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Survivors, families of Vietnam's most landmine-tainted province recount horror stories

An attempt to dismantle a warhead to get at the explosive inside for fishing killed 13 people 40 years ago.

Central Vietnam’s deadly legacy provides a livelihood to many

At a time when poverty was rife and there were not many employment options, people scavenged on unexploded bombs despite the great risk.

Ben Tre farmers dig up clams for extra cash

The short-necked clam cannot be farmed, so limits are placed on how many kilos a person can dig up a day.
December 12, 2018 | 11:47 am GMT+7

American photographer’s debt of honor to Vietnam

Long-time resident Justin Mott cannot thank Vietnam enough for welcoming him and showing kindness, and is now showcasing its splendors to the world.
November 11, 2018 | 09:44 am GMT+7

A mother to abandoned babies for 27 years

A nurse is no longer angry about mothers who abandon babies. She just wants them healthy, loved and happy.
November 05, 2018 | 08:13 pm GMT+7

Happiness in the dumps: stories of Vietnamese children

A photographer goes through the looking glass into the lives of children in difficult circumstances and holds up a mirror.
October 31, 2018 | 03:39 pm GMT+7

They’re back: handheld game consoles get trendy again in Vietnam

The compact consoles with built-in games are a hot item again, avidly sought online by many Vietnamese youth and others.
October 26, 2018 | 01:15 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese entrepreneur seeks to carve his niche with wooden glass frames

Tran Hien has worked hard to make the first ‘Made in Vietnam’ wooden glass frames, inspired by his Japanese mentor.
October 23, 2018 | 10:24 am GMT+7

A poster child for teaching kids with disabilities in Vietnam

She was not groomed for the job, but a teacher has found greater happiness in helping children with disabilities.
October 22, 2018 | 10:40 am GMT+7

At 85, a Hanoi law student cycles 3 kilometers to school

Every morning, Cao Nhat Linh gets ready for class at the Dong Do University in Hanoi, a 35-minute bicycle ride away.
October 12, 2018 | 10:30 am GMT+7

Saigon woman gets back with gender bender husband

30 years after separating following his decision to become a woman, they are again living together.
October 11, 2018 | 12:00 pm GMT+7

Why condoms are so popular in Cuba

Condoms are so cheap and plentiful in Cuba that they'd end up in the most unusual of places.
September 06, 2018 | 05:12 pm GMT+7

Take a tour of Anthony Bourdain’s Vietnam haunts

A new food tour will take guests to many places that late chef Anthony Bourdain popularized in Vietnam.
September 05, 2018 | 01:33 pm GMT+7

Taiwan gay marriage faces new hurdle with referendum proposal

Conservative campaigners on Tuesday threw a roadblock in the path to legalizing same-sex unions in Taiwan.
August 29, 2018 | 10:14 am GMT+7

A day with the oldest boat couple in Hoi An

They help tourists enjoy the ancient town on a float, and here is their story behind the paddles.
June 29, 2018 | 08:00 pm GMT+7
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