In pictures: The best of Vietnam this week

Check out some of the most stunning Instagram photos hashtagged #vietnam. 
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11th time a charm: The Vietnamese who refuse to give up on high school dreams

Middle-aged test takers share inspiring stories for personal achievements.
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Pop star Ariana Grande to bring her 'Dangerous Woman' world tour to Saigon

It's rare to see an international pop star pick Vietnam for their concert tour.
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Groom for hire: The dark secrets of Vietnam’s strange wedding service

Even 'sacred' marriage is not immune to commercialization.
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In Vietnam, good parenting equals a straight-A kid, plus an American degree

Call it love, ambition or obsession, but the only thing most Vietnamese care about is a well-educated child.

Violence erupts between Grab crews and traditional motorbike taxis in Hanoi, Saigon

Stories of bullying, threats and revenge schemes have been shared on social media. 

In Vietnam's coal kingdom, locals risk lives to turn dust into gold

For many in Quang Ninh Province, the dark waters that pass by their homes mean money.

Weekly roundup: Sleepless in Saigon, husband for rent, deadly heat, and more

Revisit the week with top stories compiled by VnExpress International's editors.

Competition heats up as convenience stores race for dominance in Vietnam

With a slate of brands operating nearly 2,000 stores, the remaining space for expansion is limited.

China, India, Japan hamper Asia oil demand growth, efforts to balance market

China, India and Japan make up 20 pct of world oil demand.

US halts Brazil beef imports, citing food safety concerns

1.9 million pounds (861,825 kilograms) of Brazilian beef products were refused entry to the U.S.

Sun Group to launch luxury resort in Ha Long Bay

The developer expects the project, designed by renowned experts, to stimulate tourism in Quang Ninh Province.

Saigon cab firm lodges formal complaint after losing out to Uber, Grab

The plight of traditional taxis has received little sympathy from members of the public, who say they are fed up ...

This untouched beach in central Vietnam will take your breath away

The newly-discovered Bai Dong Beach is wowing locals with its sparkling blue waters, white sands and delicious ...

The global booze trip: How the world drinks

Alcohol consumption is reportedly fizzling in many parts of the world as health concerns mount. But for now, the ...

This untouched beach in central Vietnam will take your breath away

The newly-discovered Bai Dong Beach is wowing locals with its sparkling blue waters, white sands and delicious ...

In pictures: The best of Vietnam this week

Check out some of the most stunning Instagram photos hashtagged #vietnam. 

Done and dusted? Vietnam's chicken feather cleaners face stiff competition

Cheap synthetic dusters have flooded the market -- the latest influx of mass-produced goods to chip away at ...

Show must go on: Saigon's Bui Vien Street stays open under construction rubble

Vendors are trying to cover up the construction mess to stop visitors from turning away.
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