Weekly roundup: Unabated wildlife crime, the rules of boozing, Zika threat, and more

By VnExpress   November 5, 2016 | 02:00 am GMT+7

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

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WWF starts petition to end wildlife trade in Vietnam, decries lack of action

'Illegal rhino horn and ivory are still openly for sale in wildlife markets and on social media/online. Yet there has not been a single recorded prosecution of a rhino horn or ivory trafficker.'

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Eating and drinking, for no particular purpose

All you need, besides good company, is beer, delicious food and a sense of freedom.

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Ho Chi Minh City confirms 9 more Zika cases, raises Vietnam’s total to 39

There are signs of the virus spreading rapidly across the city of 12 million.

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Compensation starts to reach fishermen after Formosa's toxic spill

Three out of four provinces affected by Taiwanese steel plant Formosa's toxic spill have completed damage reports.

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Vietnam may allow conjugal visits to make prisons more humane

The Ministry of Public Security is drafting a rule allowing inmates to meet their spouse in private rooms.

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Vietnam gets second billionaire

A stock rally has shot property tycoon Trinh Van Quyet into the coveted place.

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Visa waivers lift Vietnam's foreign tourist arrivals

Visitor numbers have spiked to 8 million.

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Vietnam all set for long holidays in 2017

But a very long break for the Lunar New Year is almost out of the question.

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Indonesia, Vietnam look to blaze trail for solar in Southeast Asia

Countries around the world are coming under increasing pressure to crack down on carbon emissions.

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In Hanoi, sounds of the past resonate amid noises of vulgar age

In times of fast-food pop culture, good old music may bring you back to a purer past.

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Half of Vietnam's workforce opts for early retirement, threatening pension fund

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Multiple dam discharges soak Vietnam's ancient town

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