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An Inside Look at Da Nang, Vietnam’s Covid-19 Epicenter

Da Nang has become the epicenter of a new COVID-19 outbreak in Vietnam, with many of the new cases originating from the tourist hot spot.

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Da Nang Restarts Social Distancing After Cases of Covid-19 Community Transmission Emerge

Over the weekend, Vietnam recorded five new COVID-19 infections, four of which are community transmissions, putting an end to the country’s 99-day streak without local infections.

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Is Vietnam Ready for Its New Place Among the World's Fastest-Ageing Societies?

Vietnam is among the world’s most rapidly changing countries, by virtually every metric.

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A Charity Was Vietnam's Latest Covid-19 Victim. Luckily, Other NGOs Saved the Day.

As the pandemic-induced economic downturn has pushed businesses to let go of 1.4 million workers in Vietnam, a charity in Saigon has had to do the same to its beneficiaries. This story, however, does not have an unhappy ending.

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[Photos] Inside a Ben Thanh Devoid of Tourists, Forlorn Kiosks and Mass Closures

Plump mangosteens, cheap iPhở shirts, freshly ground coffee, and paper cut-outs of city landmarks — there was a time when the northern gate of Ben Thanh Market was lined door-to-door with dynamic shops enticing tourists to sample their eclectic range of products.

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Japanese Brand Muji Announces Pop-up Store in Saigon

Following in the footsteps of fast-fashion clothing brand Uniqlo, MUJI will be the next major Japanese retailer to launch in Saigon in the near future.

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Vietnam Airlines to Buy Major Stake in Jetstar, Rename It 'Pacific Airlines'

The national flag carrier will buy out the 30% stake that Qantas has in Jetstar Pacific as well.

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Saigon Begins Redesigning Park Project in Front of Opera House

When complete, the 1,300-square-meter area will feature trees, vegetation, grass and pathways for communal use.

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Victim in Deadly Hoi An Accident Identified as Honeymooning Australian

Well, this sad story just got that much sadder. According to The Age, the victim in last Thursday’s deadly Hoi An traffic accident was 26-year-old nurse, Katie Hirth from Geelong, Australia who was ho...

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam OKs Plan to Set up HCMC Tourism Dept

Vietnam OKs plan to set up HCMC Tourism Dept [Tuoi Tre] Visa exemption for foreigners to Phu Quoc takes effect [SGGP] Scientists seek strong legal base for AO victims [Vietnam Plus]

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Cheating Man Lured Home with Promise of Car. Has Penis Cut by Wife Instead

Well, here’s your penis slashing story for the month. On Saturday morning, a man was brought to HCMC’s 115 People’s Hospital with his member nearly sliced off. The man’s wife, angry with his cheating ...

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Morning News Roundup: Tired of China, Concerned About Thailand, Japan’s FDI Heads for Vietnam

US business execs visit Vietnam to assess TPP opportunities [Thanh Nien] Vietnamese warned against casino, brewery, seaport, airport movements [VietNamNet] Five people hospitalized after e...

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Rejects $10 mln Price for World Cup TV Rights

Men account for most of Vietnam city’s road traffic deaths [Thanh Nien] Vietnam and Microsoft to combat cybercrime [FutureGov] Vietnam rejects $10 mln price for World Cup TV rights [T...

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[Video] Footage of the Search for Flight MH370

The hunt for the enigmatic Malaysia Airlines flight which disappeared last Sunday morning is intensifying with teams from numerous countries taking part in the search. Vietnam has been leading th...

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Weekend News Roundup: Vietnam - All Forces Deployed to Search Missing Malaysian Jet

All forces deployed to search missing Malaysian jet [Vietnam Plus] Japan firm licensed to operate $2 mln Vietnam bus route [Tuoi Tre] Vietnam property market sees activity as prices fall&n...

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[Updated] Malaysia Airlines Flight en Route to Beijing Goes Missing

[Updates Below] A Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777, traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, is presumed to have crashed into waters near Phu Quoc Island in South Vietnam, according to a senior Navy ...

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HCMC Cabbie Arrested for $11,100 Theft

A Vinasun taxi driver was arrested last Saturday for allegedly stealing a bag containing US$11,100 of cash, gold and diamonds from a customer on her way to Tan Son Nhat, reports Thanh Nien.

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Foreign Woman Killed in Hoi An Traffic Accident

Yesterday morning a foreign woman was killed in Hoi An when her motorbike was hit by a truck.

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Morning News Roundup: Women Make Up 70% of HCMC Traffic Rule Violations

Most areas fail to inspect food safety [SGGP] Women occupy 70% of HCMC traffic rule violation number [Tuoi Tre] Tien Giang police expel iPhone-using beggar [Vietnam Net]

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Vietnam’s Stock Market Growth Among Strongest in the World

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, in 2014, Vietnam’s stock markets (it has one each in Hanoi and HCMC), along with some SE Asian neighbors, have been outperforming every other Asian ...

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Morning News Roundup: Sole Vietnamese Billionaire Drops 118 Notches in Rankings

Chinese deported after in-flight stealing attempts [VietNamNet] Vietnam allows US to increase MIA search teams [Nhan Dan] Vietnam doctors separate conjoined baby boys [Thanh Nien]

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E-cigarettes and Shisha Banned in Cambodia

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has banned imports and sales of shisha tobacco and electronic cigarettes for fear they are having a negative impact on the youth, according to the Wall Street Journal....

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Morning News Roundup: Will Vietnam Change Time Zone to GMT+8?

Cambodia-made car causes shocks to Vietnam’s auto industry [VietNamNet] Vietnamese swimmer shines at US competition [Vietnam Plus] Ho Chi Minh Trail recognized as special national relic&nb...

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HCMC Experiencing Strong Economic Growth in 2014

Ho Chi Minh City is currently experiencing a period of strong economic performance, according to a report from Vietnam Briefing, with a diverse set of business sectors seeing “robust” growth compared ...

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HCMC to Name Street After Marxist Icon, Che Guevara

Ho Chi Minh City is set for a massive street renaming program in honor of historical figures from both Vietnam and abroad, according to Tuoi Tre. Along with the obvious Vietnamese heroes, such as gene...

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Morning News Roundup: Japanese Cosplayer Apologizes for 'Suggestive' Poses at HCMC Fest

Oyster growing pollutes rivers [SGGP] Southern national park faces risk of forest fires following dry spell [SGGP] Italians offered insight into Vietnam's history [Vietnam Plus]

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Tighter Regulations for Foreign Workers in Vietnam Announced

Foreign workers will be expected to produce even more paperwork to secure a job in Vietnam, reports Tuoi Tre. The document, Circular 03/2014 places emphasis on the Vietnam labour code on foreign worke...

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Official: Vietnam Should Adopt Red-Light Districts

At a conference on measures to prevent and control prostitution, a government official suggested that Vietnam establish red-light districts to curb prostitution, reported Thanh Nien.