Vietnam seizes 3 tons of ivory originating from SA

2017-07-09 16:06

Vietnamese authorities have seized nearly three tons of ivory originating from South Africa and hidden among boxes of fruit, officials say, the latest haul to spotlight the country's key role in the global wildlife smuggling trade.

Six dead after dialysis treatment in Vietnam

2017-05-29 21:42

Six people are dead and 12 others have been sent for treatment after undergoing kidney dialysis at a hospital in Vietnam.

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.


Five sentenced to death for heroin smuggling in Vietnam

2017-05-31 19:50

A Vietnamese drug lord who continued to run his smuggling network from prison has been sentenced to die alongside four of his lieutenants.

'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.

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