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Trans-Vietnam journey foots mountainous classroom bill

A man traveling from Saigon to Hanoi on foot has raised over VND127 million (around $5,500) to build classrooms for children in mountainous areas.

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Young at heart: Vietnamese seniors embrace nursing home life

Lacking support from their busy and modernizing children, the elderly are turning to nursing homes for companionship and proper care.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/life/trend/young-at-heart-vietnamese-seniors-embrace-nursing-home-life-4130351.html

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Charlize Theron lauds Vietnamese actress

Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron called Vietnamese starlet Ngo Thanh Van “amazing” in a behind-the-scenes recording for “The Old Guard.”

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/life/culture/charlize-theron-lauds-vietnamese-actress-4129787.html

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Curved oasis resonates mountain, ocean current in Nha Trang

A sea-side abode in central Nha Trang Town blends effortlessly with its flowing landscape thanks to its curvaceous design.

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Mekong Delta woman opens heart and hearth to abandoned dogs

Tran Le Thuy expends all the warmth in her heart to care for sick, abandoned dogs. The heart-breaking work’s a labor of love.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/life/mekong-delta-woman-opens-heart-and-hearth-to-abandoned-dogs-4129323.html

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Vietnamese in Australia face upheavel as coronavirus lockdown returns

With a renewed lockdown imposed on Melbourne to prevent a second Covid-19 outbreak, Vietnamese in the metropolis worry about their health and future.

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Vietnamese in Australia face upheavel as lockdown returns

With a lockdown imposed on Melbourne to prevent a second Covid-19 outbreak, Vietnamese in the metropolis worry about their future.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/life/trend/vietnamese-in-australia-face-upheavel-as-lockdown-returns-4128616.html

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Two-time lottery winner beats life of tragedy

Luck smiled on Toan twice at 15, though the money he had made filled his life with misery.

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Saigon fans queue from 4 am to buy Converse x Fear of God sneakers

Saigon youth queued up as early as 4 a.m. outside two malls to try their luck at buying "Converse x Fear of God ESSENTIALS" sneakers.

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Indolent husbands leave Vietnamese women burnt out

Working women, dreaming of domestic equality, experience greater levels of stress as husbands refuse assisting with household chores.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/life/trend/indolent-husbands-leave-vietnamese-women-burnt-out-4126939.html

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Blind Hanoians get their Zumba groove on

Twice a week, visually impaired Phu Thi Hanh from Hanoi visits the blind association in Thanh Xuan District to strut her stuff in a Zumba class.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/life/trend/blind-hanoians-get-their-zumba-groove-on-4125142.html

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Two Vietnamese win top French cultural honor

The Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters has been conferred on two Vietnamese citizens for their contributions to French culture.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/life/culture/two-vietnamese-win-top-french-cultural-honor-4125720.html

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Vietnamese in the US prepare free meals to keep pandemic spirits lit

Viet and his teammates feel like they are on the Titanic hitting an iceberg, but instead of playing music to calm everyone down, they cook.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/life/trend/vietnamese-in-the-us-prepare-free-meals-to-keep-pandemic-spirits-lit-4125420.html

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Drug addict kicks his habit, gets his family into the act

“Your father is screaming, cursing and threatening to kill you!” Vi Van Thanh just laughed as he stirred some potato stew.

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Hanoi tube house narrow in shape, broad on design

Facing the West, a tube house in Hanoi dons a wooden face to mitigate solar radiation, promoting internal tranquility and privacy.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/life/style/hanoi-tube-house-narrow-in-shape-broad-on-design-4121856.html

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Elderly Vietnamese at mercy of abusive families

Issues of dependency and lack of support leave many elderly citizens exposed to mistreatment by those charged with their care.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/life/trend/elderly-vietnamese-at-mercy-of-abusive-families-4124927.html

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History of "ao dai" revealed in Saigon exhibit

An exhibition on periodic changes in the traditional dress of Vietnamese women over 100 years will run in Ho Chi Minh City till July 2.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/life/culture/history-of-ao-dai-revealed-in-saigon-exhibit-4122556.html

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Saigoneers spend $1 per family meal as coronavirus swallows jobs

With a preference for vegetables, boiled eggs and tofu, Nga, having had her wallet hurt by the Covid-19 pandemic, now spends less than $1 on a meal.

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Saigon workers tighten their belts as coronavirus swallows jobs

With a preference for vegetables, boiled eggs and tofu, Nga, having had her wallet hurt by the Covid-19 pandemic, now spends less than $1 on a meal.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/life/trend/saigon-workers-tighten-their-belts-as-coronavirus-swallows-jobs-4123199.html

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Low rates of vaccination may herald return of eradicated diseases

Low vaccination rates, caused by the Covid-19 semi-lockdown, poor immunization services in remotes areas and hesitance, could signal the return of diseases.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/life/trend/low-rates-of-vaccination-may-herald-return-of-eradicated-diseases-4123145.html

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Dong Nai house ‘breathes’ through its walls

A house in southern Dong Nai Province has walls built of bricks with holes, or structural bricks, to enable ventilation.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/life/style/dong-nai-house-breathes-through-its-walls-4121355.html

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Ethnic group stops banishing unmarried women to forest for childbirth

The Gie Trieng ethnic group in Quang Nam Province has called halt to a tradition that prohibited unmarried women from delivering at home.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/life/trend/ethnic-group-stops-banishing-unmarried-women-to-forest-for-childbirth-4119868.html

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Overseas Vietnamese makeup queens conquer Internet

Five overseas Vietnamese beauty gurus attract millions of YouTube and Instagram fans with a host of makeup tutorials and tips. 

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/life/style/overseas-vietnamese-makeup-queens-conquer-internet-4120860.html

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To beat the heat, Vietnam rice farmers resort to planting at night

Under a pitch-black night sky, a group of Vietnamese farmers planted rice this week in a paddy field on the outskirts of the capital Hanoi.

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15th century Vietnam pottery fetches $455,000 at French auction

A 15th century jar made in Vietnam has been sold for $455,000 at an auction in Paris by Christie’s.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/life/culture/15th-century-vietnam-pottery-fetches-455-000-at-french-auction-4121062.html

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Hue house offers disabled access to the good life

A family home in central Hue Town features ramps instead of stairs to afford inhabitants ease of access.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/life/style/hue-house-offers-disabled-access-to-the-good-life-4120183.html

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Pirated film sites face doomsday in Vietnam

Many sites hosting uncopyrighted films have witnessed a decline in user numbers as paid services boasting better quality slowly gain popularity among movie lovers.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/life/culture/pirated-film-sites-face-doomsday-in-vietnam-4119817.html

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Vietnamese in Beijing embrace mounting fears over new Covid-19 outbreak

With Beijing experiencing a second wave of Covid-19, Vietnamese residing in the sprawling city remain indoors, barred from all nonessential travel beyond its borders.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/life/trend/vietnamese-in-beijing-embrace-mounting-fears-over-new-covid-19-outbreak-4119057.html

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Prominent Vietnamese artworks go under online hammer in global sale

In the first international standard art auction held in Vietnam, 143 artworks by local artists will go under the hammer on June 27. 

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/life/culture/prominent-vietnamese-artworks-go-under-online-hammer-in-global-sale-4119881.html

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