Weekly roundup: Death of a landmark, livability ranking, drug addiction, and more

By VnExpress   December 17, 2016 | 10:02 am GMT+7

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

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Downfall: Death of a Saigon landmark, in the era of glass and concrete

As consumerist lifestyle takes over, heritage preservation becomes a ‘luxury’ concern.

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American surgeon helps poor Vietnamese patients face the world

Dr. McKay McKinnon has removed facial tumors for dozens of Vietnamese.

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Google reveals what Vietnamese searched for in 2016

Games, lottery and pop culture were among the year's hot topics besides international news like U.S. elections, Zika and Syria.

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Trump tells Vietnam prime minister he hopes ties will grow stronger

The two leaders discussed over the phone ways to promote trade ties.

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Vietnam may provide health insurance for people with HIV

The move comes at a time when international donors are cutting back funding for HIV/AIDS.

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Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City rank low in 'livable' index

Both cities 'have very inadequate road networks and transport systems.'

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Vietnam weighs doubling overtime limit following calls from foreign firms

The proposed new cap on overtime in Vietnam is still lower than its neighbors.

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Vietnamese students: 3rd best coders of the world

Ho Chi Minh City University of Science owns talented coders, HackerRank has found.

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Why Vietnam should care about how much Chinese tourists splurge

More spending by Chinese visitors can boost Vietnam’s GDP by 1 percentage point.

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Resurrecting Vietnam’s first foodie

VnExpress International will spend the next few weeks eating the great Vu Bang’s favorite meals in Hanoi.

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Vietnam's drug rehab riots: what went wrong

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Rising stars: Vietnam’s Da Lat, Sa Pa named among best new destinations for 2017

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