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Vietnam’s ‘pulling wife’ custom deemed illegal in modern times: experts (Video)

Created 08 February 2017
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Several young men in northern Vietnam have abused a deeply-rooted ethnic custom known as ‘pulling wife’ to ‘kidnap’ and forcefully ask any girl of their choice to become their wives regardless of the girls’ consent.

Elderly care centres: dutiful to parents or not?

Created 21 October 2016
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Everyday Đặng Thị Hoạch, 80, from Thạch Thất District, enjoys walking and talking with other old people at the Thiên Đức Elderly Care Centre on the outskirts of Hà Nội.

 

Gift market busy ahead of Vietnamese Women’s Day

Created 19 October 2016
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Huỳnh Tuấn Nam of HCM City was choosing gifts for his mother and wife for Vietnamese Women’s Day on October 20 at a shopping mall in District 7.

 

The diamond wedding of Vietnamese couple

Created 10 October 2016
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Wedding photos of a couple more than 80 years old have amazed Vietnamese facebookers and Internet users.

 

Mekong Delta women escape from foreign husbands, return home

Created 06 October 2016
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Many women in the Mekong Delta who married men from Taiwan, South Korea, China and other countries with the hopes to change their lives have had to return home. 

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Be careful: Online life threatens real life

Created 04 October 2016
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(8 votes, average 3.13 out of 5)

The fact that some young people are spending more time online than in real life has become a real threat as they are building a life on the Internet, particularly Facebook, that is far different from their real lives or personality. 

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Photos of Vietnam’s 87-year-old woman in swimsuit attract millions of viewers

Created 04 July 2016
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(7 votes, average 2.86 out of 5)

The photos showing an old lady in swimwear, smiling happily next to her husband on the beach, have been shared by millions of people on the Internet in recent days. 

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Gambling-mad Vietnamese put their houses on Euro 2016

Created 24 June 2016
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Football and a flutter go hand-in-hand in Vietnam making Euro 2016 a golden opportunity for fans to enjoy two national obsessions, even for those who have already bet their houses on the beautiful game -- and lost.

Men watch a Euro 2016 football match in a coffee shop in Hanoi. Photo: AFP

 

Hanoians spend cash on cool penny bun mushroom

Created 21 June 2016
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Boletus edulis, king bolete or more the commonly known penny bun mushroom is becoming popular in Hanoi due to its supposed cooling properties that can reduce body heat.

 

The commune of cornea donors

Created 06 June 2016
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Of 235 cornea donators in the country in 2015, 85 of them were residents of Con Thoi commune of Ninh Binh province. The number of people in Con Thoi who have registered to donate their corneas after death has risen to nearly 500.

 

Awareness needed in food safety

Created 17 May 2016
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It’s 7am on a Sunday morning and Mrs. Le Thi Tam has just been to her local market in Vinh Phuc ward, Ba Dinh district in Hanoi to buy food for the week.

 

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