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Amid Booming Investment, Pollution Elevates Cancer Rates in Vietnam's Villages

While Vietnam's rural areas continue to develop, expand and economically prosper, their environmental conditions have not necessarily improved.

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Vietstar Airlines Granted License to Operate Private Jets in Vietnam

Vietstar Airlines is an aviation company funded by both the private sector and a military-owned company.

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Weekend Stories Roundup: Landfill Woes, Miss World Vietnam and Rhino Horns

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Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them into short, accessible links so you can easily keep up with current affairs.

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Low Rainfall, Hydropower Dams Lead to Record-Low Mekong River Levels

Water levels in the lower Mekong basin during this early flood season from June to July have hit record lows.

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Saigoneer's Weekend Event Picks

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our favorite events happening around Saigon.

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As Vietnam Gets Wealthier, Economic Inequality Also Gets Worse

According to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, economic inequality is worsening in Vietnam. 

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Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam's Shipping Fleet Ranked 30th in the World

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Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them into short, accessible links so you can easily keep up with current affairs.

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Saigon Prepares Public Ferry Route From Can Gio to Vung Tau

The route will help ease overcrowded roads connecting the city via its outlying island to the popular beach destination.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Health Ministry Urges Tight Control for Ebola Prevention

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Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them into short, accessible links so you can easily keep up with current affairs.

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Japan Detains Vietnamese Student for Smuggling 360 Hột Vịt Lộn, 10kg Nem Chua

On July 23, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department announced that they had arrested a Vietnamese international student, Hac Thi Phuong Linh, under suspicion of illegally importing 10 kilograms of nem chua, Vietnamese fermented pork roll, and 360 hột vịt lộn.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam Airlines Launches Da Nang–Busan Air Route

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