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Bystanding boy killed in slashing spree on Saigon street

A domestic row turned deadly when a man pulled a large knife and started hacking at innocent people.

Saigon firm to compensate foreign tourist $1,000 for bloody sidewalk fall

The compensation has no precedent, even though many have tripped over the hooks before.

Vietnamese 4-seat taxi takes 8 people for a ride

A Vietnamese driver showed that if you open the trunk, you can squeeze in twice the legal number of passengers.
February 14, 2017 | 07:41 pm GMT+7

UK newspaper dubs Vietnam a safe place to visit

Vietnam was named among nine countries with a 'low' terror threat by the Telegraph.
January 05, 2017 | 04:59 pm GMT+7

Ho Chi Minh City police report huge drop in street crime

Robberies fell 30 percent in 2016, while snatching dipped by 11.5 percent.
January 05, 2017 | 11:14 am GMT+7

Deadly pileup jams Vietnam expressway

Two passenger buses and a container truck were caught in a terrible mess that killed one and critically injured five.
January 04, 2017 | 12:24 pm GMT+7

Car hits 9 motorbikes in Ho Chi Minh City

The driver, allegedly drunk, only stopped after hitting a tree.
January 03, 2017 | 10:33 am GMT+7

Vietnam official loses post for beating old man on street

The 76-year-old man was left bleeding heavily and in need of hospital treatment.
December 21, 2016 | 10:47 am GMT+7

Deadly sparks: Hanoians put lives in danger by hanging around power substations

A 63-year-old man was killed by an explosion at a substation in the city on Thursday.
November 21, 2016 | 10:41 am GMT+7

In pictures: Horrific scenes after karaoke bar fire in Hanoi

It appears a faulty billboard was to blame for the deadly blaze.
November 02, 2016 | 10:39 am GMT+7

Karaoke bar fire rages in downtown Hanoi

Fire fighters are battling to rescue people they believe are trapped in the building in Cau Giay District.
November 01, 2016 | 04:18 pm GMT+7

Car-train collision leaves 5 dead in Vietnam

There was no gate or guard at the railway crossing in Hanoi.
October 24, 2016 | 10:34 am GMT+7

Stone-throwing attack on Vietnam expressway sends bus driver to hospital

Similar random, reckless attacks in central Vietnam have been haunting drivers for years.
October 19, 2016 | 08:57 pm GMT+7

Boy washed into sewer as heavy rain triggers flash floods in southern Vietnam

Rescue workers are still searching for the missing eight-year-old.
October 17, 2016 | 10:27 am GMT+7

Saigon reports rise in traffic fatalities

Officials say 607 city residents perished in traffic accidents during the first nine months of 2016.
September 29, 2016 | 11:24 am GMT+7