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The tamarind picker of Saigon

For a 40-year-old migrant, the ubiquitous trees that line up Saigon streets provide the fruit to his labor.

How $45,800 windfall turns business around for Saigon scrap collector

Now she buys scrap from wandering collectors, hoping to offer these former colleagues a more stable income.

Two billion people drinking contaminated water: WHO

80 percent of countries acknowledge that their financing is still not enough to meet their nationally-set targets for increasing access to safe water and sanitation.
April 13, 2017 | 03:07 pm GMT+7

Cambodia deports 77 Vietnamese for illegal stay

Cambodia expelled 3,509 illegal foreigners last year, more than 70 percent of them Vietnamese. 
March 20, 2017 | 10:08 am GMT+7

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since WWII: UN

'Without collective and coordinated global efforts, people will simply starve to death.'
March 13, 2017 | 01:41 pm GMT+7

900 million in Asia had to pay bribes last year - survey

Bribery rates were highest in India and Vietnam while Japan and South Korea reported the lowest incidences.
March 07, 2017 | 01:28 pm GMT+7

1.4 million children face famine in four countries: UNICEF

The children's agency has been appealing for quick action saying 'many lives' can be saved.
February 21, 2017 | 10:39 am GMT+7

Vietnamese teen flees human traffickers in Scotland: report

Police said the 16-year-old would have been forced to work in a cannabis farm.
February 02, 2017 | 03:56 pm GMT+7

A Saigon barber: Story from the sidewalk

Many still love a no-frills cut or shave, right by the street.
January 19, 2017 | 04:26 pm GMT+7

From field to factory: Vietnam's globalization winners

Millions of lives have been transformed by Vietnam's free trade embrace even as the wins of globalization are not universal.
January 18, 2017 | 02:09 pm GMT+7

Under the bridge: Living on the margins of bustling Saigon

The couple that resides beneath a bridge sends nearly every penny they earn home to their kids.
January 12, 2017 | 03:51 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's human trafficking victims rise 13 pct in 2016

Police received reports of 1,128 victims last year, but only rescued around half of them.
January 06, 2017 | 02:00 am GMT+7

Vietnamese jailed for promising fake jobs in Taiwan, Netherlands

She cheated 100 jobseekers from the impoverished central region out of more than $80,000.
January 04, 2017 | 11:09 am GMT+7

Disaster-hit provinces in Vietnam ask for rice aid for Lunar New Year

12 provinces have asked the government for 14,700 tons of rice in total.
January 03, 2017 | 03:21 pm GMT+7

Life, on the other side of Saigon

An old couple raises their 9-year-old daughter on a ragged boat not too far away from the city's skyscrapers and shopping malls.
December 29, 2016 | 11:36 am GMT+7