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Drugs kill seven at Vietnam music festival

19-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Seven Vietnamese have died and five are in a coma after taking drugs at an electronic dance music festival in Hanoi, officials said Monday, as authorities scrambled to trace [...]
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Major fire engulfs homes in downtown Hanoi

19-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Firefighters late Monday battled a major blaze in central Hanoi that engulfed several homes near a children’s hospital and sent panicked residents running for safety. [...]
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Travel booking startup VLeisure Vietnam has raised funding led by Korea’s BonAngels

19-Sep-2018 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

The undisclosed amount of funding puts the company’s valuation at $4M Vietnam-based travel and accommodation booking marketplace in Southeast Asia VLeisure has raised [...]
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13 Chefs, 8 Michelin Stars Line Up for Culinary Stars 2018 at Metropole Hanoi

13 Chefs, 8 Michelin Stars Line Up for Culinary Stars 2018 at Metropole Hanoi

17-Sep-2018 Intellasia | | 5:19 PM

An illustrious band of thirteen internationally renowned chefs will converge on Hanoi during the first week of October for a culinary extravaganza at the Sofitel Legend [...]
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Corrected: Vietnam jails two Vietnamese-Americans for 14 years over bomb plots

05-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

(Corrects to clarify in the third paragraph that the convicted were not accused of a June police station bombing as originally reported; clarifies the nature of the [...]
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Vietnam says police arrest seven more from group accused of June police station bombing

04-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Vietnamese state media reported that police have arrested seven more people they say belong to an exile group based in Canada that aims to overthrow the ruling Communist [...]
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Vietnam’s online travel booking startup Vntrip raises funding from Swiss investor

22-Aug-2018 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

Last November, Vntrip secured an undisclosed sum in funding from late-stage investment company Hendale Capital Vntrip, an online travel agency in Vietnam, announced today it [...]
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Treatment of Jailed Vietnam Dissidents Draws Petition, Hunger Strike

22-Aug-2018 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Jailed Vietnamese human rights defender Tran Thi Nga has received beatings and death threats from a cellmate assigned to her by authorities, her husband told RFA’s [...]
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Vietnam finds activist guilty of anti-government charges

18-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:14 AM

A court in central Vietnam sentenced an activist to 20 years in prison Thursday after finding him guilty of attempting to overthrow the Communist government, his lawyer said, [...]
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Storm Bebinca weakens as it makes landfall in northern Vietnam

18-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:14 AM

Tropical storm Bebinca weakened as it made landfall in northern Vietnam on Friday, flooding some villages in one province but there were no reports of major damage. Vietnam [...]
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Vietnam’s caged bears dying off as bile prices plummet

18-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:14 AM

Two moon bears are gently removed from the cramped cages where they have been held for 13 years, rescuers carefully checking their rotten teeth and matted paws before sending [...]
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Vietnam sentences activist to 20 years prison amid dissent crackdown

17-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:27 AM

A court in northern Vietnam on Thursday sentenced an activist to 20 years in prison after he was convicted in a one-day trial of attempting to overthrow the state, his lawyer [...]
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Handy engineering: Vietnam’s ‘Golden Bridge’ has giant support

02-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

In the mountains of central Vietnam, a colossal pair of hands lifts a golden thread of walkway high above the clifftops, as if the mountain itself has sprouted limbs. [...]
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Vietnam Floods Kill 3, Threaten to Submerge Parts of Hanoi

02-Aug-2018 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:02 AM

Seasonal floods have killed three people and threaten to submerge parts of Vietnam’s capital, officials said Tuesday. Two children and a man drowned Monday in Chuong My [...]
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Fugitive spy jailed in Vietnam for ‘leaking state secrets’

01-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:02 AM

A fugitive spy was jailed for nine years in Vietnam on Monday for “divulging state secrets” after he tried to flee to Europe holding a forged passport in a rare [...]
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