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What the Phở Happened This Weekend? 9 Stories You May Have Missed

While you were busy this weekend checking out emerging Vietnamese artists and trying to stay dry, you may have missed this weekend’s news:

Vietnam Devalues Dong for First Time Since December 2011 [Bloomberg]

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

While you were busy this weekend checking out the Indochina Project and waiting for the SuperMoon to appear, you may have missed this weekend’s news:

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Weapons Workshop Uncovered in Hai Phong

If there's a will, there's a way. When you own a workshop and are a drug addict, this could lead you to running a gun-making operation as in the case of Duong Minh Nhat.

The 38-year-old and his wife were arrested on Tuesday when authorities stormed his workshop and found numerous pen guns and ammunition. The couple sold the guns to local gangsters and used the proceeds to feed their drug addiction.

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Don't Panic: SuperMoon is on Its Way

It’s about that time again. On June 23, the year’s largest supermoon will be visible above the Saigon skies.

A supermoon occurs when a full moon lines up with the Earth and the sun at a specific point in its orbit, called the lunar perigee. That's the point at which the moon is nearest to Earth as it traces its elliptical path around our planet.

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Morning Links: 550 Houses Built Illegally in HCMC in One Month

- Vietnam to reduce corporate income tax rate to help businesses [Bloomberg

- Vietnam planning new north-south air route [Thanh Nien

- UNESCO vows help for Vietnam’s sustainable development [Nhan Dan]

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Morning Links: Vietnam Drags Feet on Single Visa for Mekong Region

- Alarming rise in accidents by drunken drivers in HCMC [SaigonGP Daily

- Vietnam drags feet on single visa for Mekong region [Thanh Nien]

- Agency questioned after travelers left stranded in Thailand [SaigonGP Daily]

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