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Boeing works with Vietnam to improve aviation safety for non-stop flights to US

Vietnam's current safety rating falls short of the requirements needed to launch direct routes to the U.S.

Traffic cop taken for a ride on hood of taxi in Hanoi

The driver decided he didn't want a parking ticket and drove off at high speed with an officer clinging to his cab.

6 in every 1,000 Vietnamese drivers are on the phone: survey

The habit can increase the risk of collision by up to 20 times, but that doesn't seem to bother many reckless drivers.
January 17, 2018 | 01:49 pm GMT+7

British tourist stuck in mountain hole in Vietnam for hours now safe

The 49-year-old slipped into a mountain hole at sea and was stuck there for six hours until border guards came to his rescue.
January 05, 2018 | 03:44 pm GMT+7

Canada urges youth: 'Don't drive high'

'Too many people downplay the potentially deadly risks of driving high.'
December 06, 2017 | 11:56 am GMT+7

Video catches man driving truck with foot while talking on phone in Saigon

The driver said he needed to stretch his legs, but that didn't stop him from being slapped with a $360 fine.
December 01, 2017 | 11:14 am GMT+7

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.
November 10, 2017 | 02:27 pm GMT+7

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.
November 01, 2017 | 04:42 pm GMT+7

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
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