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Despite New $550m Sewer System, Hanoi Streets Remain Vulnerable to Severe Flooding

Hanoi’s streets are still subject to severe flooding despite the completion a US$550 million drainage system.

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Morning News Roundup: HCMC Airport Crippled by 5-Hour Traffic Jam

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New Law Lets Those Guilty of Corruption, Bribery Escape Death by Repaying Funds

An amendment to Vietnam’s Penal Code that will go into effect next year might spare those charged with corruption and bribery from the death sentence.

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After Taiwan, Vietnam Among Asia's Most Progressive on LGBT Rights

Vietnam is once again making headlines abroad as one of the most LGBT-friendly countries on the Asian continent.

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[Photos] Saigon Streets Underwater After Massive Downpour

It looks like Saigon’s rainy season has officially arrived in town, and it made quite an entrance last night with two hours’ worth of torrential rain that left many thoroughfares paralyzed.

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Morning News Roundup: HCMC to Host International Traffic Safety Conference

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Bangkok Professor Uses Social Media to Save Thailand's Old Train Stations From Demolition

A Bangkok-based university lecturer is raising awareness of the need to save historic railway stations from bulldozers.

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Vietnam Set to Privatize 39 State-Owned Companies by End of 2017

Vietnam's central government plans to privatize 39 state-owned enterprises (SOE) by the end of 2017.

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Saigon to Turn Largest Cemetery Into Park, Residential Area

In an effort to tackle Saigon’s overpopulation, municipal authorities recently approved a plan to convert the city’s largest cemetery into a residential area.

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Motorbike Driver Choked to Death by Raincoat During Crash

A motorbike driver was killed in a freak accident involving his raincoat in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on Sunday night.

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