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Flights From Southern Vietnam, China Expected at Officially Approved Sapa Airport

It will be Vietnam's 23rd airport and based in a region already struggling with overtourism.

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Storm Nakri Brings Prolonged Downpours, Cancelled Flights and Blackouts

Tropical Depression Nakri hit coastal regions in south-central Vietnam on Sunday night, bringing blackouts, toppled trees and torrential rains.

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EF Ranks Vietnam's English Proficiency 52nd Out of 100 in 2019

EF's English Proficiency Index reports that between 2011 and 2014, Vietnamese English skills improved from 'very low' to 'low,' and then reached 'moderate' proficiency in 2015, a level it held until t...

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Storm Nakri, This Year's Strongest Yet, Will Hit Central Vietnam This Weekend

The storm is strengthening at a worrying rate, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

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Vietnam to Introduce Statistics, Probability in 2nd Grade in New Syllabus

Under the current curriculum, statistics are introduced in fourth grade, while probability is only taught in 11th grade.

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Coach Park Hang-Seo Extends Contract With Vietnam Football Federation

Good news for Vietnamese football fans!

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Vietnam Needs Large-Scale Recycling Using Plastic Waste as Resource, Official Says

On October 22, a conference on preventing plastic waste was held in Hanoi by the Vietnam Association for Community Health Education (VACHE), which presented potential amendments to the current environ...

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Saigon Proposes Forming Special Police Force to Protect Children Against Abuse

The proposal is one of the conclusions drawn by the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee in their latest report on child protection legal policies.

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Is Tourism in Vietnam Reaching a Tipping Point?

Tourism is surging in Hanoi and Vietnam as a whole, but is it too much of a good thing?

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Mon Hue Restaurants Abruptly Close, Abandoning Employees and Suppliers

The restaurants are owned by Huy Viet Nam Group, which also owns Com Tho Chay, Great Banh Mi & Cafe, TP Tea, 99 House of Pho, Mi Quang Bep Tam, Shilla Korean BBQ, Iki Sushi, Captain Lobster and Soi 61...

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Vietnam to Launch New Earth Observation Satellite Into Space in 2023

The observation satellite is designed to aid with disaster and climate change counter-measurement.

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BBC's List of 100 Inspiring Women Includes 2 Vietnamese

This year, a wildlife activist and a social entrepreneur from Vietnam made BBC’s list of 100 women epitomizing “The Female Future.”

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Vietnam Jumps 10 Places in WEF's Global Competitiveness Report

This year, the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Competitiveness Report ranks countries on the new Global Competitiveness Index 4.0 introduced last year.

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Michelle Obama to Visit Vietnam in December to Promote Girls' Education

This will be the former first lady’s first visit to Vietnam.

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Proposal to Name Da Nang Street After Alexandre de Rhodes Faces Opposition

A proposal to rename two Da Nang streets has stirred debate.

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Vietnam Ranks 2nd Among Southeast Asia’s Fastest-Growing Internet Economies

A new report co-written by Google, Singapore government-backed Temasek Holdings, and US-based management consultancy Bain & Company looks at Southeast Asia’s six biggest markets, including Indonesia, ...

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68% of Vietnamese Insist on Driving Themselves Home After Drinking Sessions

More than two-thirds of people who drink at a nhậu session or restaurant admit to driving afterwards, contributing significantly to traffic accidents. 

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Krong No Volcanic Cave System Nominated for UNESCO Global Geopark Status

If accepted, the 2,000-square-kilometer area filled with volcanic caves, waterfalls, mountains and important archeological sites will receive increased conservation resources and support. 

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Vietnam Proposes Heavier Fines for Sexual Harassment. Some Think It's Not Enough.

The current fines for sexual offenses range from VND100,000 to VND300,000.

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Vietnam Has the Fewest Public Holidays in ASEAN, but That Might Change Soon

Vietnamese authorities are debating making changes to the nation's labor law in 2019.