Highway accident illuminates Vietnam safety rules’ failing

A bus-tanker collision on a southern expressway that left seven dead last week has shed light on Vietnam’s inadequacy of relevant safety rules even as the country is developing a high-speed traffic system.

Tran Trong Phuc, former CEO of Bao Viet Holdings, is being probed for alleged misconduct causing loss of VND4.5 billion

The Ministry of Public Security announced Tuesday that they've launched investigations into three former senior officials at Bao Viet Holdings, Vietnam's top insurer, for alleged misconduct which resulted in a VND4.5 billion (US$213,472) loss to the State.

Vietnam police uproot 500 cannabis plants

Police in the northeastern province of Bac Giang announced Tuesday that they have uprooted and destroyed 500 cannabis plants from a single field.

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Overseas Vietnamese troubled by red tape
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Italian found dead in Ho Chi Minh City apartment

An Italian man apparently hung himself to death in his 14th floor Ho Chi Minh City apartment on Tuesday, police said.

Life in Central Vietnam with 14 kids

A family in the central province of Quang Nam is famous for its easy-going attitude, despite the fact that they have 16 mouths to feed, according to a Tuoi Tre report
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