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21 dead, dozens missing in Vietnam after typhoon brings destruction

Quang Nam - Twenty-one people have been killed and dozens more were feared dead on Thursday after a typhoon tore through central Vietnam, triggering landslides and causing some of the worst destruction seen in years.

Two dead, 26 missing as Typhoon Molave slams into Vietnam

Quang Ngai - Two people were reported killed and 26 others missing as Typhoon Molave hit central Vietnam Wednesday, knocking down trees and tearing roofs off homes in some of the worst destruction seen in years.

Vietnam to evacuate half a million as Typhoon Molave approaches

Quang Nam - Flood-ravaged Vietnam has begun evacuating more than half a million people from its central coastal region as it braces for Typhoon Molave, the fourth storm to hit the country in weeks.

Floods kill 111 in central Vietnam, Storm Saudel on the way

Hanoi - More than 100 people have died and 20 others are missing in central Vietnam following weeks of severe flooding and landslides, authorities said Wednesday, as the country braced for yet another storm this weekend.

Nine rescuers dead after Vietnam landslide; heavy rains continue

Hue - Nine members of a rescue team have been found dead after a bid to save workers from a hydropower plant engulfed by a landslide in central Vietnam, authorities said Thursday.

Hunt for missing rescue team in flood-hit Vietnam, more rain forecast

Hanoi - A search operation has been launched for a missing rescue team as severe flooding and landslides battered central Vietnam, authorities said on Wednesday, as the country braced for further heavy rain.

Floods, rough seas kill 18 in Vietnam as fresh storm on the way

Hanoi - At least 18 people died and more than a dozen are missing after floods submerged homes in central Vietnam and rough seas capsized fishing boats, authorities said Monday, as another storm threatened fresh downpours.

'I don't blame anyone': Vietnam truck tragedy families speak out one year on

Vietnam - Le Minh Tuan has curled up in the bed of his deceased son every night since the young man suffocated in a truck in Britain alongside dozens of other Vietnamese migrants one year ago.

Floods claim five lives in Vietnam and two Cambodians

Phnom Penh - Elderly residents and small children clung to inflatable tyres as soldiers and police used rope lines to get them to safety from rising floodwater on Saturday in Cambodia's western province of Battambang.

Trial to begin of suspects in UK migrant truck tragedy

London - Four men are due to go on trial in Britain on Monday in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants whose bodies were found in a lorry in southeast England.

Life still precarious for pangolins despite Vietnam's illegal trade crackdown

Ninh B - Head keeper Tran Van Truong gently takes a curled-up pangolin into his arms, comforting the shy creature rescued months earlier from traffickers in Vietnam.

Father and son jailed over bomb blast at Vietnam police station

Hanoi - Twenty people, including a father and son, were jailed Tuesday for the bombing of a police station in Ho Chi Minh City that injured three people, state media said.

Vietnam jails four people over Britain truck tragedy

Hanoi - Vietnam has jailed four people over their roles in the death of 39 migrants found in a refrigerated truck in Britain last year, state media said.

Pompeo urges Southeast Asia to shun South China Sea firms

Hanoi - Washington's top diplomat urged Southeast Asia on Thursday to cut ties with Chinese companies helping build islands in the South China Sea, weeks after the US blacklisted two dozen firms working in the disputed waters.

US-China tensions set to dominate Southeast Asia summit

Hanoi - US-China rivalry is set to dominate discussions as the foreign ministers of 10 Southeast Asian countries begin an online summit Wednesday, with Washington's top diplomat ready to take aim at Beijing's "bullying" in the South China Sea.

Virus despair forces girls across Asia into child marriage

New Delhi - Tens of thousands of girls across Asia are being forced into marriage by desperate families plunged into poverty because of the coronavirus pandemic, as campaigners warn years of progress tackling the practice is being undone.

Malaysia coast guard kill Vietnamese fisherman in S. China Sea clash

Kuala Lumpur - The Malaysian coast guard shot dead a Vietnamese fisherman whose boat tried to ram a patrol vessel in the South China Sea, an official said Monday.

Vietnam records first virus death as pandemic rebounds

Vietnam recorded its first coronavirus death on Friday as the pandemic rebounds in a country that had previously been praised for stubbing out the contagion.

Vietnam counts record number of cases as virus creeps back

Hanoi - Vietnam has recorded 45 new cases of COVID-19 -- its highest single daily tally since the pandemic began -- as an outbreak in the resort city of Danang erodes the country's efforts to stay virus-free.

Vietnam orders 21,000 Hanoi residents to take virus test

Hanoi - More than 21,000 people in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi have been ordered to take a coronavirus test, authorities said Thursday as they scrambled to contain the nation's first outbreak after three virus-free months.

Vietnam curbs movement in city of 1.1m as virus-free run ends

Hanoi - Vietnam will suspend all flights and public transport into and out of a city of 1.1 million people where the country's first coronavirus cases in months were recently detected, authorities said Monday.

Vietnam detects first coronavirus case in nearly 100 days

Vietnam has detected its first locally-transmitted case of coronavirus in nearly 100 days, authorities said Saturday, in a country whose swift and full lockdown won praise for controlling the spread of the disease.

Vietnam suspends wildlife trade as pandemic prods action

Vietnam, one of Asia's biggest consumers of wildlife products, has suspended all imports of wild animal species "dead or alive" and vowed to "eliminate" illegal markets across the country.

US voices concern over Vietnam sentence to Facebook user

Washington - The United States on Wednesday voiced concern after Vietnam handed down an eight year prison sentence to a Facebook user who broadcast pro-democracy views, calling on Hanoi to allow freedom of expression.

Gilty pleasure: Vietnam opens world's 'first' gold-plated hotel

For guests at the "Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake" coffee comes in a gold cup and bath time is taken in gilded splendour.

Pentagon: China military exercises will 'further destabilize' S. China Sea

Washington - The Pentagon said Thursday it was "concerned" about Chinese military exercises around a disputed archipelago in the South China Sea, noting the maneuvers will "further destabilize" the region.

Vietnam PM warns of economic calamity at ASEAN summit

South East Asian leaders warned Friday the virus pandemic had swept away years of economic gains and was hindering negotiations over the flashpoint South China Sea as they met online for a delayed summit.

Vietnam PM warns of economic calamity at ASEAN summit

Vietnam on Friday warned the virus pandemic had swept away years of economic gains as Southeast Asian leaders met online for a summit that will also be dominated by anxiety over Beijing's moves in the flashpoint South China Sea.

Twenty-six held over migrant lorry tragedy in Britain

Apo - Police in Belgium and France have arrested 26 suspected people smugglers over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants in a refrigerated truck in Britain last year.

Tourists back in Vietnam's Ha Long Bay as domestic travel opens

Ha Long - Vietnamese flocked to scenic spots and beaches Saturday, leaping at the chance to travel as the communist government eases restrictions on domestic movement to revive a tourism sector devastated by the coronavirus.
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