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.

Ramaphosa heads to Vietnam, Singapore for working visit

2016-10-02 13:10

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will depart for a working visit to Vietnam and Singapore to strengthen bilateral political, economic and trade relations, the Presidency said.

Vietnam sentences 9 to death for heroin trafficking

2016-09-21 15:56

A court in northern Vietnam has sentenced nine people to death for heroin trafficking.

Vietnamese woman cuts off limbs for insurance payout

2016-08-25 16:06

A Vietnamese woman has paid a friend to cut off her hand and foot in a bid to claim a handsome insurance payout, state-run media reports.


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.

Taiwan asks Google to blur images of South China Sea island

2016-09-22 16:35

Taiwan's defence ministry has asked Google to blur images of a new development believed to be for military use on a disputed South China Sea island.

Locking Horns

2016-09-11 06:35

While legalising trade in rhino horn will have its advantages, experts don’t know if it will work

Laos' thirst for Mekong River dams imperils fishing, farming

2016-08-08 17:03

Landlocked Laos is the poorest state in Southeast Asia but by virtue of geography and growing Chinese influence, its secretive authoritarian leaders wield a huge and unaccountable power over a river that winds through six countries.

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