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Vietnam dissident lawyer in court to appeal jail term

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 11:37

One of Vietnam`s most prominent dissidents appeared in court Tuesday to appeal his imprisonment for tax evasion, as dozens of supporters protested against the communist state`s crackdown on dissent.

Vietnam hands death penalty to 30 drug smugglers: Judge

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 15:07

Vietnam on Monday sentenced 30 drug smugglers to death in the communist country`s largest ever narcotics case, involving scores of defendants and nearly two tons of heroin, a judge said.

Four students killed in Vietnam blast

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 23:05

At least four students were killed and one was injured Saturday in an explosion in Vietnam`s Ho Chi Minh City, officials said.

Death toll in Vietnam flooding raised to 41

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 14:12

The death toll from flooding caused by heavy rains in central Vietnam has risen to 41, with about 80,000 people forced from their homes, disaster officials said on Tuesday.

Death toll in Vietnam flooding rises to 36

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 12:48

Disaster officials say the death toll from flooding triggered by heavy rains in central Vietnam has hit 36, with about 80,000 people forced from homes.

Floods in central Vietnam kill 19, leave 8 missing

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 16:26

Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in central Vietnam have killed 19 people, left eight missing and forced about 80,000 from their homes, disaster officials and state media said on Saturday.

Typhoon Nari leaves 6 dead, 7 missing in Vietnam

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 18:42

Typhoon Nari killed six people in Vietnam, left seven others missing and destroyed or damaged thousands of homes, officials said on Wednesday.

Vietnam mourns its people`s hero

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 14:04

Vietnam is preparing to honour its last great communist icon with a lavish state funeral after a week of remarkable public mourning that has seen tens of thousands queue to pay their last respects.

Vietnam jails dissident lawyer for tax evasion

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 18:00

Vietnam imprisoned a leading critic of the communist regime for tax evasion today -- a move described by the United States as "disturbing" -- as hundreds of supporters protested in the capital.

Badminton tournament opens in Vietnam

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 15:29

As many as 269 badminton players from 14 countries and regions gathered on Tuesday in Vietnam`s capital Hanoi to compete at the Ciputra Hanoi Vietnam Challenge 2013.

No Indian city in race for hosting 2019 Asian Games

Last Updated: Friday, September 28, 2012, 15:54

No Indian city is in the race for hosting the 2019 Asian Games despite past claims by the IOA and Dubai, Hanoi, and Surabaya (Indonesia) have emerged as frontrunners.

Landslides, flooding kill 29 in Vietnam

Last Updated: Monday, September 10, 2012, 09:22

Flooding caused by heavy rains has caused an estimated USD 22 million in damage to rice crops and infrastructure.