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Vietnam: Country in Southeast Asia
Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is a country in Southeast Asia and the easternmost country on the Indochinese Peninsula. With an estimated 96.2 million inhabitants as of 2019, it is the 15th most populous country in the world. Vietnam shares its land borders with China to the north, and Laos and Cambodia to the west. It shares its maritime borders with Thailand through the Gulf of Thailand, and the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia through the South China Sea. Its capital city is Hanoi, and its most populous city is Ho Chi Minh City, also known by its former name of Saigon.

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Vietnam cancels 2020 F1 race due to COVID-19 pandemic [Video]

Vietnam cancels 2020 F1 race due to COVID-19 pandemic

File footage of the Hanoi Street Circuit being prepared to host the 2020 Vietnam Grand Prix, which has been officially cancelled by organisers.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:45Published
Vietnam: Dozens killed after storm unleashes floods [Video]

Vietnam: Dozens killed after storm unleashes floods

At least 36 people have died in flooding in Vietnam, as Tropical Storm Nangka makes landfall.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:31Published
Aerial video shows scale of deadly central Vietnam floods [Video]

Aerial video shows scale of deadly central Vietnam floods

More than a hundred thousand homes have been submerged during the floods and nearly 46,000 people evacuated.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Watch: Massive anti-China protest outside Chinese Consulate in Toronto [Video]

Watch: Massive anti-China protest outside Chinese Consulate in Toronto

A massive anti-China protest was held outside the Chinese Consulate in Canada's Toronto. The protest was organised on the 71st National Day of People's Republic of China. Members of Hong Kong, Tibetan,..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 01:48Published
New Press Museum in Vietnam skirts round thorny issues [Video]

New Press Museum in Vietnam skirts round thorny issues

New Press Museum in Vietnam skirts round thorny issues

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:42Published
Vietnam veteran out of the hospital after 2-month battle with COVID-19 [Video]

Vietnam veteran out of the hospital after 2-month battle with COVID-19

"When I got downstairs out of the elevator, it was just one monster roar of people clapping," he said on his way out of the hospital.

Credit: ABC Action News     Duration: 01:27Published
Vietnamese man grows 16-foot-long dreadlock [Video]

Vietnamese man grows 16-foot-long dreadlock

While coronavirus lockdowns caused many men across the world to grow their hair longer than usual, none compare with Vietnam's Nguyen Van Chien who has gone almost 80 years without a trim.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published
Vietnamese man grows 16-foot long dreadlock [Video]

Vietnamese man grows 16-foot long dreadlock

While coronavirus lockdowns caused many men across the world to grow their hair longer than usual, none compare with Vietnam's Nguyen Van Chien who has gone almost 80 years without a trim.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published
Vietnamese man grows 6-foot long dreadlock [Video]

Vietnamese man grows 6-foot long dreadlock

While coronavirus lockdowns caused many men across the world to grow their hair longer than usual, none compare with Vietnam's Nguyen Van Chien who has gone almost 80 years without a trim.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

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More than 300,000 used condoms that had been washed and were being packaged for sale to the public as "new" were discovered by Vietnamese police during a raid on Tuesday, according to local reports.
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Amid coronavirus controversies, don't forget the nightmarish American death toll

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11/10: Death toll rising in super typhoon aftermath; The storied football team of Gallaudet

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Vietnam is holding talks aimed at easing the entry of citizens from China, South Korea and Japan into the country after restrictions on foreign visitors amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of..
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A British pilot in Vietnam stricken with COVID-19 who at one point seemed close to death has almost fully recovered and is in a position to be discharged from hospital, a Vietnamese medical official..
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Two Northern Irishmen are set to be extradited to Britain to face manslaughter charges over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people found in the back of a truck near London last year, Ireland's courts heard..
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