First white tigers displayed at Saigon Zoo

Ho Chi Minh City’s Saigon Zoological and Botanical garden has put on display two white tigers (Panthera tigris tigris) on the occasion of the Lunar New Year festival.

Over 10,000 people die of A/H1N1

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on December 18 confirmed that the A/H1N1 flu had killed more than 10,000 people in 208 countries and territories across the world since its outbreak in April.

Hanoi hosts training course on potatoes

A training course started on Nov. 30 in Hanoi to instruct 21 agricultural technicians from ten Asian countries on how to develop a potato industry, from planting to processing, in rural Asia.

Asian economies face challenges in meeting MDGs for health

Asian and Asian Pacific countries continue to make progress in reducing poverty but hunger still remains widespread and many economies are struggling to fulfil their other Millennium Development Goals (MDG), including reductions in maternal mortality rates and access to sanitation.

Floods claim dozens of lives in Asia

Flash floods and landslides occurring in Southwestern and Eastern China last weekend left 29 dead and missing, injured dozens others, and seriously damaged the country’ s transport infrastructure.