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in Hanoi

19 Districts in Hanoi Allowed to Reopen Shops, Takeaway Service

Starting at noon today, districts with no new COVID-19 community transmission cases since September 6 are allowed to reopen various businesses and restaurants.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Extends Lockdown for 2 More Weeks in 10 Central Districts

After September 6, 10 districts in the city's center with the highest risk of COVID-19 infection will continue with strict Directive 16 lockdown until September 21.

in Hanoi

Amid Worsening Outbreaks Elsewhere, Hanoi Pauses Its Reopening Roadmap

Bia hơi, gyms and karaoke need to wait until further notice.

in Hanoi

Hanoi CDC to Propose Reopening of Non-Essential Businesses

With the COVID-19 outbreak in the city evidently under control, Hanoi’s health authorities are proposing to reopen a few non-essential services.

in Vietnam

The Average Height of Vietnamese Children Increased, but So Did Obesity Rates

Vietnam's children are getting taller, but also wider.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Overtakes Saigon as Vietnam's Most Expensive City, Statistics Office Says

Hanoi's cost of living is currently the highest in Vietnam.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Truck Driver Saves Toddler Falling From 12th Floor of Apartment Building

The incredible story serves to remind us that the bravest superheroes are the ones that we encounter in everyday life.

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in Asia

After Jakarta, Bangkok Is the Next Asian City That's Sinking Too Fast

Bangkok is one of three cities — along with Venice and New Orleans — which are sinking ten times more quickly than sea levels are rising.

in Vietnam

Hue to Start $5.2m Project to Restore Kien Trung Palace, Home of Nguyen Dynasty's Last King

VND123 billion (US$5.2 million) has been set aside to restore Kien Trung Palace.

in Vietnam

Vietnamese Vigilantes Use Slingshots to Protect Mekong Delta Rivers Against Sand Thieves

Every afternoon on Doi Islet in Ben Tre Province, a renowned group of vigilantes patrol the Tien River for illegal sand dredgers.

in Asia

High-Profile Chinese Monk Accused of Coercing Nuns Into Sex

The monk in question is currently the abbot of Longquan Monastery and the head of the Buddhist Association in China.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Launches First-Ever Natural Gas-Powered Buses

Two bus routes, set up by Bao Yen Tourism, will run entirely on compressed natural gas (CNG). They officially opened in Hanoi on August 1, with a third route beginning August 9.

in Vietnam

After Hoi An and Hanoi, Can Tho Is the Next City in Vietnam Afflicted With Cable Car Fever

You get a cable car! You get a cable car! Everybody’s getting a cable car!

in Vietnam

Leaked Photo of Couple Having Sex in CGV Theater Raises Privacy Concerns

A CGV representative confirmed that the photo was leaked by one of its staff.

in Hanoi

Construction of Overpass on Au Co and Nghi Tam One Month Behind Schedule

On July 25, the Hanoi People’s Committee urged contractors to address construction problems and complete the overpass, which is already one month behind schedule.

in Hanoi

Measles Outbreak Potentially Looms in Hanoi

Hanoi’s Municipal Department of Health has stated the capital could be on the verge of a measles outbreak.

in Vietnam

Heavy Rain in Northern Vietnam Causes Houses to Collapse, Kills 2 in Chuong My District

Five houses fell into the Da River on Monday following heavy rains, while Hanoi is considering evacuating thousands from a flood-hit district.

in Asia

Japan to Accept 10,000 Vietnamese Caregivers for the Elderly

Japan has agreed to welcome 10,000 Vietnamese caregivers to the country by the summer of 2020 to fill a labor shortage in nursing care.

in Vietnam

Lao Cai Officials Want to Build an Airport Near Sapa

Does Sapa need a dedicated airport?

in Asia

Vietnam Open to Collaborating With China to Save ‘Hoan Kiem Turtles’

The collaboration might be the only way to save a species facing extinction.

in Vietnam

How to Watch the Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century in Vietnam This Saturday

What a celestial year for the country.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Authorities Reject Plan to Build Cable Car Across Red River

Last month, French company POMA proposed building a cable car in the capital, but authorities have rejected the plan, claiming the form of transport is not a priority.

in Vietnam

10 Killed, Over 30 Missing in Central and Northern Vietnam as Storm Son-Tinh Brings Flash Floods

Heavy rains from storm Son-Tinh, which eventually weakened to a tropical depression, have caused flash floods and fatalities in central Vietnam.

in Hanoi

Over 50% of Rural Areas Outside Hanoi Now Have Access to Clean Water

Access to clean water has been an issue for people living in rural areas outside the capital for years, but that may soon change.

in Vietnam

Yok Don National Park Receives Financial Grant to Stop All Elephant Rides, Activities

A step towards more ethical tourism practices. 

in Hanoi

Hanoi FC on Course for an Early V.League Championship

The last three matches of the 19th round of V.League 2018 wrapped up on July 15, including a match between Hanoi FC and Nam Dinh. Although the match ended in a 3-3 draw, Hanoi maintained their positio...

in Vietnam

A Hospital in Ba Vi Mistakenly Gave 2 Families the Wrong Babies in 2012. Now, a Father Is Suing.

Two families gave birth to sons 20 minutes apart from each other in late 2012, setting in motion a string of tragedies that are still affecting those involved.