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Asian fungus kills European salamanders, could spread

An aquatic salamander   PHOTO BY S UZANNE COLLINS, CENTER FOR NORTH AMERICAN HERPETOLOGY

A fungus from Asia has killed off large numbers of salamanders and newts in Belgium and The Netherlands and risks reaching North America unless the exotic pet trade is stopped, researchers said Thursday.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Vietnam-flagged tanker goes missing, hijack feared

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A Vietnam-flagged tanker has gone missing en route from Singapore to the Vietnamese port of Quang Tri and is feared hijacked, a world piracy watchdog said on Tuesday, amid growing concern over piracy in Southeast Asian waters.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Vietnam debates sex work: ‘social evil’ or legitimate job?

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For Vietnamese sex workers like Do Thi Oanh, being caught touting for business used to carry a long stint in forced “rehabilitation,” but as fines replace detention, many detect a shifting attitude towards the world’s oldest profession.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Hundreds of Vietnamese drug addicts escape rehab

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More than 400 Vietnamese drug addicts have escaped from a rehabilitation center where they were detained to receive compulsory treatment, a local official said Monday.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Vietnam accuses China of beating fishermen

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Vietnam has accused Chinese authorities of beating several of its fishermen and has demanded severe punishment for those involved in an incident that could increase tensions in a sea dispute between the communist neighbors.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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