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Hanoi fire re-exposes major risk management shortcomings in Vietnam

Near Bien Hoa airport, I've met citizens anguished that they were not informed of dioxin dangers at the most contaminated spot in the world for 40 years.

Saigon climbs up in global safety ranking

Ho Chi Minh City has made a big jump in the latest global safety ranking but continues to lag behind regional peers.

South Korean jailed for robbing taxi driver in central Vietnam

A South Korean man will spend 14 years in jail for robbing a Da Nang taxi driver at knifepoint last November.
July 23, 2019 | 07:49 am GMT+7

Three teens arrested for Saigon convenience store robberies

Saigon police detained three teens on Friday and are hunting for two other suspects in robberies at convenience stores.
July 20, 2019 | 01:38 pm GMT+7

HCMC’s District 1 seizes unattended dogs, fines owners

Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 started capturing dogs they found without owners on Wednesday.
August 16, 2018 | 09:11 am GMT+7

Saigon’s sidewalk campaign resumes after months-long break

The return comes days after the man behind the drive withdrew his resignation letter.
May 19, 2018 | 04:29 pm GMT+7

Street theft plagues Vietnam's largest city

Police seem to be taking the problem as a matter of course while the people have to be on the constant lookout.
May 10, 2018 | 11:00 am GMT+7

300kg war bomb found in Vietnamese pond

It's been three weeks and the family is still waiting for officials to bring it away.
April 26, 2018 | 04:02 pm GMT+7

Vietnam detains coffee plant owner amid alleged battery scam

Police are still clarifying whether her mixture of bean skin and battery chemicals was planned for drinkers.
April 24, 2018 | 08:41 am GMT+7

Vietnam authorities try to track down ‘battery-dyed’ coffee distribution scheme

The factory owner said she had sold three tons of contaminated coffee to a trader in the southern province of Binh Phuoc.
April 20, 2018 | 04:30 pm GMT+7

Vietnam coffee plant stung for using battery chemicals in product

A coffee lovers’ worst nightmare.
April 18, 2018 | 03:35 pm GMT+7

Fire hazards lurk in heart of Saigon's apartment blocks

Broken fire equipment, crowded hallways and sealed emergency exits have been found in the wake of the Carina Plaza tragedy.
March 29, 2018 | 11:02 am GMT+7

Captain Sidewalk returns to combat fire safety violations in Saigon

Many locals have been found obstructing emergency exits in the city's old apartment buildings with furniture.
March 29, 2018 | 09:04 am GMT+7

Vietnamese teenagers arrested for robbing foreigners in Hoi An

One victim was a Japanese man who was riding a bicycle earlier this month when his bag was snatched.
March 22, 2018 | 07:51 am GMT+7

Swedish man arrested after breaking into offices of Ho Chi Minh City aviation company

The man was taken down by security forces after running into the building for no apparent reason at 2 a.m.
March 20, 2018 | 05:42 pm GMT+7
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