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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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Japan to Help Clean Hanoi's Polluted To Lich River

Hanoi’s To Lich River is known for its heady fragrance and death-black palette, but that could all be about to change.

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New Strain of Antibiotic-Resistant E. Coli Discovered in Vietnam

Medical researchers have discovered in Vietnam a strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli) that's resistant to carbapenem, a class of highly effective antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections an...

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77 Architects Cosign Request to Da Lat to Reconsider Development Plan

A new development plan, announced not long ago, will bring about major changes to Da Lat's central area.

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‘Who Made My Clothes’, an Exhibition Exploring the Human Cost of Fashion, to Launch in Hanoi Next Week

‘Who Made My Clothes?’ is a free exhibition as part of the global Fashion Revolution Week (22-28 April). The exhibition aims to raise awareness of the human cost and impact of the fashion industry and...

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[Photos] Saigon's Latest 'House for Trees' Is an Urban Garden on a Budget

The latest in the "House for Trees" project, Vo Trong Nghia Architects' new structure fills a tight space with greenery on a budget.

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Only 39% of Pet Dogs in Vietnam Are Vaccinated: Animal Health Department

There are 5.4 million dogs registered as pets in 3.5 million households in Vietnam.

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Quang Binh Says No to Controversial Son Doong Cable Car Project

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park might be safe from invasive development projects, at least for the time being.

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Who Are the Four Vietnamese in Forbes 30 Under 30 List 2019?

The annual 30 Under 30 Asia by Forbes shortlists 300 brilliant millennials from 2,000 entries in the Asia-Pacific region, and four Vietnamese made it onto this year’s compilation.

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Grab Is Experimenting With 'GrabWheels' Electric Scooter in Singapore

GrabWheels debuted on the main campus of National University Singapore (NUS) in November last year, but a string of accidents have forced new safety measures be put in place as it moves forw...

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Micronutrient Deficiencies Mainly to Blame for Stunting Vietnamese Children: Experts

Medical experts believe that malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency are the direct causes of Vietnamese adolescents’ low height.

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Tam Dao's Bear Sanctuary and the Fight Against Bile Farms

Bear bile farming is a custom that originates from China, having been practiced for thousands of years. The bile, harvested from bears’ gallbladders, is used in various traditional Chinese medicines. ...

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In Bac Ninh, Over 200 Children Found to Have Tapeworms

According to recent test results, no less than 209 school kids in Bac Ninh were found to be infected with tapeworms, with the children then being rushed to Hanoi for treatment.

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[Photos] In Ben Tre, a Kindergarten of the Future

Who says schools have to be stodgy concrete blocks?

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In New Urban Plan, Da Lat to Demolish, Move Iconic Landmarks

Lam Dong People's Committee recently issued a major development plan for the Hoa Binh area in central Da Lat.

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[Photos] In the Central Highlands, a House Doubles as a Playground for Sunlight

Do you need to rethink your understanding of roofs?

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Vietnam's Largest Solar Power System Officially Opens in Dak Lak

The 1.2-million-square-meter cluster of solar panels is capable of producing 100 megawatts at peak.

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From March, Vietnam Requires Hospitals to Digitize Medical Records

Health authorities hope that the change will help cut back waiting times, confusion caused by doctors' handwriting and improve the archiving and managing of records.

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[Photos] Inside Cat Tien National Park's New Bear Sanctuary Made From Wire and Pebbles

The group of buildings inside Cat Tien National Park provides a comfortable home to 40 sun and moon bears that have been rescued from illegal trafficking and the bear bile industry.

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South Korean Firm Puts Forth Plans for $3bn Metro Network in Da Nang

The proposed metro system would connect the city's downtown, beach, airport and major roads.

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[Photos] In Da Nang, a Symmetrical Twin House for Two Close Friends

Have you ever loved a friend so much that you build a house to cohabitate with him and his family?