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Youths work together for community welfare tuoi tre Nguyen Thi Thu Ha (R), deputy secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, hands over certificates of marriage to couples at a collective wedding in 2011 Photo: Tuoi Tre The Communist Youth Union in Ho Chi Minh City has long been a life buoy for young people since it has mobilized and carried out practical campaigns for the sake of the…

City flood prevention projects to complete by 2015 Ho Chi Minh City is targeting to complete all flood prevention projects by 2015, said Do Tan Long, head of the Water Drainage Department under the Steering Committee for the Urban Flood Control Program. Phan Dinh Phung Street in Phu Nhuan District in HCMC was badly flooded on October 13 (Photo: SGGP) Of the 31 highly flooded spots in the City at…

Wood factory explosion injures 21 in southern Vietnam    A worker being carried into an ambulance after an explosion at a wood factory in the southern province of Dong Nai Tuesday Twenty one workers sustained burn injuries in an explosion at a wood factory in the southern province of Dong Nai Tuesday. Witnesses said the explosion occurred at the factory’s sawdust storeroom at around 2.30 p.m., when some 200 workers were…

Chinese man gets death for smuggling drugs to Vietnam    Zhang Zhi Hua, 51, an employee of a casino in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, was sentenced to death Wednesday by a Vietnamese court for transporting around 11 kilograms of methamphetamine from Cambodia to Vietnam A court in the southern province of Tay Ninh sentenced a Chinese national to death on Wednesday for smuggling drugs from Cambodia to Vietnam. Zhang Zhi Hua, 51,…

Group arrested for selling Vietnam girl into China sex work    Five of six people suspected of trafficking a 19-year-old female student into sex slavery in China last month Police in Hanoi have arrested six people for their alleged involvement in the trafficking of a 19-year-old girl to China, where police say she was forced into prostitution. Senior Lieutenant-Colonel Nguyen Van Lan, deputy chief of the Tu Liem District police division,…

2 dog thieves arrested for murdering official in northern Vietnam    Nguyen Van Hien, 33, (L) and Nguyen Duc Bien, 28, are accused of shooting down an official in the northern province of Bac Ninh after stealing his dog on October 23 Police in the northern province of Bac Ninh announced Wednesday that they have arrested two men who allegedly fatally shot a local official after being caught stealing his dog…

Lawyer arrested for illegally keeping guns in southern Vietnam    Weapons confiscated from the car of Le Nguyen Dan, a 46-year-old lawyer, in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang on October 30 Police in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang have arrested a lawyer allegedly found keeping weapons, including three long guns, in his car, without licenses. Le Nguyen Dan, a 46-year-old member of the Bar Association in the…

  As authorities think of ways to clear the rising backlog of death-row prisoners, experts say capital punishment fails to address the crux of the problem of increasing crime   Ethnic Hmong hill tribe children carrying their lunch boxes as they walk home after a school day at a village in the mountainous district of Mu Cang Chai, in the northwestern Vietnamese province of Yen Bai. Children from poor rural and remote…