Vietnam teacher leaks test questions to neighbor as ‘return of favor’

TUOI TRE NEWS

Updated : 05/20/2017 15:00 GMT + 7

A teacher in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta believed that leaking questions of a final examination to the son of a neighbor who has greatly supported him in life is the best way to pay his gratitude forward.

On May 9, eleventh graders at schools across Dong Thap Province were ready to sit for their math and history final tests when they were informed that the exams were canceled in the last minutes as the questions had been leaked online the night before.

Police had launched a probe into the leak, and announced on Friday that Bui Ngoc An, one of the teachers with access to the test papers before the exams, was behind the leak. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam teacher leaks test questions to neighbor as ‘return of favor’”

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Locals loot truck after crash that kills two in northern Vietnam

TUOI TRE NEWS

Updated : 05/20/2017 11:49 GMT + 7

Dozens of people loot the product scattered from the crashed truck in this photo shared on Facebook.

The only survivor in a recent truck accident that claimed two lives in the northern province of Hoa Binh was left speechless seeing locals rush out to loot products on the vehicle, instead of helping them.

A truck was transporting rice bran on the National Highway 6 in Quy Hau Commune in Tan Lac District at around 1:45 am on Thursday when the driver lost control and crashed into a mountain.

Only one of the three people in the cabin survived the crash, albeit with multiple injuries.

The sole survivor immediately called for help, only to see dozens of local residents and passers-by jostle to the street to loot the bran bags scattered around the road, he recalled. Tiếp tục đọc “Locals loot truck after crash that kills two in northern Vietnam”

Substitute for natural river sand needed

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Update: May, 20/2017 – 10:02

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Việt Nam’s total sand resources are an estimated 2.3 billion cubic metres. With the current pace of construction, experts warn that the sand supply will likely be exhausted in less than 15 years. Dr Lê Ái Thụ, chairman of Việt Nam Asociation of Economic Geology, and Dr Thái Duy Sâm, vice chairman of Việt Nam Building Material Association, spoke to the Vietnam News Agency about the necessity of finding alternative materials to replace natural sand. Tiếp tục đọc “Substitute for natural river sand needed”

Beijing denies intercepting US ‘sniffer plane’ over Yellow Sea

China says its aircraft were acting ‘in accordance with the law’ when they approached the American WC-135 plane

A US WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft can detect signs of nuclear activity.
A US WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft can detect signs of nuclear activity. Photograph: HANDOUT/Reuters

China has denied US allegations that two of its fighter jets intercepted an American “radiation-sniffing” plane earlier this week, saying that its aircraft were acting “in accordance with the law”.

“Related remarks from the US side are inconsistent with fact,” the Chinese defence ministry said in a statement posted to its website late on Friday.

“On 17 May, a US reconnaissance aircraft was carrying out an operation in airspace over the Chinese Yellow Sea (the northern part of the East China sea), and Chinese aircraft acted to identify and investigate in accordance with the law,” the statement said, calling the action “professional” and “safe”.

The US air force said in an earlier statement on Friday that its plane, a WC-135 Constant Phoenix, was conducting a “routine mission” in international airspace when it was intercepted by two Chinese Sukhoi SU-30 fighter aircrafts.

The WC-135 is a so-called “sniffer plane” designed to scan the atmosphere for signs of nuclear activity.

“The WC-135 was operating in accordance with international law. While we are still investigating the incident, initial reports from the US aircrew characterised the intercept as unprofessional,” the US air force said.

Mid-air interceptions occur routinely in international airspace, but the US military will often call out foreign pilots if it judges the manoeuvres to be risky or unprofessional.

Meanwhile, China urged the US to halt such reconnaissance exercises in order to prevent future incidents.

“The American military’s frequent reconnaissance operations are the root cause of security issues between the Chinese and US navy and air forces,” the Chinese defence ministry’s statement said.

Four things to know about North and South Korea

Channelnewsasia

An expert sheds light on the history, culture and politics of the two Koreas.

 
A North Korean soldier looks at the South side at the truce village of Panmunjom in the de-militarised zone dividing the two Koreas on Jul 27, 2013. (Photo: AFP/Jung Yeon-je)

The US is ramping up joint military exercises with South Korea, and President Donald Trump has stated the threats may lead to a “major, major conflict”. South Koreans have elected a new president who may be open to talks with North Korea.

An expert Professor Lee Ji Young answers four questions to help us understand the Korean Peninsula. Here are four things to know:

1. WHY IS THERE A NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA?

Before there was a South and North Korea, the peninsula was ruled as a dynasty known as Chosŏn, which existed for more than five centuries, until 1910. This period, during which an independent Korea had diplomatic relations with China and Japan, ended with imperial Japan’s annexation of the peninsula. Japan’s colonial rule lasted 35 years. Tiếp tục đọc “Four things to know about North and South Korea”

War with North Korea would be tragic: US military chief

Al Jazeera

Military action on the Korean peninsula would be ‘tragic on an unbelievable scale’, Pentagon chief James Mattis says.

James Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Marine General Joseph Dunford hold a press briefing on Friday [Yuri Gripas/Reuters]

US defence chief James Mattis delivered a sombre caution on North Korea saying any military attempts to resolve the crisis would be “tragic on an unbelievable scale”.

Mattis was speaking on Friday to reporters at the Pentagon, days after North Korea test-fired what analysts say was its longest-range rocket yet. Tiếp tục đọc “War with North Korea would be tragic: US military chief”

Những làng chài… tuyệt chủng

– 109 THANH HẢI 9:22 AM, 14/05/2017

Những giếng Chăm, những miếu mạo, đình chùa ở Nam Ô đang được kiến nghị giữ lại. Dẫu vậy, những di tích này sẽ không còn “sống” bởi đã bị tách khỏi cộng đồng.Ảnh: T.Hải

Đà Nẵng vốn hình thành từ những làng chài như Nam Ô, Nam Thọ, Hà Khê, Nại Hiên, Hải Châu… nhưng theo thời gian, cùng với sự phát triển kinh tế xã hội, các làng chài đang bị xoá dần đến mất dấu tích. Quá trình đô thị hoá thần tốc thời gian gần đây, những làng chài cuối cùng đã phải nhường đất cho các dự án đô thị, du lịch…

Tiếp tục đọc “Những làng chài… tuyệt chủng”

Ven Sài Gòn, có một con đường thơ mộng ngập tràn hoa giấy

Afamily 26-04-2017 10:00:00

Những nhành hoa giấy đủ sắc màu trải dài hàng chục cây số khiến con đường nối giữa trung tâm Sài Gòn với huyện ven biển Cần Giờ như được phủ lên sự dịu nhẹ, nên thơ giữa mùa nắng gắt.

Sài Gòn được biết đến với rất nhiều con đường hoa lãng mạn. Đó có thể là đường hoa kèn hồng tại đại lộ Võ Văn Kiệt (quận 1) hay những hàng bò cạp vàng làm nao lòng người dọc bờ kè Hoàng Sa – Trường Sa (quận Bình Thạnh). Nhưng có một con đường trải dài hơn 30 km được phủ lên mình đủ sắc màu những nhành hoa giấy mà nhiều người vẫn ngang qua nhưng ít chú ý đến.

Ven Sài Gòn, có một con đường thơ mộng ngập tràn hoa giấy - Ảnh 1.

Đó là tuyến đường Rừng Sác, nối giữa huyện ven biển Cần Giờ xa xôi với khu vực trung tâm TP.HCM.

Tiếp tục đọc “Ven Sài Gòn, có một con đường thơ mộng ngập tràn hoa giấy”

Sắc tím hoa bằng lăng khiến Hà Nội thơ mộng hơn giữa mùa hạ cháy

Afamily

17-05-2017 14:00:00

Như một lời hò hẹn, cứ độ tháng 5, khi đợt nắng sớm đã có phần oi bức thì cũng là lúc những bông hoa bằng lăng tím biếc bắt đầu đua nở.

Mùa hè thường được báo hiệu bằng tiếng ve, tiếng tu hú… nhưng ở Hà Nội, một trong những dấu hiệu đặc trưng của mùa hè là sắc hoa tím biếc của bằng lăng bung nở. Ít ai biết, bằng lăng gắn liền với một sự tích buồn, là loài hoa của sự chia ly, xa cách, nhớ nhung. Khi bằng lăng nở, cũng là thời điểm mà người ta nhớ về những kỷ niệm xưa cũ của tuổi học trò hồn nhiên với mối tình đầu thuần khiết nhưng dễ xa lìa.

Sắc tím hoa bằng lăng khiến Hà Nội thơ mộng hơn giữa mùa hạ cháy - Ảnh 1.

Từ những ngày đầu tháng 3,4, những hàng bằng lăng thay lá, không còn là những nhánh cây khẳng khiu trơ trọi như hồi mùa đông.

Tiếp tục đọc “Sắc tím hoa bằng lăng khiến Hà Nội thơ mộng hơn giữa mùa hạ cháy”