Vietnam


Toxic 'Tet' kumquats highlight Vietnam's pesticide problem

2015-02-19 08:53

At Lunar New Year, most Vietnamese families buy a kumquat tree, a symbol of prosperity, but where once its fruits were candied and enjoyed as a delicacy, now they are left uneaten as food safety scandals batter consumer confidence.

Vietnam drops digits to standardise phones

2015-02-02 15:57

Vietnam is ringing in changes to make way for a standardised phone numbering plan.

Truck laden with cats seized in China

2015-01-28 08:33

Police in Hanoi have seized a truck carrying over a ton of cats smuggled from China to sell to restaurants in northern Vietnam, authorities say.

Vietnam PM gives up on Facebook ban

2015-01-16 16:00

Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has conceded it is impossible for the communist country to ban social media.

Bulk carrier sinks off Vietnam

2015-01-03 18:09

A Norwegian-owned cargo ship has sunk off Vietnam with several feared dead.

Vietnam caviar aims to make a splash

2014-12-23 11:30

A businessman with a love of risky ventures wants to get Made In Vietnam caviar onto dinner tables across the world at a reasonable price.

Vietnam races to rescue trapped workers

2014-12-17 09:13

Vietnamese rescuers are struggling to free 12 workers trapped in a tunnel that collapsed during construction of a hydropower plant and say it could take days to get past entrenched mud.

Chinese police seek 100 Vietnamese runaway brides

2014-12-11 13:00

Chinese police are seeking more than 100 Vietnamese brides who vanished after marrying bachelors from a poor rural area, with reports saying an 'organised ring' could be behind the disappearance.

Sex video featuring monk sparks outrage in Vietnam

2014-12-10 14:09

A video allegedly showing a monk having sex has sparked outrage on social media in Vietnam.

Police seize 1 000 stuffed turtles in Vietnam

2014-11-21 17:02

Police in southern Vietnam have seized more than 1 000 stuffed sea turtles which were found in two warehouses belonging to an illegal taxidermy business, a report says.

 

Thousands of cats buried alive in Vietnam

2015-02-04 14:00

Vietnamese authorities have buried thousands of seized cats, many believed to have been alive at the time after the felines were smuggled from China to feed the nation's illegal cat meat trade.

Vietnamese cops find 20 dried monkeys

2015-01-30 12:04

Police in Vietnam say they have found the dried carcasses of 20 monkeys after stopping a bus on the outskirts of Hanoi.

Bamboo, coconut leaf home heralds new cheap housing

2015-01-26 15:03

At a cost of less than $4 000, Vo Van Duong's bamboo and coconut leaf house could herald a new wave of cheap, sustainable housing.

Bear electrocuted for biting off toddler's hand

2015-01-13 11:45

A captive Asiatic black bear in Vietnam has been electrocuted to death to force it to release the arm of a three-year-old boy, news reports say.

3rd blogger detained in Vietnam in a month

2014-12-29 09:29

Vietnamese police have detained a third blogger in a month in the latest crackdown on dissent in the communist country.

Vietnam’s 'Rat King' saves rice farmers from vermin

2014-12-19 12:56

Tran Quang Thieu, otherwise known as the ‘Rat King’, is helping Vietnamese farmers fight off rice exporters greatest enemy – rats.

Workers trapped in Vietnam tunnel

2014-12-17 08:20

Rescuers drilled a hole through a collapsed tunnel in central Vietnam and have been communicating with 12 trapped workers who say they were safe, according to an official.

Brutal conditions at bear bile farms in Vietnam

2014-12-11 12:27

Bears kept on farms in one of Vietnam's most famous tourism destinations, Ha Long Bay, are being kept in 'shocking' conditions in order to extract their bile, an animal rights group says.

Vietnam seizes 1 000 dead endangered sea turtles

2014-11-25 17:23

Vietnam's environmental police have seized a record haul of over 1 000 endangered sea turtles which were being prepared for illegal export to China, an official says.

Nearly a ton of ivory seized at Vietnam port

2014-10-28 08:49

Vietnam customs seized nearly a ton of elephant tusks concealed inside a container from Africa, authorities say.

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