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Saigon restaurant managers arrested for pimping

Police block off part of Tran Quang Khai Street in Saigon as a team raid a restaurant Wednesday night .

The Saigon police carried out a raid of a downtown restaurant Wednesday night, and allegedly caught waitresses in compromising positions with customers. Dozens of officers blocked off both ends of a section of Tran Quang Khai Street in District 1, a 15-minute drive from Ben Thanh Market, before raiding Thanh …

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Passengers fined for carrying more cash than permitted

An airplane at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. The customs office at the airport has fined a couple for carrying more cash than permitted.

A couple from the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) province of Lam Dong has been fined VND30 million (US$1,300) for carrying cash exceeding the permitted amount without customs declaration when checking out for international exit at airport. Customs officers at Tan Son Nhat International Airport announced on Tuesday the issuance of …

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Hanoi strengthens efforts to stop sex selection

Medical workers tend to newborn babies at the National Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Hanoi

Hanoi will strengthen enforcement efforts against the practice of sex selection in an effort to control the capital’s growing gender imbalance, the municipal Health Department said. According to the department, the sex ratio at birth in the city has dropped from 117.6 boys per 100 girls in 2008 to 113.5 …

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Armed robberies on the rise

Seized guns and explosives at a police office in central Nghe An Province’s Do Luong District.

A series of armed robberies have been reported in recent months, raising public concern over security and social order. On October 13, a member of staff at Saigon Hanoi Commercial Joint Stock Bank (SHB) in northern Quang Ninh Province’s Uong Bi City found that one of two ATMs had been …

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Street vendors cash in on Long Bien Bridge

Street vendors on Long Bien Bridge

Many areas in the Long Bien Bridge are being occupied by street vendors who overcharge travellers for snacks. Long Bien Bridge was built from 1899 to 1902 and is a symbol of Hanoi. It consists of a railway and two roads on either side. But those roads are being illegally …

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Ho Chi Minh City to hike garbage fees

Garbage is collected along Huynh Van Banh Street in Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City on October 23, 2018.

Garbage fees in Ho Chi Minh City are expected to gradually increase until 2022, as part of local authorities’ plan to raise the maximum cost of garbage pickup and transport services. Deputy chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen has recently signed a decision to increase the fees …

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