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Google Assistant Is Now Available in Vietnamese on Android Phones

After years in development, Google Assistant is now officially available in Vietnamese.

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[Photos] Viettel's New Offside Studio Is a Fusion of Geometry and Nature

Viettel is one of Vietnam’s largest telecommunication companies. Mentions of its name usually conjure up the vision of a steadfastly traditional conglomerate that’s omnipresent but uninteresting. That’s why the new Viettel Offside Studio, designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects, is a surprise.

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LG to Close Factory in South Korea, Move Smartphone Production to Vietnam

The South Korean multinational electronics company has production plants in South Korea, China, Vietnam, Brazil and India.

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Vingroup Announces Electric Bus Service 'VinBus' With 2020 Launch Date

The non-profit enterprise aims to help develop urban public transport systems and reduce pollution in major cities across Vietnam.

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On Its 10th Anniversary, a Look Back at H2H Charity Ride's Hanoi-Saigon Journey

On April 26, the H2H charity bicycle ride completed its 10th edition. Short for Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, the endeavor has evolved from a ragtag group of friends to a much more organized operation over the last decade, though the focus has remained the same: raising money for local charities that work to improve the lives of disadvantaged children.

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Moderate Rice Consumption Might Help Reduce Obesity Rates, New Study Shows

The secret behind Vietnamese and other Asians’ slender figure might lie in the region's rice consumption, a recent study shows.

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Meet 16-Year-Old Nguyen Thi Diep, the Only Female at Hanoi's Basketball Tryout

As the Vietnam Basketball Association (VBA) professional male basketball league enters its new season, teams are hosting tryouts to look for young talent.

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[Photos] Saigon Architects Make the Best of D10's Cramped Hẻm Enclave

Only by staying in one neighborhood for an extended period of time could someone fully grasp how rapidly Saigon has been changing in recent years. Madame Nga, the matriarch of this new hẻm house in District 10, could attest to the staggering urbanization of her community.

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Female Garment Factory Workers in Vietnam Face Widespread Physical, Sexual Abuse, Study Shows

A new study interviewed 736 female Vietnamese garment workers to gain insights into the extent of abuse these women are facing.

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New Strain of Antibiotic-Resistant E. Coli Discovered in Vietnam

Medical researchers have discovered in Vietnam a strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli) that's resistant to carbapenem, a class of highly effective antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections and is the final defense again E. coli.

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77 Architects Cosign Request to Da Lat to Reconsider Development Plan

A new development plan, announced not long ago, will bring about major changes to Da Lat's central area.

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