Politics

Vietnam calls on Int’l community to support Haiti

Further efforts are needed to support the Haitian authorities to implement targeted social and economic programmes in a bid to address the extreme vulnerability of the country, Ambassador Le Luong Minh, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the Untied Nations, has said.
Society

No free treatment for traffic offenders

People injured in traffic accidents will no longer have hospital fees paid for by medical insurance, unless they have the proper paperwork to prove they did not violate traffic regulations.
Politics

Friendship officials work to enhance Vietnam-US ties

President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Associations (VUFO) Vu Xuan Hong led a delegation to visit the US from August 29 to September 5 with the aim of making the best use of the people-to-people diplomacy to promote bilateral Vietnam-US cooperation.
Society

US NGO helps mine clearance in Quang Tri

PeaceTrees Vietnam, a non-governmental organisation of the US, has provided nearly 249,000 USD to the central province of Quang Tri to continue the clearance of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the province from now to April 2010.
Society

Crew on capsized Vietnamese ship saved

Seventeen crew members aboard the Vietnamese ship “Hodasco 15”, which capsized in the Strait of Malacca near Malaysia , were rescued by a Syrian cargo ship on August 31, Malaysia ’s Bernama National News Agency has reported.
Politics

Vietnam condemns bomb attacks in Iraq

Vietnam on August 21 strongly condemned the deadly attacks that killed nearly 100 people and wounded hundreds of others in Iraq ’s capital city of Bangdad on August 19.
US veteran apologises for My Lai massacre Society

US veteran apologises for My Lai massacre

A US veteran, the only officer convicted after the mass killings in My Lai, central Vietnam, in 1968, has made a public apology to victims and their families for the first time, foreign media reported.
37 new H1N1 cases confirmed Health

37 new H1N1 cases confirmed

Vietnam confirmed 37 new A/H1N1 cases by 5pm of Aug. 8, bringing the total victims of the super flu to 1,115 with one death.
ASEAN

Ammonia gas leak claims 6 lives in Malaysia

Ammonia gas that leaked from a fish processing plant in Pagan Pasir, in the state of Selangor , Malaysia on August 11 claimed six lives, including two Bangladeshi workers.