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  1. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Typhoon Nari kills five in Vietnam

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 02:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Hanoi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Typhoon Nari slammed into central Vietnam early on Tuesday killing five people, ripping roofs of homes and damaging roads, state media reported. The storm, which claimed 13 lives in the Philippines over the weekend, tore through the communist country’s central region - from the tourist town of Hue to Quang Ngai to the south, Vietnam Television ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1332196/typhoon-nari-kills-five-vietnam
  2. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    In Vietnam, debate grows over legalisation of prostitution

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:39pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi As fines replace forced rehab for sex workers, debate grows over legalisation of prostitution Vietnamese attitudes change to world's oldest profession For Vietnamese sex workers like Do Thi Oanh, being caught touting for business used to carry a long stint in forced "rehabilitation", but as fines replace detention, many detect a shifting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1598229/vietnam-debate-grows-over-legalisation-prostitution
  3. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnamese prison vows to punish inmate for Facebook drug photos

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 10:53pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Inmate's Facebook drug photos rile authorities Vietnamese authorities have vowed to "seriously punish" a prisoner caught posting photographs of drugs alongside status updates on Facebook from a smartphone smuggled into jail. Nguyen Duc Hung, jailed on drugs charges, last week posted photographs of himself in a black and white striped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1588100/vietnamese-prison-vows-punish-inmate-facebook-drug-photos
  4. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam activists sentenced to up to three years after one-day trial

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:36am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Anti-China activist jailed for three years A Vietnamese court has jailed three activists for up to three years, a lawyer said yesterday, after a one-day trial marked by strict security including the detention of scores of supporters. Bui Thi Minh Hang, a high-profile anti-China activist and the most prominent of the three, was given a three-year jail ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581018/vietnam-activists-sentenced-three-years-after-one-day-trial
  5. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    American general says US could boost Vietnam's navy

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:42am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ho Chi Minh City American general says there will be talks 'in the near term' on lifting arms sales ban Vietnam's navy could get boost from US The United States could help build Vietnam's naval capacity if a ban on selling lethal weapons to the authoritarian nation is lifted, the most senior US military officer to visit Vietnam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1575076/american-general-says-us-could-boost-vietnams-navy
  6. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam hosts third gay pride parade as attitudes soften

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 03:27pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Hanoi hosts Vietnam's third ever gay pride parade with around 300 cycling and marching through the streets in a sign of growing tolerance in the communist led country Hundreds join Hanoi's gay pride parade More than 300 activists led a colourful parade through Hanoi yesterday in the nation's largest ever gay pride event, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1565550/vietnam-hosts-third-gay-pride-parade-attitudes-soften
  7. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Viets’ love for ‘little tiger’ has pet owners in fear of the cat snatchers

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Owners live in fear of cat snatchers The enduring popularity of "little tiger"- cat meat- as a snack to go with beer in Vietnam means pet owners live in constant fear of animal snatchers, despite an official ban on the delicacy. At an unassuming restaurant next to a car wash in central Hanoi, a cat is prepared for hungry clients: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1561386/viets-love-little-tiger-has-pet-owners-fear-cat-snatchers
  8. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    ‘It’s sweeter and tenderer than dog meat’: Vietnam’s taste for cat leaves pets in peril

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:50am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Hanoi restaurants keep ‘little tiger’ on the menu in defiance of official ban The enduring popularity of “little tiger” as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live in constant fear of animal snatchers, despite an official ban. At an unassuming restaurant next to a carwash in central Hanoi, a cat is prepared for hungry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1561037/its-sweeter-and-tenderer-dog-meat-vietnams-taste-cat-leaves-pets-peril
  9. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Chinese tourists abandon Vietnam in droves over bitter maritime row

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:40am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Travel warning issued by Beijing after oil rig dispute sparked riots sees visitor numbers dwindle Chinese tourists abandon Vietnam For years Nguyen Huu Son has guided Chinese tourists around Vietnam's popular coastal city Danang, but a bitter maritime dispute between Hanoi and Beijing means he is now out of work. Relations between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556891/chinese-tourists-abandon-vietnam-after-oil-rig-row
  10. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnamese pop stars Thu Minh and Thanh Bui join rhino rescue campaign

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:34pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Port Elizabeth, South Africa Two Vietnamese pop stars have been co-opted into South Africa's campaign to save the rhinoceros so that they can help spread ... in the world, estimated at up to US$10 billion annually. Last year, about 1,000 rhinos were killed in South Africa, compared with just 13 in 2007. Agence France-Presse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1483270/vietnamese-pop-stars-thu-minh-and-thanh-bui-join-rhino-rescue-campaign

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