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Woman honored by King Charles for saving twin sister from crocodile attack

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A woman who saved her twin sister from a crocodile attack by punching it repeatedly is among those who received this year King's Gallantry Medal, to honor those who show courage and bravery in the face of danger.

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$196M project set to expand Hanoi airport's international terminal

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The T2 international terminal of Hanoi's Noi Bai Airport will be expanded with VND5 trillion ($196.4 million), equipping it with more booths and scanners and increasing its capacity to 10-15 million visitors a year.

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Women fined for doing yoga on busy road

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Several women in northern Thai Binh Province were fined up to VND200,000 ($7.85) each for doing yoga in the middle of a main road.

Vietnam names new National Assembly chairman

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Standing deputy chairman of the National Assembly (NA) Tran Thanh Man was unanimously voted to be the new NA chairman on Monday.

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HCMC man ramming motorbike into traffic cop faces attempted murder charge

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The HCMC police have decided to charge a 22-year-old man for attempted murder for deliberately crashing his motorcycle into a traffic police officer who had tried to stop him.

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HCMC to spend $13.7M to ease traffic at hotspots

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HCMC has earmarked VND350 billion (US$13.74 million) to renovate and upgrade traffic infrastructure at places prone to congestion and accidents.

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Hogwarts Hanoi: Vietnam school inspired by Harry Potter

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Brighton College Vietnam is inspired by the magical campus design of Hogwarts, the central setting in J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series, resembling famous scenes from the book and film franchises.

Vietnam starts voting on top legislator

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The National Assembly, Vietnam's legislature, begins the process of electing its chairman on Monday after the opening of its seventh session.

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HCMC's air quality stays moderate Monday

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Ho Chi Minh City continues to see moderate air quality on Monday, while Hanoi's level stays unhealthy for sensitive groups.

Sunday, May 19

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Elon Musk launches Starlink in Indonesia

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Tech billionaire Elon Musk launched Sunday his Starlink service on Indonesia's resort island of Bali as the country aims to extend internet to its remote areas.

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Vietnam prime minister registers to donate tissues, organs

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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has registered to donate his tissues and organs after death and called on people to volunteer to help save lives.

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Chinese e-bike brand uses map that violates Vietnam's sovereignty

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The store location map of Chinese-backed electric motorbike brand Yadea Vietnam uses the Chinese names for Vietnam's Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos, it has been discovered.

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Four face charges for parking luxury cars on road for wedding photo shoot

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Four people are under criminal investigation for disturbing public order after they parked luxury cars in the middle of a north-south axis road for a wedding photo shoot.

Vietnam to start vote on new president and National Assembly chair Monday

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The National Assembly will begin the process of electing the state president and NA chairman on Monday, the opening day of its seventh session.

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Pilgrim spends 6 years traversing Vietnam on foot

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A man from central Vietnam has been walking throughout the country since 2017 as a form of personal pilgrimage.

06

Vietnamese women on trial for selling newborn babies

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A court in the southern province of Binh Duong is hearing a case in which eight women have admitted to selling their newborns.

Vietnamese man, 21, wins PhD scholarship at top US technology institute

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A Vietnamese college student in the U.K. has won a full Ph.D. scholarship worth $116,000 per year in Bioengineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) of the U.S.

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Why candidates get rejected by world's top university Oxford

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Lack of research goals, complaining and excessively listing achievements are three main reasons candidates get rejected by Oxford University, the world's top higher education institution, according to three Vietnamese alumni.

03

Buddha statues unearthed in Laos’s Bokeo province

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Lao authorities on May 16 announced that a Buddha statue with a height of at least two meters has been excavated from a sandy area near the Mekong River in the northern Lao province of Bokeo.

Saturday, May 18

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Public security minister To Lam recommended to be Vietnam's new president

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The Central Party Committee has recommended public security minister To Lam to become Vietnam's president and standing vice chairman of the National Assembly Tran Thanh Man its chairman.

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Vietnam party committee 'reaches consensus' on presidential, parliamentary positions

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The Communist Party's Central Committee has reached a consensus on plans for Vietnam's president and National Assembly chairperson positions, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said Saturday.

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Man who killed woman on Hanoi street has died: police

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Police in Hanoi’s Soc Son District said Friday that the man suspected of killing a woman by stabbing her repeatedly in public on Monday has died.

Two police officers killed in suspected Al Qaeda-linked attack in Malaysia

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Two police officers were killed and another was injured in Malaysia's Johor state on Friday morning, when they were attacked by a man suspected of being a member of the Al Qaeda-linked militant group Jemaah Islamiah (JI), officials said.

22-year-old Vietnamese makes Forbes's '30 Under 30 Asia' list for social impact

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University student Tran Tuan Minh has made it to U.S. magazine Forbes's list of "30 Under 30 Asia" people having a social impact.

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Over 40 Hanoi houses in river collapse risk due to sand mining

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A total of 42 houses in Hanoi's Ba Vi District have been damaged and are sinking after a local embankment section was eroded, forcing people to evacuate over fears of their homes falling into the river.

03

UK advised to keep current work rights for international students

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The U.K.'s Migratory Advisory Committee (MAC) has recommended to the government that the Graduate Route, an immigration pathway among international students seeking employment in the U.K. post-graduation, should be maintained.

Former health minister receives reduced sentence in Covid test kit bribery scandal

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Former Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long and five other defendants in a major Covid-19 test kit scandal had their sentences reduced during an appeal court hearing in Hanoi on Friday.

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Over 100 in central Vietnam fall prey to South Korean job scams

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More than 100 people from a commune in Quang Ngai Province have been scammed of VND15-50 million (US$560-1,960) by a woman who promised to send them to South Korea for work, but then absconded.

After Cambodia crypto scam, Indians demand more jobs at home

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Starved and locked in a room under round-the-clock video surveillance, Dinabandhu Sahu spent sleepless nights wondering if he would ever again see his family back home in India after he was duped into a job scam in Cambodia.

Friday, May 17

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Heavy rains leave downtown Da Nang in traffic chaos

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Downpours on Friday morning caused deep flooding in many streets in Da Nang City’s center, leading to numerous vehicle breakdowns and chaotic traffic conditions.