Vietnam


PIC: Thief caught in the act just as he was snatching a handbag

2019-02-09 19:38

The startling image shows the criminal, who hasn't been named, grabbing the bag as Tran has her mouth wide open.

Nine sentenced to death in Vietnam for dealing meth, heroin

2018-11-30 17:55

Nine drug smugglers were sentenced to death in Vietnam for selling methamphetamine and heroin in a country with some of the toughest drug laws in the world.

Pitlanes and pitfalls: Vietnam's bid to avoid F1 flop

2018-11-08 10:52

Formula 1's mixed history in Asia shows that Vietnam will need to steer clear of the problems that plagued other races when it joins the circuit in 2020, experts say.

SA teacher dies in Vietnam accident

2018-11-05 12:16

A South African teacher has died in an accident in Vietnam, according to media reports.

People line streets of Vietnam's capital to mourn president

2018-09-27 10:35

People are lining the streets of Hanoi to pay their last respects to Vietnam's late President Tran Dai Quang.

Diplomacy could save life of SA man sentenced to death in Vietnam

2018-08-29 16:39

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation says, while it cannot interfere with the laws of other countries, it will use "diplomatic measures" in an attempt to obtain a more lenient sentence for a South African on death row in Vietnam.

200 drug users bust out of rehab centre

2018-08-11 17:56

Around 200 drug users escaped from a rehab centre in Vietnam, police say, the latest breakout attempt from the country's controversial treatment facilities.

Death toll rises in Vietnam flash floods

2018-07-22 13:20

Flash floods in Vietnam have now claimed at least 19 lives, the government has said, as residents in affected areas sought safety in higher ground.

F1 'wants to go to Vietnam' - Carey

2018-06-05 09:58

Vietnam looks set to join Miami as a new grand prix on the calendar in the near future.

Vietnam seizes heroin worth $2.5m in China border drug bust

2018-02-27 06:09

Vietnamese police have seized 100kg of heroin worth $2.5m in one of the country's largest drug busts.

 

Six men arrested for killing, eating endangered monkey

2018-12-28 16:34

Six men were arrested in central Vietnam for killing and eating an endangered monkey while livestreaming it on a social media site, police say.

Landslides kill 13, leave 4 missing in south central Vietnam

2018-11-19 11:10

Landslides due to rains from a tropical storm have killed 13 people and left four others missing in south-central Vietnam.

Vietnam, US complete cleanup of toxic chemical from airport

2018-11-08 06:11

Vietnam and the United States have completed cleaning up dioxin contamination at Danang airport as the two former enemies work for closer ties.

Vietnam police bust massive $3m meth haul

2018-10-16 19:52

Vietnam police discovered a massive haul of suspected methamphetamine worth an estimated $3m after pulling over a speeding truck, authorities said, the latest major bust in a country where synthetic drug use is on the rise.

Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang dies of illness at 61

2018-09-21 14:05

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has died of a serious illness at age 61.

Vietnam sentences SA man to death for drugs

2018-08-28 13:34

A court in southern Vietnam has sentenced a South African man to death after finding him guilty of trafficking nearly 1.5kg of cocaine.

Floods and landslides kill 7, leave 12 missing in Vietnam

2018-06-25 08:04

Flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains have killed 7 people and left 12 missing in northern Vietnam.

Smoky condo fire in Vietnam kills at least 13, injures 28

2018-03-23 12:36

Residents startled awake by noise and smoke signalled for help with lit mobile phones and crawled onto cranes from their balconies to escape a condominium fire in Vietnam where at least 13 people died.

Cold turkey at Vietnam's compulsory drug rehab centres

2017-12-11 14:20

During 4 years of compulsory rehab in Vietnam, Trung spent his drug-free days gluing together false eyelashes as part of what authorities bill as valuable 'work therapy' for his heroin addiction.

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