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Final remains of UK truck victims arrive in Vietnam

Hanoi - The final remains of the 39 people found dead in a truck in Britain last month arrived in Vietnam Saturday, the foreign ministry said, returning them to bereft families after weeks of waiting.

Vietnamese families bury first victims of UK truck tragedy

Dien Chau - Throngs of weeping relatives on Thursday buried the first of 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a truck in Britain last month, in emotional ceremonies for the young victims whose deaths have rattled their rural towns.

Vietnam families to bury victims of UK truck tragedy

Dien Chau - The families of some of the 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a truck in Britain prepared for emotional burials for their children Thursday after an agonising weeks-long wait to bring their bodies home.

Vietnam families to bury victims of UK truck tragedy

Vietnam - The families of some of the 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a truck in Britain prepared for emotional burials for their children Thursday after an agonising weeks-long wait to bring their bodies home.

Tears and prayers as Vietnam village mourns cousins killed in UK truck tragedy

Dien Chau - They wailed and clutched white roses, praying for their dead -- families of two cousins who were among 39 Vietnamese found in a truck in Britain held emotional homecomings for the young men Wednesday.

First bodies of UK truck victims arrive in Vietnam

Hoan Kiem - The first remains of the 39 people found dead in a truck in Britain last month arrived in Vietnam Wednesday where they were met by huge crowds of sobbing relatives who have been waiting weeks for their return.

UK driver admits two charges in truck deaths case

London - A British driver accused of the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants found dead in a refrigeration truck pleaded guilty on Monday to conspiring to assist illegal immigration.

US gifts new security vessel to Vietnam, vows S. China Sea presence

Hanoi - The United States is giving Vietnam's coast guard a second cutter vessel, US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday, vowing to maintain a routine military presence in the flashpoint South China Sea.

Persecuted Catholics 'honoured' to glimpse Pope Francis in Thailand

Bangkok - Clutching her entrance badge to see the Pope, Vietnamese Catholic refugee Ko Sa says attending the pontiff's mass this week is a great honour -- a rare bright spot in her "miserable" life in limbo as an asylum seeker in Bangkok.

Vietnam jails music teacher for 'undermining' state

Hanoi - Vietnam sentenced a music teacher to 11 years in prison on Friday for Facebook posts that allegedly undermined the one-party state, which has been accused of tightening the noose on online dissent.

Hanoi struggles to curb fake 'Made in Vietnam' goods

Hanoi - Vietnam is struggling to curb fraud in exports destined for America, custom officials said Thursday, as manufacturers seek to dodge punishing tariffs due to the US-China trade spat by illegally using "Made in Vietnam" labels.

Little-known mouse deer, thought to be extinct, caught on film

With so many stories of animals going extinct these days it's rare to get some good news. But, a tiny rabbit-sized creature, known as a mouse deer, has been photographed in the wild for the first time in three decades in southern Vietnam.

Australian citizen jailed in Vietnam for 'terrorism'

Hanoi - Vietnam jailed a dissident with Australian citizenship for 12 years Monday on terrorism charges, his lawyer told AFP, in the one-party state where anti-government criticism is routinely quashed.

The Vietnamese victims of UK truck tragedy

Hanoi - British police on Friday confirmed the names of the 39 victims, who are all Vietnamese nationals, found dead in a refrigerated truck in southeast England last month.

UK police name 39 Vietnamese victims of truck horror

London - British police on Friday released the names of 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a refrigerated truck last month, including two 15-year-old boys.

Jackie Chan's trip to Vietnam cancelled over China sea row

Hanoi - Martial-arts film star Jackie Chan's planned visit to Vietnam for a charity has been cancelled following an online backlash related to Beijing's expansive claims in the disputed South China Sea.

Vietnam to repatriate 39 nationals found dead in UK truck

London - Vietnam said Thursday it was working to repatriate 39 bodies now identified as Vietnamese nationals found in a truck near London last month, in a case that exposed the deadly risks of illegal migration to Europe.

Vietnam arrests eight over UK truck deaths

Hanoi - Vietnam has arrested eight more suspects in connection with the deaths of 39 people found in a truck in Britain who are believed to be Vietnamese, police said Monday.

Vietnam arrests eight over UK truck deaths

Hanoi - Vietnam has arrested eight more people in connection with the deaths of 39 people found in a truck in Britain who are believed to be Vietnamese, police said Monday.

UK police step up appeals over migrant lorry deaths

Belfast - British detectives probing the deaths of 39 Asian migrants in a refrigerated truck near London renewed on Friday their appeal for two brothers in the haulage business to help with the investigation.

Vietnam arrests two in UK truck death investigation

Hanoi - Vietnam police have arrested two people for trafficking in connection with the death of 39 migrants whose bodies were found in a truck in Britain, many of them feared to be Vietnamese.

'Easy money and a better life': Vietnamese undeterred by UK truck tragedy

The traffickers have gone underground but they'll come back, villagers and brokers say, with the deaths of 39 migrants in a truck in Britain unlikely to deter the country's vast pool of rural Vietnamese from making perilous journeys abroad.

Who are the Vietnamese feared dead in UK truck tragedy?

Hanoi - AFP has spoken to several families of Vietnamese nationals missing in Britain, feared to be among the 39 people found dead in a truck in Essex last week.

Families of Vietnamese missing in UK stuck with crippling migrant loans

Ha Tinh - They borrowed thousands of dollars to fund their children's illegal trips to Europe, and now the Vietnamese parents of missing migrants feared dead in Britain have no idea how to pay off the crippling loans.

Truck driver remanded at UK court over 39 dead migrants

London - A UK court on Monday remanded in custody a truck driver over the deaths of 39 Asian migrants he had been smuggling in a human trafficking case that has horrified Britain and sparked a desperate search for their country of origin.

Flights and fake passports: The 'VIP packages' enticing Vietnamese to UK

For up to $50,000, Vietnamese migrants can get the "VIP package" to Britain -- flight, fake passport and even a lawyer -- illegal, but billed as safer than cheaper overland routes by people smugglers who provide a menu of options for those trying to re...

UK sends documents to Vietnam to help identify truck victims

Hanoi - Britain has sent documents to Vietnam to help identify some of the 39 people found dead in a truck near London, Hanoi said Monday, as fears mount that most of the dead were Vietnamese.

Dashed dreams: Profiles of the Vietnamese missing in Britain

Le Van Ha tried his hand as a police officer, a rice farmer and then an interior designer before paying smugglers for passage from Vietnam to Europe, a move that may have cost him his life -- and his young sons their father.

Vietnam collects DNA samples from relatives of UK missing

Vietnamese officials collected DNA samples on Sunday from relatives of those feared among 39 people found dead in a truck in Britain, a security source and a family member told AFP, as villagers held emotional prayers for the victims.

Dread builds in Vietnam over fate of missing UK migrants

Dread mounted across Vietnam on Sunday as relatives of migrants feared to be among 39 people found dead in a truck in Britain revealed new heart-wrenching details of their last contact with their loved ones.
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