CDC adds just one new destination to its highest-risk category for travel

Marnie Hunter and Forrest Brown, CNN • Updated 1st March 2022

HOI AN, VIETNAM - APRIL 24: Tourists, mostly domestic, take a boat tour through the Thu Bon river on April 24, 2021 in Hoi An, Vietnam. Hoi An, a UNESCO heritage site, once a hot spot favorited by foreign tourists, has had to undergo the tribulations of survival amid Covid-19 impacts. The number of domestic visitors has begun rising thanks to the effort of key players in the tourism sector by decreasing airfares, entrance fees and adding more tourism products that fit the domestic tourist market, such as opening pedestrian zones, night markets, craft villages and traditional games. (Photo by Linh Pham/Getty Images).
Tourists take boat tours through the Thu Bon River on April 24, 2021, in Hoi An, Vietnam. (Linh Pham/Getty Images)

(CNN) — Vietnam was the only destination added to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s highest-risk Level 4 category for travel on Monday.

The “very high” risk category still contains more destinations than all the other levels put together, with nearly 140 places now at Level 4. In early January, there were around 80 destinations listed there.

The CDC places a destination at “Level 4: Covid-19 Very High” risk when more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents are registered in the past 28 days.

To recap, a single destination was added to Level 4 on February 28:

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UN votes to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and calls for withdrawal

In an emergency session, 141 of the 193 member states voted for the resolution, 35 abstained and five voted against

  • It is the first time in 40 years the security council has referred a crisis to the assembly and only the 11th time an emergency session of the UN general assembly has been called since 1950.
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Julian Borger in WashingtonWed 2 Mar 2022 18.10 GMT

The United Nations has voted overwhelmingly for a resolution deploring Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and called for the immediate withdrawal of its forces, in a global expression of outrage that highlighted Russia’s increasing isolation.

In an emergency session of the UN’s general assembly, 141 of the 193 member states voted for the resolution, 35 abstained, and five voted against. The only countries to vote no in support of Moscow were Belarus, North Korea, Eritrea and Syria. Longstanding allies Cuba and Nicaragua joined China in abstaining.

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The resolution said the UN “deplores in the strongest terms the aggression by the Russian Federation against Ukraine”. It demanded that “the Russian Federation immediately cease its use of force against Ukraine” and “immediately, completely and unconditionally withdraw all of its military forces”.

The resolution is not legally binding, but is an expression of the views of the UN membership, aimed at increasing pressure on Moscow and its ally, Belarus.

“It isn’t going to stop Russian forces in their stride, but it’s a pretty enormous diplomatic win for the Ukrainians and the US, and everyone who has got behind them,” Richard Gowan, UN director at the International Crisis Group, said.

Speaking before the vote, the US ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, compared the Russian invasion to the Nazi conquest of Europe.

“A few of the eldest Ukrainians and Russians might recall a moment like this, a moment when one aggressive European nation invaded another without provocation to claim the territory of its neighbour, a moment when a European dictator declared he would return his empire to its former glory and invasion that caused a war so horrific, that it spurred this organization into existence,” Thomas-Greenfield said.

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Former street kid became co-CEO of children’s rescue foundation

Update: March, 01/2022 – 08:38


Nhật Hồng & Bảo Hoa

HÀ NỘI — At 15 years old, Đỗ Duy Vị left his hometown to make a living on the streets of Hà Nội. Two decades later, he is now one of the Chief Executives of the foundation that rescued him. 

Vị might be one of many street kids that return to work at Blue Dragon, and one of the few that have spent more than ten years with the organisation, but his story has special significance as he has witnessed the growth of Blue Dragon even before it was established.

Đỗ Duy Vị with some of the children at the shelter. — Photo courtesy of Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation

Born to a family of farmers in Nam Định Province, Vị and his three other siblings stayed with their mother while their father often travelled to other provinces for work. 

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Chống đạo văn: “Có ai nói cho các em đâu!”

12/03/2018    07:33 GMT+7

VNN – Bao nhiêu phần trăm sinh viên đại học, học viên cao học ở các cơ sở đào tạo của Việt Nam biết cách viết một bài tiểu luận đảm bảo tiêu chuẩn về đạo đức học thuật? Bao nhiêu phần trăm biết cách trích dẫn đúng trong một luận văn, luận án tốt nghiệp?

Con số đó là cực kỳ thấp, kể cả ở những trường đại học tốp đầu Việt Nam. Đó là nhận định của chính các giảng viên đang giảng dạy trong trường đại học. Thậm chí, một bộ phận lớn vẫn còn rất xa lạ với khái niệm “đạo văn” và mới chỉ dừng lại ở những hiểu biết sơ khai về vấn đề này. 

Sinh viên Việt Nam: Ý thức chống đạo văn gần như bằng 0

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