Controversy erupts over proposed immigration ban on rule-breaking Vietnamese models, beauties

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Controversy erupts over proposed immigration ban on rule-breaking Vietnamese models, beauties

Members of the public, lawyers, and showbiz celebs in Vietnam have frowned on the national performing department’s proposal to ban models and beauties who have competed in other countries without seeking prior permission from going abroad.

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Controversy shrouds captive killer whale in Miami

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Activists hope the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) will label killer whales endangered, allowing lawyers to sue a Miami aquarium to release an orca into the wild after 44 years.

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Fireworks plan for new bridge sparks controversy in Hanoi

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Fireworks plan for new bridge sparks controversy in Hanoi

A proposal to hold regular fireworks displays over the newly-constructed Nhat Tan Bridge in Hanoi has sparked an open debate.

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Use social media, PM says

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VietNam News English 3 month(s) ago

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung urged relevant ministries and agencies to post official information to social networks, especially Facebook, at a meeting on Thursday.

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Intense controversy erupts over project to build 25-story ‘lighthouse’ in central Vietnam

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Intense controversy erupts over project to build 25-story ‘lighthouse’ in central Vietnam

A large project to build a skyscraper dubbed a “lighthouse” on the Han River in the central city of Da Nang has received a lot of feedback both in favor and opposed to it.

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Uber offers free rides in Sydney after surge-pricing criticism

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Uber offers free rides in Sydney after surge-pricing criticism

Uber Technologies Inc. offered users in Sydney’s central business district free rides after a backlash over increased fares during a hostage crisis, adding to the controversies facing the mobile car-booking company.

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HCMC, Hanoi taxi assoc. voice concerns over Uber; exec says Uber's already registered in Vietnam

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HCMC, Hanoi taxi assoc. voice concerns over Uber; exec says Uber's already registered in Vietnam

The Ho Chi Minh City Taxi Association expressed grave concerns about the threat posed by Uber prior to a government reversal, following a suggestion from the minister of transportation that Vietnam negotiate an agreement with the controversial service.

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Newly crowned Miss Vietnam faces heated controversy over looks

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Newly crowned Miss Vietnam faces heated controversy over looks

Miss Vietnam Nguyen Cao Ky Duyen have come under fire for her appearance since she was crowned in the finale last week.

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Decoding Vietnam’s road culture through David Beckham’s picture

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Decoding Vietnam’s road culture through David Beckham’s picture

HANOI – I first learned that football great David Beckham visited Vietnam from the Facebook post of a Vietnamese American friend. A post on Beckham’s official FB page has sparked a bit of controversy for its depiction of modern Vietnamese society.

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Hugo Chavez is alive in the classroom

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A new course on the late Hugo Chavez at a Caracas military institute earns praise while also stirring controversy in a divided Venezuela.

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Burning ritual sparks controversy

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Burning ritual sparks controversy

VietNamNet Bridge – Researchers in the former royal capital city of Hue are objecting to a recent ban on the custom of burning votive paper offerings.

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Burning ritual sparks controversy

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Burning ritual sparks controversy

Researchers in the former royal capital city of Hue are objecting to a recent ban on the custom of burning votive paper offerings.

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Broadcast of Sex and the City stirs up controversy

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Broadcast of Sex and the City stirs up controversy

The point is this: the show is not only about sex scenes but also about significant lessons in life, love, and marriage and the experiences of young adults in modern society. The show once became a global phenomenon and is still being shown in many countries. There should be no concern over the effects it might have on the audience.

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Despite controversies, “Sex and the City” still airs on national channel

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Despite controversies, “Sex and the City” still airs on national channel

VietNamNet Bridge - After the controversy on the time for adult movies on national television, VTV began airing the US series "Sex and the City" at 11pm on November 10.

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China hopes TPP trade talks are transparent; open to joining

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China said on Friday it hoped U.S.-led Asia-Pacific free-trade talks would be transparent and China would be open to joining them, playing down controversy over competing U.S. and Chinese visions for regional trade.

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