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Vietnamese health official resigns after backlash over drowning, burning of couple’s dogs due to COVID-19

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A health official in Vietnam, who allegedly led the slaughter of COVID-19 patients’ pets, recently resigned after facing public outrage. 

Public outcry: Dr. Do Kim Chi, head of the medical station at the Khanh Hung Commune in Tran Van Thoi District, Ca Mau province, sparked heavy criticism for deciding to cull 15 dogs and one cat owned by a married couple who tested positive for COVID-19 last weekend, reported Tuoi Tre News

‘Like Fook Yoo?’: Trump accused of making a racist joke about Vietnamese president’s name

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In 2017, former President Donald Trump allegedly made a racist joke aimed at Vietnamese President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, who served as prime minister at the time, according to a former U.S. diplomat to Hanoi.

What he said: Trump is accused of poking fun at Nguyễn’s given name, Phúc, while preparing to travel to Vietnam for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in 2017. The trip included a meeting with the then-prime minister.

First Civilian Case Against Companies Who Made the Poison Agent Orange Used in Vietnam War Begins

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A French court this week started hearing the first civilian case against manufacturers of Agent Orange, a herbicide used by the United States against communist troops during the Vietnam War.

Tran To Nga, who worked as a journalist during the conflict, sued a total of 26 multinational companies in 2014 for subjecting her and her family to lifelong health issues, which earlier tests had linked to the defoliant.

Estonian Man Fined $9 After He’s Caught Slapping Married Vietnamese Woman’s Bottom

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Outrage has erupted on Vietnamese social media after an Estonian man was fined a mere 200,000 Vietnamese dong ($8.60) for sexually harassing a woman in Ho Chi Minh City earlier this year.

The incident, which was caught on surveillance camera, occurred in the elevator of an apartment building in District 2 — home to a large expatriate community — around 8 p.m. on July 11.

Cat Remains Surprisingly Calm During ‘How to Bathe a Baby’ Demo

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A soon-to-be grandfather in Vietnam has gone viral for his wholesome method of teaching his son how to give a baby a bath by using a very calm cat.

The video, which was first posted on Facebook on Nov. 7 by Vinh Quang Phạm. It shows the Ông nội (grandfather) holding their family cat in his hands and explaining to his son that he must support the baby’s head while washing the body, according to Says.