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Image : Annual suicide rates peak due to depression

Annual suicide rates peak due to depression

person Orange Themes access_time Apr 07,2017

Baomoi - Between 36,000 and 40,000 people in Vietnam commit suicide per year among the sharp rise in the number of local people living with depression.

Image : 13-year-old ‘driver’ causes chaos on bus rampage in northern Vietnam

13-year-old ‘driver’ causes chaos on bus rampage in northern Vietnam

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 21,2016

Luckily nobody died, but one girl was injured after being knocked off her bicycle.

Image : Steel imports rise to all-time record high

Steel imports rise to all-time record high

person Orange Themes access_time Jun 14,2016

Steel imports into Vietnam surged in the first quarter of 2016 to their highest level on record, in spite of government efforts to stem the tide of shipments from overseas, particularly those from China, the largest producer.

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EU watchdog warns Bosnia power plant must comply with emission rules

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Yahoo News SARAJEVO (Reuters) - The European Union urged Bosnia on Wednesday to ensure a China-backed coal-fired power plant project meets EU emission reduction regulations. Janez Kopac, head of the Energy Community, a body set up by the EU and...

US watchdog offers bleak statistics for Afghan progress

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Yahoo News KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. watchdog has issued a bleak report, its first to the Trump administration, saying the Afghan government controls barely half the country, its security forces numbers are declining and that drug production...

Rise in populism risks worsening corruption: watchdog

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Yahoo News The rise of populist politicians around the world risks undermining the fight against corruption, an anti-graft watchdog said Wednesday, warning that it feared a backslide in the US under new President Donald Trump. "Populism is the wrong...

Watchdog group: Corruption worsens under populist leaders

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Yahoo News BERLIN (AP) — People who turn to populist politicians promising to upset the status quo and end corruption may only be feeding the problem, an anti-corruption watchdog group warned Wednesday....

Watchdog urges Pakistan to free 2 convicted journalists

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Yahoo News ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists has urged Pakistan to free two local journalists who were convicted on defamation charges....

Ethics watchdog probes Canadian PM's lavish vacation

access_timeJan 16,2017 chat_bubble_outline59

Yahoo News Canada's ethics commissioner has opened a probe of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his lavish post-Christmas vacation at the private island of billionaire philanthropist and spiritual leader the Aga Khan. In a letter to an opposition...

Media watchdog asks Pakistan to probe killing of journalist

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Yahoo News ISLAMABAD (AP) — The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists has asked Pakistan to investigate the fatal shooting of a local journalist n the country's southwest....

Aid watchdog says UK cash transfer schemes effective in tackling poverty

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Yahoo News By Lin Taylor LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cash transfer programs funded by the British government are cost-effective ways to alleviate global poverty, an aid watchdog said on Thursday, rejecting concerns from critics that giving...

Canada's competition watchdog closes two-year Apple probe

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Yahoo News - Canada's Competition Bureau on Friday said it had not found sufficient evidence that Apple Inc had engaged in anti-competitive conduct, closing a two-year investigation into the iPhone maker. The watchdog launched a probe into Apple's...

China's graft watchdog turns camera on itself in TV series

access_timeJan 04,2017 chat_bubble_outline48

Yahoo News China's top graft watchdog has begun airing a three-part television series highlighting corruption within its ranks, sending a message that there will be no omissions in Chinese President Xi Jinping's war on corruption. "To Forge Iron,...

House GOP Withdraws Move to Gut Ethics Watchdog After Backlash

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Yahoo News House Republicans reversed plans to gut a congressional ethics watchdog on Tuesday after a backlash that included criticism from President-elect Donald Trump over the timing of the move. Late Monday night House GOP members voted to...

EU watchdog probes Facebook over WhatsApp merger

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission is investigating whether Facebook gave misleading information about its takeover of mobile messaging service WhatsApp....

NSA watchdog on leave in whistleblower case

access_timeDec 19,2016 chat_bubble_outline74

WASHINGTON (AP) — Allegations of retaliation against a whistleblower at the National Security Agency have left its top watchdog fighting for his job, according to an intelligence official and another individual familiar with the case....

Head of U.N. nuclear watchdog says Iran showing commitment to deal

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Iran has shown commitment to the deal on its nuclear program agreed with world powers, the head of the United Nations atomic energy watchdog said on Sunday, following complaints by Tehran over what it calls a U.S. violation of the accord. The White...

U.N. rights watchdog calls on Sri Lanka to investigate torture

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A U.N. rights watchdog called on Sri Lanka on Wednesday to investigate documented allegations of torture and rape of detainees by security forces and to rein in broad police powers. The United Nations Committee against Torture described continuing...

British watchdog fines Pfizer £84m over drug pricing

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Britain's competition watchdog said Wednesday it had fined Pfizer £84 million after the US pharmaceutical giant hiked massively the price of an anti-epilepsy drug, heavily impacting the tax-funded National Health Service. "The Competition and...

Iran back under nuclear deal limit, says UN watchdog

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The UN's atomic watchdog has verified that Iran has exported enough nuclear-grade heavy water to come back into line with last year's landmark deal with the West, a diplomatic source said Tuesday. The International Atomic Energy Agency has told...

Watchdog warns 'nuclear terrorism' can strike anywhere

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Vienna (AFP) - "Nuclear terrorists" can strike anywhere, the head of the UN atomic watchdog warned Monday at the start of a week-long ministerial conference on preventing misuse of radioactive materials and attacks on facilities. "Ensuring effective...

Consumer watchdog agency asks court to reconsider ruling

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's consumer finance watchdog is asking a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling that said the agency's structure is unconstitutional....

UN watchdog chides Iran on minor nuclear deal breach

access_timeNov 17,2016 chat_bubble_outline57

The head of the UN atomic watchdog chided Iran on Thursday after a second minor breach this year by Tehran of the 2015 nuclear deal with major powers. A report by the International Atomic Energy Agency last week showed that Iran's stock of so-called...

Watchdog slams Syria, IS for toxic arms use

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The executive body of the global chemical arms watchdog took the unprecedented step Friday of condemning Syria and Islamic State jihadists for using toxic weapons, sources and officials said. It is the first time a state member of the Chemical...

Russia calls on chemical weapons watchdog to visit Syria's Aleppo

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The Russian Defence Ministry said on Friday it wanted the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to urgently send a mission to Aleppo, saying it had evidence Syrian opposition rebels had used chemical weapons there. The ministry...

Iran plans to ship out excess heavy water noted in watchdog report: U.S.

access_timeNov 10,2016 chat_bubble_outline63

The U.S. State Department said that Iran is taking steps to ship out heavy water produced in excess of a soft limit set under its nuclear deal with major powers, as reported by the U.N. atomic watchdog on Wednesday. "It's important to note that Iran...

Watchdog baulks at New Zealand media merger

access_timeNov 08,2016 chat_bubble_outline97

New Zealand's competition watchdog indicated Tuesday it will reject a proposed merger between the country's two largest media companies, saying the plan would reduce competition and stifle news coverage. In a draft decision on the planned link-up...

Young Syrian named journalist of the year by press watchdog

access_timeNov 08,2016 chat_bubble_outline65

Syrian freelance journalist Hadi Abdullah on Monday won one of the world's top press awards for reporting from some of the most perilous zones in his country's five-year-old war. Reporters without Borders (RSF) said it was awarding the 29-year-old...

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