Hanoi's drainage system remains inadequate

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Hanoi's drainage system remains inadequate

Hanoi is facing more serious flooding this year and the city's drainage system remains still unable to deal with heavy rains.

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Torrential rains submerge streets, disrupt traffic in Hanoi

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Torrential rains submerge streets, disrupt traffic in Hanoi

Heavily flooded Tran Duy Hung Street. Many places around the city are under up to 60 centimeters of water, news website VnExpress reported. Photos credit: VnExpress

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Ho Chi Minh City to block certain streets during Obama visit

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Ho Chi Minh City to block certain streets during Obama visit

Travel will be restricted or prohibited on several streets in Ho Chi Minh City when U.S. President Barack Obama leaves Hanoi for the southern hub, his second and last stop of a three-day visit to Vietnam, on Tuesday, the municipal traffic police said.

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Some streets to avoid during Obama's Hanoi visit next week

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Some streets to avoid during Obama's Hanoi visit next week

With US President Barack Obama set to arrive in Hanoi on early Monday and leave on Tuesday afternoon, the capital city’s police have released a list of nearly 30 streets that people should avoid during that time.

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HCM City flooded after two-hour rainfall

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HCM City flooded after two-hour rainfall

Ho Chi Minh City's streets proved incapable of dealing with their first rain on May 16 after a long dry spell.

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Shop signage argument points to tidier streets

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Shop signage argument points to tidier streets

Le Trong Tan Street, which used to be known for chronic traffic congestion and flooding, is now infamous for the decision by local authorities to force all retail outlets to use the same style of signage.

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Make traffic lights smarter to relieve Ho Chi Minh City congestion: expat

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Make traffic lights smarter to relieve Ho Chi Minh City congestion: expat

Traffic signals are odd in this country. At intersections, green lights appear simultaneously on both sides of the road, and once they turn green, vehicles scramble to drive in multiple directions at the same time, often getting stuck somewhere in the middle.

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Site chosen for mega complex

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Site chosen for mega complex

South Korean company Jimiro has teamed up with local company Dai Tan Phu to co-invest in a $500 million complex in the triangle of land site between Tran Hung Dao, Pham Ngu Lao, and Nguyen Thai Hoc streets in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1.

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Disabled protesters clash with riot police in Bolivia

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The ongoing protest by disabled Bolivians demanding an increase in state benefits has turned violent in the capital, La Paz this week, with wheelchair-bound protesters and riot police clashing in the streets.

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Canadian skateboarder criticized for skitching on Hanoi’s busy roads

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Canadian skateboarder criticized for skitching on Hanoi’s busy roads

A Canadian skateboarder has upset many people after he filmed himself performing a stunt known as skitching, in which he was seen hanging off at the back of vehicles around many busy streets in Hanoi.

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CAIF hopes to put a dent in used auto market

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VietStock FI English 1 month(s) ago

The independent industry body representing Cambodia’s authorised automobile distributors launched a consumer awareness campaign yesterday aimed at informing the public of the risks of purchasing second-hand cars on the local grey market, which it said reduces government tax revenue while flooding the streets with predominately American imports that void dealership warranty and service guarantees.

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Ho Chi Minh City to establish exclusive street food zones

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Ho Chi Minh City to establish exclusive street food zones

Street food vendors in downtown Ho Chi Minh City will be forced to sell their products in designated areas on certain streets, making up part of city officials' effort to deter illegal occupation of sidewalks and roadways as well as ensuring food safety.

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Taxi drivers block streets in Buenos Aires after Uber launch

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Taxi drivers block streets in Buenos Aires after Uber launch

Uber, the smartphone app that connects riders and drivers, launched on Tuesday in Buenos Aires without authorization, triggering protests by taxi drivers who blocked major avenues and snarled traffic.

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Nha Trang to help homeless

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Nha Trang to help homeless

The popular southern central seaside city of Nha Trang is adopting measures to help the city’s homeless and beggars.

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Drugged beggar babies for rent in Indonesia

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Drugged beggar babies for rent in Indonesia

At rush hour every weekday, women with babies slung across their arms line the traffic-choked streets of the Indonesian capital, flagging down drivers looking to game Jakarta's carpooling laws by hiring a few extra passengers.

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