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In Vietnam's coal kingdom, locals risk lives to turn dust into gold

For many in Quang Ninh, the dark waters that pass by their homes mean money.

One in five children in developed world in relative poverty: UN

'Governments in all countries need to take action to ensure the gaps are reduced and progress is made.'

Vietnam, Asian peers can unlock $5 trillion, 230 million jobs via development goals

Asia's growth and stability are under threat from the impact of many environmental and social burdens.
June 06, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Life after prison: Vietnamese man builds a home years after being cleared of murder

He spent 10 years in jail while his family struggled with poverty and public contempt.
May 28, 2017 | 07:00 am GMT+7

Will Vietnamese workers have a place in the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Most of them cannot afford to prepare themselves for the wave of automation, or even worry about it.
May 25, 2017 | 04:45 pm GMT+7

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.
May 19, 2017 | 03:02 pm GMT+7

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.
April 23, 2017 | 11:01 am GMT+7

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