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Morning News Roundup: Twins in Hanoi Born From Deceased Dad's Frozen Sperm

Twins in Hanoi born from deceased dad's frozen sperm [Tuoi Tre] Bus owners hold schools ransom over subsidies [SGGP] Hanoi kilo submarine to enter operation on January 3 [VoV]

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Saigoneer's Top 20 Stories of 2013

1. Vietnamese Architects Unveil Awesome Modular Bamboo Home Design H&P has produced a demo of their long-promised bamboo houses which are designed to endure flooding and powerful...

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam's Middle Class Set to Double

Vietnam PM wants property market open to foreigners [Thanh Nien] HCM City: seven students die in beach accident [SGGP] Vietnam eyes improvements to labour force [Vietnam Net] Cities ...

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Video: Driver Rams Thieves who Stole Side Mirror

It's like any other sunny afternoon - you're out driving your car, listening to the radio when, all of a sudden, a dubious pair steals your side mirror and speeds off on their motorbike. What do you d...

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[Updated] Slow Internet? Broken Cable Might Not Be Fixed Until February

[Update Below] If you've been experiencing internet problems since Friday evening, you're not the only one. The $560 million Asia America Gate Way cable, Vietnam's international internet connection, h...

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Morning News Roundup: Seven Camping Students Missing at Sea

Vietnam's biggest telcos scam users by embedding services, concealing fees [Thanh Nien] Lexus makes its Vietnamese debut [Vietnam Net] Russia backs Ninh Thuan nuclear power plant [VoV...

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Starting Tomorrow: Big Fines for Peeing in the Street, Scolding Your Spouse, Selling Sex

A new decree that goes into effect tomorrow will raise fines for a number of ‘social evils’ already on the books while adding a few new ones.

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Morning News Roundup: Nearly 200 Kids Hospitalized for Suspected Poisoning

Annual GDP growth projected to reach 5.42 per cent [Vietnam Net] Paint smell may have caused elephant to attack trainer [UPI] Vietnam ranks third in world for shrimp production [VRI]

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Morning News Roundup: Death Sentence for Machete Gang’s Young Boss

Death sentence announced for machete gang’s young boss [Tuoi Tre] First submarine on the way to Vietnam [VoV] Vietnam authorities continue probe into dubious 3G fee hike [Thanh Nien]

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Morning News Roundup: Sinkholes, Shaky Building Cause Panic in Vietnam Court

Sinkholes, shaky building cause panic in Vietnam court [Thanh Nien] GDP up 5.42% in 2013 [VoV] Police propose publishing traffic violators’ names [Tuoi Tre]

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Morning News Roundup: 12 Tons of Two-Year-Outdated Beef Found in Saigon Warehouse

Vietnam diplomat briefly held in Germany over $20k [Tuoi Tre] Vietnam decree allows cops to shoot at resisters in self defense [Thanh Nien] Saigon: 12 tons of two-year-outdated beef in sea...

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Businesses Raise Alarm Over New Foreign Labor Rules

A November decree on foreign labor in Vietnam has businesses seriously concerned about their ability to fill vacancies for skilled workers. Numerous changes, including the diminished length of work pe...

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam, US Sign Agreement for Clearing War-era Ordnance

EU offers €114 million to Vietnam’s health sector [Tuoi Tre] Fund for natural disaster prevention to be established [Vietnam Net] Middle and Affluent Class in Vietnam and Myanmar Will Doub...

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10 Beautiful Photos of Sapa's Majestic Snow

Last weekend's snowstorm in Sapa drew photographers from all over northern Vietnam who jumped at the opportunity to capture some great photos of the town's snow-covered hills, roads and residents.&nbs...

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Morning News Roundup: Fuel Price Hike Takes Consumers by Surprise

Fuel price hike takes consumers by surprise [Tuoi Tre] Bankers, fat cats charged in massive Vietnam financial scandal [Thanh Nien] Lao Cai suffers estimated loss of VND5 billon due to frost&nbs...

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Morning News Roundup: Prisoner Executed by Lethal Injection for First Time in HCMC

HCMC’s labor market has 265,000 jobs in 2014 [Tuoi Tre] VietJet Air agrees $800 million engine deal with GE's CFM International [Reuters] Another $907 mil in ODA pledged as Japan, Vietnam stren...

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[Updated] Scottish Botanist Missing in Sapa's Mountains

[Update Below] On October 30, Scottish Botanist, Jamie Taggart left his Sapa hotel to explore some nearby hills. After failing to show up on his schedule flight back home nearly a month later, his fat...

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Rare Snowstorm Hits Sapa

Sapa, which is known to get light dustings of snow from time to time, was hit by a rare snowstorm on December 15 causing a massive 5km traffic jam. The snow, measuring between 5 – 10cm, blocked the O...

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What the Phở Happened Last Weekend? 10 Stories You May Have Missed

Kerry visits Vietnam, focus on trade, security, rights [Reuters] Drug ring gets death penalty in Vietnam [AlJazeera] App breaks record for largest speed dating event [ABS]

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Year’s Best Meteor Shower on Display in Vietnam TONIGHT!

Tonight is the best night of the year to catch a meteor shower according to Nguyen Duc Phuong, from the Vietnam Space Observatory Association.