Most of the children at the Tin Thac Charity House are nicknamed after fruits, vegetables or animals. Nun offers home to homeless children Sister Nguyen Thi Huong with the children she took in and cared for at Tin Thac Charity House in Bao Loc City, the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong. — Photo thanhnien.vn Sister Nguyen Thi Huong, 71 years old, one of the founders of the charity house in Loc Thanh Commune, Bao Loc City, the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, said the nicknames were chosen based on the characteristics of the kids. The boy named Gau (Bear) is very fierce, another boy named Khi (Monkey) is stubborn, while most of the kids have An (Grace) in their names. So visiting the house can get pretty confusing, with shouts of "Where's Banana Grace?" or "Tell Rabbit Grace to keep it down!" Huong said that 10 years ago, she found a newborn boy weighing only 1.3 kg wrapped in a woman's shirt in a box near her house. She carried the boy home, bathed him … [Read more...] about Abandoned children find a home with nuns in Lam Dong
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More than fifty years after the end of the Apollo program, NASA plans to return to the Moon by 2024 as a "proving ground" to test the next generation of spacecraft ahead of an eventual crewed mission to Mars. NASA's current roster of female astronauts The new program has been named Artemis after Apollo's twin-sister in Greek mythology, and the space agency has said that the mission will see the first woman to stride the lunar surface. So, who will she be? No one knows for sure, but it's a likely bet the candidate will be selected from among NASA's current roster of 12 female astronauts. They're aged between 40 and 53, and are former military pilots, medical doctors and scientists who were picked from among thousands of applicants since the late 1990s. Predicting who will join Neil Armstrong in the annals of history isn't an exact science, but several former astronauts and experts interviewed by AFP say the proximity of the deadline mean it probably won't be a new recruit. … [Read more...] about Womankind’s giant leap: who will be the first female moonwalker?
A young man in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho has been captured after getting married to a 14-year-old girl in O Mon District, a local police officer said Wednesday. Tran Van Co, 21, has been detained and will be prosecuted for copulating with a child, his wife D.T.C.N., 14, said Senior Lieutenant Colonel Huynh Thanh Can, deputy chief of the police department of O Mon District. D.P.D., the father of 14-year-old N., said she left school in the 6th grade and often went to the market to sell fish with her mother. With the little money she earned from helping her mother, N. usually went online at local Internet stores. Then, N. was employed by the owner of a coffee shop in the district and became acquainted with Co, who had just finished his military service and was also working as an employee at the shop. Ten days after they met, they fell in love with each other, and N. went to Co’s house and lived with the man as husband and wife. After seeing the two living together, … [Read more...] about Vietnam man arrested for marrying 14-year-old
Landslides have become a regular occurrence in the Mekong Delta. A landslide that occurred several days ago in Hong Ngu commune in Dong Thap province killed a 90-year-old woman. Tens of riverbank erosion cases occurred in recent days, causing severe damages to people’s assets. About six houses were partially damaged and 70 other houses had cracks, affecting the lives of 400 people. “It occurs every night and ‘swallows’ 2-3 inches of land. We have to evacuate to avoid possible damage,” Dang said. Meanwhile, massive sand exploitation still cannot be controlled, which has worsened landslides. Thien Nhien Saline intrusion, landslides challenging Mekong Delta Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Tran Hong Ha said at a national conference recently that climate change in Mekong Delta "comes sooner and much faster than many scenarios" had predicted. Floods, landslides kill two in Vietnam's northern region As of May 29, … [Read more...] about Landslides in the Mekong Delta causing serious erosion