Video of foreigners butt-dancing ignites debate over Vietnamese bias toward Westerners

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Video of foreigners butt-dancing ignites debate over Vietnamese bias toward Westerners

You, both local and foreign readers, may have watched a video that shows two foreigners butt-dancing in a neighborhood for backpackers in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, which went viral on Facebook last weekend.

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New highway project tentatively financed by China sparks row among Vietnamese ministries

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New highway project tentatively financed by China sparks row among Vietnamese ministries

An expressway project in northern Vietnam has been in the center of a heated debate between two ministries over who will be its developer and whether it should be funded by Chinese loans.

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Two 18-yr-old Vietnamese sentenced in Jean Valjean-like bread theft

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Two 18-yr-old Vietnamese sentenced in Jean Valjean-like bread theft

Two young Vietnamese men were handed prison sentences by a Ho Chi Minh City court on Wednesday after stealing a loaf of sweetbread last year, a case that sparked debate whether the punishment fits the crime of shoplifting a quick snack.

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Traffic offenders allegedly kicked by Hanoi cop fined as case sparks debate

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Traffic offenders allegedly kicked by Hanoi cop fined as case sparks debate

Two people on a motorbike allegedly kicked by a Hanoi traffic cop, as seen in a video that went viral earlier this week, have been fined for breaching traffic rules, as a debate raged over whether traffic offenders should be stopped at all cost.

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Villa demolition sparks debate on heritage conservation

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Villa demolition sparks debate on heritage conservation

The Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee has asked relevant agencies to investigate the case in which a French villa demolition triggers heritage management crisis.

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Vietnam affirms coordination in promoting human rights

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Vietnam affirms coordination in promoting human rights

Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga has emphasised the country’s close coordination in promoting human rights and implementing sustainable development at a United Nations debate on human rights on July 12-13.

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Japan emperor abdication debate could stir discussion on female succession

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Japan emperor abdication debate could stir discussion on female succession

Reports that Japanese Emperor Akihito intends to abdicate within a few years could re-open debate about female succession, but any such move is likely to provoke strong opposition within the current conservative ruling party.

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Rare bank robbery raises questions on complacency in safe Singapore

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Rare bank robbery raises questions on complacency in safe Singapore

A rare bank robbery in Singapore has sparked a social media debate on whether the country's low crime rates made authorities and society in general too complacent, while Thai authorities said on Monday they had detained the suspected thief.

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Japan PM says not so easy to revise constitution, wants deeper debate

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Japan PM says not so easy to revise constitution, wants deeper debate

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday it would not be easy to revise Japan's constitution, a day after a resounding election victory opened the door for a possible revision of the charter that was adopted after World War Two.

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Vietnamese woman seeks right to die; restarts euthanasia debate

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Vietnamese woman seeks right to die; restarts euthanasia debate

Nguyen Thi Bach Tuyet visited the office of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper the other day with a letter, in which she penned how she wishes to settle her own death.

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Anti-EU champion Farage quits after Brexit vote

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Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain's right-wing UKIP political party is stepping down, meaning one of the most outspoken anti-EU campaigners won't be in the debate about how Britain will sever its ties from the bloc.

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U.S. says kills up to 116 civilians in strikes outside war zones

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U.S. says kills up to 116 civilians in strikes outside war zones

The U.S. government accepted responsibility on Friday for inadvertently killing up to 116 civilians in strikes in countries where America is not at war, a major disclosure likely to inflame debate about targeted killings and use of drones.

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House of Representatives reignites gun-control debate with planned vote

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House of Representatives reignites gun-control debate with planned vote

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, under mounting pressure to advance gun-control legislation, will vote next week on a measure to keep guns out of the hands of people on government terrorism watch lists.

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More than 2.5 million and rising sign UK petition for new EU referendum

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More than 2.5 million and rising sign UK petition for new EU referendum

Just days after voting to leave the European Union, more than 2.5 million Britons and UK residents had signed a petition calling for a second vote, forcing lawmakers to at least consider a debate on the issue.

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Refugees in Hong Kong face an uncertain future

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Asylum seekers in Hong Kong are at the heart of a heated debate in the city state, ahead of World Refugee Day.

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