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Tours Of Vietnam’s Son Doong Cave To Resume Following Suspension

The Quang Binh People’s Committee has given its stamp of approval on a new round of Son Doong Cave tours after they were suspended last week, according to Tuoi Tre.

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Morning News Roundup: Higher Passenger Compensation For Delayed Flights

Vietnam consumers drink more at home than outside: report [Tuoi Tre] Higher passenger compensation for delayed flights [DTI] HCMC to build more Children Entertainment Areas [SGGP]

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Weekend News Roundup: Efforts To Gradually Ease Traffic Jams In HCMC

Russia to deliver Superjets to Vietnam [ItarTass] Vietnam, Vatican to meet in Hanoi to foster relations [Tuoi Tre] First Vietnamese wins Innovators Under 35 Award [DTI]

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Morning News Roundup: Man Jumps Into Lake After Giving Money Away

Man jumps into lake after giving money away [Tuoi Tre] Fresh policies take effect since September [Vietnam Net] Bulgarian man jailed for using fake ATM cards in Vietnam [Thanh Nien]

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In Miraculous Turnaround, Dragon Fruits Turn From Garbage To Gold

In August, Vietnam’s dragon fruit industry was a mess, with farmers dumping huge piles of the produce into the streets after a bumper crop drove prices into the dirt.

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Samsung Asks for Private Terminal at Noi Bai

After announcing that Vietnam would act as a manufacturing base for much of Samsung’s products, the South Korean electronics giant has asked authorities at Hanoi’s Noi Bai airport for a dedicated term...

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Morning News Roundup: 114 Die In 186 Traffic Accidents During Vietnam’s National Day Holiday

114 die in 186 traffic accidents during Vietnam’s National Day holiday [Tuoi Tre] VN's second highest tower opens [Vietnam Net] HCMC presents impressive investment results [SGGP]

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12 Dead, 41 Injured After Illegal Bus Falls Into Gorge Near Sapa

12 people have been reported killed and 41 injured in a bus accident in the hills of Northern Vietnam’s Lao Cai province, reports VN Express.

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Morning News Roundup: City To Restore Hung King Temple In District 1

First Vietnamese movie about super cars [Vietnam Net] Vietsovpetro discovers new oil well offshore Vietnam [DTI] Vietnamese-born tycoons make a name for themselves in other countries [Vietnam Net]

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnamese Consumers Shun Low-Cost Cars, See Them As ‘Low Quality’

OTT apps to thrive when Vietnam deploys 4G [Vietnam Net] Vietnamese consumers shun low-cost cars, see them as ‘low quality’ [Vietnam Net] VN's second highest tower to open on National Day [Vietnam N...

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[Video] Vietnamese Robotics Team Wins International Contest

A student robotics team from Dong Nai Province’s Lac Hong University won the 14th annual ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest (Robocon) which took place in Pune, India on August 24, reports Thanh Nien....

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Weekend News Roundup: Rolls-Royce Phantoms Sold Out On First Day In Vietnam

Rolls-Royce sells out of Phantoms on first day in Vietnam [Thanh Nien] Ho Chi Minh City to restore and relocate iconic statues to make way for subway hub [Thanh Nien] Airliners test new direct route...

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Draft Decree Requires Vietnamese Make 15mil/Month To Play In Local Casinos

Under the new draft decree on casino management, the Ministry of Finance has proposed that regular members at local casino clubs must make at least VND15 million per month and that irregular patrons m...

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Morning News Roundup: Car Import Tax To Be Reduced To Zero By 2018

Car import tax to be reduced to zero by 2018 [Vietnam Plus] Firms urged to disclose information in English [Vietnam Net] Vietnam emerges as promising luxury-car market [Vietnam Net]

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The Ice Bucket Challenge Takes Off In Vietnam

The ice bucket challenge has arrived in Vietnam, with even the Minister of Transport being asked to take the plunge, reports DTI news.

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Morning News Roundup: BMW Recalls Nearly 1,200 Cars In Vietnam

Vietnam footballer gets 30 months for betting on own Asian game [Tuoi Tre] First Vietnamese wins Innovators Under 35 Award [Vietnam Net] BMW recalls nearly 1,200 cars in Vietnam [Thanh Nien]

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Study: Divorce Is Up Significantly In Vietnam

The arrival of Starbucks and McDonald's aren’t the only signs that Vietnam is starting to look more like a developed country. According to a new survey, the country’s divorce rate has skyrocketed over...

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Morning News Roundup: McDonald’s To Open Third Restaurant In HCMC

Ho Chi Minh City sappers collect war-era bomb shells [Thanh Nien] Cloud computing services becoming more popular in VN [Vietnam Net] Quang Ngai wishes to be removed from high-income list [DTI]

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Hanoi To Build New Bridge Instead Of Tearing Down Long Biên

Described by one writer as “a misshapen but essential component of Hà Nội’s heritage,” the Long Biên Bridge commands such affection that recent government proposals to relocate or rebuild it had to be...

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam's Urban Tap Water Seriously Polluted

Vietnam's urban tap water seriously polluted: health ministry [Thanh Nien] Vietnam team wins Robocon [DTI] Hanoi needs VND3.5 trillion to treat solid waste by 2020 [DTI]