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'Bridge of Death' stands between Vietnamese village and outside world

At least five people have died trying to make it over this floating river crossing in Thanh Hoa Province.

Barely afloat: A glimpse of life on Saigon canal

This fruit-vending family cannot find customers in their hometown while the city is too expensive for them to rent ...

Scales tip in AIDS fight as death rates decline, treatment rates rise

Many African countries have cut new HIV infections by 40 percent or more since 2010.
July 20, 2017 | 04:50 pm GMT+7

Progress too slow on global goals for sustainable development, UN says

The cost of implementation has been estimated at $3 trillion a year.
July 18, 2017 | 04:22 pm GMT+7

The heartbreaking story of Vietnamese who died while sailing to Taiwan in search for jobs

Victims’ families said 12 bodies have been recovered while some sources said there were 21 Vietnamese aboard.
July 08, 2017 | 11:23 am GMT+7

Free at last? How retirement looks around the world

Some old folks get stuck in nursing homes, others decide that they only live once, but many cannot afford to take a break just yet.
June 30, 2017 | 08:14 am GMT+7

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.
June 24, 2017 | 02:21 pm GMT+7

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.'
June 15, 2017 | 01:50 pm GMT+7

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