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Is Vietnam Committing Tourism Suicide?

A recent piece in Thanh Nien looks at how the country’s pristine beaches, rivers and mountains are being literally ripped apart in the name of development. While much of this environmental degradation...

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Says Chinese Tourist Number Up By 34%

Viettel proposes slashing mobile phone charges [Nhan Dan] Girl, 18, dies after 10 day self-starvation to lose weight [SGGP] Vietnam drugmaker DHG to expand as antibiotic curbs bite [T...

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Morning News Roundup: Fire Badly Damages Millennium-Old Temple In Central Vietnam

Vietnam's economy forecast to grow 5.8% in 2014 [DTI News] Vietnam Grounds Helicopter Fleet After Crash [WSJ] Fire badly damages millennium-old temple in central Vietnam [Tuoi Tre]

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Starbucks To Open Its First Hanoi Location

After opening 6 stores in Saigon, American coffee giant, Starbucks, is gearing up to open its first store in the capital, according to VN Express.

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[Video] Death Toll Reaches 19 In Hanoi Helicopter Crash

According to reports from Tuoi Tre and Thanh Nien, the death toll in yesterday morning’s military helicopter crash has reached 19.

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Morning News Roundup: Three Consecutive Earthquakes Hit Quang Nam

Vietnam Stocks Set for Best Year Since 2009, VNDirect Says [Bloomberg] FDI to continue flowing into Vietnam, experts [SGGP] Renowned Vietnamese writer To Hoai dies at 94 [Tuoi Tre]

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Respected Chef, Shane Brierly Killed In Road Accident

Longtime Vietnam expat chef, Shane Brierly, died last Thursday night in a traffic accident on Phu Quoc Island, shocking many of his friends, Twitter followers and those who knew him as a first-rate ch...

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16 Dead In Hanoi Helicopter Crash

According to VNExpress, early this morning, a helicopter crashed in Village 11, Thạch Hoà, Thạch Thất District, Hanoi, injuring many people.

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80% Of Vietnam's Ad Agencies Now In Foreign Hands

According to a report by Thanh Nien, wholly Vietnamese advertising agencies will soon be a thing of the past as foreign companies are snatching them up in droves. Industry insiders say tht 80% of...

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25% Of Flights In Vietnam Have Been Delayed Or Canceled This Year

For frequent Vietnamese flyers, it probably comes as little surprise that 25% of the country’s flights have been either delayed or canceled this year, up from 16% from last year.

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Morning News Roundup: 241,400 People With A Degree Jobless In Vietnam

Rampant piracy eats up Vietnam's digital content market [Thanh Nien] 241,400 people with a degree jobless in Vietnam [Tuoi Tre] Vietnam preparing documents to sue China: premier [Tuoi...

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Foreign Teachers Distressed By New Work Permit Rules

Well, we saw this coming. Foreign teachers are facing problems securing the proper paperwork to teach in Vietnam now that Circular 03/2014 has gone into effect.

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Farmer Shoots To Fame Thanks To Bizarre Song Covers

Hue greets visitor 1,000,000 this year [VNS] Vietnam farmer shoots to fame thanks to bizarre song covers [Tuoi Tre] One-fifth of university graduates unemployed [VietNamNet]

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[Photos] Heavy Rain Turns Hanoi Streets Into Rivers

The capital may be making preparations for impending super storms, but the rainy season is already wrecking havoc in Hanoi.

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Here's A Rundown Of The New Laws That Went Into Effect Yesterday

Yesterday a plethora of new laws dealing with everything from helmet standards to property administration went into effect.

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Morning News Roundup: Explosion Splits Vietnam Hub Road Into Parts In Heavy Rain

Vietnamese economy has yet to recover from difficulties [Nhan Dan] International tourists spend $102 per day in Vietnam: report [Tuoi Tre] Casino developers dream of capitalizing on Chines...

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Vietnam: Cheapest Place In The World To Buy A Beer

Not only is Vietnam one of Asia’s leading beer consumers, (and a country whose women supposedly out-drink Russian men) but also the cheapest place to consume the popular alcoholic beverage.

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Vietnamese Wunderkind Offered 7 Scholarships To Top American Unis

Nguyen Sieu, a 19-year-old Hanoi boy, is one smart cookie. He has been offered university scholarships from seven top U.S. schools: Vassar College, Tufts University, Oberlin College, Franklin and Mars...

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Vietnam’s Sleeper Bus Nightmare

While many bus companies advertise “five star” service on their “luxury” sleeper busses, many firms double their capacity by installing extra seats, making trips miserable for passengers.

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Weekend News Roundup: Vietjet Air Answering For Its Flight That Went Astray

Roundup: Vietnam's capital stock market bounces on upward trend [Global Post] Vietnam to license numerous billion-dollar FDI projects by year-end [Tuoi Tre] U.S. Catfish Program Could Stym...