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lundi 21 décembre 2015

Vietnam aims to halve traffic death toll by 2020

More than 9,000 lives are lost on the road every year in Vietnam. That is about 25 a day. Authorities want to nearly halve the toll to 5,000 a year by 2020.

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dimanche 7 juin 2015

Cruel trade: the flourishing cat-meat restaurants of north Vietnam

Cats destined for the pot are transported in squalid conditions before a cruel death. With policemen and military officers their most devoted customers, the illegal restaurants appear safe from prosecution, Simon Parry finds

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lundi 23 février 2015

250 die on Vietnam roads during Tet

HANOI — Traffic accidents killed nearly 250 people in the first seven days of the Vietnamese Lunar New Year holiday this year, about 13% more than last year, a government official said Monday.

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mercredi 28 janvier 2015

3 tons of living cats caught on way from China to Vietnamese restaurants

Hanoi police Tuesday seized a truck smuggling more than three tons of cats, all alive, to sell to restaurants in Vietnam.

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dimanche 30 novembre 2014

Vietnam court jails six human traffickers

A court in southern Vietnam gave six people jail terms on Friday after finding them guilty of trafficking 14 local women into China to marry paying bachelors.

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lundi 18 août 2014

Chinese seek brides in Vietnam, paying RM10,000 to RM18,000

Vietnamese bride Nguyen Thi Hang (right) and fellow Vietnamese bride Vu Thi Hong Thuy resting in the shop where Hang works in Weijian village, in China's Henan province. More than 20 Vietnamese brides have found new lives in the poverty-stricken rural township, the beneficiaries and sometimes victims of a trade serving farmers who cannot attract local partners in the face of a huge gender imbalance.

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mardi 18 février 2014

In Vietnam, proposed on-the-street traffic fines spark corruption fears

he Ministry of Public Security wants traffic police to collect fines on the street but experts say it will worsen corruption

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mercredi 27 novembre 2013

Vietnam ministry seeks gov’t approval to limit personal vehicles

The Ministry of Transport has sought the government’s approval to limit the flow of personal vehicles to reduce traffic congestion in some big cities since next year.

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mardi 8 octobre 2013

Vietnam fails to stop slaughter of bears

Vietnam authorities have been powerless to stop bear farmers from slaughtering the animals illegally to sell for meat amid plunging prices for their bile, officials acknowledged on Monday.

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mercredi 30 janvier 2013

Vietnamese drug trafficker gets death

Yesterday the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court sentenced a 35-year-old man to death for trafficking 7.3 kilograms of heroin from Cambodia to Vietnam.

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samedi 20 octobre 2012

Vietnam snubs SA on key rhino poaching agreement

Vietnam has failed to sign a law-enforcement and biodiversity agreement with South Africa aimed at curbing escalating levels of rhino poaching.

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dimanche 7 octobre 2012

Vietnam bank tycoon says his rhino horn legally imported

A bank tycoon in the news after a local newspaper reported an expensive rhino horn was stolen from his residence told Thanh Nien Thursday he had papers to prove the legality of the horn.

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mercredi 19 septembre 2012

Vietnam to charge 23 for drug trafficking, including two officials

Ministry of Public Security police have asked the country’s highest prosecutors' office to charge 23 people, including two former government officials, with trafficking over 333 kilograms of heroin, VnExpress reported Tuesday.

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mardi 4 septembre 2012

Vietnam police rescue tiger cubs, pangolins

HANOI — Vietnamese police on Tuesday seized four tiger cubs and more than 100 endangered pangolins from suspected wildlife smugglers, the authorities said.

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lundi 27 août 2012

Vietnam denies being main Rhino horn market

The latest report by international wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic has claimed the record-high rhino poaching in South Africa is being fed by a surging demand from Vietnam, identifying the country as the main market for rhino horn.

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lundi 15 août 2011

La police thaïlandaise sauve un millier de chiens promis à la casserole

Les autorités thaïlandaises ont sauvé de la casserole plus de mille chiens, enfermés dans de très petites cages et qui devaient être exportés au Vietnam pour y être cuisinés et mangés, ont annoncé samedi des responsables.

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jeudi 24 février 2011

Hanoi to spend $10b on traffic system

Hanoi plans to invest $10 billion in upgrading its traffic infrastructure and facilities, widening roads and enlarging intersections to reduce prevalent traffic gridlock and congestion in the city, said the Department of Traffic and Transport.

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vendredi 31 décembre 2010

Traffic accidents kill more than 11,000 Vietnamese in 2010

The number of fatal traffic accidents in Vietnam held steady in 2010, despite government measures to raise awareness, authorities said Friday.

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mardi 16 novembre 2010

Vietnam police detains man who intended to sell tiger carcass for tens of thousands of dollars

HANOI — State media say police in Hanoi have detained a man for transporting the carcass of a wild tiger.

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vendredi 21 mai 2010

Vietnam launches war on deadly traffic

Beep! Beep! A motorcyclist without a helmet snakes through a crush of oncoming traffic — going the wrong way on a one-way street while texting with one hand on the phone, the other on the throttle.

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jeudi 6 mai 2010

Smuggled elephant tusks seized in Vietnam

Hanoi - Vietnamese customs inspectors have discovered over 2 tons of elephant tusks hidden in two shipping containers of dried seaweed from Kenya, an official said Thursday.

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vendredi 9 avril 2010

Vietnam : pedestrians to be fined for traffic violations

HANOI - Effective May 20 this year, pedestrians who violate traffic laws in Vietnam, will face fines of up to 120,000 VND (US$6.3), according to the Head of the Transport Ministry's Traffic Safety Department Nguyen Van Thuan on Friday.

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samedi 9 janvier 2010

Vietnam police say pirated discs seized

Police in Vietnam's southern commercial capital HCM City have seized hundreds of thousands of pirated movie and other discs, an officer said Thursday.

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mardi 3 novembre 2009

Controversial plan to open road through park submitted to city

HCM City's Transport Department has submitted to the city government for final approval a controversial project to open a street through Hoang Van 11m Park in Tan Binh District as an extra route to Tan Son Nhat International Airport and to reduce worsening traffic jams in the area, said an official of the department.

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mardi 5 mai 2009

Vietnam road deaths rise over holiday weekend

Hanoi - A bus accident that killed four people in Hanoi brought a bloody end to a four-day holiday weekend that saw traffic fatalities rise by more than one third over the normal rate, a police official said Tuesday.

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lundi 27 avril 2009

Vietnam gang convicted of stealing ostriches, porcupines

A court in Vietnam Friday convicted 29 people of stealing dozens of ostriches, porcupines, pythons and other animals from enclosures at animal centres and selling their meat to restaurants.

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mercredi 31 décembre 2008

Traffic accidents kill 28 a day in Vietnam

Vietnam, with a population of 84 million, is expected to see traffic accidents kill an average of 28 persons one day in 2008, Vietnamese newspaper The Youth reported on Monday.

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jeudi 9 octobre 2008

Ministry of Construction, Vietnam Supporting Viet Traffic 2008

Ministry of Construction, Vietnam has confirmed their support for Viet Traffic 2008, Vietnam's premier international traffic and land transport conference & exhibition to be held from the 15th to the 17th of October 2008.

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jeudi 2 octobre 2008

Vietnamese girl escapes, warns others of commercial sex trade racket

A 22-year-old Vietnamese girl has taken the brave and unusual step of publicising her trafficking story as a warning to other credulous peers.

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mardi 30 septembre 2008

Vietnamese student arrested for heroin trafficking in India

A Vietnamese college student was arrested at the Bangalore International Airport Wednesday allegedly carrying more than four kilograms of heroin, The Times of India reported.

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