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Hanoi Fire Department Introduces Modified Motorbikes to Combat Blazes in Alleys

Firefighters in Hanoi have modified motorbikes with firefighting equipment in an effort to reach deep into the city's narrow alleys.

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Vietnam Hopes to Combat Child Abuse With New National Child Protection Hotline at 111

Vietnam has debuted a new child protection hotline in the wake of a string of violent child abuse cases throughout the country.

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Stock Index Jumps to 10-Year High

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▪ Vietnam stock index jumps to 10-year high [VietnamNet]

▪ Booking.com, Agoda must pay tax in Vietnam [VietnamNet]

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Airlines Welcomes 200 Millionth Passenger

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▪ Vietnam Airlines welcomes 200 millionth passenger [DTI]

▪ Vietnam struggling to force Internet giants to pay local taxes [Tuoi Tre]

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Da Nang to Host 'Expats Got Talent' Contest Later This Month

Expats who live in and around Da Nang need to perfect their dance moves or singing voice, as the central city is set to host its first "Expats Got Talent" talent contest soon.

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Morning News Roundup: HCMC-Vung Tau Express Boat to Open This Month

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▪ Vietnam Airlines, Bangkok Airways sign codeshare agreement [DTI]

▪ Ho Chi Minh City-Vung Tau express boat to open this month [Tuoi Tre]

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Vietnam, Brunei Only ASEAN Members to See Car Sales Drop in 2017

Contrary to common beliefs, car sales have fallen in Vietnam this year, and the country is one of two Southeast Asian nations that failed to see the auto market grow in 2017.

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UN Gives Vietnam $4.21m to Rebuild Typhoon-Battered Provinces

The Vietnamese government recently pledged VND1 trillion (US$44 million) in disaster aid after the United Nations (UN) approved US$4.21 million to provide additional assistance to those affected by Typhoon Damrey.

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Australia, Canada Among 6 Countries Now Eligible for Vietnam E-Visa Program

Citizens from six more countries will be able to apply for Vietnam visas online, according to new government decree.

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Weekend News Roundup: McDonald's Opens First Store in Hanoi

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▪ McDonald's opens first store in Hanoi  [Tuoi Tre]

▪ Global giants see Vietnam through beer goggles [VnExpress]

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