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Video captures Vietnamese cop kicking, throwing vendors’ trays during market cleanup

‘I know what I did was wrong but the officer was so rude,’ said one vendor whose fish basin was kicked off the sidewalk.

Portraits of Vietnam's eye-opening education divide

City kids have computers and TVs in their schools, but some countryside students are even short of fresh water. 

In central Vietnam, life after mega-storm means making peace with the broken pieces

Young and old are trying to salvage what they can as the painstaking process of rebuilding gets underway.
September 17, 2017 | 12:28 pm GMT+7

For city economies to prosper, poor need clean power: researchers

Clean energy is the answer to the future. 
September 07, 2017 | 02:44 pm GMT+7

Perilous river crossing makes first day at school nerve-racking in northern Vietnam

The image is a stark reminder of the massive gap in education opportunities and insufficient support for children. 
September 05, 2017 | 10:00 am GMT+7

Vietnamese kids denied childhood in scramble to support families

From collecting snails to climbing for betel nuts, life is tough on Vietnam's poorest children. 
September 04, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

'Bridge of Death' stands between Vietnamese village and outside world

At least five people have died trying to make it over this floating river crossing in Thanh Hoa Province.
August 16, 2017 | 02:57 pm GMT+7

Barely afloat: A glimpse of life on Saigon canal

This fruit-vending family cannot find customers in their hometown while the city is too expensive for them to rent a place.
August 15, 2017 | 10:42 am GMT+7

Scales tip in AIDS fight as death rates decline, treatment rates rise

Many African countries have cut new HIV infections by 40 percent or more since 2010.
July 20, 2017 | 04:50 pm GMT+7

Progress too slow on global goals for sustainable development, UN says

The cost of implementation has been estimated at $3 trillion a year.
July 18, 2017 | 04:22 pm GMT+7

The heartbreaking story of Vietnamese who died while sailing to Taiwan in search for jobs

Victims’ families said 12 bodies have been recovered while some sources said there were 21 Vietnamese aboard.
July 08, 2017 | 11:23 am GMT+7

Free at last? How retirement looks around the world

Some old folks get stuck in nursing homes, others decide that they only live once, but many cannot afford to take a break just yet.
June 30, 2017 | 08:14 am GMT+7

In Vietnam's coal kingdom, locals risk lives to turn dust into gold

For many in Quang Ninh, the dark waters that pass by their homes mean money.
June 24, 2017 | 02:21 pm GMT+7

One in five children in developed world in relative poverty: UN

'Governments in all countries need to take action to ensure the gaps are reduced and progress is made.'
June 15, 2017 | 01:50 pm GMT+7

Vietnam, Asian peers can unlock $5 trillion, 230 million jobs via development goals

Asia's growth and stability are under threat from the impact of many environmental and social burdens.
June 06, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7