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HCMC Authorities Issue Ebola Guidelines

After the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health has ordered preventative health centers in the city to take precautionary measures to combat an outbreak of th...

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Morning News Roundup: Foreigners Visiting Vietnam For Medical Treatment

Ho Chi Minh City Opens First Comics Institute [Bernama] Saigon Co.op among top 500 Asia-Pacific retailers in 2014 [SGGP] Vietnam cuts gasoline prices further amid global drops [Thanh Nien]...

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Like Saigon, Hanoi Will Cut Down Old Trees to Make Room for New Metro Line

Following in Saigon’s footsteps, Hanoi will soon cut down swaths of old trees to make room for its new metro line.

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U.S. Senate Considers Lifting Vietnam Weapons Embargo

In a recent visit to Hanoi, U.S. Senator Bob Corker said that the U.S. Senate is considering overturning the 40-year-old lethal weapons ban embargo on Vietnam, reports Tuoi Tre.

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Takes Preventive Measures Against Ebola

City unveils list of top polluting firms [Vietnam News] High-speed Railways between China and Thailand Through HCMC Approved [CRIEnglish] Childhood obesity in HCM City on sharp rise [Vietnam Ne...

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Replacing China As Counterfeit Goods Hot Spot

Vietnam to compile encyclopedia [SGGP] Vietnam replacing China to become counterfeit goods hot spot [Vietnam Net] Danang prepares for fireworks extravaganza [DTI News]

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Weekend News Roundup: Top Vietnamese Music Site Faces Lawsuit Over Copyright Infringement

The Top 10 Cities for Digital Nomads [Tech.co] Top Vietnamese music site faces lawsuit over copyright infringement [Thanh Nien] Ho Chi Minh City to host support industry mega-expo [VNS]

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18,000 Vietnamese Marry Foreigners Every Year

At a seminar held by the Ministry of Public Security and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in My Tho on July 30, it was announced that on average, 18,000 Vietnamese marry foreigners e...

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Morning News Roundup: Dishonest Travel Firm Disappears After Duping 100 Tourists

A flea market at Saigon's center [Vietnam Net] District 5 sees no low income households [SGGP] Dishonest Vietnamese travel firm disappears after duping 100 tourists [Tuoi Tre]

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British Embassy Marries Gay Couple In Hanoi

At 9:30 Monday morning, British citizens, Yein Kai Yee and Sutpreedee Chinithigun, were married at the British Embassy in Hanoi.

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Recognizes 106-Year-Old Man, 100-Year-Old Woman As Oldest Couple

Poor Health Education Blamed For High Teenage Abortions In Vietnam [Bernama] Trees with exported beans ‘massacred’ in central Vietnam [Tuoi Tre]

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[Video] What Not To Do When Your Phone Rings On Live TV

On a recent VTV morning show, a guest was on to discuss the serious flooding in Long San when his phone rang. Instead of turning it on silent, the guest found another solution for dealing with th...

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Morning News Roundup: Fire Destroys 20 Houses In Central Highlands

Commercial banks offer e-tax service [VNS] Vietnam sees first decrease in gasoline prices this year [DTI News] Vietnam Railways Corporation undergoes restructuring [DTI News]

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Noi Bai Sleep Pods Shut Down Due To Scandal

According to Thanh Nien, the newly installed sleeping pods in Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport have been shut down after only 4 days of operation due to concerns that they were part of a scheme to capitalize o...

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Morning News Roundup: People Should Not Eat Snails: Food Watchdog

Mui Ne among most beautiful beaches in Asia [DTI News] 5 suspended for 4-min loss of contact with plane in central Vietnam [Tuoi Tre]  People should not eat snail: Food watchdog ...

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Asia-America Gateway Cable Fully Repaired

Repairs to the broken Asia-America Gateway (AAG) cable have been completed, according to Thanh Nien.

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Don’t Miss The Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower This Week

The Delta Aquarids meteor shower occurs annually from July 12 to August 23 where 15-20 streaks can be seen every hour at its peak. This year, people in Vietnam are in the perfect spot to catch the cos...

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Weekend News Roundup: Man Survives 5 Days Trapped Under Frozen Food

Man survives five days trapped under frozen food [DTI News] Passenger opens emergency door, 23 people miss flight [VietNamNet] Branded clothe smugglers face prosecution in HCMC [SGGP]...

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After Backlash, Vietnam Considering Changes To Alcohol Sales Law

The Ministry of Health’shas decided to consider changes to the recently proposed legislation that would ban the sale of liquor and beer between 10pm and 6am after meeting public resistance, according ...

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Saigon Heat Dominate Indonesia Warriors In Season Opener

Saigon’s professional basketball team, the Saigon Heat, kicked off the 2014 ASEAN Basketball League season with a decisive victory over the Indonesia Warriors on July 19 at CIS Stadium.