Vietnam


'It hasn't got any racing history at all' Bernie rejects Vietnam GP

2017-04-06 13:48

Ousted Formula 1 CEO, Bernie Ecclestone, says he rejected plans to add a Vietnamese grand prix to the race calendar.

Vietnam sentences 9 men to death for drug trafficking

2017-03-22 10:43

Vietnamese state media say a court has sentenced nine men to death for trafficking more than 1 000 pounds of heroin.

MotoGP: Yamaha adds Vietnam flag to 2017 livery

2017-02-13 12:13

MotoGP’s Movistar Yamaha adds to their 2017 YZR-M1 bike's livery with the addition of the red and gold Vietnamese flag.

Scissors pulled from man's stomach 18 years after surgery

2017-01-03 18:40

A Vietnamese man has had scissors removed from his abdomen which were left behind during surgery 18 years ago.

Police stop bus carrying 120 live cobras

2016-11-25 12:29

Police have seized 120 live cobras being carried in boxes on a bus in Vietnam in violation of a law banning transportation of products dangerous to people.

Vietnamese ship hits Indonesian boat

2016-11-20 18:34

A collision between a Vietnamese freighter and an Indonesian sailboat off Indonesia's East Java province has left three people dead and 12 others missing

Two tigers killed or trafficked every week

2016-11-16 16:53

Two tigers are killed or illegally trafficked every week, according to fresh analysis that warned of the "disastrous impact" on the 4 000 big cats left in the wild.

Irish firm to build Vietnam wind farms

2016-11-08 15:47

An Irish energy firm has signed a $2.2 billion deal to build and operate three wind farms in Vietnam, as the coal-hungry communist nation turns to renewable sources to combat climate change.

Floods in central Vietnam kill 15, leave 6 missing

2016-11-07 16:13

Vietnam's government says floods from torrential rains have killed 15 people and left six others missing in a central region still recovering from deadly floods.

Vietnam seizes third illegal ivory shipment in a month

2016-10-27 20:33

Vietnam customs officials have seized nearly one ton of ivory hidden in a timber shipment from Kenya, an official says, the third major illegal haul of precious tusks in less than a month.

 

Paedophilia cases spark outcry in Vietnam

2017-03-23 20:46

Vietnamese cops took three months to respond to allegations that an eight-year-old girl had been molested, but then outrage spilled onto Facebook.

Rhino poaching dips, stays above 10 000

2017-02-27 20:52

Poachers killed 1 054 rhino for their horns in 2016, a ten percent dip on a year earlier.

100 Vietnamese addicts escape rehab centre

2017-01-30 18:21

A hundred drug addicts have escaped a compulsory rehab centre in southern Vietnam, officials say.

Vietnam grants amnesty to more than 4 000 prisoners

2016-11-30 09:53

Vietnam has granted amnesty to more than 4 000 prisoners, including one sentenced to five years in jail for a national security-related crime.

Vietnam scraps plans for nuclear power plants

2016-11-22 18:47

Vietnam's legislature endorsed the government's decision to scrap plans to build the country's first two nuclear power plants

Prince William urges Vietnam to fight wildlife trade

2016-11-17 18:16

Britain's Prince William has urged Vietnam's leaders to step up the fight against wildlife trafficking, the main theme of his first visit to the Communist country.

Vietnam destroys 2 200kg seized ivory, rhino horns

2016-11-12 18:35

Vietnamese authorities have destroyed more than 2 200kg of seized elephant ivory and rhino horns, sending a message ahead of a key international conference next week that they want illegal wildlife trafficking stopped.

Police hunt for 60 escaped drug addicts in Vietnam

2016-11-07 19:05

An official says police in southern Vietnam are searching for 60 drug addicts who have escaped from a rehabilitation centre.

Thirteen dead in Vietnam karaoke fire

2016-11-02 13:15

A fire that ripped through a karaoke bar had killed 13 people and injured two police officers in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, an official said.

Police hunting for 230 escaped drug addicts in Vietnam

2016-10-24 13:13

A Vietnamese official says 230 drug addicts are still at large after a mass escape from a rehabilitation centre in southern Vietnam.

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