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Vietnam’s incense village turns into Instagram hotspot

Hanoi, Vietnam – In a tiny village in northern Vietnam, Dang Thi Hoa ties up a bundle of freshly dried incense sticks ahead of Lunar New Year and watches a line…

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Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin (left) and Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman, Vuong Dinh Hue at the Government House on Friday.

Thailand and Vietnam are ready for CSP

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said yesterday that Thailand is ready to upgrade ties with Vietnam as a comprehensive strategic partnership when he visits Hanoi early next year. He told Vietnamese…

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Rescue workers transport a victim to hospital following a major fire at an apartment block in Hanoi on September 13.//AFP

Fifty-six people killed in Hanoi apartment fire

Fifty-six people died in a fire at an apartment block in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, police said Wednesday, with witnesses reporting screams from inside and a small boy thrown from the building….

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US President Joe Biden attends the launch of the Global Biofuels Alliance at the G20 summit in New Delhi on September 9,.//AFP

US and Vietnam set to expand ties as China worries grow

US President Joe Biden arrives in Vietnam on Sunday set to deepen cooperation between the two nations, in the face of China’s growing ambitions in the region. Biden — who…

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Weakened Typhoon Talim hits Vietnam after passing through China

Typhoon Talim reached Vietnam Tuesday after passing through China less forcefully than feared, with no deaths reported in either country despite nearly 260,000 people relocating before the storm hit. Talim…

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Vietnam cuts public lighting to save energy during heatwave

Vietnam’s capital of Hanoi have been turning off street lights partially to keep the national power system running, amid record rising temperatures that brought a surge in electricity demand in…

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Vietnam capital struggles with severe air pollution

Hanoi experienced severe air pollution on Monday (April 10) as the air quality index (AQI) in the Vietnamese capital climbed to 161, breaching the “unhealthy” level. “Even with this nice…

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Nearly 300 migratory birds have been recorded in Red River Delta in Northern Vietnam

Nearly 300 migratory birds have been recorded in the middle alluvium ground of the Red River, which flows through Hanoi. This is a particularly rare occurrence as many migratory species…

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The main stand of the Formula One track in Hanoi on October 11, 2022. (Photo by Nhac Nguyen / AFP)

Vietnam’s F1 track abandoned as hopes fade for debut grand prix

Fenced off to the public and dotted with plastic waste, Hanoi’s motor race circuit lies largely abandoned while hopes fade that Vietnam’s capital will ever host a Formula One grand…

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A beach in Phu Quoc island in southern Vietnam. (Photo by Hoang Dinh Nam / AFP)

Vietnam to reopen resort island to foreign tourists to boost economy

Vietnam plans to reopen the beach-fringed island of Phu Quoc to foreign tourists from next month, authorities said, as the country looks at ways to revive an economy suffering from…

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Betta fish or Siamese fighting fish are raised inside plastic and glass bottles at Tran Ngoc Thang’s ornamental fish farm in Hanoi. (Photo by Nhac NGUYEN / AFP)

Solo swim: the fighting fish raised alone in Vietnam

Thousands of glass and plastic bottles lie across the floor of Tran Ngoc Thang’s farm in Hanoi, each one home to an aggressive, brightly coloured fish that must be raised…

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Coffee sector full of beans despite pandemic

As cafes and office canteens shuttered worldwide due to the coronavirus pandemic, coffee growers feared 2020 would be a bitter year for business. But the sector was saved from ruin…

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North Korea’s Kim says ready to denuclearize, discussing concrete steps

HANOI (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said today he was willing to give up his nuclear weapons and he would not be holding a second summit with…

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Trump-Kim handshake, optimism to kick off nuclear summit

US President Donald Trump shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the start of their second summit Wednesday and predicted successful talks with the totalitarian state over…

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