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Vietnam capital to reassign obese, rude traffic cops: paper

HANOI (Reuters) - Pot-bellied, short, or abusive traffic policemen will be barred from working on the streets of Vietnam's capital and assigned desk jobs instead as Hanoi police try to clean up their unsavory image, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.Full story

Myanmar weathers storm in quest for SEA Games gold glut

HANOI (Reuters) - Mention the words "kempo", "vovinam" or "chinlone" and expect an angry response from Southeast Asia's seething sports bosses - if they can remember what they are. Full story

Vietnam steps up bank, state firm reforms in economic roadmap

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam has approved a broad plan to boost its economy to 2020, focusing on restructuring public investment, banks and state-owned enterprises while controlling inflation and maintaining growth. Full story

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HANOI, VIETNAM - JULY 20: 22 year old street barber Mr Quan, poses for a portrait as he waits for customers at his roadside barber shop on July 20, 2013 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Mr Quan has been a street barber for one year after completing service in the Vietnamese army. Hanoi's street barbers are a tra