By: on July 9, 2018
Faulty map showing Paracel and Spratly Islands as part of China was stated to be a technical error. Facebook has issued an apology to its Vietnamese users for an incident involving a wrongful depiction of the country's sovereignty on a map used by the company. In a press release issued Thursday, the social networking giant said that the issue with a map used for the Facebook advertising tool was a technical error and a patch to fix it was being deployed globally. Facebook then apologize...
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By: on January 25, 2017
We hate to sound facetious, but - we told you so! As part of our job bringing you the best in entertainment, nightlife, art, culture, food and drink, we’ve known for years what no less than the World Economic Forum have just confirmed; Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have both made the top ten in their list of the world’s ‘most dynamic cities’. Based broadly on a city’s capacity to embrace rapid change, or what they call a ‘Momentum Index’, Ho Chi Minh City has taken out the number two spot, with...
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By: on December 31, 2016
Departing for a homecoming trip for holiday celebrations with family is never easy for Vietnamese people in such crowded cities as Hanoi or Saigon. On Friday, as salaried people and students entered a three-day New Year holiday, heavy traffics were thrown into chaos at streets surrounding each city’s airports and bus stations. In Ho Chi Minh City, all streets leading to Tan Son Nhat International Airport were packed with thousands of vehicles as people rushed to take flights home or to touri...
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By: on October 23, 2016
A Vietnamese teenage girl has tried to set her school on fire but ended up getting burned herself as part of the disturbing internet challenge dubbed “Vietnamese say, Vietnamese do”. The girl suffered minor burns to her legs after trying but failing to set a local secondary school on fire. The whole incident was recorded on camera, and showed the girl pouring about half a liter of petrol in front of the medical room at the school. Then, being cheered on by friends who were present to witnes...
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By: on October 23, 2016
Ho Chi Minh City's arts scene is seriously lacking performances that can entertain the increasing number of tourists visiting the southern hub, travel companies said at a conference on Wednesday. Surveys by art program organizers in Ho Chi Minh City showed that only 4 percent of tourists who visit the city go to arts performances, and some of them fall asleep midway through. Among the common performances in the city are traditional music, puppet shows and wedding shows, which according to t...
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By: on October 22, 2016
Traffic accidents kill thousands of people every year in Vietnam and more than 40 percent of road fatalities involve drinking and driving, official data have shown. "Last year, more than 8,700 people were killed in traffic accidents nationwide and nearly 4,000 of them died in alcohol-related accidents," said Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee. Binh was speaking at a conference in Hanoi on Wednesday to discuss measures to improve traffic ...
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By: on October 15, 2016
[/b]Vietnamese Facebook figure Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh was arrested on Tuesday by police on charges of “spreading propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.”[/b] The arrest warrant was ratified by the People’s Procuracy of Khanh Hoa Province in south-central Vietnam. Quynh, 37, is better known as ‘Me Nam’ (Mother Mushroom), as displayed on her Facebook account. Police reports show that Quynh has, since 2012, been using multiple Facebook accounts under the names of Me Nam, Me Nam Ga...
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By: on October 15, 2016
[/i]Truong Ho Phuong Nga, 2007 Miss Vietnam in Russia, has been arrested for allegedly swindling a man out of $734,000 in HCMC. File photo[/i] A Vietnamese-Russian beauty queen has been indicted for fraud after allegedly swindling a Vietnamese businessman out of VND16.5 billion (US$740,000). Truong Ho Phuong Nga, 29, who won the Miss Vietnam in Russia beauty contest in 2007, can be jailed for life if found guilty. Her friend, Nguyen Duc Thuy Dung, 27, has been charged with colluding wit...
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By: on May 23, 2016
Obama lifts arms ban in his first visit to Vietnam By FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press MSN HANOI, Vietnam — U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday lifted a decades-old arms export embargo for Vietnam during his first visit to the communist country, looking to bolster a government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner even as he pushes for better human rights from the one-party state. Obama announced the full removal of the embargo at a news conference, saying the move was int...
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By: on May 22, 2016
BY KOMO STAFF FRIDAY, MAY 20TH 2016 FILE - Tukwila Police investigate a shooting on March 3, 2016. (Photo: KOMO News) TUKWILA, Wash. -- A study released Friday citing research of FBI crime report statistics now says Tukwila is no longer the second-most dangerous city in America. It now tops the list, passing Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The report by SafeWise said they analyzed FBI crime report statistics from 2014 for all cities with a population of more than 10,000, and then tal...
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By: on May 1, 2016
© Tannis Toohey via Getty Images Starbucks Grande Iced Nonfat Latte. For Dish column. May 16, 2011 TANNIS TOOHEY/TORONTO STAR (Photo by Tannis Toohey/Toronto Star via Getty Images) Tannis Toohey via Getty Images Woman Files $5 Million Lawsuit Against Starbucks For Putting Too Much Ice In Her Drinks Nina Golgowski MSN An Illinois woman is reportedly suing Starbucks for $5 million over the amount of ice it puts in customers' drinks. Stacy Pincus accuses the coffee chain o...
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By: on April 25, 2016
All eastbound lanes of State Route 16 are closed after a serious-injury collision on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. A man trying to push his disabled truck off of the road was hit and dragged by a car Sunday night a bit before 11 p.m., according to Washington State Patrol. The car that hit the man caught fire. According to State Patrol, the collision was likely fatal. The man who was struck has been transported to an emergency room. The man driving the truck had three kids in the vehicl...
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