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Vietnam's Blanket Ban on Drunk Driving Doesn't Spare Any Vehicle. Not Even Bicycles.

No more beer-fueled pedal power for you.

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Does Grab Affect Student Drivers' Study? Officials Want to Impose Limit on Part-Time Work.

In the face of ride-hailing services’ robust growth, policymakers are concerned that too many university students are ride-share drivers, which might affect their school performance.

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Da Lat Hit by Toxic Air From Cam Ly Landfill Fire

Blazes were burning at the Cam Ly landfill for over a week.

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Scientists Find New Wooden Stakes Believed to Be From 1288 Battle of Bach Dang

A new bed of centuries-old stakes was recently discovered in Hai Phong, providing scientists with more clues into the storied Battle of Bach Dang.

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He Boasted About Driving From Saigon to Hanoi in 20 Hours. The Police Aren't Amused.

To Ha Dong Nghi, a 25-year-old professional racer, recently caused controversy after announcing on Facebook that he finished a drive from Saigon to Hanoi in only 19 hours and 45 minutes.

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Laggy Internet Plagues Vietnam Once Again After 3 Undersea Cables Break

Looks like 2020 will arrive with a loading screen. 

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New Law Requiring Humane Treatment of Livestock to Take Effect From Jan 1

The Law on Animal Husbandry includes a number of regulations aimed at creating safe animal husbandry conditions, as well as more humane treatment for animals.

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Vietnam Down 10 Places in Global Gender Gap Index, Ranks 10th in Asia-Pacific

Vietnam’s gender equality ranking has dropped during the past year compared to 2018, but most Asian countries also share the same fate.

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Vietnam’s Economy Expands by 6.8% in 2019, World Bank Says

In a press conference held Tuesday, World Bank officials said Vietnam’s GDP has expanded by 6.8% in 2019, while public debt has fallen by almost 8% since 2016.

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Vietnam Extends 15-Day Visa Exemption for 8 Countries Until 2022

The government recently made changes to a visa exemption program.

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Two-Thirds of Vietnamese Children Endure Physical Abuse by Family Members, Data Shows

A recent survey of children between the ages of one and 14 reveals conditions are not improving in regards to family members using violence as a form of discipline.

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Thong Nhat to Stop Producing Iconic Matchbox Brand Starting Next Year

Founded in 1956, Thong Nhat was one of the first factories built in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

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Michelle Obama Visits High School in Long An While Barack Meets Saigon Officials

Former First Lady Michelle Obama was joined by celebrity actress Julia Roberts to promote women's education; while former President Obama met with Saigon officials. 

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Vingroup, Masan Group Units Merge to Create Retail Giant

The deal will establish Vietnam's largest retail chain.

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Investigation Launched After 3 Students Fall Out of School Bus in Bien Hoa

Security camera footage of the incident shocked viewers.

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Vietnam Expects National Population to Hit 104m in 2030

Vietnam’s population will surpass 100 million within the next decade, according to a government population plan published recently.

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Famous US Retailer Ace Hardware Launches First Vietnam Store in Saigon

Ace Hardware opens its first-ever store in Vietnam on November 22.

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New Policy to Allow Foreigners to Change Visa Status Without Leaving Vietnam

The new law will take effect from July 2020.

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Vietnam Continues to Bet Big on Horse Racing With Proposed Da Nang Track

Da Nang has announced plans for an entertainment complex containing a horse racing track with a US$1.72 billion price tag.

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From 2021, Vietnam Will Increase Workers’ Retirement Age

The current retirement age for female and male workers is 55 and 60, respectively.