American woman spends her youth caring for disabled Vietnamese kids

After vacationing in Vietnam, a young American woman decided to stay back, leaving her family, to take care of disabled children.

It all began with a dead baby in a bag

The phone rang at 5 a.m. An infant had just died of heart disease and the parents couldn’t afford a coffin ride home.

Two Vietnamese among world's 100 most influential women

Founder of a vocational training center for disabled people, Van Thi Nguyen, and conservationist Trang Nguyen are in the BBC 100 women 2019 list.
07:36 am GMT+7

Saigon hosts first ever exhibition of nudes on stones

A selection of nude-art photos by Thai Phien, printed on stone, will go on display in a Saigon exhibition next week.
October 19, 2019 | 07:45 pm GMT+7

Hanoi couple lives atop a loo for 44 years

For 44 years, an elderly couple has been living in an 8-square meter corrugated sheet hut built on the roof of a toilet.
October 19, 2019 | 07:45 pm GMT+7

Harper’s Bazaar lauds wedding dresses by Vietnamese designer

US fashion mag Harper’s Bazaar has included two designs from Phuong My in its list of the 10 most romantic red wedding dresses.
October 19, 2019 | 03:20 pm GMT+7

Vietnam War photo of napalm-struck girl most powerful image in 50 years

A naked girl and other children fleeing a Vietnam War napalm strike is the most powerful news image of the last 50 years.
October 19, 2019 | 08:50 am GMT+7

Water shortage reminds Hanoians of decades past

With tap water affected by the contamination of a local river, Hanoians are wrestling with a water shortage just like in the old days.      
October 19, 2019 | 07:50 am GMT+7

Decadence, arrogance and loss of innocence in Serbian's Vietnamese novel

"The Cathedral Street" by a Serbian author insightfully encapsulates the highs and lows in the life of a French expat in Hanoi.
October 17, 2019 | 08:22 pm GMT+7

Hanoians struggle for drinking water after river contaminated with oil

As Hanoi struggles with polluted tap water, people are staying up at night for tanker trucks’ arrival and hoarding bottled water.
October 16, 2019 | 08:31 pm GMT+7

Young entrepreneurs take a step towards making coffee shoes in Vietnam

Rens, a startup by a Vietnamese duo in Finland making the world’s first shoes from coffee grounds, wants to shift to Vietnam soon.
October 16, 2019 | 03:07 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese damsels catch the eye with Big 4 fashion statements

Showing up at the four major international fashion weeks, five Vietnamese beauties and fashionistas impressed with eye-catching chic.
October 16, 2019 | 12:18 pm GMT+7

Middle class loosens purse strings for healthy stuff

Vietnamese middle class households are willing to pay more for safer food and healthier living environments.
October 16, 2019 | 08:44 am GMT+7

Vietnamese netizens unimpressed with foreign ao dai ‘innovations’

The recent furor among Vietnamese netizens over a Grammy-winning singer’s use of ao dai sans its trousers has several precedents.
October 15, 2019 | 10:10 am GMT+7

Vietnamese murder flick to release in Southeast Asia

"Kumanthong", the Vietnamese movie involving a series of murders, will be released in Malaysia, Cambodia and three other Southeast Asian countries.
October 14, 2019 | 12:05 pm GMT+7
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