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[UPDATED] Massive Storm Predicted to Hit Saigon Later Today

[Update Below] Don’t let the sunny skies fool you. A massive storm is predicted to arrive in Saigon later today with heavy, torrential rains. According to the latest report of the National Center for...

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Morning News Roundup: Police Chase, Arrest Man for Robbing Japanese Tourist

In Vietnam, police chase, arrest man for robbing Japanese tourist [Thanh Nien] All schools in HCMC close due to storm [Tuoi Tre] Vietnam to host 28th Asian Advertising Congress [NST]

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Vietnamese Defence Minister: Don’t Trust Psychics

Due to the superstition present in Vietnamese society, many use psychics to get insight into everything from their future to finding the remains of loved ones who perished during the American war. But...

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Bac Lieu Man Fined for Driving with his Feet

We’ve seen plenty of people do tricks on their motorbikes, usually late at night after some drinking. But police won’t hesitate to give you a massive ticket if they catch you in the dangerous act. Jus...

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Fines Chinese Tourist $1,700 for Distributing Maps

Vietnam fines Chinese tourist $1,700 for distributing maps [Asia One] Vietnam’s film industry struggles to improve [Tuoi Tre] Vietnam Navy receives first of six amphibious aircraft from Ca...

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Vietnam’s Population to Hit 90 Million Tomorrow

Tomorrow at 12am, Vietnam’s population will reach 90 million according to the General Office of Population and Family Planning.

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Morning News Roundup: Construction of North - South Express Railway Re-Proposed

Construction of North - South express railway re-proposed [Vietnam Bridge] Vietnam climate change response reviewed [Eco-business] Vietnam cops suspended for drunkenly insulting reporters&...

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Morning News Roundup: Over 20,000 New Companies Open In HCM City In First Nine Months

Makers of fake veterinary medicine uncovered [Tuoi Tre] Over 20,000 New Companies Open In HCM City In First Nine Months [Bernama] Vietnam foreign investment up 66 percent [Thanh Nien]...

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Last Remaining Ancient Muong House Burned to the Ground by Moronic Tourists

Last week, a group of tourists had the bright idea to start a fire in an ancient Muong house to cook up some corn. Why not? Corn is delicious! Unfortunately, the house was made of wood and quickly wen...

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Morning News Roundup: Over 50 Children Hospitalized After Vaccination; Vaccine Use Continues

Over 50 children hospitalized after vaccination; vaccine use continues [Tuoi Tre] Economic slump hits Vietnam rural migrants hard [Thanh Nien] Restructuring: Does it really happen? [V...

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Beauty Clinic Owner Arrested for Allegedly Killing Customer

Vietnam beauty clinic owner arrested for allegedly killing customer [Thanh Nien] Vietnam: a nation of online gamers dominated by Chinese and Korean games [DW] Saigonese artists featured in...

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After Police Chase, 49 Endangered Pangolins Found in Ambulance

In yet another case of shady wildlife smuggling in Vietnam, after a brief chase, traffic police in the northern province of Phu Yen pulled over a suspicious ambulance and found 49 endangered pangolins...

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Morning News Roundup: Man Dies in Underground Hole While Committing Gambling Fraud

Vietnam airlines plan fleet boom as roads and rail fail [WTAQ] Vietnam city police to probe utilities for paying excessive salaries [Thanh Nien]  Student keen on conserving ancient HC...

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

Chinese woman caught with 2.2 kg of drugs at airport [Tuoi Tre] Vietnam gives green light to genetically modified crops [Vietnam Net]  Vietnam's economy regaining growth momentum ...

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnamese Want City, Airport, Avenue Named After Gen. Giap

Half of Vietnam’s industrial sewage dumped into rivers untreated [Thanh Nien]  Vietnamese want city, airport, avenue named after Gen. Giap [Tuoi Tre] Vinalines former head guilty of c...

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam's Chief Warns Against Growing Economic Divide, Again

Vietnam Vows Dong and Interest-Rate Stability for Growth [Bloomberg] US alliance says Vietnam software piracy decreasing [Thanh Nien] Dogs in Vietnam: Not just for dinner anymore [Reu...

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Typhoon Nari Devastating Central Vietnam

After wreaking havoc on the Philippines where it killed 13 people, Typhoon Nari made landfall this morning in central Vietnam, causing massive flooding, power outages and destruction of property.

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98-Year-Old to Continue his Hunt for $100 Billion Treasure

98-year-old Tran Van Tiep of Ho Chi Minh City has been given permission to continue his hunt for Japanese treasure he believes is buried at Tau Mountain in Binh Thuan Province.

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Vietnamese Hero, General Vo Nguyen Giap, Dead at 102

It's been all over the news this weekend but in case you missed it, General Vo Nguyen Giap, who ousted both the French and Americans from Vietnam died in Hanoi last Friday at the age of 102. Late...

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Central Vietnam Braces for Superstorm Wutip

Superstorm Wutip, currently around 200km off Vietnam’s central coast, is expected to make landfall at 4pm this afternoon. With maximum winds of 149kph, local authorities in Ha Tinh are in the process...