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Hoi An Government Officials Required to Ride Bicycles to Work

Starting next month, all Hoi An government officials will ride their bikes to work, reported Tuoi Tre. The program, organized by the Hoi An City Party Committee’s secretary Nguyen Su, seeks to reduce ...

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Weekend News Roundup: Vietnam, U.S. Cooperate in Developing Renewable Energy

Vietnam pushes for reform in science, tech sectors [Eetasia] Woman drowns at Bo Cap Vang eco-tourist site [Tuoi Tre] Japanese companies lobby against Vietnam's plan to restrict motorcycles...

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Morning News Roundup: 'Vengeful Heart' Becomes Vietnam's Highest-Grossing Film Ever

Illegal taxi driver returns overcharged money to foreigners [Tuoi Tre] Victor Vu's VENGEFUL HEART Becomes Vietnam's Highest-Grossing Film Ever [Twitch] 474 companies voted High-quality Vie...

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Morning News Roundup: Teacher-Students Scuffle Provokes Another Online Brawl in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City plans to attract US$550 million to industrial parks [Nhan Dan] Snow falls in Sa Pa again [Tuoi Tre] Vietnam seaside tourism projects left to rust, locals have no sea acces...

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New US Visa System Streamlines Application Process

The US Embassy in Vietnam has announced that some significant changes will take place with regards to US visa procedures. The US Embassy has said that this is part of the US Department of State’s cont...

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Morning News Roundup: 11 Arrested for Pickpocketing Foreigners in Southern Vietnam

Work to begin on $2.5b thermal plant [VNS] 11 arrested for pickpocketing foreigners in southern Vietnam [Thanh Nien] Mexico, Vietnam join Patrick's Day festival list [RTE]

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Morning News Roundup: Last Prince of Vietnam’s Last Feudal Dynasty Dead

Vietnam to ease restrictions on overseas Vietnamese buying property [Thanh Nien] Vietnam to send 90,000 workers abroad in 2014 [Shanghai Daily] Pickpockets who targeted foreigners in HCMC ...

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Deportation for British Beggar in Saigon

You may have noticed an elderly British man begging for money at the intersection of Ly Tu Trong and Pham Hong Thai in District 1 over the last few months. According to multiple reports, he has overst...

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Weekend News Roundup: Vietnam to See 7% GDP Growth in 2016: Forecast

Survey reveals lingering poverty for resettled citizens [SGGP] Power industry faces competition test in 2016 [Vietnam Net] Vietnam police arrest 2 taxi drivers for attacking, robbing Korea...

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Strange Fruit: Old Man Nearly Dies After Squash Mishap

Oh, Tuoi Tre, you sure know how to find the best stories. An 81-year-old Can Tho man hit a bum note when he was hospitalized after putting a squash up his anus to relieve his constipation, according t...

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Morning News Roundup: Taiwanese Investigated for Allegedly ‘Selling’ Visas to Vietnamese Students

Vietnam jet deal boosts Asian role in global aviation [Daily Times] Seven kids die on measles outbreak in Vietnam [Xinhuanet] Spainish coach wants to take Vietnam futsal to top four Asia&n...

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Cashes in on Cave Adventures

In Vietnam, genetically modified organisms find fertile ground to grow [Thanh Nien] Vietnam province culls ducks as bird flu threat re-emerges [Thanh Nien] Vietnam jet deal boosts Asian ro...

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Get Ready to Pay More for Alcohol and Cigarettes in Vietnam

Get ready to shell out more cash for your alcohol and cigarettes. In an effort to cut consumption and generate tax revenue, the Ministry of Finance has proposed increases to the special consumption t...

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Morning News Roundup: “Đờn Ca Tài Tử” Receives UNESCO Certificate

Australia sends first buffalo shipment to Vietnam [VoV] 9 Vietnam private bank executives charged in massive scam [Thanh Nien] Vinamilk's 2013 gross profit jumps 16 pct [Reuters] Hyd...

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Seeks to Downsize Government

Vietnam seeks to downsize government [Thanh Nien] HCM City needs $600mil for transport infrastructure [Vietnam Net] Vietnam City Hoi An To Pedal Towards Eco-city Status [Bernama]

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Weekend News Roundup: Passengers Refuse to Disembark After Cruise Liner Skips Stop in Vietnam

Exports will save Vietnam’s steel industry [Vietnam Net] War on bear bile farms in Vietnam continues [Express.co.uk] Vietnam manufacturing in best health in 33 months [Thanh Nien]

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Morning News Roundup: Business Back to Normal as Holiday Winds Down

Business back to normal as holiday winds down [VNS] Vietnam carrier poised to close $6.1 bln Airbus deal [Tuoi Tre] Murder charges sought for brutal babysitter in southern Vietnam [Th...

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Morning News Roundup: Over 160 Die From Traffic Accidents During Tet Holidays

Over 160 die from traffic accidents during Tet holidays [SGGP] Foreign firms to show off GMO corn in Vietnam [Thanh Nien] Czech botanists find new kind of vanilla in Vietnam [Prague M...

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Morning News Roundup: Highway, Railway Traffic Paralyzed as Truck Plunges Off Mountain Pass

Highway, railway traffic paralyzed as truck plunges off mountain pass [Tuoi Tre] City invests over US$40 million in industrial zones [SGGP] Vietnam city to examine visitors for new bird fl...

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Morning News Roundup: ‘Jungle Men’ Adapt to New Life, Preparing for Tet

Modern rural market facilities prove expensive for vendors [VNS] Road Construction Slow Due to Lack of Funding [SGGP] Foreign capital into real estate is increasing [Vietnam Net]