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Spanish traveler dies after driving motorbike off Vietnamese mountain pass

The victim apparently lost control of his motorbike on one of Vietnam's most dangerous passes.

Faulty Takata airbags force Mitsubishi to make car recall in Vietnam

The defective airbag inflators have been linked to 19 deaths and more than 180 injuries worldwide.

British tourist survives near-fatal heart injury after road crash in Vietnam

She survived critical moments after two hours of surgery.
November 01, 2017 | 02:44 pm GMT+7

Cairo named most dangerous megacity for women, London best: poll

Tokyo ranks as safest in terms of sexual violence, where Delhi and Sao Paulo are the worst.
October 17, 2017 | 09:17 am GMT+7

Saigon falls short in global safety ranking

The city and its Southeast Asian peers Jakarta and Manila prop up the index in the bottom 10.
October 16, 2017 | 04:52 pm GMT+7

German woman reports being raped by foreign man in Saigon

The accused has only been identified as a black man whom she met in the city's backpacker district.
October 10, 2017 | 11:19 am GMT+7

Deadly road traps: Open sewers call for sidewalk 'patch up' in Saigon

Recent incidents of children killed after being washed down unfenced drains should raise an alarm: sidewalks don't just need cleaning up.
October 01, 2017 | 12:26 am GMT+7

Deadly open sewers claim another victim in southern Vietnam

The 11-year-old boy died a week after a teenage girl was caught in a similar fatal incident.
September 29, 2017 | 10:47 am GMT+7

Nearly half of abortions 'unsafe': study

In countries where the procedure is banned or allowed only to save a women's life, barely 25 percent of abortions were safe.
September 28, 2017 | 10:00 am GMT+7

American diplomat mugged in Saigon taxi: police

He fell asleep during the ride and was allegedly awoken by a man trying to take a cell phone from his pocket.
September 26, 2017 | 10:18 am GMT+7

Hanoi kindergarten collapses during construction work

10 construction workers fled the site the moment they noticed the building listing.
September 25, 2017 | 03:54 pm GMT+7

Vietnam adds cameras, brake valves following series of train derailments

Speedy drivers and poor infrastructure were blamed for a number of incidents last month.
September 09, 2017 | 02:50 pm GMT+7

1,000 workers flee blaze at Nike, Adidas shoe factory in Saigon

No one was hurt and firefighters are investigating the cause.
August 28, 2017 | 11:30 am GMT+7

Take a look at the future of Ha Long Bay's cruise ships

Tour operators have been given three designs to choose from to replace their old wooden junks with metal cruisers.
August 11, 2017 | 04:56 pm GMT+7

'No-hands' bus driver caught on camera using cellphone on high-speed Vietnam expressway

The man, flagged for a 'serious' violation, has been suspended and faces a fine of up to $35.
August 02, 2017 | 02:45 pm GMT+7