Hanoi village enters third year of votive paper ban

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago

Hanoi village enters third year of votive paper ban

Last Sunday (August 10) marked the peak of "wandering souls month" on Vietnam's lunar calendar, but not a wisp of smoke could be detected around Khe Tang village in Hanoi's Thanh Oai District.

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Vietnam teen jailed for senseless street slaying

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

Vietnam teen jailed for senseless street slaying

A court in Ho Chi Minh City sentenced a local teenage boy to 18 years in jail, on Wednesday, for fatally stabbing an innocent bystander last year.

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Votive paper market inactive ahead of Vu Lan festival

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VOV News English 3 week(s) ago

Votive paper market inactive ahead of Vu Lan festival

(VOV) - Hang Ma Street in Hanoi, which is famous for selling votive offerings, is not as busy this year as in previous year when the Vu Lan festival (Mother’s Day) is coming near.

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Photo: “Votive workshop” operates at full capacity on the day of wandering souls

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VietnamNet English 3 week(s) ago

Photo: “Votive workshop” operates at full capacity on the day of wandering souls

VietNamNet Bridge - Song Ho commune in Thuan Thanh district of Bac Ninh province is the largest votive product production base in the country. A week before the full moon day of the 7th month on lunar calendar – the day of wandering souls - the village had to work all night.

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Hue pays tribute to wandering souls

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

Hue pays tribute to wandering souls

For the last eight days in Hue, one could see temporary altars set up in front of homes, companies, offices and alleys, with food and lit incense.

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1 dead, 4 injured in wild-ox attack in Quang Nam

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1 dead, 4 injured in wild-ox attack in Quang Nam

A 21-year-old man was killed and four others were injured after they were attacked by a wild ox in the central province of Quang Nam on May 26.

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Vietnamese man repatriated after wandering into Pakistan

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 month(s) ago

Vietnamese man repatriated after wandering into Pakistan

Vu Gia Po (C), 37, at the Benazir Bhutto Airport in Pakistan. Photo by Na Son

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Rare gaur seen in central Vietnam

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 month(s) ago

Experts are keeping close watch on an endangered male gaur who was recently spotted wandering near a forest in central Vietnam, news website VnExpress reported.

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Lai Chau bitings spur fear of rabies outbreak

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VietNam News English 5 month(s) ago

Local residents in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau are concerned about a possible outbreak of rabies, after hundreds of people report being bitten by suspected rabid dogs.

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Vietnamese man escapes from brutal Chinese employers, wanders into Pakistan

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Báo Thanh Niên English 5 month(s) ago

Vietnamese man escapes from brutal Chinese employers, wanders into Pakistan

Vu Gia Po traveled from somewhere in southern China to Athmuqam in northern Pakistan. Po, an ethnic H’mong man from a village in northern Vietnam, has been held for months by puzzled authorities who initially had no clue to his nationality and were unable to understand him. Po was arrested after being discovered wandering on foot without any identification in the town of Athmuqam on the militarized India border.

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Gaur discovered in Quang Nam province

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VOV News English 5 month(s) ago 2 duplicate news

Gaur discovered in Quang Nam province

(VOV) - An adult male gaur (Bos gaurus) has been discovered wandering around the Sao La Nature Reserve buffer zone, and scientists plan to return him to the Nam Cat Tien Nature Reserve.

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Love trumps witchcraft: Vietnamese man who cares for mentally ill

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Báo Thanh Niên English 5 month(s) ago

Love trumps witchcraft: Vietnamese man who cares for mentally ill

Ha Tu Phuoc (left) sits on the ground to chat with one of the mental patients living with his family in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai. Photo courtesy of Thoi bao Kinh te Saigon Online

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Illegal boats pose threat on reservoir

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VietNam News English 6 month(s) ago

More than 40 boats are operating illegally and posing safety threats to commuters on the reservoir connected to the Dakdrinh Hydro Power Plan in central Quang Ngai Province.

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In photos: Great ceremony for peace attracts thousands of people

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VietnamNet English 7 month(s) ago

In photos: Great ceremony for peace attracts thousands of people

VietNamNet Bridge – On February 17, thousands of people and around 1,000 Buddhists from Da Nang City and Quang Nam province attended a ceremony praying for nation’s peace and prosperity at the Ba Da Pagoda, Da Nang.

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Velo de Piste, a hub for bicycle lovers and night owls

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SaigonTimes English 7 month(s) ago

Velo de Piste, a hub for bicycle lovers and night owls

I discovered Velo de Piste on a late night wandering around the city downtown to find the best place to watch the fireworks display at Tet. The venue which is located on the shady corner of Pasteur and Nguyen Cong Tru streets in District 1 is ideal for bicycle lovers and those who stay up late.

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