Vietnam's sex industry evolves beyond laws

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Vietnam's sex industry evolves beyond laws

Vietnam has long maintained that it's home to 11,240 sex workers, but the real number has grown much higher thanks to new advertising venues like Facebook.

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Foreign NGOs provide $300mn in aid for Vietnam in 2014

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Foreign NGOs provide $300mn in aid for Vietnam in 2014

Foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have provided Vietnam with an estimated US$300 million in aid in the year to date, according to the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO).

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Vietnam PM hails rescuers for saving all collapsed tunnel victims

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Vietnam PM hails rescuers for saving all collapsed tunnel victims

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Friday praised rescuers for rescuing all 12 Vietnamese workers who were trapped for 82 hours inside the collapsed section of an under-construction tunnel at a hydropower plant in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong.

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12 Vietnamese workers trapped in collapsed tunnel get out safely

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12 Vietnamese workers trapped in collapsed tunnel get out safely

All the 12 Vietnamese workers who had been trapped inside a collapsed tunnel section at a hydropower plant in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong since Tuesday were rescued on Friday afternoon.

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Vietnam’s foreign debt repayment reaches $33.1bn in 2013: finance ministry

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Vietnam’s foreign debt repayment reaches $33.1bn in 2013: finance ministry

Vietnam spent VND693 trillion (US$33.13 billion) on clearing foreign debts in 2013, the Ministry of Finance recently said in its third public debt bulletin.

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Vietnam seeks to tax e-commerce, Facebook retailers

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Vietnam seeks to tax e-commerce, Facebook retailers

A Facebook page that functions as an online clothing store. Photo: Diep Duc Minh

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Enterprises in Vietnam won’t have to list business lines in permit: revised laws

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Enterprises in Vietnam won’t have to list business lines in permit: revised laws

Enterprises in Vietnam will not have to specify their operations in their business license and will be entitled to do what is not prohibited by law as of the middle of next year, a senior official has said.

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Vietnam metropolis begins building 4-floor underground section of 1st metro line station

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Vietnam metropolis begins building 4-floor underground section of 1st metro line station

Construction of the four-floor belowground section of the first station of the first metro line in Ho Chi Minh City began at the intersection of Le Loi and Nguyen Hue Streets in District 1 on Friday.

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Police uncover wildlife slaughterhouse in the heart of Hanoi

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Police uncover wildlife slaughterhouse in the heart of Hanoi

The police in Cau Giay District in the capital city of Hanoi on Friday seized a shipment of wildlife illegally transported by motorbikes to a wildlife slaughterhouse in the center of the city.

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Vietnamese workers stuck in Saudi Arabia

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Vietnamese workers stuck in Saudi Arabia

Twenty-five Vietnamese workers are currently stuck in Saudi Arabia because they lack work permits or the financial means to leave the country, according to Ly Thai Hai, chairman of the Bac Kan People's Committee.

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Traders scratching heads over Vietnam’s move to tax stores on social networks

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Traders scratching heads over Vietnam’s move to tax stores on social networks

The owners of online stores on platforms such as Facebook are worried about their business as the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade has unveiled a circular stipulating that stores on social networks must register with the ministry and fulfill their tax liabilities.

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Instagram hits 300 million users, passes Twitter

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Instagram hits 300 million users, passes Twitter

The update means Instagram has for the first time overtaken Twitter, which claimed 284 million active users at the end of September.

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Vietnamese migrant worker seeks escape from Saudi Arabia

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Vietnamese migrant worker seeks escape from Saudi Arabia

A Vietnamese migrant worker in Saudi Arabia recently sneaked onto Facebook to ask for help from her compatriots to get out of terrible work conditions, adding that many other Vietnamese were in the same situation.

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87% of emigrants in Vietnam’s Central Highlands settle down

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87% of emigrants in Vietnam’s Central Highlands settle down

Though 87 percent of emigrants to the Central Highlands region of Vietnam have been assigned land for cultivation to settle down, authorities have admitted the migration is a burden to their plans for social development.

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Blogger Nguyen Quang Lap detained

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Police in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday searched the home of blogger Nguyen Quang Lap and took him into custody, according to a report published on the official news portal of the Ministry of Public Security.

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