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Vietnam suspends rice exports to US after pesticide violations

The U.S. rejected 1,700 tons of rice from Vietnam during January-April.
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Abortion rate in Vietnam highest in Asia

On average, every woman of a reproductive age undergoes 2.5 abortions.
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Air pollution in Vietnam cities hit unhealthy levels: government study

It's getting harder to breathe in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Here's the proof.
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Where Vietnam’s poor go to borrow

A group of Thai ethnic minority women run a small bank that fills a huge credit gap.
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Backpackers vs. Durian in Vietnam

We brought backpackers in Hanoi into the most adventurous journey: trying, for the first time, durian, the world’s smelliest fruit.

Lingering in southern Saigon, a nightmare that stinks

An overpowering smell keeps attacking the senses of thousands of people in Ho Chi Minh City, with no end in sight.

Over 1 million Vietnamese live in hunger

6 percent of families in the country are now under the poverty line, new data show.

Filipino singer becomes first foreigner to win Vietnam Idol

Janice Phuong, 28, beats a local contestant to win the VND600-million award on Friday.

In Africa, Vietnam's rice exporters see a rising market

Shipments to African countries surged while the Chinese market became more and more challenging.

Vietnam's unemployment rises in third quarter after fish death disaster

Thousands of fisherfolk along the central coast have lost their jobs and income in the Formosa scandal.

Vietnam may miss growth target this year: officials

The economy is likely to expand 6.3 percent, lower than the previous forecast of 6.7 percent, they say.

Vietnam to fully divest from Maritime Bank

The sale of a block of more than 2.4 million shares has been scheduled for October.

Vietnam’s sugar producer nears merger, plans Singapore listing: report

TTC Group is reportedly closing a deal with a partner to create the largest sugar company in the country.

#TGIF: Go out and unsuck your life this weekend

Get ready to rock and roll, dance your night away, or try something artsy.

Broken rice: The evolution of a classic Vietnamese dish

Born as a popular comfort food option among the working class in the south, the dish has gradually found its way ...

#TGIF: Go out and unsuck your life this weekend

Get ready to rock and roll, dance your night away, or try something artsy.

Where Vietnam’s poor go to borrow

A group of Thai ethnic minority women run a small bank that fills a huge credit gap.

Harvest season in Vietnam’s golden North

Vietnam's stunning terraced rice fields bloomed early this year.

Being rich in Hanoi in the 1990s

An exhibit takes visitors down the memory lane with objects that were once too expensive for most Vietnamese.
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