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Late Dr Yersin honoured with citizenship

Update: September, 23/2013 - 09:01

The Government has approved the Ministry of Justice's recommendation to posthumously confer honorary Vietnamese citizenship on French bacteriologist Dr Alexandre Yersin.

Born in Switzerland in 1863, Yersin spent half his working life in Viet Nam. He arrived in Nha Trang in 1891 and was one of the two scientists to discover the plague bacillus in 1894.

Yersin established the Pasteur Institute in Sai Gon (now HCM City) as a branch of the Paris establishment, and was also the founder and first headmaster of the Ha Noi Medical University.

Tuoi Tre (Youth)

Viet Nam exports plummet in September

Viet Nam's exports fell by nearly 24 per cent month-on-month in the first half of September to around US$5 billion, according to the General Department of Customs.

The biggest falls were in the shipments of mobile phone components, textile and garment, footwear, computers and electronic products, seafood, and rice.

Exports by foreign firms were down 23 per cent in the period though for the year-to-date they are up 26.5 per cent and account for 60 per cent of the country's exports.

Thanh Nien (Young People)

Leopards spark fears in central province

Two leopards have been making frequent appearances in Duc Trong District in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, sparking fear among local residents.

In Lien Nghia town, the footprints of the animals were found and matched those found earlier in Lien Hiep commune a few days earlier.

Both places are situated along pine forests.

The animals are suspected to have killed 13 geese so far.

Authorities are trying to find ways to protect people while also ensuring the safety of the endangered animals.

Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourers)

Inspectors paint grim picture of buses

Ministry of Transport inspectors reported following a one-month check of inter-provincial buses in the Central Highlands that they caught 1,000 vehicles exceeding permitted speeds and found that 53 per cent of transport operators leave management of operations to drivers.

The operators also violated many other regulations, they said. They have recommended cancelling the licences of seven bus operators.

Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)

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