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Vietnam condemns use of force in Syria

Vietnam is concerned about the current situation in Syria and protests the use of force which threatens the normal life of innocent civilians, and peace and stability in the region, Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang was quoted by the Vietnam News Agency as saying on Sunday.

“We hold that all disputes and differences should be settled by peaceful means on the basis of international law, especially the United Nations (UN) Charter, and of the principle of respecting independence and sovereignty of countries,” she said in response to the new developments in Syria. She also urged absolute adherence to the UN Chemical Weapons Convention.

PM appoints three vice ministers

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently appointed Vice Ministers of Justice, Science and Technology, and Natural Resources and Environment, the Government news website reports.

The Government leader appointed Dang Hoang Oanh, Director-General of the Department of International Cooperation under the Ministry of Justice, as Vice Minister of Justice. Bui The Duy, Head of the Office of the Ministry of Science and Technology, was promoted to Vice Minister of Science and Technology, while, Le Cong Thanh, acting head of the Hydrometeorology and Climate Change Department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, was named Vice Minister of Natural Resources and Environment.

Landslide kills three in Lao Cai

Three people were killed and another injured in a landslide in the northern province of Lao Cai on Saturday morning, the Vietnam News Agency reports.

Local police said a group of workers were building an embankment between two rows of houses. The sudden collapse of land buried four workers, killing three people. Competent authorities are further investigating the tragic incident.

Local teacher suspended for ‘silent mode’ in class

Tran Thi Minh Chau, a Maths teacher at Long Thoi High School in the outlying district of Nha Be of HCMC, has been admonished and suspended from teaching until the end of the current academic year because she refused to utter a word in class for three months.

The school’s headmaster confirmed in Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper the disciplinary actions were taken following a meeting among the school board last Friday. Chau has since January spent all her time in class 11A1 writing lessons on the board without speaking a single word to her students. One of her students, Pham Song Toan, burst to tears at a meeting with city officials as she recounted the dreary atmosphere during her Math lessons.

War-era bomb found in Quang Ninh

A bomb disposal company last Friday safely removed a 225-kilogram bomb believed to be dropped by U.S. planes in 1972 from the construction site of a highway in the northern province of Quang Ninh, according to a Vietnam News Agency report.

Company 319 under the Defense Ministry discovered the MK82 bomb when clearing unexploded ordnance in Tien Lang Commune, Tien Yen District in preparation for the construction of the Van Don-Mong Cai Highway.

Police seizes 6.3 tons of toxic carrots

Four food facilities in HCMC’s Thu Duc District were caught red-handed using hazardous chemicals to soak carrots last Saturday which would be later provided to the market, the Vietnam News Agency reports.

As much as 6.3 tons of harmful carrots was seized by the municipal Environmental Crime Fighting and Prevention Division. They also seized five kilograms of chemicals in total. After a long time of investigation, the police suddenly inspected the four facilities on Saturday morning, and found their food safety violations.
 

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