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Honeybees surround their nests with chicken poo, buffalo dung to prevent giant hornet RAIDS

Honeybees collect and smear animal faeces around their nests to prevent deadly raids by giant hornets. Researchers in Vietnam say the finding is the first to document the use of “tools” by honeybees. The bees used chicken poo, buffalo dung and even human urine to defend their hives. Honeybees, in decline worldwide, play a critical […]

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Typhoon Molave triggers landslides; dozens buried, missing, dead in Vietnam

Typhoon Molave triggered landslides that killed at least 18 people and left 38 missing in central Vietnam. Vietnam deployed hundreds of soldiers and heavy machinery on Thursday to search for survivors after landslides. Ferocious wind and rain blew away roofs and knocked out power in a region of 1.7 million residents, state media said Thursday. […]

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Vietnam is prepares to evacuate 1.3 MILLION people ahead of Typhoon Molave landfall

Vietnam is preparing to evacuate 1.3 million people ahead of Typhoon Molave, which is expected to make landfall on Wednesday. Typhoon Molave, with wind speeds of 125 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 150 kph, left the main Philippine island of Luzon earlier on Monday, with heavy rain causing seven landslides and floods […]

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102 dead, 5 million affected by ‘catastrophic floods’ in Vietnam

Severe floods and landslides triggered in Vietnam have left at least 102 people dead or missing and “swamped” five million, according to an aid agency. Two storms, Linfa and Nangka brought six times the average rainfall in the first two weeks of October. The floodwaters have so far left at least 178,000 homes submerged, food […]

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Landslide at Vietnam military barracks leaves at least 14 soldiers dead, 8 missing

A landslide in Vietnam buried barrack of soldiers as the country battles its worst floods for years.  Fourteen bodies have so far been pulled from the remains of the barracks in the central province of Quang Tri. One official says he heard landslides “exploding like bombs” in the night. A frantic search is underway to […]

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Heavy rains bring deadly floods across Mekong region, displacing thousands

A tropical depression is forcing rain across the Mekong region. Hundreds of families have been forced to evacuate amid extreme rainfall in Cambodia’s western province of Battambang. “A two-year-old child and 57-year-old man have drowned in the flood,” Seak Vichet, a spokesman for the Cambodian national committee for disaster management said on Saturday. Authorities do […]

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Vietnam jails pro-democracy, press freedom blogger on accusations of anti-state activities

Vietnam jailed a prominent dissident writer and blogger hours after holding talks with the United States on human rights. Pham Doan Trang was detained in Ho Chi Minh city late on Tuesday and accused of carrying out anti-state activities. Ms Trang is an advocate for democracy, press freedom and the rule of law in Vietnam. Vietnam’s […]

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Vietnam to evacuate 80,000 tourists after three people contract coronavirus in Da Nang

Vietnam has decided to evacuate 80,000 people, mostly tourists from the popular resort city of Da Nang after three residents tested positive for coronavirus. The government was rushing to contain the virus after it recorded its first locally transmitted case of Covid-19 in 100 days on Saturday. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc demanded contact tracing […]

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Vietnam sets up ‘Rice ATMs’ to provide free rice for people amid lockdown

Vietnam has set up machines that gives out free rice to help those who need it most during the coronavirus pandemic. Vietnam has 265 cases of the novel coronavirus and zero deaths, numbers that are significantly lower than the rest of the world. But still, to prevent further spread, the government has enforced social distancing, […]

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UNICEF shares ‘hand-washing dance’ amid Coronavirus Outbreak

A video, shared by the UN International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), is doing the rounds on the social media, which shows a Vietnamese dancer doing a ‘hand-washing dance’ to show how one should wash their hands to protect themselves from the coronavirus. “We love this handwashing dance from Vietnamese dancer Quang Afng. Washing your hands […]

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All 16 of Vietnam’s coronavirus patients cured

All 16 people in Vietnam infected with a new coronavirus have been cured, the health ministry said on Tuesday, adding that no new cases have been recorded since Feb. 13. The last known patient, a 50-year-old man infected by his daughter who returned from China’s central city of Wuhan, where the virus first emerged, has […]

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Video of man eating wriggling worms alive resurfaces amid coronavirus fears

A disturbing video has gone viral on the internet where a man is seen eating worms alive. The Sun recently shared a video on Twitter where a young man from Hanoi, Vietnam, is sitting in a restaurant. In front of him is a plate full of wriggling worms. Even though the incident is originally from […]