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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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Vietnam extends visa waiver for five European countries

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Vietnam’s government has extended a visa waiver program benefiting citizens of five European countries, just before the existing policy expires at the end of this month.

This is the second one-year extension Vietnam has given to the visa-free policy applicable to German, French, British, Italian, and Spanish visitors since its introduction in 2015.

Under the extended program, people arriving in Vietnam from these five countries won’t have to apply for a visa for travel between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

The maximum allowable stay is 15 days per entry, applicable to all kinds of passport and travel purposes.

The extension comes just in time as travel firms had began to worry whether their policies would perpetuate as the June 30 deadline drew near.

The visa-free travel policy has lured more tourists from the five European countries to Vietnam over the last two years, according to travel agencies.

In the first five months of 2017, Vietnam welcomed nearly 400,000 visitors from the five.

However, tourism companies have demanded that the allowable stay per entry be doubled to 30 days in order to attract even more tourists, encourage them to stay longer and return in the future.

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Bangladeshi law proposing child marriage in 'special cases' is a step backwards: charities

By Nita BhallaNEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh will be taking a step backwards in efforts to end child marriage if parliament approves changes to a law which would permit girls below 18 to be married in "special cases", a global alliance of charities said on Thursday.The poor South Asian nation has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, despite a three-decade-old law which bans marriage for girls under 18 and men under 21.Girls Not Brides, a coalition of… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Vietnam's new lottery ticket sales boom after first jackpot

A Vietlott representative (R) grants the jackpot prize certificate to the winner in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Vietlott State-owned lottery company Vietlott announced a 67 percent sales increase following its first jackpot. A representative from the company said revenues rose in all six of the southern cities and provinces in which it operates, following its VND92 billion jackpot (over $4 million). Sunday's winner took home the first jackpot since the debut of the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Turkey accuses IS of killing 30 civilians in Syria

Istanbul (AFP) - The Turkish army on Monday accused Islamic State (IS) jihadists of killing at least 30 civilians seeking to flee the flashpoint Syrian town of Al-Bab which Ankara and its rebel allies have been seeking to capture for weeks.The army said that the civilians were killed with mines and homemade bombs as they tried to make their way out of Al-Bab, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported, without giving further details.Turkish forces and allied Syrian rebels have been seeking to… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Senior members of Tory party urge MP May to drop Brexit appeal

London (AFP) - Three prominent members of British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party on Saturday urged her to drop the government's appeal against a court ruling that parliament must approve the process to trigger Brexit.Oliver Letwin, former head of the government's Brexit preparations, former law officer Edward Garnier and former attorney general Dominic Grieve all warned that the Supreme Court appeal could delay the triggering of Article 50 of the European Union's Lisbon Treaty,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Dog thief sentenced to death in central Vietnam

{PAGEBREAK} The scene of the court in the northern province of Thanh Hoa on December 30, 2016. Photo by VnExpress A court in the northern province of Thanh Hoa has sentenced a dog thief to death and jailed another for killing a dog owner. According to a verdict delivered on Friday, Pham Tuan Su faces death while his accomplice, Nguyen Van Sy, will spend six years in prison. Both men have been identified as 26-year old drug addicts. On July 24, Bui Duc Tuan, 48, began chasing Su and Sy after… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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