Weekly roundup: Saigon's deadliest fire in years, Hanoi traffic mayhem, Vietnamese students among region's smartest and more

March 24, 2018 | 05:25 pm GMT+7

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

Weekly roundup: Vietnams indie music scene, zipline in cave kingdom, how the rich spend Tet and more (Bài clone - 3)

13 killed in Vietnam apartment fire

The 20-story building in HCMC is home to more than 700 families and hundreds fled in chaos after waking up to thick black smoke.

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Vietnamese students among top performers in developing East Asia and Pacific: report

The average performance in Vietnam surpassed even some OECD member countries, including the U.S., the U.K. and France.

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US to suspend certain visas for Vietnamese nationals 

The visas will only be issued prior to March 23, according to a report by the U.S. embassy in Hanoi.

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Vietnam emerging as attractive destination for foreign property investors

Property prices in Vietnam are among the best value in Southeast Asia

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Quang Ninh ranked Vietnam's most competitive province in 2017

This is the first year the province has topped the Provincial Competitiveness Index.

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Day of Happiness 2018: How happy is Vietnam?

Global reports offer differing views on just how happy the country is.

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Vietnamese godchild of Stephen Hawking remembers strict and loving father

The orphan said being chosen as his goddaughter ‘was the best random thing’ in her life.

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Former oil honcho implicates ex-PM in massive Vietnam graft case

Dinh La Thang was chairman of PetroVietnam before his career took off as transport minister under PM Nguyen Tan Dung.

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Top Vietnamese firms among best to work for in the country: survey

Foreign firms still dominated the top 20, but there were more Vietnamese firms in the top five than ever before.

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Vietnam scores low on global ranking of talent attraction

The country benefits from political stability and vibrant social networks, but technology and research spending are limited.

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Thousands bid farewell as late PM Phan Van Khai makes final journey home

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Follow the flowers: On the hunt with nomadic beekeepers in Vietnam

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