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Trans woman running $7,000 sex tours arrested in Hanoi

A trans woman who ran a prostitution ring with women popular on social media has been arrested in Hanoi.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/trans-woman-running-7-000-sex-tours-arrested-in-hanoi-4225713.html

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HCMC metro consultant asked to conduct personnel review after breach of contract

The consultant consortium for HCMC’s metro line No. 1 has been asked to review responsibilities of all its personnel, following a contractual breach.

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Malaysia detains 16 Vietnamese fishermen, two boats for trespassing

Malaysian maritime authorities have arrested 16 Vietnamese fishermen from two boats they said were encroaching in Malaysia’s waters without a license, the Bernama state news agency reported.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/malaysia-detains-16-vietnamese-fishermen-two-boats-for-trespassing-4225733.html

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Underdogs dream of future without poverty

For Hao and An, two little boys in Can Tho City, crawling under their bed to sleep at night offers an escape from their reality of poverty and hunger.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/underdogs-dream-of-future-without-poverty-4223509.html

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South Korea backs Hue smart city plans with $13 mln

South Korea has agreed to fund with $13 million efforts made by Hue to turn itself into a smart cultural and tourism city.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/south-korea-backs-hue-smart-city-plans-with-13-mln-4225028.html

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Better infrastructure is way to absorb surge in renewable energy production: experts

Storing renewable energy in batteries and pumped storage of water to generate power, and improving transmission capacity are keys for Vietnam to foster renewable energy, according to experts.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/better-infrastructure-is-way-to-absorb-surge-in-renewable-energy-production-experts-4222808.html

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Quality of life in Hanoi better than HCMC: report

Hanoi has done better than Ho Chi Minh City in a quality of life index with the northern city ranked safer than its southern sister, a report states.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/quality-of-life-in-hanoi-better-than-hcmc-report-4223270.html

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Too early to draw Covid-19 origin conclusions: WHO

The World Health Organization said Friday it was too early to draw any conclusions from its mission to Wuhan as to whether the Covid-19 pandemic started in China.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/too-early-to-draw-covid-19-origin-conclusions-who-4225461.html

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Steel used in HCMC metro beam support falls short of contracted quality: source

The steel used in beam support pads in HCMC’s first metro line does not meet contracted standards and poses a safety threat, an urban railway source told VnExpress.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/steel-used-in-hcmc-metro-beam-support-falls-short-of-contracted-quality-source-4225401.html

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Lengthy jail terms given to men involved in Vietnamese truck deaths

Four men were given long jail sentences on Friday for the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese men, women and children in October 2019 as they were being smuggled into Britain.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/lengthy-jail-terms-given-to-men-involved-in-vietnamese-truck-deaths-4225367.html

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Central Vietnam province weighs dam damage against gains

Hurting from floods and landslides that ravaged it last year, Quang Nam says it will suspend hydropower projects deemed to pose environmental threats.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/central-vietnam-province-weighs-dam-damage-against-gains-4224471.html

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5 km, $200 mln could be cut for high-speed HCMC-Mekong Delta rail

A high-speed rail running from HCMC to Can Tho can save $200 million if its distance is cut 5 kilometers, a research unit reckons.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/5-km-200-mln-could-be-cut-for-high-speed-hcmc-mekong-delta-rail-4225078.html

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Second Hanoi metro line conducts debut trial run

The first train to operate on the Nhon-Hanoi Station railway conducted a trial run Friday morning, three months after it reached Nhon Depot from France.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/second-hanoi-metro-line-conducts-debut-trial-run-4225133.html

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New city within city gets its first Party, executive leaders

The HCMC Party Committee and the Thu Duc City legislature appointed the first Party and executive leaders for the new city Friday.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/new-city-within-city-gets-its-first-party-executive-leaders-4224974.html

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Vietnamese diaspora hope things get better under Biden

The Vietnamese diaspora in the U.S. are cautiously optimistic about the tenure of new U.S. President Joe Biden, knowing he faces stiff challenges.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/vietnamese-diaspora-hope-things-get-better-under-biden-4224485.html

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Pandemic to cause migrant workers to stay back in HCMC for Tet

The Covid-19 pandemic and the recent severe floods in the central region mean many workers in HCMC will not return home for the Lunar New Year next month.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/pandemic-to-cause-migrant-workers-to-stay-back-in-hcmc-for-tet-4224601.html

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Stray dog delays landing at central Vietnam airport

A plane flying from HCMC to central Thanh Hoa Province had to delay landing due to a stray dog in an empty apron.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/stray-dog-delays-landing-at-central-vietnam-airport-4224568.html

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Thu Duc City to commence operations in a day

Thu Duc will kick off its administrative apparatus Friday to officially operate as a city within HCMC.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/thu-duc-city-to-commence-operations-in-a-day-4224531.html

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10 students volunteer for second Vietnam coronavirus vaccine trial

10 university students signed up Thursday to be vaccinated with Covivac in its first stage of human trials in February.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/10-students-volunteer-for-second-vietnam-coronavirus-vaccine-trial-4224442.html

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Vietnam leaders congratulate US President Joe Biden on inauguration

Party chief, President Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Thursday congratulated U.S. President Joe Biden on his inauguration.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/vietnam-leaders-congratulate-us-president-joe-biden-on-inauguration-4224475.html

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Hanoi plans new pedestrian street near Thien Quang Lake

Hanoi would have another pedestrian street in Hai Ba Trung District to boost tourism in the area, following a proposal by district authorities.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/hanoi-plans-new-pedestrian-street-near-thien-quang-lake-4224329.html

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​Vietnam, US finish first part of dioxin cleanup at Bien Hoa airbase

American and Vietnamese personnel have removed dioxin from an area of 5,300 square meters at Bien Hoa airport, the most contaminated spot in Vietnam.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/vietnam-us-finish-first-part-of-dioxin-cleanup-at-bien-hoa-airbase-4224110.html

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Fresh carcass of large tiger found in central Vietnam house

A freshly killed 250 kg tiger was found after police raided a house in the central province of Ha Tinh.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/fresh-carcass-of-large-tiger-found-in-central-vietnam-house-4224036.html

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US zoo gives endangered baby langur Vietnamese name

An endangered langur native to China and Vietnam born at Philadelphia Zoo last month was named Quy Bau, meaning "precious" in Vietnamese.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/us-zoo-gives-endangered-baby-langur-vietnamese-name-4223963.html

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Vietnam mandates 14-day quarantine for all foreign experts, flight crew

All foreign experts and flight crew entering Vietnam will have to compulsorily undergo a 14-day centralized quarantine as Covid-19 prevention measures are strengthened ahead of Tet.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/vietnam-mandates-14-day-quarantine-for-all-foreign-experts-flight-crew-4223950.html

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90 kg of drugs from Cambodia seized in Mekong Delta

Authorities in Dong Thap Province have impounded around 90 kilograms of trafficked narcotics, the largest amount ever discovered in the Mekong Delta province, leading to three arrests.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/90-kg-of-drugs-from-cambodia-seized-in-mekong-delta-4223796.html

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Vietnam considers shutting down polluting facilities to improve air quality

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered state agencies to monitor factory emissions and clamp down on those found to exceed dangerous levels.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/vietnam-considers-shutting-down-polluting-facilities-to-improve-air-quality-4223682.html

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HCMC to change water source for piped supply to residents

HCMC will draw water from further up the Saigon River to supply its residents since the current spots are affected by pollution and saltwater ingress.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/hcmc-to-change-water-source-for-piped-supply-to-residents-4223737.html

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Computer viruses cost Vietnam $1 bln in 2020: Bkav

Computer viruses cost Vietnam over $1 billion last year, cybersecurity firm Bkav said in a report it released on Tuesday.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/computer-viruses-cost-vietnam-1-bln-in-2020-bkav-4223520.html

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Thai investors focus on sustainability in Vietnam

In addition to impressive growth in the number of projects and registered capital, many Thai investors place sustainability as their top concern when investing in Vietnam.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/thai-investors-focus-on-sustainability-in-vietnam-4223101.html

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