35 die per day over 9-day Tet holiday in Vietnam

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35 die per day over 9-day Tet holiday in Vietnam

About 536 traffic accidents occurred nationwide over the nine-day Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, causing 317 deaths and 509 injuries, the National Traffic Safety Committee reported on Monday.

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Vietnam Railways to cut 10% train ticket prices in January

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The ticket prices of all seats of Thong Nhat trains plying between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City will go down 10 percent in January to attract more passengers, said the State-owned Vietnam Railways on Friday.

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Motorcycle escort dies while on duty in sport event in Vietnam (video)

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Motorcycle escort dies while on duty in sport event in Vietnam (video)

A member of Ho Chi Minh City’s motorcycle sport team died and another broke a leg in an accident on Sunday when the team members were escorting cyclists of a women’s bicycle race in the southern province of Dong Nai.

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China calls Snowden's stealth jet hack accusations 'groundless'

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China calls Snowden's stealth jet hack accusations 'groundless'

China dismissed accusations it stole F-35 stealth fighter plans as groundless on Monday, after documents leaked by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden on a cyber attack were published by a German magazine.

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Sony Pictures moves to release 'The Interview' in about-face

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Sony Pictures moves to release 'The Interview' in about-face

Sony Pictures will allow "The Interview" to play in some U.S. theaters on Christmas Day, reversing its decision to pull the film, after coming under criticism from President Barack Obama and others for caving into pressure from North Korea.

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US Embassy reassures Vietnam over tainted apple fears

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US Embassy reassures Vietnam over tainted apple fears

The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi provided Thursday detailed information suggesting that no apples tainted with listeria from the United States have been exported to Vietnam, while local authorities too reported no discovery of the contaminated fruits so far.

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Vietnam’s private carrier VietJet eyes $800mn in 2015 overseas IPO: media

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Private carrier VietJet Air (VJA) has planned to launch its initial public offering (IPO) in 2015, and either Hong Kong or Singapore will be where the Vietnamese airline sells shares to the public for the first time.

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Mekong region spanning Vietnam, Cambodia among 50 best places for 2015 travel

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Mekong region spanning Vietnam, Cambodia among 50 best places for 2015 travel

U.S. travel magazine Travel + Leisure suggests people travel to Vietnam and Cambodia by river and spend three to 15 days trying riverboat tours in the Mekong River region – one of the best places for tourism next year.

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Ho Chi Minh City welcomes Samsung project with over $46mn in infrastructure upgrades

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Ho Chi Minh City welcomes Samsung project with over $46mn in infrastructure upgrades

Ho Chi Minh City is spending over US$46 million on infrastructure upgrades to speed up the implementation of a multibillion-dollar project by Samsung, the city’s chairman told executives of the South Korean electronics titan on Wednesday.

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PM approves casino operations on Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island

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PM approves casino operations on Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island

Vietnam’s government has given the green light to the opening of casinos on the southern island of Phu Quoc following a plan by local authorities, according to the Government Office.

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MH17 wreckage to be reassembled in Netherlands for investigation

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MH17 wreckage to be reassembled in Netherlands for investigation

Wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 recovered from its crash site in eastern Ukraine will be reassembled for an investigation at a military base in the Netherlands, Dutch authorities said on Monday.

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Vietnam woman arrested for pawning “bricks” for $45k

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Vietnam woman arrested for pawning “bricks” for $45k

Police in My Tho City in the southern province of Tien Giang on Tuesday announced that they have arrested a local woman on fraud charges.

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Hanoi opens culture center for old quarter heritage

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Hanoi opens culture center for old quarter heritage

The Vietnamese capital has inaugurated a center which is the result of a French-assisted project dedicated to promoting the time-honored culture of its Old Quarter.

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Vietnam clinches $500mn loan deal with World Bank on energy support

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Vietnam clinches $500mn loan deal with World Bank on energy support

The State Bank of Vietnam and the World Bank sealed Wednesday a US$500 million loan for a $731.25 million operation in support of Vietnam’s energy sector.

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Folk, calligraphy paintings brighten Vietnam’s Tet

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Folk, calligraphy paintings brighten Vietnam’s Tet

Buying and hanging folk paintings and calligraphical works have long been an indispensable Vietnamese tradition in Tet (Lunar New Year,) which is believed to bring purchasers good luck and prosperity.

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