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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Vietnam

This year
56 people killed during apartment fire in Vietnam
Eye-witnesses reported screams from inside the building during Vietnam’s deadliest fire in 20 years.
Hundreds of thousands evacuated in China and Vietnam as Typhoon Talim makes landfall
Talim “might be one of the biggest to hit the Gulf of Tonkin in recent years”, Vietnam’s top disaster response committee said.
Vietnam bans Barbie film over map showing disputed Chinese territorial claim
The Vietnamese government disagrees with China’s vast claims over areas of the South China Sea.
Vietnamese man who impersonated Salt Bae is jailed for spreading 'anti-state propaganda'
Lam was in trouble within days of uploading his video, and filmed a police visit to his home in the central city of Danang.
Vietnamese President resigns amid major anti-corruption purge
The sudden departure is a highly unusual move in communist Vietnam.
Last year
Monkey, gecko and succulent bamboo among 224 new species found in Greater Mekong
WWF said the newly identified species showed the region is a nature ‘hotspot’ but action is needed to protect wildlife.
Thousands mourn Buddhist monk who brought mindfulness to the West
Thich Nhat Hanh passed away aged 95 yesterday in the city of Hue, Vietnam.
All time
Man jailed for five years for spreading Covid-19 after breaching quarantine rules in Vietnam
State media said eight people became infected because of La Van Tri.
Revenue find 10.5 million illegal cigarettes in Dublin Port search operation
The tobacco products were found in a container which had come from Asia via the Netherlands.
Vietnam re-elects Communist party leader after secretive congress
Trong, a 76-year-old pro-China conservative, was given the nod after a week of closed-door talks.
Thousands flee as Typhoon Vamco nears Vietnam
Thousands of people have fled their homes ahead of the typhoon making landfall.
Two people arrested by UK police over Essex lorry deaths
One of the men arrested is from Northern Ireland.
Families of Essex lorry victims to borrow from government to repatriate remains to Vietnam
Vietnam’s foreign ministry said it would help but that families would have to foot the bill.
Miniature fanged ‘deer’ not seen for 30 years rediscovered tiptoeing through Vietnam
The animal was last recorded in 1990.
Here are the names of the 39 victims of the Essex lorry tragedy
Two 15-year-old boys are among the dead.
Eight arrested in Vietnam over deaths of 39 migrants in truck near London
It follows a number of arrests in the UK over the incident last month.
Vietnam 'strongly condemns' human trafficking after confirmation all Essex lorry victims were Vietnamese
Eight women and 31 men were found dead in a refrigerated container in Essex last week.
Two people arrested in Vietnam in connection with Essex lorry deaths
The move comes after British police arrested four people over the tragedy.
Family of woman feared to be among Essex lorry victims ‘begged her not to go’
More details about the victims are emerging as the lorry driver, Maurice Robinson, is due to appear in court today.
From bikes to roast duck: The Irish businesses jumping at an incoming EU-Vietnam trade deal
Some see the agreement as a beacon of hope amid Brexit and the US-China trade war.
'She'll be all lit up': A Vietnam War helicopter is making its way to Tralee for restoration
Once restored, Pádraig Nolan plans to display the Huey in public and tour it around Ireland.
Resistant strains of malaria spreading across south-east Asia
In some parts of south-east Asia, up to 80% of malaria parasites are drug-resistant.
North Korea offers to hold more nuclear talks with US despite this week's summit breakdown
A meeting between the two countries this week ended unexpectedly early.
'We had to walk': Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un summit ends with 'no agreement reached'
Trump and Kim were meeting in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi for talks.
After 4,000km trip that included a smoke break in China, Kim Jong Un arrives in Vietnam by train
Donald Trump took a more traditional route, travelling on Air Force One.
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will meet for the second time this week: here's what to expect
The two leaders will hold talks in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi on 27 and 28 February.
Vietnam criticised for new law cracking down on anti-State content online
Tech giants such as Facebook and Google will also have to hand over user data if asked by the government.
Vietnamese president dies after contracting 'rare virus'
The 61-year-old’s death is not likely to dramatically alter politics in the country.
'Progress was slow on my new bike startup – so I moved to Asia'
Here’s why I couldn’t have founded my company back home in Ireland.
Seven die and five in coma after taking drugs at music festival in Hanoi
The victims tested positive for an unspecified drug.
Two Vietnamese men smuggled into Ireland to work in cannabis growhouse jailed
One of the men travelled to Ireland in a shipping container.
Re-United! Giggs takes academy role in Vietnam with Paul Scholes set to follow
The Old Trafford legend is set to sign a two-year contract with the famous academy.
These iconic sights could be ending as Vietnam's capital vows to ban motorbikes
Councilors voted to implement the ban by 2030 but opponents have called it ‘totally insane’.
Man kills wedding guest after being booed off stage during karaoke performance
44-year-old Nguyen Ngoc Diep went on a stabbing spree at the wedding party after another guest mocked his singing and stole the microphone.
Bodies of five tigers with missing organs found in Vietnamese man's freezer
Tiger bones are commonly boiled down and mixed with rice wine in Vietnam, a mixture believed to treat arthritis and promote strength.
Woman accused of Kim Jong-Nam killing 'thought it was a prank'
The woman thought she was taking part in the prank for a comedy video, Vietnam said today.
Vietnamese man has scissors removed from his body after 18 years
It was found near his colon.
'Mayo Boy, Vietnam Hero': The fascinating story of Patrick Gallagher
The Ballyhaunis man kept his service with the US Marines a secret until he won a top honour.
Children in Vietnam are mad about GAA thanks to our inspiring expats
GAA is one of the fastest growing sports for women in Asia.
Drug addicts clash with police at Vietnam rehab centre
“It was a big mess,” a police officer said after the clashes which followed protests at the centre.