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HCM City: Over 1 million students enter new school year

More than 1 million students from primary to high schools in Ho Chi Minh City officially entered the new school year on August 20. A class of the Luong Dinh Cua Primary School in District 3 of HCM City on the first day of the new school year  Meanwhile, local kindergartens will join schools nationwide ... Read More »

Scott Morrison to be Australian PM as Malcolm Turnbull ousted

Scott Morrison is to be Australia’s new prime minister after Malcolm Turnbull was forced out by party rivals in a bruising leadership contest. Scott Morrison is to be Australia’s new prime minister — Photo: Financial Review He had been under pressure from poor polling, a looming election, and a revolt by conservative MPs. Mr Morrison, the current treasurer, won an ... Read More »

Son La: One more detained for involvement in exam cheating scandal

The investigation bureau of Son La province’s police on August 22 began criminal proceedings against deputy chief of the local examination and quality management division Nguyen Thanh Nhan for her wrongdoings in high school exam scandal in which literature scores of 12 students were illegally increased. Nguyen Thanh Nhan is charged with “abusing position and power while on duty”. Nhan, ... Read More »

Monsanto faces a surge in lawsuits following cancer ruling

American agro-chemicals company Monsanto is facing a surge in lawsuits that may cost its new owners, Bayer, billions in damages. Monsanto manufactures glyphosate-based weedkillers which some believe are carcinogenic. Last month it lost a $289m (£225m) court case that alleged its products Roundup and RangerPro had led to a Californian man’s terminal cancer. Bayer said the number of outstanding cases ... Read More »

Reduced class size a must to better education quality

VietNamNet Bridge – After summer school one day my 12-year-old came home to me with a bit of an issue. He told me he wasn’t happy with his day in class because new children had arrived. A class at Thai My Primary School in HCM City’s Cu Chi District. A standard primary school class is designed for a maximum of ... Read More »

Huawei and ZTE handed 5G network ban in Australia

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei says the Australian government has banned it from providing 5G technology for the country’s wireless networks. It said fellow communications firm ZTE had also been banned, both reportedly because of national security concerns. “This is a extremely disappointing result for consumers,” the company said on Twitter. Faster data download and upload speeds are promised with 5G, ... Read More »

500 Vallet scholarships given to Vietnamese students

500 Vallet scholarships worth VND25 billion (USD1.1 million) in total have just been granted to outstanding students from 58 high schools and six SOS Villages in the north. Minister of Education and Training, Phung Xuan Nha and Prof. Odon Vallet present Vallet scholarships to students in Hanoi on August 23 The scholarships were presented by Prof. Odon Vallet, Prof. Tran ... Read More »

Use honey first for a cough, new guidelines say

Honey and over-the-counter medicines should be the first line of treatment for most people with coughs, new guidelines recommend. Antibiotics should rarely be prescribed by doctors for coughs because in most cases they do little to improve symptoms, health officials say. Most of the time a cough will improve on its own within two to three weeks. The new recommendations ... Read More »

Hanoi still lacks classrooms after spending US$320 million

VietNamNet Bridge – More than 22,000 new classrooms have been built in the last year, but Hanoi still lacks classrooms. Classes with 70 students still exist. Hanoi is lacking classrooms The Hanoi Education and Training Department’s report reviewing the 2017-2018 academic year showed that 66 new schools with 22,000 classrooms have been built and VND19 trillion (US$320 million) spent to ... Read More »

Forbes highest-paid actor: The Rock nearly doubles 2017 earnings

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has nearly doubled his 2017 earnings, making $119m (£92m) in the past 12 months, according to Forbes highest paid actor list. The top spot was awarded to George Clooney, whose $239m (£180m) was already disclosed in last month’s celebrity rich list. Scarlett Johannson was revealed as the highest paid actress last week, earning $40.5m (£31.9m). That ... Read More »