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3 get death, 2 get life in northern Vietnam

A Son La Province court Monday handed out three capital punishments, two life terms and one 18-year sentence for trading in drugs.

Three Chinese held for alleged murder in northern Vietnam

Three Chinese men have been detained for allegedly murdering and robbing a taxi driver, police in the northern province of Son La said Tuesday.

Four men arrested in northern Vietnam trafficking 33 kilos of drugs

Hoa Binh police arrested four men carrying 33 kilograms (73 pounds) of heroin from Son La Province on Friday.
July 22, 2019 | 07:24 pm GMT+7

Three provinces involved in high-school exam fraud last year score worst

Students in Son La, Ha Giang and Hoa Binh, the provinces indicted for grading fraud, have fared the worst in high-school exams this year.
July 15, 2019 | 11:31 am GMT+7

Insects swarm a northern highlands market

An entomologist may look askance, but customers savor many insects sold in a Son La market like grasshoppers, locusts and cicadas.
July 15, 2019 | 10:33 am GMT+7

High school exam scandal: $20,000 for a good score

Vietnam’s 2018 exam scandal probe has seen eight officials charged for accepting huge sums to improve students’ grades.
July 13, 2019 | 07:00 am GMT+7

Vietnamese nabbed for selling woman as bride in China

Police in the northern Son La Province have arrested a local woman after rescuing another woman she had trafficked to China.
June 23, 2019 | 09:29 am GMT+7

Son La leaders admonished over national exam fraud

Son La vice chairman and the province’s top education official have to shoulder blame for last year’s national exam fraud.
June 03, 2019 | 09:27 pm GMT+7

Expressway to link Hanoi with popular travel destination Moc Chau

The government has approved the construction of an expressway between the northern province of Hoa Binh and tourism hotspot Moc Chau.
May 21, 2019 | 06:31 pm GMT+7

Dozens of students expelled, drop out as 2018 exam scandal fallout

First year university students are being expelled or dropping out on their own as investigations reveal altered entrance exam scores.
April 20, 2019 | 10:43 am GMT+7

Man arrested with 6.5 kg of heroin on Vietnam border with Golden Triangle

Police in the northern Son La Province arrested a local man Wednesday for allegedly smuggling drugs in what is considered Vietnam’s drugs epicenter.
April 19, 2019 | 09:12 am GMT+7

Bicycle Vietnamese boy rode 103km to see ailing brother auctioned

The bicycle with broken brakes that a boy rode 103km to see his sick brother has been auctioned for $4,400.
April 05, 2019 | 09:52 am GMT+7

Boy, 13, cycles 60 miles through mountains to Hanoi to see sick brother

Without a map or knowing the route beforehand, a 13-year-old boy has cycled from Son La to Hanoi to visit his hospitalized brother.
March 29, 2019 | 01:45 pm GMT+7

Drug suspect throws grenade at police in northern Vietnam

Police in the northern Son La Province have arrested a local man for allegedly smuggling methamphetamine and lobbing a grenade at them.
February 04, 2019 | 10:01 am GMT+7

How H'Mong ethnic people in northern Vietnam celebrate Lunar New Year

Invited to the far north for New Year by an ethnic family, I was served rat meat and pig blood soup.
January 21, 2019 | 09:33 am GMT+7
 
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