Da Nang to ignore Singapore consultant warning, build new port

Vietnam's central city Da Nang has dismissed environmental concerns raised by a Singaporean consultant and is pushing ahead with plans to build a new port.

Vietnamese students continue to head for US

The number of Vietnamese studying in the U.S. has increased for an 18th straight year, according to the Institute of International Education.

Six teens jailed for gang raping tenth grader

Six teenagers from Quang Tri Province in central Vietnam were sentenced Tuesday to jail terms of 30 months to eight years for raping a tenth-grader.
06:29 pm GMT+7

Vietnam ups retirement age, adds a public holiday

Vietnam will increase the retirement age to 60 years for women and 62 for men under Labor Code changes approved by the parliament.
04:28 pm GMT+7

Ha Tinh police rescue two tiger cubs from traffickers

Police in the central province of Ha Tinh rescued two tiger cubs from traffickers on the Lao border on Monday.
04:00 pm GMT+7

US defense secretary in Vietnam for official visit

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper began a three-day visit to Vietnam Tuesday as part of an Asia tour to boost defense cooperation.
03:07 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese fishermen suffocate to death in fish cabin

Four Vietnamese fishermen have died of asphyxiation after entering a fish storage cabin in a vessel off the southern province of Kien Giang.
02:59 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese military doctors leave for UN field hospital in South Sudan

28 medical personnel left Vietnam Tuesday to man a field hospital in South Sudan as part of an ongoing U.N. peacekeeping mission.
10:01 am GMT+7

National Highway 1 sections to get $8.6 mln upgrade for flood protection

VND200 billion ($8.6 million) will be spent on upgrading 26 sections of National Highway 1 in the Mekong Delta to prevent them from getting flooded.
09:02 am GMT+7

Six Vietnamese, five Koreans missing after fishing boat catches fire

A search is underway for six Vietnamese and five Koreans after their fishing boat caught fire in South Korean waters.
November 19, 2019 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Hanoi plans wastewater discharge fee in pollution fight

Hanoi wants to charge residents a wastewater discharge fee to generate funds for collecting and treating waste in the capital city.
November 19, 2019 | 04:58 pm GMT+7

More drunk drivers in Saigon than major Asian cities

A survey has found 10.3 percent of drivers in HCMC with excessive blood alcohol levels, higher than in Mumbai and Shanghai.
November 19, 2019 | 03:00 pm GMT+7

True Lies: Swimming buffs in the buff call the pollution bluff

Swimming and cavorting in the nude for years, some men insist the Red River water is safe and keeps them virile and strong.
November 19, 2019 | 01:45 pm GMT+7

In rare tragedy, two Hanoi brothers die of Whitmore’s disease

Two brothers in Hanoi's Soc Son District died of melioidosis, or Whitmore's disease, two weeks apart.
November 19, 2019 | 01:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam brings 40 students home as violence worsens in Hong Kong

The Vietnamese consulate general in Hong Kong has helped bring 40 students home amid escalating violence at universities there.
November 19, 2019 | 11:04 am GMT+7
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