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Indonesia frees 101 Vietnamese fishermen

Update: December, 09/2010 - 09:43

BA RIA – VUNG TAU — All the 101 Vietnamese fishermen freed from arrest in Indonesia returned home aboard their own vessels yesterday.

The fishermen from southern Ba Ria – Vung Tau and Kien Giang provinces were provided with immediate health checks.

Twins' health stable after catching cholera

HCM CITY — Twin baby boys were in a stable condition yesterday after they tested positive for cholera, reports the HCM City Tropical Diseases Hospital.

The 26-month-old infants are from Binh Chanh District's Binh Hung Commune.

Their family says they suffered diarrhoea and vomiting after they were fed porridge, milk and vegetable stock.

School for needy kids opens in Quang Tri

QUANG TRI — Local authorities and representatives from the Global Community Service Foundation (GCSF) and Boeing yesterday officially opened Ta Long Primary School-Ta Lao satellite school for needy children in Dakrong District in central Quang Tri Province.

The school is one of nine satellite schools in the commune. It has 30 third to fifth grade pupils.

22 petrol stations cheat motorists

HCM City — Inspectors from the HCM City Department of Industry and Trade found 22 out of 53 petrol stations they checked since August 10 violating measurement and quality standards.

They have imposed a fine of VND242.45 million (US$12,122) on 13 of them while the other nine are awaiting a verdict from the local district people's committees. — VNS

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