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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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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.

Sunday, May 19

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

Indonesia seeds clouds to block rainfall after floods killed at least 67

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Indonesian authorities seeded clouds on Wednesday, trying to prevent further rain and flash floods after deluges that hit Sumatra Island over the weekend left at least 67 people dead and another 20 missing.

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HCMC teacher asks students to spank classmate for being late

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A high school teacher in HCMC allowed six students to spank a classmate for arriving late.

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Three men arrested for illegal trade of live tiger, frozen bear

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Police in the northern province of Phu Tho have busted a ring involved in the illegal transporting and trading of endangered animals, detaining three men and seizing one live tiger and one frozen bear.

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American $1.35B jackpot winner accused of making false promise of sharing with family

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The family of a Mega Millions prize owner told the court he had promised to buy a house for his father, establish a trust fund worth millions of dollars, and fund medical expenses for his father and stepmother, but failed to do so.

S. Korea employment applications from Vietnam exceed quota threefold

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Around 45,000 Vietnamese have applied to work abroad in South Korea this year, about three times the intended quota of 15,400, according to the Center of Overseas Labor.

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Thai cannabis groups urge government to rethink plan to re-criminalize marijuana

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Dozens of Thai cannabis advocates urged the government on Thursday to abandon its plans to re-list marijuana as an illegal narcotic, a week after it announced its dramatic policy U-turn just two years after de-criminalizing it.

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Climate change could force Thailand to relocate capital Bangkok

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Thailand may have to consider relocating its capital Bangkok because of rising sea levels, a senior official in the country's climate change office told AFP.

Sex education to be banned for under nines in England

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Schools in England will be banned from teaching sex education and gender identity to children below nine under new government proposals due to be published Thursday.

Thursday, May 16

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Former HCMC leader stripped of Party titles

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Former Ho Chi Minh City Party Secretary and People's Committee Chairman Le Thanh Hai has been stripped of all his Party titles, announced the 13th Party Central Committee on Thursday.

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Vietnam Party Committee recommends presidential, parliamentary candidates

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The Central Party Committee is recommending candidates for president and National Assembly chair who will be voted on by the parliament as their predecessors step down.

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Vietnam Party Secretariat seat swaps for new member

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The Central Party Committee has agreed to relieve Truong Thi Mai of her position as Permanent Member of the Secretariat per her personal request.

Rapist recently released from prison rapes woman in Vung Tau

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Police in the southern beach city of Vung Tau have arrested a man for raping a woman and sexually attacking another.

HCMC sewers, road damaged after torrential rain despite $9M anti-flooding project

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Several sewers on HCMC's Vo Van Ngan Street and its sections were damaged amid heavy rain Wednesday evening, despite an anti-flooding project having been launched in the area three weeks ago.