Weekly roundup: Visa waivers, food safety, surviving summer heat and more

By VnExpress   June 11, 2017 | 09:05 am GMT+7

Revisit the week with top stories compiled by VnExpress International's editors.

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Australia, India left out as Vietnam renews visa-free travel for some Europeans

Industry insiders are unable to push for a wider visa program to include more nationalities.

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Hanoians get inventive during record heat wave

Dorm students and tuk-tuk drivers are turning to cheap, creative solutions for relief from record temperatures in the capital.

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Facebook users face $2,200 fine for posting 'harmful' content in Vietnam

That penalty is equivalent to Vietnam's annual average income.

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Don't look away: Shocking photos of waste from Vietnam and around the globe

Images show a global struggle and serve as a stark reminder of the world we live in.

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For the love of science

What happens when you encourage a group of Vietnamese kids to ask questions and more questions?

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The abandoned skyscraper of Saigon

From one of the city's most ambitious projects to a notorious eyesore.

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Vietnam's rising middle class drives car market forward amid regional slowdown

Cars are also a status symbol favored by a new generation of Vietnamese consumers.

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How will Saigon track down Facebook retailers to collect tax?

Tax officials are reaching out to 13,500 retailers in their database, but they admit this will be a very tough task.

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Life expectancy or quality of life: How healthy are the Vietnamese?

Vietnamese people are estimated to lose 9.4 years of a healthy life.

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10 waterfalls to escape Vietnam's summer heat

From the northern border to the southern coastline, Vietnam boasts an endless range of majestic waterfalls for your summer getaway.

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Lawmakers say unsafe food giving Vietnamese 'long, slow death'

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'Color Me Gone': Vietnam, as a dark fairy tale

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