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Dr. Plastic, the Hanoi Duo Who Give New Life to Single-Use Plastic

Plastic pollution is considered one of the main environmental threats to our planet’s health.

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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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Hanoi to Construct Waste-to-Electricity Processing Plants in Response to Growing Trash Issues

In an effort to solve Hanoi’s growing trash problem, the city plants to build multiple waste-processing plants that will convert trash into electricity.

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In Vietnam, Fake Death Certificates Are Weaponized to Hack Facebook Accounts

Vietnam’s fake document industry has upgraded for the information age.

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Vietnam To Control Antibiotics Abuse Using E-Government

Will a nationwide portal help reduce antibiotics abuse?

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Finding a "Just Transition" as Vietnam Confronts Climate Change

After the closing of the United Nation’s 24th Climate Change Conference (COP24), recently held in Katowice, Poland, negotiators remained ambivalent about whether or not the conference delivered on wha...

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A New Homegrown Ride-Hailing App Just Launched in Vietnam This Week

Be, a Vietnamese ride-hailing app, is set to enter the crowded market this week.

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Vietnam Wants to Create Homegrown Alternative to Facebook

A Vietnamese social media network would have a tough time breaking into the country which boasts the world's seventh-largest Facebook user base.

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The Growing Trash Mountains Threatening Phu Quoc's Way of Life

Phu Quoc is facing a growing pollution issue that’s threatening its burgeoning tourism sector, lush environment and local communities. With verdant jungles and aqua blue seas, the island is one of Vie...

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[Photos] VTN Architects Transform Nghe An Rooftop Cafe With Impressive Swirling Bamboo Dome

Nonenco Cafe, located on Quang Trung Street in Vinh city, Nghe An Province, was designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects studio.

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Why a New Grass-Roots Anti-Abortion Campaign Is Generating Hate Online

The campaign, titled "Mẹ Ơi Đừng Giết Con" (Mama! Don't Kill Me), was established early this December by two men, Le Hoang Thach and Le Ha.

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Meet Le Huong Giang, Vietnam Television's First Blind Newscaster

If you’re a frequent viewer of the morning news segment Cafe Sang Voi VTV3 (Morning Coffee With VTV3), you might have spotted Le Huong Giang, the first blind TV host of Vietnam’s national television b...

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Vietnam Launches Major Program to Provide Anti-HIV Pills in 11 Localities

Vietnam has launched a national program to provide anti-HIV pills to high-risk groups in honor of World AIDS Day, which fell on December 1.

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Hanoi Renews Plan to Construct Giant Lotus-Shaped Theater

A development project that officials nipped in the bud earlier this year is being reconsidered once again as Hanoi authorities search for new investors for the controversial plan. 

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Hanoi Aims to Drastically Reduce Plastic Bag Use

Are you tired of seeing plastic everywhere? 

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Vietnam Welcomes 19,300 New Registered Organ Donors in 2018, Highest in 5 Years

Popular perception of organ donation is changing.

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[Photos] Soc Son's Home Among the Pines

A new house in Soc Son, outside of Hanoi, will have residents living in the trees.

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Hanoian Engineer Convinces Google to Add Vietnamese to Gboard

When the Google app Gboard launched internationally last year, it initially offered Android users Google keyboards in 15 different languages. Of these options, Vietnamese was not included.

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5.4m Mobile World Customers Could Be Affected by Alleged Data Hack

A data leak involving electronic retail chain The Gioi Di Dong (Mobile World) has cast doubt over the way the local company handles customer info.

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VinFast to Launch New Electronic Scooter Called 'Klara' This Month

VinFast will start selling its new motorcycle model from November 20.