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Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high: UN

The number of Afghan civilians killed in the country's long-running conflict hit a record high in the first six months of 2018.

Asia: Rising economic star or poster child for disaster?

Asia must race against time to prepare its citizens for an uncertain future.

Twenty dead as record Japan rains prompt mass evacuations

'The number of casualties is expected to increase as we are still in the middle of collecting information.'
July 07, 2018 | 07:33 pm GMT+7

Bloomberg donates $2.4 million to prevent drowning deaths in Vietnam

The funds will be used to provide free swimming lessons to children in eight provinces.
June 29, 2018 | 08:05 am GMT+7

United Nations condemns excessive Israeli force against Palestinians

Over 120 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in Gaza border protests since March 30.
June 14, 2018 | 07:56 am GMT+7

Vietnam reports first human death of swine flu in years

Saigon woman died from A/H1N1 influenza after attempting self-treatment at home for five days.
June 09, 2018 | 07:03 am GMT+7

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain kills himself

Bourdain enhanced his celebrity status in Vietnam by visiting a local eatery in Hanoi with former U.S. President Obama.
June 08, 2018 | 07:02 pm GMT+7

Vietnam verifying news of woman jumping to death in Poland's police raid: report

The incident happened when she was reportedly being held captive during a tax evasion crackdown.
May 25, 2018 | 03:20 pm GMT+7

Indian police face fury over shooting deaths of 10 protesters

These citizens were murdered for protesting against injustice.
May 23, 2018 | 03:11 pm GMT+7

Pakistan heatwave kills 65 people in Karachi: welfare organization

The heatwave coincided with power outages and the holy month when most Muslims do not eat or drink during the day. 
May 22, 2018 | 08:35 am GMT+7

More than 100 feared dead in Cuba airliner crash

Three people had been pulled alive from the mangled wreckage and were in critical condition in hospital.
May 19, 2018 | 06:59 am GMT+7

India flyover collapse kills 18 in Varanasi

An unknown number of people were still feared trapped under the debris.
May 16, 2018 | 10:14 am GMT+7

Sex bias kills 240,000 infant girls in India yearly: study

Around 22 percent of the overall mortality burden of females under five in India is therefore due to gender bias.
May 15, 2018 | 08:28 am GMT+7

Truck crash kills 5 in Vietnam's Central Highlands

One truck driver and four other people died on the spot.
May 14, 2018 | 11:42 am GMT+7

Foreign tourists rescue Vietnamese kids from Da Nang hostel fire

The 'heroic' duo smashed a window and broke into the burning hostel to save two kids from almost certain death.
May 02, 2018 | 04:06 pm GMT+7
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