Vietnam asks Google to remove 2,200 toxic YouTube videos

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Updated : 03/25/2017 17:06 GMT + 7

Vietnam’s broadcast watchdog has demanded that Google pull more than 2,200 videos with ‘toxic’ content from YouTube, a deputy chief official of the authority confirmed on Friday.

The Department of Broadcasting and Electronic Information under Vietnam’s information ministry said earlier this month that there are as many as 8,000 videos whose content is either fake or anti-government on Google-owned YouTube.

A list of more than a quarter of those videos has been sent to Google, so that the company can review and remove them from the world’s largest video-sharing platform, the department deputy head Le Quang Tu Do said on Friday. Continue reading “Vietnam asks Google to remove 2,200 toxic YouTube videos”

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In Bến Tre school, students grow clean vegetables

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Update: March, 25/2017 – 09:00

Caption: Students of Lương Thế Vinh High School in the Mekong Delta province of Bến Tre grow clean vegetables in the schoolyard. — VNA/VNS Photo Phúc Hậu
Viet Nam News BẾN TRE — Students at Lương Thế Vinh High School in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Bến Tre grow clean vegetables at school and have even begun to sell them.

Phan Thị Kim Thanh, a teacher at the school who manages the student-farmers, said: “The school has just been opened. There is an empty yard and the school decided students can use it to grow clean vegetables.” Continue reading “In Bến Tre school, students grow clean vegetables”

Falling Hồng river water levels hurting VN agriculture

Vietnam News Update: March, 25/2017 – 09:00

A section of the Hồng (Red) River running under Hà Nội’s Long Biên Bridge has dried up. The average water level of the river had dropped remarkably in recent years, affecting both agricultural production and the daily lives of local residents.— VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng

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HÀ NỘI – The average water level of many parts of the Hồng (Red) river has remarkably reduced in recent years, badly affecting agricultural production and the living conditions of residents in the northern lowland and midland areas.

The level in some sections is two metres lower than the previous 20 years. The level in some parts reached the lowest point of 2.2m, causing difficulties for irrigation work, said experts at a conference held in Hà Nội on Wednesday to assess the impact of lower Hồng River water levels and to discuss solutions. Continue reading “Falling Hồng river water levels hurting VN agriculture”

Chinese premier warns Australia ‘taking sides’ could lead to new cold war

Li Keqiang says Beijing pursues foreign policy of peace and seeks ‘development paths suited to our traditions’

Chinese premier Li Keqiang told Malcolm Turnbull that Beijing respects Australia’s foreign policy.
Chinese premier Li Keqiang told Malcolm Turnbull that Beijing respects Australia’s foreign policy. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

The Chinese premier, Li Keqiang, has warned China does not want to see a new cold war, emphasising that throughout his country’s history, peace has “always been the most precious thing”.

With increasing tensions in the South China Sea a significant backdrop to his visit to Australia, Li told parliamentarians in Canberra on Thursday that China did not want to see countries “taking sides, as happened during the cold war”. Continue reading “Chinese premier warns Australia ‘taking sides’ could lead to new cold war”

Free funerals and food: A small comfort to South Korea’s elderly who live alone, die alone

Community teams are trying to ease the loneliness of the elderly poor, both in life and in death, in a country with the world’s highest elderly suicide rate.

SOUTH KOREA: At a crematorium on the outskirts of Seoul, a group of mourners are preparing to collect the body of 54-year-old Seol Min Bok.

They will hold a wake for him, prepare his funeral rites, and then send him on his final journey with a dignified ceremony. Continue reading “Free funerals and food: A small comfort to South Korea’s elderly who live alone, die alone”

Netherlands, Việt Nam sign 49 food security contracts

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Update: March, 24/2017 – 15:32

Việt Nam is co-operating with other countries to seek solutions for food security and sustainable agricultural issues. — Photo http://dwrm.gov.vn
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Forty-nine contracts were signed during the two-day regional conference on food security in Hà Nội, which ended Thursday, the Netherlands’ deputy minister of agriculture Marjolijn Sonnema said.

The Netherlands has three major contracts, which includes a commitment to an investment package worth 150,000 EUR (US$ 162,000) to develop a seafood index and governance, thereby supporting seafood companies in Asia towards achieving sustainability in aquaculture, Sonnema said. Continue reading “Netherlands, Việt Nam sign 49 food security contracts”