Vietnamese legislators want to open casinos for locals
A contingent of lawmakers have proposed including provisions that would open casinos to Vietnamese gamblers in a draft decree presented Thursday.
Vietnam Airlines passenger fined for opening emergency exit

The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) has fined a Vietnam Airlines passenger VND20 million (US$948) for opening an emergency exit while a plane was about to take off.

Technicians suspended in latest Vietnam Airlines’ incident
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has suspended a repair crew that forgot to install a case designed to a brake cooling fan on a Vietnam Airlines plane last month.
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Vietnam minister calls for calm in face of 8,500 measles cases, 114 fatalities
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has ordered national focus on fighting measles as the Health Ministry said Thursday the disease seems to have hit some 8,500 people including many children nationwide.
Chau Hong Liem and his mother Le Thi Ben were jailed at a HCMC court on April 16 for attempting to rob a foreign tourist
A Ho Chi Minh City court sentenced a man and his mother to four and one years, respectively, on Wednesday for attempting to rob a Japanese tourist last year.
Police seek charges against 3 Taiwanese in 229kg heroin haul
Vietnam's Ministry of Public Security is seeking charges against three Taiwanese men for allegedly smuggling 229 kilograms of heroin from Vietnam to Taiwan by air last November.

Vietnam hub concerns over safety of ‘world’s best street foods’
A high-ranking health official cautioned people that Vietnam's street food remains largely unregulated and risky to eat
Vietnam police return stolen dog to Saudi Arabian embassy staff

Hanoi police have recovered the stolen dog of a Saudi Arabian embassy staffer at a local pet shop, Lao Dong (Labor) Newspaper reported.

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