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Vietnam to Clampdown on Illegal Wildlife Trade Amid Virus Fears

With the scientist community in general agreement that 2019’s novel coronavirus emerged out of a wet market in Wuhan where live animals were slaughtered, governments in both China and Vietnam are taking action against the trading of illegal wildlife.

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How Vietnam Is Trying to Save Its Beloved Giant Yangtze Softshell Turtles

Eighty-eight-year-old Le Huy Hoanh stands up from his bench and carefully poured tea in rural Vietnam, and mimes for us how he used to kill gods.

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[Video] Rescued Pangolin Gives Birth in Vietnamese Sanctuary

For the first time ever, a baby Chinese pangolin ( Manis pentadactyla ) was born in a captive environment at the  Save...

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[Photos] A Somehow-Spacious Tiny Apartment in Hanoi

Aesthetic pleasure doesn't fall prey to functionality and a dearth of square meters in this tiny Hanoi apartment. 

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Local Engineers Develop Vietnamese-Language Site to Track Corona Cases in Real Time

The online map was developed by a group of five Vietnamese engineers from Kompa Group, a tech company based in Vietnam and Silicon Valley.

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Vietnam Will Have Harsher Dry Season, Fewer Typhoons in 2020, Experts Say

The harsh dry season is predicted to impact all three regions of the country.

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Being Human: Facing the Black Mirror of Technology Addiction

The second edition of ‘Being Human,’ our new series dedicated to mental health, focuses on the growing issue of technology addiction.

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First-Ever Permanent Blood Donation Center Opens in Hanoi

Last Saturday, the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (NIHBT) opened a blood donation center in Hanoi, which marks a first for the capital.

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[Photos] This Delta Brick House Eases Modernity Into Tradition

The high nail gets the hammer, so this new home in Tra Vinh aims to blend in with the traditional homes surrounding it.

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How Vietnam's Robusta Farms Could Transform Into Vital Carbon Sinks

Coffee is one of Vietnam’s most important agricultural products, a crop that grows so well in the country’s Central Highlands that it has become the world’s second-largest coffee producer.

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Da Nang to Get 2 New Centers for Transplant, Stem Cell Therapy, Neurosurgery

The two centers are going to be located inside the Da Nang Hospital compound.

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Vietnam Has a New Homegrown Social Media App. It's Called 'Hahalolo.'

The homegrown app promises to bring new experiences to the community of traveling enthusiasts.

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Public Bicycles Are a Hit in Hoi An, Not So Much in Saigon and Hanoi

In 2018, Hoi An announced that it had officially launched a project to establish a bicycle network to make transport more sustainable.

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[Photos] Blending in With Nature at a Rustic My Tho Coffee Shop

Set at canal-level, the serene coffee shop pays homage to the residents of the Mekong Delta who for centuries have built homes and communities betwixt channels, swamps and lakes.

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Vietnam's Low Birth Weight Rate Among the Lowest in Asia-Pacific: Report

A recently published paper produced by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization (WHO) looks at birth weight data in 148 countries from 2000 to 2015.

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Vietnam Might Add Laughing Gas to List of Banned Narcotics

Although laughing gas is currently laxly regulated in Vietnam, local officials want to tighten restrictions on the consumption of the dangerous gas.

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Measles Cases Continuing to Rise Across Hanoi

Over 1,100 people are currently being treated for measles in Hanoi, a ten-fold increase compared to the same time last year.

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How to Juggle Newfound Attention as an Introvert and One of Forbes' 30 Under 30

With a devious grin on her face, Hau snatched the oversized plush pillow resembling a tree trunk from my hands, exclaiming, “Mine! And third steal so no one can take it away.”

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Vietnam Drinks 15% More Beer Each Year. A New Alcohol Control Bill Tries to Curb That.

In 2018, Vietnam's total beer consumption reached over 4.67 billion liters, according to Nielsen statistics.

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Google Assistant Is Now Available in Vietnamese on Android Phones

After years in development, Google Assistant is now officially available in Vietnamese.

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The Fight to Save Cat Ba's Langurs and Unique Ecosystems

While approaching Hai Phong, a major city on Vietnam’s northeast coast, it is impossible to miss signs of the country’s fast-growing economic might. GDP growth hit just over 7% in 2018, and forei...

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Why Vietnamese Demand for Rhino Horn Is Unlikely to Decrease Anytime Soon

Vietnam is one of the world’s largest consumers of rhino horn, contributing to the continued poaching of rhinos in the wild. Last year in Africa 1,100 rhinos were killed by poacher...

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Moderate Rice Consumption Might Help Reduce Obesity Rates, New Study Shows

The secret behind Vietnamese and other Asians’ slender figure might lie in the region's rice consumption, a recent study shows.

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Mental Health Problems on the Rise for Vietnamese Youth

A recently released report highlighted a rise in mental health issues among Vietnamese youths, with a particular focus on anxiety.