• Officials pass the buck as illegal dredging pushes relic to river edge 

    04/07/2011 05:00

    Phan Dong Temple in Quang Ninh Province. The temple is part of a national relic that sand dredging has been pushing to the Nhu Nguyet river. Illegal sand dredging has been pushing a national historic site in...

  • Clear and present danger 

    Clear and present danger 

    03/07/2011 05:00

    Soldiers and civilians risk their lives in removing unexploded bombs that continue to kill thousands decades after the Vietnam War Soldiers remove an unexploded bomb out of a rice field...

  • Things will get worse before they get better 

    Things will get worse before they get better 

    03/07/2011 05:00

    There’s not much in the way of good news on the economic front. Clothes on sale at a ­­­shop in Hanoi last week. Vietnam is fighting to beat back raging inflation. Despite...

  • Funereal weddings 

    Funereal weddings 

    01/07/2011 05:00

    Slick, illegal brokering machine ensures steady supply of poor young Vietnamese brides for South Korean men, a Thanh Nien investigation finds T., a 19-year-old woman from Kien Giang...

  • Fishermen pick up East Sea gauntlet 

    Fishermen pick up East Sea gauntlet 

    01/07/2011 05:00

    Sixty-two-year old Nguyen Van Ai of the central Binh Dinh Province prepares for an offshore fishing trip. Ai owns four large fishing boats and together with six sons, two sons-in-law and 75 other fishermen, head out to the Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago for regular fishing trips....

  • Wartime poisons persist in Bien Hoa 

    Wartime poisons persist in Bien Hoa 

    30/06/2011 05:00

    International and local researchers conduct sediment sampling around the Bien Hoa Airbase. The first-ever international study has confirmed continued dioxin contamination at the airbase and called for an immediate stop to fish harvesting in the area. PHOTO COURTESY OF HATFIELD CONSULTANTS...

  • Resurrecting the big house 

    Resurrecting the big house 

    26/06/2011 05:00

    Nha rong Kon Klor on inauguration day on June 19 Last week, small Ba Na communities throughout Kon Tum Province were abuzz with excitement. After nearly a year’s wait, they had gathered to celebrate the reconstruction of the largest communal structure in the area that had...

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