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Blast from the past: American blockhouses a reminder of war

These fortifications built by the U.S. in Long An Province 54 years ago served as a gateway into Saigon.

Decades after war, Vietnam threatened by 800,000 tons of explosives

Authorities say it may take more than a century to clear the country of the deadly legacy of war.

Martin Luther King Jr: the dream, the man, the legacy

In April 1967, King made a speech in New York opposing the war in Vietnam, where more than 11,000 US troops were to die that year.
April 01, 2018 | 09:59 am GMT+7

Vietnamese veteran returns from the grave after 33 years

His 87-year-old mother fainted when the son she thought had died on the battlefield walked back into her life.
February 23, 2018 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

A day with Vietnam's 'Top Gun' veteran fighter pilot

Meet Nguyen Van Bay, one of the most decorated pilots of the Vietnam War, at his simple farm in the heart of the Mekong Delta.
February 11, 2018 | 08:56 am GMT+7

Behind enemy lines: Vietnam's female spies who helped change the war

In their teenage years, the Perfume River squad fought bravely in the war-shaping event the Tet Offensive. 
January 25, 2018 | 11:20 am GMT+7

Wartime bomb discovered in Hanoi a stark reminder of a lethal Vietnam War legacy

An estimated 800,000 tons of unexploded ordnance still remain scattered across Vietnam, killing and maiming civilians on a regular basis. 
December 01, 2017 | 09:17 am GMT+7

Vietnam repatriates remains of three US soldiers at Da Nang airport

It marked the 140th handover of missing American soldiers' remains since 1973.
April 03, 2017 | 12:02 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese survivor tells tragic tale of South Korean massacre

She witnessed the murders of her mother, brother and sister.
December 07, 2016 | 04:34 pm GMT+7

Where a war is still being fought in Vietnam

The Vietnam War ended a long time ago, but mental and physical pains still torture veterans today.
July 27, 2016 | 05:20 pm GMT+7

Fighting bombs with straw hats: how a generation of Vietnamese children survived

War affects all walks of life and children are not spared from its cruelty, but a generation of Vietnamese kids survived the bombardment thanks to the humble hat.
June 03, 2016 | 05:54 pm GMT+7

The American-Vietnam War: compassion between bloodshed and bombs

The American-Vietnam War broke out in 1954, and claimed the lives of millions of both Vietnamese and Americans. One must fight or fall. But amid the cruelty of the war, humans, ...
May 17, 2016 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry to accompany Obama on Vietnam visit

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, a Vietnam war veteran, will visit his former foe with President Obama next weekend, the White House has said in a recent statement.
May 15, 2016 | 01:57 pm GMT+7

Former U.S. and Vietnamese fighter pilots meet to "close old chapter"

Veterans from the U.S. and Vietnam find reconciliation more than forty years after the Vietnam war ended.
April 18, 2016 | 02:44 pm GMT+7

Bruce Weigl: The bridge that war can’t break

A simple, over-sized black T-shirt - a pair of blue jeans - thin metal glasses - if I hadn’t done my research on this man before meeting him, I’d have thought he was Steve Jobs’ ...
April 12, 2016 | 05:15 pm GMT+7
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