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Vietnamese French citizen's long standing battle for justice carries on

Former war correspondent Tran To Nga will continue her prolonged fight for justice for herself and other Agent Orange victims despite a court in France dismissing her lawsuit earlier this month.

French court to hold hearing on AO lawsuit

A French court will open a hearing on a lawsuit filed by Vietnamese-French Tran Thi To Nga against 14 multinational companies for producing and selling chemical toxins that was sprayed by the US army in the war in Vietnam, 

AO/dioxin still causes sufferings for generations of Vietnamese: German daily

Fifty years ago the US stopped spraying Agent Orange (AO) through Vietnam, however, people still suffer from severe hereditary defects to this day, wrote a recent article published by German daily newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau (FR).

Social News 28/12

Minister urges localities to enhance drought prevention effort; Application for universities to be conducted online in HCMC; Outbreaks of bird flu reported in many locations; Vietnam steps up early ARV treatment for HIV patients

Social News Headlines 30/4

 Another measles death confirmed in Hanoi; The South serves up scorpions; Serious flooding in Hanoi despite big investment in infrastructure; Couple holds wedding in hospital; Under-10 children to get free measles vaccination

Social News Headlines 14/3

 Vietnam praised for plane search efforts; New food-testing devices for Ha Noi veterinary officials; Scientists fortify legal basis for US claim by AO victims; Investigation confirms faulty screws behind bridge collapse

A woman’s fight against the pain of Agent Orange

 Professor, Doctor Nguyen Thi Ngoc Phuong is a leading clinician/researcher on the effects of Agent Orange on the health of the Vietnamese people.

Social Headlines December 19

World Bank in Vietnam keen on climate change response; Vietnam to create jobs for 1.6 million labourers; Individuals honoured for donating special documents; Broken water pipes affect 70,000 households

Children hospitalised for quinvaxem reactions

More than 300 children in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong are recovering from reactions to a combined Quinvaxem vaccination, reported the provincial Preventive Medicine Centre.

Beef jerky sold in Hanoi made from wheat flour

Beef jerky is made from wheat flour not sponge foam, confirmed Nguyen Nhu Tiep, Director of the National Agro-Forestry-Fishery Quality Assurance Department at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, on November 5.

Vietnam continues to claim benefits for Agent Orange victims

On the morning of July 27, Mr. Tran Ngoc Tho, Chairman of the Association of HCM City Agent Orange Victims, said that Vietnam would continue submitting its petition to the U.S. Courts to reclaim the rights of Agent Orange victims.

Vietnam is just a victim of chemical weapons

 VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam has always rejected chemical weapons – the weapons of mass destruction that are condemned by mankind.

The will of 5-year-old girl without arms and legs

 VietNamNet Bridge - Due to the effects of Agent Orange, Nguyen Thi Hoai Thuong was born without limbs. To adapt to the body's imperfections, the little girl has practed to live an independent life since childhood.

Circus celebrates life in bamboo

A new circus act entitled A O (Ah Oh) reflecting on the daily lives of Vietnamese southern villages has hit stages in HCM City, bringing an exciting new cultural product for locals and tourists alike.