. What have been the most significant achievements of BSV since its establishment in 1993? … [Read more...]

Vietnamese Entrepreneurs in Ukraine hold second congress

The Vietnamese ambassador to Ukraine Nguyen Van Thanh, highlighted the achievements made by the All-Ukrainian Association of Vietnamese businesses, which have contributed to raising Vietnam's image in the international arena. Mr. Thanh stated this at the association's second congress for the 2009-2012 period held in Kharkov recently. On addressing the congress, ambassador Thanh briefed the participants on Vietnam's Party and State policies and projects so that they can continue to invest in … [Read more...]

Vietnam Red Cross: Campaign for Traffic Safety Month

PANO - A campaign in response to Traffic Safety Month and World First Aid Day with the motto "For a safe and healthy community" was launched lately at the Cultural House of Thuong Tin district, Ha Tay province by the Vietnam Red Cross Society and its committee in the province and Thuong Tin's People's Committee. Present at the ceremony were more than 200 Red Cross volunteers of various agencies, socio-political organisations, 500 students, local youths and people. Volunteer groups practised … [Read more...]

Visa changes in US immigration bill

US legislation to overhaul immigration would change the procedure for obtaining permanent US residency, or a green card, and offer a new Z visa for workers who entered the country illegally. Leading US senators last week reached an agreement on the legislation, which President George W. Bush endorsed. It must be approved by Congress and signed by Bush to become law. Following are some facts about the proposed changes. * A new Z visa would be created for illegal immigrants who can … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ finals to feature more foreign choreographers

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More than half of the dance routines to be performed in the final round of the third Vietnamese season of American reality show "So You Think You Can Dance" will be constructed by foreign choreographers, the show organizer announced Wednesday in a press conference. Up to 60 percent of the contending performances in the show's final round will be directed by foreign choreographers, including the two previous seasons' fixtures such as Hani Abaza, to enhance the contestants' skills and the … [Read more...]

American actress to perform in Vietnam

U.S. actress/dancer Kathryn McCormick and Robert Roldan at a press conference in HCMC on October 15 - Photo: Kieu Giang

Kieu Giang McCormick told reporters at the HCMC Television yesterday that she will join the semi-final round of Thu thach cung buoc nhay, a Vietnamese version of the world's acclaimed reality show entitled "So you think you can dance (SYTYCD)" at the sport hall of Maximark Cong Hoa on October 18 as part of her one-week trip to Vietnam. … [Read more...]

Step Up Revolution actress to perform on Viet Nam reality show

HCM CITY (VNS) - American contemporary dancer and Step Up Revolution actress Kathryn McCormick will perform during a gala night on Saturday celebrating the top 20 performers on Viet Nam's So You Think You Can Dance. McCormick ,who was the second runner-up during the sixth American season in 2009, attended a press conference today introducing the top 20 contestants in Viet Nam. She arrived in HCM City late on Monday with Jeff Thacker, the co-executive director of So You Think You Can … [Read more...]