Weekly roundup: Big holiday decision, animal rescue, US-China tightrope, and more

By VnExpress   October 22, 2016 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Revisit the week with top stories curated by VnExpress International editors.

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Vietnam weighs record-long Lunar New Year break

State employees could for the first time have 10 days off for the Tet holiday, which will begin in late January.

     

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Formosa's fish kill robs Vietnam’s tourism of millions of dollars

Arrivals and tourism revenue in areas affected by the toxic spill fell by up to 90 percent.

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Vietnam leader slams corruption, eroding morality in Communist Party

Vietnam's top leader has admitted that immorality is eroding the ruling party, chipping away at public trust. 

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Saigon’s mediocre art shows drive tourists to sleep

Travel companies say the shows need to be more fun and contemporary.

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Vietnam walks a thin line as American, Chinese warships make landmark port calls

Vietnam has pursued a delicate path between the major world powers.

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Mekong Delta family celebrates $4 mln lottery win

'We couldn't sleep all night.'

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Floods claim 35 souls in central Vietnam

Residents still find themselves struggling with the wreckage left behind and are bracing for further storms.       

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All 3 bodies found after helicopter crashes in southern Vietnam

The helicopter crashed in Ba Ria-Vung Tau during a training session on Tuesday.

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Into the trenches with the bomb disposal squad

Disposing of deadly munitions in Vietnam seems an uphill task, but there may be hope.

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Vietnamese millennials, the couch potato generation

Not having enough exercise is one of the 10 leading risk factors for global mortality.

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Nascent network of animal rescue volunteers seeks coalition

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