A Saigon leaf market that can only be seen once a year

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A Saigon leaf market that can only be seen once a year

This is a unique market in Tan Binh District. Every year, from the 20th to 28th of the final lunar month, sellers of dong leaves and bamboo strings would gather along Cach Mang Thang Street. The leaves are used to wrap a traditional cake called banh chung. Photos credit: Thanh Hoa/Saigon Times Online

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2 Vietnamese fined $49,000 for manipulating stock prices

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The State Securities Commission on Thursday fined two investors VND550 million (US$24,700) each for rigging stock prices.

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The special market in Saigon that only emerges before Tet (photos)

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The special market in Saigon that only emerges before Tet (photos)

Have you ever wondered why a short section on Cach Mang Thang Tam, one of the longest streets in Ho Chi Minh City, is full of people selling a kind of big, green leaves these days?

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Exec sacked over plan to buy used Chinese railroad cars

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Exec sacked over plan to buy used Chinese railroad cars

A file photo of a train in Hanoi. Photo: M.Vong

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HCM City helping beggars find work

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The administration of HCM City has used a range of programmes to support thousands of beggars find jobs and stabilise their lives, while sending others back to their home province.

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Hanoi Railway officer dismissed for old Chinese carriage purchase contract

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Hanoi Railway officer dismissed for old Chinese carriage purchase contract

Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang yesterday dismissed the General Director of Ha Noi Railway Transport Company, Nguyen Viet Hiep, for failing to comply with the Government's policy on the import of machinery, equipment and technological lines used.

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Grass collection for broom production in high season

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Grass collection for broom production in high season

VietNamNet Bridge – As an annual routine, in the lead up to Tet (Lunar New Year), people in mountainous districts in the central province of Quang Nam start collecting wild grass used for making brooms.

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Beard bacteria could lead to new antibiotics

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New research reveals that beards contain microbes that can kill bacteria; which could potentially be used to develop new antibiotics.

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Britain gives scientist go-ahead to genetically modify human embryos

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Britain gives scientist go-ahead to genetically modify human embryos

Feb 1 Scientists in Britain have been give the go-ahead to edit the genes of human embryos for research purposes, using a technique that some say could eventually be used to create "designer babies".

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New polio vaccine used in national inoculation programme from June

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New polio vaccine used in national inoculation programme from June

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam will put the use of the Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) in the National Expanded Programme on Immunisation from the third quarter of this year.

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First 'technological fraud' case rocks cycling world

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First 'technological fraud' case rocks cycling world

A concealed motor was found on a bike being used by Belgian cyclist Femke Van den Driessche at the world cyclo-cross championships, the head of the International Cycling Union (UCI) said on Sunday, confirming the first such case at a top-level competition.

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Vietnamese diplomat at UN accused of shipping alcohol home illegally

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Vietnamese diplomat at UN accused of shipping alcohol home illegally

Hai Phong customs have inspected a container sent by a Vietnamese diplomat from the US and found new products illegally declared as used items, allegedly to evade taxes.

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How the French connected Indochina

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How the French connected Indochina

VietNamNet Bridge – While the French Colonialists were busy developing the post and telecommunications sector in Indochina, they failed to realise that the infrastructure they were building would one day be used against them. Joel Montague reports.

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Facebook to prohibit private firearm transactions on its service

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Facebook to prohibit private firearm transactions on its service

Facebook Inc prohibited global users from coordinating person-to-person private sales of firearms on its online social network and its Instagram photo-sharing service on Friday, countering concerns that it was increasingly being used to circumvent background checks on gun purchases.

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Growers protect peach trees from cold

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Growers protect peach trees from cold

Air conditioners have been used at Hanoi's Nhat Tan Village in an attempt to ensure that the peach flower blossoms will bloom just before Tet.

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