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Saigon slams the brakes on Uber, Grab expansion plans

There are now too many cabs for the city to handle, thanks to the two ride-hailing firms.

Saigon employs private firm to pump water from flood-prone street

The system has proven it can cope with high tides, but how will it cope with the city's notorious downpours?

Girl’s body found two days after being washed down drain in Vietnam

The teenager slipped while trying to push her motorbike to safety during a heavy downpour.
September 22, 2017 | 04:19 pm GMT+7

Malaria superbug spreads from Cambodia to southern Vietnam: report

The evolution and transnational spread of the parasite lineage ‘is of international concern.’
September 22, 2017 | 03:47 pm GMT+7

This crumbling mess is why hundreds of Saigon vendors are protesting

Repair work has been delayed on the city's main wet market despite vendors paying authorities $9.5 million to get started.
September 22, 2017 | 03:04 pm GMT+7

#TGIF: Go out and unsuck your life this weekend

It's queer week, contemporary dance and time for art shows. 
September 22, 2017 | 11:38 am GMT+7

Captain Sidewalk told to tread carefully around diplomatic cars as cleanup campaign continues

Doan Ngoc Hai showed a rare moment of leniency on Thursday and simply issued a warning to the driver of a diplomatic car.
September 22, 2017 | 10:54 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s government debt jumps 80 pct in four years

Over 42 percent of the $93.4 billion debt was owed to foreign lenders in 2015.
September 22, 2017 | 10:23 am GMT+7

Vietnam speaks out on US documentary TV series 'The Vietnam War'

Vietnam's foreign ministry spokesperson hopes that 'the American people and filmmakers understand the legitimacy of the resistance war.'
September 22, 2017 | 08:07 am GMT+7

Air pollution cuts 1.16 years off life expectancy in Vietnam: study

Air quality in northern and central Vietnam is much worse than in the south, the study notes.
September 21, 2017 | 05:54 pm GMT+7

US denies visa to Vietnamese donor whose dying sister needs stem cell transplant

Time is running out but US immigration is refusing to budge, saying there is a risk the woman would outstay her visa.
September 21, 2017 | 05:06 pm GMT+7

Da Nang transforms exhibition space into slick media center in preparation for APEC Summit

The center is expected to serve 2,000 reporters who will be attending the event in November.
September 21, 2017 | 12:27 pm GMT+7

Ornamental bird trade a threat to wild species in Vietnam: survey

Only 10 percent of popular species in Vietnam are protected by trade regulations.
September 21, 2017 | 11:35 am GMT+7

Vietnamese tour guides petition against illegal Chinese rivals in Da Nang

Unlicensed Chinese guides are allegedly giving distorted versions of Vietnam's history and culture to tourists.
September 21, 2017 | 10:51 am GMT+7

Vietnamese man fined after sharing video of himself escaping from police in high-speed chase

The millennial boasted that he was traveling at speeds of up 299kph, which is faster than a hurricane if true.
September 20, 2017 | 07:10 pm GMT+7