Vietnam rescues 12 trapped by tunnel collapse

Twelve people trapped in a collapsed tunnel were freed Friday after a four-day ordeal which saw rescuers pass oxygen and food through a small hole while they pulled away debris, state media reported.

Vietnam `Rat King` helps rice farmers fight costly vermin

Grinning widely, Tran Quang Thieu brandishes the day`s haul: 10 kilos of rats caught in rice paddies near Hanoi. A menace to Vietnam`s rice crop, the vermin are regularly trapped -- and sometimes eaten.

China to set up satellite, radar network to strengthen maritime power

China will set up an offshore observation network, including satellite and radar stations, to strengthen the country`s maritime power, the official China Daily reported on Friday, in a move that could exacerbate tensions in the region.

Vietnam races to rescue trapped workers as water levels rise

Vietnamese rescuers battled on Wednesday to free 12 workers trapped in a tunnel that collapsed during construction of a hydropower plant and said it could take days to get past entrenched mud, sand and debris as water levels rose.

Vietnam's sea dispute arbitration case vs China promotes peace: Manila

Vietnam has helped ensure peace in the South China Sea dispute with Beijing by following the Philippines in seeking UN arbitration, Manila said, despite the fact that Beijing has refused to take part.

Vietnam upholds jail terms for activists

A Vietnamese appeal court on Friday upheld jail sentences against three activists who were convicted for "public disorder" offences earlier this year following short trials that generated widespread criticism.

Murdered refugee laundered millions at Aussie casinos: Reports

A former Vietnamese refugee shot dead on a Sydney street corner had laundered up to AUD 1 billion (USD 830 million) at Australian casinos as he cleaned up cash for criminal syndicates, reports said.

China refutes Vietnam's claims over islands in South China Sea

China has dismissed Vietnam's sovereignty claim on the disputed islands in the South China Sea, saying it is "illegal and invalid" and Beijing "will never accept such claim."

Chinese police seek 100 Vietnamese runaway brides: Report

Chinese police are seeking more than 100 Vietnamese brides who vanished after marrying bachelors from a poor rural area, with reports saying Thursday an "organised ring" could be behind the disappearance.

China reminds US not to take sides in South China Sea dispute

China on Tuesday denounced a US State Department document on the South China Sea dispute saying that Washington should abide by its commitment not to take sides on the issue.

Second Vietnam blogger arrested on anti-state charges

Vietnamese police arrested a prominent blogger today, the second writer seized in the last fortnight as the country's communist authorities keep up their long-running crackdown on online dissent.

Vietnam detains blogger for anti-state articles

 A Vietnamese blogger was detained for posting anti-state articles, as Hanoi steps up a crackdown on dissent that has been condemned by rights groups and Western governments.

Indonesia sinks Vietnamese boats to stop illegal fishing

Indonesia blew up and sank three empty Vietnamese boats on Friday, the Navy said, as the world`s biggest archipelago nation pushes to stop foreigners from illegally fishing in its waters. 

Vietnam arrests anti-China blogger for posting `bad content`

Vietnamese police said they had arrested a blogger for posting "bad content" about the government, as part of a long-running crackdown on online dissent in the communist country.

Vietnam warships visit Philippines amid South China Sea dispute

Vietnam on Tuesday showed off its two most powerful warships in the first-ever port call to the Philippines but an official said it was not trying to challenge China`s superior naval forces amid tension in the South China Sea.

Chinese island project in disputed waters `justifiable`: General

Beijing on Monday fired back at US criticism of an artificial island project in the disputed South China Sea that could reportedly include an airstrip, with a top general defending it as "justifiable".

AFF Suzuki Cup: Late error denies Vietnam opening win over Vietnam
AFF Suzuki Cup: Late error denies Vietnam opening win over Vietnam

A dreadful error by goalkeeper Tran Nguyen Manh allowed Indonesia to snatch a 2-2 draw with Vietnam in their opening Group A game at the AFF Suzuki Cup on Saturday.

Vietnam Prime Minister boosted by confidence vote

Vietnam's premier received a boost on Saturday when a majority of lawmakers in the one-party state voted for him in the communist country's second annual confidence vote, a turnaround from his poor showing last year.

Vietnam PM wins broad backing in rare confidence vote

 Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung sailed through a parliamentary confidence motion on Saturday, boosting his clout within the ruling Communist Party just over a year ahead of a shake-up of the country`s top leadership.

Vietnam's PM wins approval in parliamentary confidence vote

Vietnam`s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung survived a confidence vote in parliament on Saturday, with 64 percent of the delegates giving a vote of `high confidence` in his leadership and 14 percent showing`low confidence`.