Politics

Condolences over UN victims in Haiti

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem has extended his condolences to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon over the deaths of many UN staffers due to the recent earthquake in Haiti.
Politics

ASEAN meetings – Vietnam starts successfully

The successful organisation of ASEAN ministerial meetings in Da Nang on January 13-14 was a good start for Vietnam as Chair of ASEAN in 2010, said Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem.
Thousands feared dead in Haiti earthquake World

Thousands feared dead in Haiti earthquake

Hundreds, possibly thousands of people have been buried beneath the rubble of a 7.3 magnitude earthquake, which hit the Caribbean country of Haiti on January 12, an official from an international aid organisation in Haiti has reported.
Society

No damage, loss of life after Son La earthquake

An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale hit the northern mountainous province of Son La on Nov. 26 afternoon, with aftershocks felt in Hanoi. No damage or loss of life was reported.
PM Dung visits Sichuan, attends forum Politics

PM Dung visits Sichuan, attends forum

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung arrived in Sichuan, China, on October 15, beginning his visit to the province, to Chongqing City and also to attend the 10th Western China International Trade Fair.
Second earthquake rocks Indonesian island World

Second earthquake rocks Indonesian island

A second powerful earthquake jolted western Indonesia on October 1 just hours after the first quake hit Sumatra island, with upwards of 1,000 people feared dead and many more trapped under collapsed buildings.
World

Strong quake hits Indonesia

A strong earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale shook Sumatra island, Indonesia , on Sept. 30, destroying buildings and bridges and causing fires in Padang city.
World

Indonesian quake toll rises to 46

The death toll in the 7.3 magnitude earthquake in West Java, Indonesia, has risen to 46, while more than 300 others have been injured or are still missing.
Another earthquake hits Japan World

Another earthquake hits Japan

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 rocked Japan 's Hachijojima island, south of Tokyo, said the Japan Meteorological Agency.
World

Floods, landslides claim huge losses in Asia

Japanese rescue crews on July 24 recovered three more bodies in the western city of Hofu, which was hit by a series of landslides and floods early this week, bringing the death toll to 15.
World

Over 300 people injured in China’s earthquake

A total of 336 people were injured and more than 2,700 houses were damaged in a 6.0-magnitude earthquake that hit southwest China's Yunnan province late July 9, Xinhua news agency reported.