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Large Bomb Uncovered in Dak Ru

A massive, 300kg bomb was discovered by a resident of Dak Ru Commune, Dak R'lap District in the central highlands province of Dak Nong.

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[Updated] 2 ‘Jungle Men’ Found Living in Vietnam Forest for 40 Years

[Update Below] You may have heard the stories of Japanese troops, hiding on on small, secluded Pacific islands, unaware that World War II had ended. A similar situation played out this month in Quang ...

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

- Reporter charged for taking bribe from bar owner [Tuoi Tre] - VN pearls have the world as their oyster [VNS] - Vietnam cops arrested for receiving bribes from criminal [Thanh N...

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

- Vietnam can’t afford to switch to newer, safer vaccines: official [Thanh Nien] - Vietnam authorities lax over hydrofoil safety [Thanh Nien] - No further dong devaluation, ...

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

Good morning, Saigon. Here are some of the top stories you may have missed this weekend: - Vietnam man almost choked to death by live fish [Thanh Nien] - One dead, 8 missing in Vietna...

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Vietnamese Businessman Buys US Town with Plans to Create Coffee Empire

In April 2012, Pham Dinh Nguyen, a Vietnamese businessman, bought the town of Buford, Wyoming at auction for US$900,000. If you’re wondering why the sum is so small, 1) it’s in Wyoming and 2) the popu...

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Asia's Largest Underground Mall Opens in Hanoi

On July 26, Owner of Vinagroup, Pham Nhat Vuong, opened the doors to Asia’s largest underground mall, Royal City. The new megamall, covering 230,000 square meters, has already filled 95% of its retai...

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

Vietnam to have unmanned military aircraft [VietnamNet Bridge] Urban Apartheid in Vietnam [New York Times]  Vietnam symphony orchestra to tour Japan [Thanh Nien]

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Big Changes Proposed for Driving Fines

When news broke that new regulations would fine those driving vehicles not registered in their name, many were confused and unhappy. For Vietnamese, motorbikes are often shared among numerous family m...

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

- HCM City: Explosion at U.S. Consulate General store kills one [Vietnam Net Bridge]  - Vietnam 'Running Man' says he was invited by Arsenal to UK [Global Post] - American busine...

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It’s Official – McDonald's Coming to Vietnam in 2014

The Big Mac cometh... After years of speculation and rumor, it appears that McDonald's, the world’s largest fast food chain, will open up its first location in Vietnam in 2014. McDonald's will join o...

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No Love for Fans or Vietnamese Food as Arsenal Arrives in Hanoi

Arsenal’s much published friendly with the Vietnam national team will take place at Hanoi’s My Dinh National Stadium on July 17th. While the club’s first visit to Vietnam will bring premier football t...

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What the Phở Happened Last Weekend? 9 Stories You May Have Missed

- Vietnam's Economy to Grow 5.3 Percent in 2013 [Malaysia Sun] - Vietnam concerned over HIV donor funding cuts [IRIN] - VN firm wins management contract for Myanmar skyscraper [V...

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

- Vietnam’s 2nd Russian-made sub completes sea trials [Thanh Nien] - Southern hub embraces CNG bus fleet [VietnamNet Bridge] - ADB gives $500 mln loan to HCMC metro project&...

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Vinh Gang Busted for Stealing 4,000 Cats Over 2 Years

Apparently dogs aren't the only pets you need to watch out for. Police in Vinh City have arrested 6 men for allegedly stealing and selling the meat of up to 4,000 felines. Picking up four to six cats...

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[Updated] Cops Bust Out Net Launchers to Stop Traffic Violators

Our strategy of avoiding eye contact with traffic police to evade tickets may soon be rendered useless. Authorities in Thanh Hoa Province are planning to mass produce fishnet launchers to catch those...

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Vinamilk Gets Approval to Export Dairy Products to US

Vinamilk, Vietnam's favorite dairy brand, has been given the go-ahead by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin exporting products to the US – a first for the Vietnamese dairy industry. U...

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Weapons Grade Uranium Removed from Da Lat

A joint American and Russian program has removed the last remaining, highly enriched uranium from Da Lat’s nuclear research facilities. Over the last 6 years, the US and Russia have shipped out 35 po...

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What the Phở Happened This Weekend? 9 Stories You May Have Missed

While you were busy this weekend checking out emerging Vietnamese artists and trying to stay dry, you may have missed this weekend’s news: - Vietnam Devalues Dong for First Time Since Decem...

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

While you were busy this weekend checking out the Indochina Project and waiting for the SuperMoon to appear, you may have missed this weekend’s news: