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Taggers' delight: Vietnam city turns into graffiti canvas

Ho Chi Minh - Shrouded by fumes and surrounded by spray cans, Vietnamese graffiti artist Kong conjures his latest masterpiece, a monkey clutching an aerosol, a colour-splashed act of rebellion in a communist country where the youth are expected to follow strict soci...

Taggers' delight: Vietnam city turns into graffiti canvas

Ho Chi Minh - Shrouded by fumes and surrounded by spray cans, Vietnamese graffiti artist Kong conjures his latest masterpiece, a monkey clutching an aerosol, a colour-splashed act of rebellion in a communist country where the youth are expected to follow strict soci...

Taggers' delight: Vietnam city turns into graffiti canvas

Ho Chi Minh - Shrouded by fumes and surrounded by spray cans, Vietnamese graffiti artist Kong conjures his latest masterpiece, a monkey clutching an aerosol, a colour-splashed act of rebellion in a communist country where the youth are expected to follow strict soci...

Breaking trans barriers one barbell at a time in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh - It feels strange, but a few times each year Vietnamese bodybuilder Kendy Nguyen must strap a bikini top over his rock-hard pecs and pretend for a day he is once again a woman.

Five frozen, gutted tigers found in Vietnam

Five frozen tigers have been discovered in a Vietnamese man's freezer with their organs removed, according to official reports Tuesday, in a country seen as a global hub for the illegal wildlife trade.

Hot ticket: Vietnam King Kong premiere ruined by monster fire

Ho Chi Minh - Film buffs with the hottest ticket in town were left running for safety after a giant model of King Kong went up in flames at the sizzling Vietnam premiere of the rebooted horror classic.

Lawyer for Kim Jong-Nam murder suspect calls for second autopsy

Kuala Lumpur - The lawyer of a Vietnamese woman accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea's leader questioned Malaysia's ability to assess the nerve agent used in the killing and called Monday for a second autopsy.

Japan emperor meets Vietnam kin of Tokyo's WWII soldiers

Hanoi - Japan's royal couple on Thursday listened to the tearful stories of Vietnamese children who were abandoned by their Japanese soldier fathers after WWII, a symbolic meeting in Hanoi aimed at healing wounds between the former war foes.

Japan emperor meets Vietnam kin of Tokyo's WWII soldiers

Hanoi - Japan's royal couple on Thursday listened to the tearful stories of Vietnamese children who were abandoned by their Japanese soldier fathers after WWII, a symbolic meeting in Hanoi aimed at healing wounds between the former war foes.

Japan emperor meets Vietnam kin of Tokyo's WWII soldiers

Hanoi - Japan's royal couple on Thursday listened to the tearful stories of Vietnamese children who were abandoned by their Japanese soldier fathers after WWII, a symbolic meeting in Hanoi aimed at healing wounds between the former war foes.

Japanese emperor visits Vietnam for first time

Toukyo - Japan's emperor arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday for a whirlwind tour that will include a meeting with families of Japanese soldiers who stayed there after World War II.

Kim killing: Vietnam suspect was country girl, say neighbours

Vietnam - The Vietnamese suspect in the killing of Kim Jong-Un's half-brother was renowned for her fashion, funky hairstyles and foreign boyfriends, say family members shocked at the link between their poor rice-farming village and a crime that has gripped the w...

Pirates kill Vietnamese sailor, kidnap six others

Manila - Pirates have attacked a Vietnamese-flagged cargo ship off the southern Philippines, killing one seaman and abducting at least six others in a region notorious for such attacks, officials said Monday.

Pirates kill Vietnamese sailor, kidnap six others

Manila - Pirates have attacked a Vietnamese-flagged cargo ship off the southern Philippines, killing one seaman and abducting at least six others in a region notorious for such attacks, officials said Monday.

Pirates kill Vietnamese sailor, kidnap six others

Manila - Pirates have attacked a Vietnamese-flagged cargo ship off the southern Philippines, killing one seaman and abducting at least six others in a region notorious for such attacks, officials said Monday.

Back in the delta, US envoy Kerry meets Viet Cong foe

Viet Cong veteran Vo Ban Tam remembers the first time he crossed paths with John Kerry on the banks on the Bay Hap river, a day that ended in bloodshed.

Kerry starts swansong tour in Vietnam with Asia push

Ho Chi Minh - John Kerry began his swansong tour as US Secretary of State in Vietnam on Friday, defending Washington's 'pivot' to Asia in the face of President-elect Donald Trump's threat to dump a key regional trade deal.

Kerry starts swansong tour in Vietnam with Asia push

Ho Chi Minh - John Kerry began his swansong tour as US Secretary of State in Vietnam on Friday, defending Washington's 'pivot' to Asia in the face of President-elect Donald Trump's threat to dump a key regional trade deal.

Kerry starts swansong tour in Vietnam with Asia push

Ho Chi Minh - John Kerry began his swansong tour as US Secretary of State in Vietnam on Friday, defending Washington's 'pivot' to Asia in the face of President-elect Donald Trump's threat to dump a key regional trade deal.

UN distances itself from Ban relatives corruption scandal

New York - Corruption charges against the relatives of former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon do not concern the United Nations, the UN spokesman said Wednesday.

Scissors pulled from Vietnam man's stomach 18 years after surgery

Hanoi - A Vietnamese man has had scissors removed from his abdomen which were left behind during surgery 18 years ago, after reporting a stomachache that was nearly two decades in the making.

Cambodian court convicts exiled opposition leader

Phnom Penh - Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday over a post on his Facebook page, a conviction that makes his return from self-imposed exile unlikely.

Vietnam floods kill 24, more rains expected

Hanoi - Days of unseasonably torrential rains have killed at least 24 people in central Vietnam, authorities said on Monday, inundating swathes of the region including the tourist draw town of Hoi An.

Pope and Vietnam president meet in bid to warm ties

Vatican City - Pope Francis hosted Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang at the Vatican as the two work towards warming long-strained ties, a press release from the Holy See said.

Vietnam media fined for 'false' fish sauce reports

Hanoi - Vietnam on Monday fined scores of news outlets for publishing now-discredited reports about toxic fish sauce, accusing them of sparking public panic over the staple condiment in a country plagued by food scares.

Vietnam extends runway on island claimed by China: monitor

Vietnam is extending its runway on an island in the South China Sea also claimed by Beijing, according to fresh images likely to irk the regional superpower.

Vietnam destroys huge ivory, rhino horn cache

Hanoi - Vietnam destroyed a huge stockpile of ivory and rhino horn Saturday, urging the public to stop consuming illegal wildlife products driving several species towards extinction.

Timeless Deneuve says age no barrier to success

At 73, French film goddess Catherine Deneuve is plenty busy -- acting, scooping up awards, dipping a toe in social causes. But one thing she is not fussing over? Ageing.

Vietnam opens probe into deadly karaoke fire

Vietnam has opened an investigation into a blaze which killed 13 at a karaoke bar and took several hours to put out, as officials said Wednesday some victims likely suffocated in windowless rooms.

Vietnam opens probe into deadly karaoke fire

Vietnam has opened an investigation into a blaze which killed 13 at a karaoke bar and took several hours to put out, as officials said Wednesday some victims likely suffocated in windowless rooms.
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Cable cars are everywhere in Vietnam, making it an easy way to move tourists around the various cultural and vacation sites.
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Black Tiger Shrimp Farm in Vietnam.
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photo of Cathy Huynh, Canadian who died mysteriously in Vietnam from website GoFundMe
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Silk embroidery artwork depicting traditional Vietnamese agricultural practices
Silk embroidery artwork depicting traditional Vietnamese agricultural practices