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[Video] Apparently It Only Takes 15 Seconds To Steal A Honda SH

In a friendly reminder that locking your bike creates a false sense security rather than actually security, this CCTV footage shows a thief stealing a Honda SH in just over 15 seconds.

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Flight Delayed, Man Fined $2,360 After Bomb Joke at Noi Bai

A VietJet flight was delayed for over 3 hours yesterday morning after a passenger joked that he had a bomb in his carry-on bag.

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Morning News Roundup: Mobifone No Longer Belongs To VNPT

Light pollution causes traffic accidents, health issues in Vietnam [Tuoi Tre] Vietnam braces for dengue fever surge: officials [Thanh Nien] Mobifone no longer belongs to VNPT [SGGP]

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnamese-Made World Cup Trophies Selling Like Hot Cakes

Vietnamese-made World Cup trophies sell like hot cakes in Hanoi [DTI News] Vietnam Coffee: Prices slide amid slow sales, thin demand [B Recoder] Businesses see more opportunities from less...

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Leaking Acid Burns Pedestrians in Hanoi

A leaky acid container being carried on the back of a truck in Hanoi caused serious burns to many pedestrians Monday evening. After a police chase, the driver was apprehended but not before spewing ac...

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Da Lat’s Historic Map Factory Goes Up In Flames

Da Lat’s historic maps factory, one of the city’s most important historical buildings went up in flames in the early morning hours of June 9.

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam’s Tourism Grows In May

Vietnam’s tourism grows in May [TTR] 40 injured in Vietnam truck-coach collision [Thanh Nien] Vietnam’s No. 1 e-commerce brand to be dethroned? [VietNamNet]

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Vietnam’s Longest Bridge Opens to Traffic

Vinh Thinh Bridge, the longest in Vietnam, opened to traffic yesterday morning according to Tuoi Tre. The 5,487 meter, four-lane bridge on Highway 2C spans the Hong River and connects Hanoi with...

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[Video] Strong Flashfloods Cause Massive Damage In Lai Chau Province

At 2pm on June 5, heavy rains in Lai Chau Province caused strong flashfloods which resulted in massive damage.

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Weekend News Roundup: WB Approves $500m Credit for VN Reform

WB approves $500m credit for VN reform [SGGP] 117 truck, bus drivers test positive for heroin in Vietnam metro [Thanh Nien] Vietnam asks China to investigate contaminated fruit imports&nbs...

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3 Vietnamese Universities Make Asia’s Top 300 List

3 Vietnamese universities made the cut in in the latest top Asian university rankings released by QS (Quacquarelli Symond), reports VietNamNet.

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Morning News Roundup: Nine Vietnam War-era Bombs Cleared from Laos-Vietnam Rail Link

Work Begins on Vietnam’s Sixth Submarine [Ottawa Citizen] Vietnam pushed to use Mitsubishi reactors [Enformable] Nine Vietnam War-era bombs cleared from Laos-Vietnam rail link [N...

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Powerful Storm Causes Death and Destruction in Hanoi

Last night, a deadly storm hit Hanoi, causing large-scale power outages and many large trees to be uprooted.

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[Video] Bus Beats the Traffic by Driving on the Wrong Side of the Highway

Traffic can be frustrating. If you’re on an agile motorbike, sidewalks and one-way streets are common, albeit illegal alternatives. But this jerk driver applied motorbike mentality when steering his l...

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam to Have First-Ever National Wildlife Park by 2025

Farming imports up 20% this year [VNS] Vietnam gains attention in photo contest [DTI News] Vietnam to have first-ever national wildlife park by 2025 [Tuoi Tre]

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Morning News Roundup: Chinese Tourists Resume Visits to Vietnam Despite Tensions

Red bauxite sludge covers farms in northern province [VNS] Vietnam music industry hungry for good new songs [Tuoi Tre] Vietnam lifts ship sunk by Chinese vessel attack [Tuoi Tre]

Brian Letwin

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Lamborghini to Open its First Vietnam Showroom

Start your engines! Vietnam is set to get its first Lamborghini showroom this month.

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Morning News Roundup: Heavy Rain Uproots Trees in HCMC Again

Vietnam’s credit ratings remain stable despite East Sea tensions [VietNamNet] Heavy rain uproots trees in HCMC [SGGP] One-Pillar Pagoda repairs put on hold [DTI News]

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Weekend News Roundup: Vietnam Turns Away 500 Tons of Toxic Chinese Fruit

Vietnam expects Japan coastguard ships next year: vice defense minister [Chicago Tribune] Phu Yen selected as site for US$2.5 billion marina [DTI News] Vietnam turns away 500 tons of toxic...

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Tycoon Could Get 30 Years

Water shortage grips Kien Giang island [VNS] Vietnam tycoon could get 30 years [Thanh Nien]  Vietnam joins UN peacekeeping activities [Global Post]