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Vietnam Has Returned Over 500 Containers of Scrap Waste so Far This Year

After China announced its ban on plastic waste imports, Southeast Asian shores have received countless containers of scrap from the developed world.

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'Amazing Race Vietnam' Apologizes for Challenge Harming Coral Reef

An underwater challenge during this year’s installment of The Amazing Race Vietnam is not sitting well with environmentalists.

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Con Dao's Sea Turtle 'Nursery' Wraps up Another Successful Hatching Season

The initiative, first started in 2015 and managed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), helps protect and support sea turtles during their hatching season.

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Vietnam's Elderly Population Will Double by 2035, Reach 32m by 2050

By 2035, the country's elderly population is expected to double from seven to 14% of the total population, and authorities are taking steps to prepare for the unique challenges the change in demograph...

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After 3 Days of Rain, Historic Flooding Disrupts Life in Phu Quoc

Three days of heavy rain have resulted in flooding that has forced hundreds of families in numerous areas of Phu Quoc to evacuate.

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Vietnam's Car Imports Triple Compared to First 8 Months of 2018

During the first eight months of 2019, Vietnam imported 88,000 vehicles valued at US$1.94 billion, accounting for increases of 366% and 319% respectively, compared to the same time period last year.

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Drunk Man Fined VND10m for Groping Female Passenger, Attendant on VNA Flight

On the afternoon of July 26, a male passenger was removed from flight VN253 from Hanoi to Saigon for inappropriate behaviors.

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Bronze Cannon Discovered in Da Nang Is of Dutch Origin, Researchers Say

First discovered in May, researchers announced on Monday that the military device came from the Netherlands and was likely owned by the Nguyen Dynasty.

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Nat Geo Names 2 Pagodas in Vietnam Among World's 20 Most Beautiful Temples

The list also includes landmarks from other Southeast Asian countries such as Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos.

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Vietstar Airlines Granted License to Operate Private Jets in Vietnam

Vietstar Airlines is an aviation company funded by both the private sector and a military-owned company.

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Saigoneer's Weekend Event Picks

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our favorite events happening around Saigon.

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As Vietnam Gets Wealthier, Economic Inequality Also Gets Worse

According to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, economic inequality is worsening in Vietnam. 

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Japan Detains Vietnamese Student for Smuggling 360 Hột Vịt Lộn, 10kg Nem Chua

On July 23, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department announced that they had arrested a Vietnamese international student, Hac Thi Phuong Linh, under suspicion of illegally importing 10 kilograms of ne...

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Two Doctors From Vietnam Among 100 Top Asian Scientists in 2019

Two Vietnamese researchers have been honored in the Asian Scientist 100, an annual listing of the Asia-Pacific region’s excellent researchers, academics and innovators.

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Ancient Kinh Vietnamese Might Hail From Africa Instead of China, Genome Project Shows

Results from the project present new evidence supporting past hypotheses that seek to explain the origin of present-day Southeast Asians and Kinh Vietnamese.

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Fahasa to Drop Plastic Bags, Use Paper Wrappings Next Month

The most popular Vietnamese bookstore chain recently announced their latest effort to move away from single-use plastic.

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Vietnam Suffers Most Offline Cyberattacks in Southeast Asia This Year

Offline cyberattacks happen when a user is not connected to the internet and malicious codes can spread through third-party devices such as USB, CD and DVD drives.

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After Heatwaves and Wildfires, Central Vietnam Faces Historic Saltwater Intrusion

Heatwaves and droughts have resulted in worrisome salt levels in freshwater supplies that is seriously impacting agriculture and tourism sectors.

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From 2020, Vietnam to Increase Regional Minimum Wage by 5.5%

The new minimum wage will go into effect from January 1, 2020.

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Vietnam's Economic Growth Predicted to Reach 7% in 2019

Growth could reach 7% for 2019, according to economic experts from the Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research.