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A love of beer in Vietnam

Vietnamese enjoy beer at a party.Vietnamese enjoy beer at a party.

Finally….. A topic worthy of prolonged philosophical discussion and deep reflection…. Beer! Vietnam jumped into the top 50 beer guzzling countries in the world last year, knocking back over four billion liters, with nearly half of all adults sucking on the suds at one point or another. Regionally, Vietnamese are …

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Hanoi to conduct 2019 census

Residents live in narrow houses in Hanoi’s old quarter.Residents live in narrow houses in Hanoi’s old quarter.

The Ha Noi People’s Committee will conduct the 2019 cencus of all Vietnamese living in the capital city starting on the morning of April 1 next year. The census aims to analyse and forecast population and housing development in the city and supply data for the national census. The census …

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Vinh Long woman struggles cancer

Nga is struggling with the turmour for many years

A poor woman in the southern province of Vinh Long Province is calling for financial support to help treat a giant tumour which is the result of parotid gland cancer. Every day, Huynh Thi My Nga, 60, in Tan My Commune, Tra On District, whose husband died some years ago, …

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UK child medical charity praised

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh presents the Friendship Order to Katrin Kandel, Executive Director of Facing the World

The Vietnamese government has just presented the Friendship Order to Katrin Kandel, Executive Director of Facing the World – a United Kingdom-based medical charity in recognition of the contributions that she and her organisation have made to Vietnam over the past decade. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh …

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Lao man caught smuggling 300 kilograms of meth

Xenh Vang from Laos is held at a police station for smuggling more than 300 kilos of meth.

Police in Quang Binh have arrested a Lao man for smuggling 300 kilos of meth and are looking for his Vietnamese accomplice. Xeng Vang, 23, from Laos, and an unidentified Vietnamese man were allegedly driving a truck carrying the drugs in Quang Binh Province across the Laos border last Friday …

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15,000 people live an ‘imperial’ life in Hue slum

On the Hue imperial citadel, a World Heritage monument, thousands live in squalid conditions that they’re eager to escape. An estimated 15,000 people suffer severe weather conditions with scant protection, and live amidst squalor and pollution that they add to, not having recourse to normal amenities like toilets, bathrooms and …

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