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Vietnam faces US criticism for jailing critics

Hanoi - Vietnam faced criticism Wednesday from the United States and rights groups after jailing three pro-democracy bloggers weeks ahead of the communist government's party congress.

Vietnamese victim's father pities men convicted in UK over migrant deaths

Hanoi - The father of one of the 39 Vietnamese migrants who suffocated in a truck in Britain said Tuesday he felt sorry for the two men convicted of manslaughter over the deaths.

Two guilty in UK over Vietnamese migrant deaths

London - Two people were found guilty on Monday of manslaughter and people smuggling over the gruesome discovery of 39 dead Vietnamese migrants in the back of a lorry in England last year.

Vietnam starts human trial of coronavirus vaccine

Hanoi - A Vietnamese pharmaceutical company began testing a coronavirus vaccine on volunteers in Hanoi on Thursday, as developing countries jostle with richer nations to access affordable inoculations.

US accuses Switzerland, Vietnam of manipulating currency

Washington - The US Treasury on Wednesday accused Switzerland and Vietnam of manipulating their currencies, partly to gain a trade advantage over American exports.

Strong virus response helps Vietnam's economy weather pandemic

Hanoi - A strong response to the coronavirus pandemic, surging exports and healthy public spending have helped Vietnam buck a global recession in 2020 and fast-track its recovery, with analysts predicting it will likely enjoy one of the highest growth rates in...

Vietnam writer jailed for 12 years over articles critical of government

Hanoi - A Vietnamese activist was jailed for 12 years Tuesday after writing articles critical of the government and posting them on his Facebook page, nearly a decade since being released from prison for a similar offence.

Facebook, Google becoming 'human rights-free zones' in Vietnam: Amnesty

Hanoi - Facebook and Google are fast becoming "human rights-free zones" in Vietnam, Amnesty International warned Tuesday, accusing the tech titans of helping censor peaceful dissent and political expression in the country.

Growing fear: anxiety mounts over Vietnam's food staples

Hanoi - Vietnam's fragrant noodle soups and fresh spring rolls have won fans across the globe, but mounting food safety scandals on the country's streets are sparking a rising tide of anxiety among millennials about what they eat.

Vamco hits Vietnam as Philippines death toll rises to 67

Hanoi - Storm Vamco barrelled into Vietnam on Sunday, damaging buildings and injuring at least five people, as the death toll in the Philippines climbed to 67.

Huge China-backed trade pact to be signed at Southeast Asian summit

Vietnam - Fifteen Asia-Pacific nations are set to sign an enormous free trade deal at an online summit that started Thursday, with the pact seen as a coup for China in extending its influence across the region.

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.
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Police officer in Vietnam.
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There is a variety of junk-style cruise ships offering trips among the islands of Ha Long Bay. Price...
There is a variety of junk-style cruise ships offering trips among the islands of Ha Long Bay. Prices range widely depending on the quality of service.
Building of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Ho Chi Minh s body  dead since 1969  is preserved in a cooled...
Building of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Ho Chi Minh's body, dead since 1969, is preserved in a cooled glass case in the central hall of the mausoleum accompanied by a military honour guard. It is a very formal, silent, respectful process (pictures are not allowed).
Cattle grazing inside the walls of Tay Do.
Cattle grazing inside the walls of Tay Do.
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The Veterans Run for the Wall stopped in Hurricane West Virginia.
The Veterans Run for the Wall stopped in Hurricane West Virginia.
Several junk-style cruise boats carry visitors around the islands. This is one of the main stops  to...
Several junk-style cruise boats carry visitors around the islands. This is one of the main stops, to visit Sửng Sốt Cave.
View of a typical street in Hanoi. A woman wearing a cone straw hat balances on her shoulders large ...
View of a typical street in Hanoi. A woman wearing a cone straw hat balances on her shoulders large trays with fruits and vegetables.
A Vietnamese jungle
A Vietnamese jungle
Costantino Marotta
Flag of Vietnam
Flag of Vietnam
Cheryl & Rich
Fishing boats in Bai Sao - Phu Quoc insland
Fishing boats in Bai Sao - Phu Quoc insland
Located in a large garden at the back of the Presidential Palace there is pebble covered road border...
Located in a large garden at the back of the Presidential Palace there is pebble covered road bordered with mango trees that leads to a stilt house. This is the house where "Uncle Ho" lived and worked from May 1958 until his death.
The Vietnam War Memorial
The Vietnam War Memorial
Alwynloh
The small office overlooking the garden where Ho Chi Minh worked as President of North Vietnam  duri...
The small office overlooking the garden where Ho Chi Minh worked as President of North Vietnam, during the years of the Vietnam War until his death in 1969.
Swai fillet are often sold as catfish in the United States.
Swai fillet are often sold as catfish in the United States.
Kraftlos
Landscape in Pu Mat National Park  Annamite Mountain Range in NorthEast Vietnam.
Landscape in Pu Mat National Park, Annamite Mountain Range in NorthEast Vietnam.
Rolf Müller
Vietnamese soldiers
Vietnamese soldiers
GoGap
U.S. Huey helicopter spraying Agent Orange over Vietnam
U.S. Huey helicopter spraying Agent Orange over Vietnam
R.W. Trewyn, Ph.D.
Male white-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys)  captive.
Male white-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys), captive.
David Blank
A 198-pound tumor has been removed from leg of Nguyen Duy Hai  31  during a 12-hour operation in a h...
A 198-pound tumor has been removed from leg of Nguyen Duy Hai, 31, during a 12-hour operation in a hospital located in Ho Chi Minh City.
Handout photo released June 17, 2011
U.S. Huey helicopter spraying Agent Orange over Vietnam
U.S. Huey helicopter spraying Agent Orange over Vietnam
U.S. Army Operations in Vietnam R.W. Trewyn, Ph.D.

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