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Foreign conmen jailed for stealing $65,000 from Vietnamese women

Three men from Nigeria and Cameroon will spend 15-18 years in jail for cheating two Vietnamese women to the tune of more than VND1.5 billion ($65,800).
January 17, 2020 | 03:23 pm GMT+7

Hanoi investigates alleged school teens prostitution

Hanoi is investigating a shocking exposé of high school girls tricking younger middle-school peers into joining a prostitution ring supplying virgins to customers.
January 15, 2020 | 02:36 pm GMT+7

Gang arrested after stealing 14 tons of dogs for meat

Three people have been arrested in Dak Nong Province for allegedly stealing dogs weighing a total of around 14 tons over a year.
January 15, 2020 | 11:17 am GMT+7

Air pollution, plastic waste fight among top 2019 environmental events

The environment ministry says pollution and major advances in the fight against plastic waste were among Vietnam’s top 10 environmental events in 2019.
January 11, 2020 | 04:30 pm GMT+7

Man jailed for storing meat, eggs of endangered turtle

A man has been sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for storing the meat and eggs of the endangered olive ridley sea turtle.
January 10, 2020 | 09:05 am GMT+7

Vietnam stops sending workers to Middle East amid US-Iran tensions

The labor ministry ordered a halt to the sending of Vietnamese guest workers to the Middle East on Wednesday amid the growing U.S.-Iran imbroglio.
January 09, 2020 | 10:35 am GMT+7

Four Laotians arrested for smuggling 60,000 ecstasy pills

Local police arrested four Laotians near central Quang Binh Province on Tuesday on drug smuggling charges.
January 08, 2020 | 06:45 pm GMT+7

Eight Vietnamese feared dead in Russia greenhouse fire

At least eight Vietnamese nationals are feared dead in a fire that broke out in Moscow Tuesday.
January 08, 2020 | 01:59 pm GMT+7

Hundreds caught in Vietnam's new drunk driving dragnet

A South Korean man was among the first persons fined as a new law against driving under the influence took effect this year.
January 07, 2020 | 10:03 am GMT+7

Vietnam wary as China pneumonia outbreak could be linked to SARS

The Vietnamese Ministry of Health is closely monitoring the situation on the China border following news of a pneumonia outbreak in that country.
January 03, 2020 | 01:27 pm GMT+7

Hanoi hopes to unveil second metro line by 2020

Hanoi wants second metro line to enter operation by the fourth quarter next year, Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung said Monday.
December 31, 2019 | 03:07 pm GMT+7

Rough seas as storm Phanfone hits East Sea

Storm Phanfone has become the eighth storm to hit the East Sea this year, the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting has confirmed.
December 26, 2019 | 01:46 pm GMT+7

Vietnam to see decade's last solar eclipse

The last solar eclipse of the decade is set to happen Thursday noon, and can be watched from Vietnam.
December 26, 2019 | 10:12 am GMT+7

Storm Phanfone set to hit East Sea Wednesday night

Storm Phanfone is expected to reach the East Sea Wednesday night, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
December 25, 2019 | 05:44 pm GMT+7

Health ministry issues first public advisory on air pollution

With urban residents choked by air pollution for months, the Ministry of Health has issued a 14-step guideline to help deal with the menace.
December 16, 2019 | 02:49 pm GMT+7
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