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VNA Staff Face Abuse; Vietnam Might Prosecute Case 1,342 for Flouting Quarantine Rules

A Vietnam Airlines flight attendant was a key link in the country’s recent cases of community-transmitted COVID-19.

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Vietnam's English Proficiency Ranking Falls 13 Places in 2020, EF Report Says

Vietnam's English-language proficiency is getting worse, according to a new report.

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Vietnam Approves $520m Package to Rescue Cash-Strapped Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam Airlines still has to produce a thorough restructuring strategy, but its financial situation will not be as tight as during the worst months of the pandemic.

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Vietnam Loses 1.5% of GDP Annually to Natural Disasters: Environment Ministry

2020 will surely go down as one of the costliest years in recent memory.

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Into the Storm: A Journey Into Quang Binh's Typhoon-Battered Communities

October was a month of unceasing devastation and pain for central Vietnam. It started with unprecedented downpours; then consecutive typhoons hit; and sudden landslides turned deadly fast. A few weeks...

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From November, Parents Could Be Fined for Letting Children Drink Alcohol

This is one of a number of new alcohol-related regulations coming into force.

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Storm Etau Threatens South-Central Coast With More Heavy Rain, Flooding

Haven't we been through enough this year?

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October Natural Disasters Leave 235 Dead or Missing, Cost Vietnam $730m: Report

As October comes to an end, Vietnam’s central region is reckoning with major devastation and fatalities.

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[Photos] For Hoi An Residents, Learning to Live With Floods Is a Fact of Life

The water reached my shoulders, and when I stepped into the street I suddenly felt the current trying to pull me into its invisible grasp. A familiar feeling that set off an alarm inside my head: “Be ...

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New Storm Goni Heads for Vietnam After Battering Philippines

More trouble is on the way for storm-weary central Vietnam.

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In Storm Molave's Wake, Rescue Efforts Continue for Landslide, Boat Sinking Victims

Damage from the powerful typhoon is still being assessed, while rescue efforts continue.

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During Typhoon Molave, 3 Landslides Bury 64 People in Villages Across Quang Nam

Throughout October’s calamitous weather conditions, it’s been proven that landslides are the greatest threat to communities in storm-battered regions.

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Vietnam to Increase Fines for Not Wearing Masks 10-Fold in November

The penalty for not wearing facemasks in public places will soon increase by a factor of 10.

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Ahead of the Year's Most Powerful Storm, Central Vietnam Evacuates, Sets Curfew

Provinces along the southern coast of central Vietnam are in a rush to make final preparations today ahead of a major typhoon that will make landfall tomorrow.

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As Storm No. 8 Dissipates, Vietnam Braces for a Potentially Destructive No. 9

Central Vietnam ơi, beware.

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Dak Lak Will End Elephant Rides for Tourists, Official Says

Province officials cite safety concerns and animal welfare as reasons why the tourism activity should be stopped across all of Dak Lak.

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Vietnam PM Approves Disaster Aid of $4.3m, 1,000 Tons of Rice for Worst-Hit Provinces

After days of being battered by adverse weather conditions, provinces in central Vietnam need all the help they can get, financial and otherwise.

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Yet Another Typhoon, Storm Saudel, Is Heading to Vietnam This Weekend

Within the last few weeks, Vietnam has been hit by consecutive storms, and the extreme weather conditions aren't showing any sign of stopping soon.

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As Downpours Continue in Central Vietnam, Landslides Emerge as Deadliest Threat

Communities across the central coast of Vietnam are going through one of the most challenging, widespread natural disasters in recent history.

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Vietnam Airlines Denies Bankruptcy Rumors Amid Huge Losses

Vietnam's national flag carrier, like the majority of airlines around the world, continues to face immense financial difficulties due to the pandemic.