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.
Society

Day-long programme commemorates Orange Day

VTV4, a channel for overseas Vietnamese, is broadcasting round-the-clock programming on August 10 related to Agent Orange and its victims, to commemorate “Orange Day”.
AO victims to win justice, says President Society

AO victims to win justice, says President

Vietnamese AO victims’ ongoing struggle for justice will be successful, said State President Nguyen Minh Triet at a charity art progamme entitled “ Justice and Heart” held in Hanoi on August 8.
Vietnam confirms 60 more H1N1 cases Health

Vietnam confirms 60 more H1N1 cases

Sixty more confirmed cases of the A/H1N1 flu - a record number for a single day - have been reported as of 17:00 local time of July 27, bringing the total number of victims of the super flu in Vietnam to 672.
Culture - Sports

Exhibition shows horrors of war

Overseas Vietnamese, foreigners and local authorities gathered at the Union of Friendship Organisations on Aug. 10 to commemorate those who have died or fallen ill because of the toxic chemical Agent Orange, used during the American War.
Society

Int’l support for AO/Dioxin victims pours in

Many international organisations said in letters to the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) on the occasion of “For AO Victims Day 2009” (August 10) that they will stand side by side with the association’s struggle for justice.
Society

VNA helps to alleviate AO victims’ plight

The Vietnam News Agency has sent 20.5 million VND in aid to 25 Agent Orange/dioxin victims nationwide and built a house valued at 15 million VND for a victim’s family in southern Tien Giang province.
Vietnam’s A/H1N1 cases up to 443 Health

Vietnam’s A/H1N1 cases up to 443

An additional 35 patients tested positive for the A/H1N1 flu virus on July 21, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Vietnam to 443.
Society

Action month for AO victims to kick off

The Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) has targeted raising 98 billion VND for 70,000 Agent Orange/dioxin victims during this year’s action month, which will run from August 10 to September 10.