Jan 21, 2013 12:08 EST
The Indonesian capital Jakarta will soon start construction of a metro system to try to unravel its infamous traffic jams, 26 years after the idea was first mooted, officials said Monday.
Oct 04, 2012 01:08 EDT
Hailed as a hero in his native Vietnamese village, Do Van Thu has become rich and transformed the lives of hundreds of families through the sale of a precious and unorthodox crop -- hair.
Sep 06, 2012 12:05 EDT
Dozens of Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange on Thursday embarked on a controversial detoxification treatment plan developed by the Church of Scientology, a Hanoi hospital director said.
Aug 29, 2012 07:44 EDT
In a remote valley in Vietnam, US investigators sift through piles of red soil. Despite recovering the remains of hundreds of fallen troops, the hunt goes on for many more still missing in a race against time.
Aug 09, 2012 06:33 EDT
From deformed infants to grandparents with cancer, families near Vietnam's Danang Airbase have long blamed the toxic legacy of war for their ills. Now after a decades-long wait, a historic "Agent Orange" clean-up is finally beginning.
Apr 17, 2012 11:14 EDT
Vietnam and the US will hold five days of "non-combatant" naval exchange activities next week in the port city of Danang, the US Embassy said, amid rising tensions in the South China Sea.
Feb 27, 2012 21:08 EST
PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (Reuters) - When Lieutenant-General Juancho Sabban received an urgent phone call from an oil company saying two Chinese vessels were threatening to ram their survey ship, the Philippine commander's message was clear: don't move, we will come to the rescue.
Jul 15, 2011 04:45 EDT
DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Three U.S. navy ships arrived in Vietnam on Friday for scheduled port calls with the Vietnamese military, the U.S. embassy said, as tension mounts in the South China Sea between China and several Southeast Asian nations.
Jun 23, 2011 10:19 EDT
Vietnam and the United States are to hold joint naval activities next month but they were long-planned and are unconnected to regional tensions in the South China Sea, the US Navy said Thursday.
Jun 22, 2011 10:17 EDT
Two sets of possible American remains, including one believed linked to the unsolved sinking of a landing craft during the Vietnam War, were returned home on Wednesday, US officials said.
Jun 17, 2011 09:58 EDT
The first step of a US-funded operation to clean up Agent Orange contamination at a wartime American base in Vietnam began Friday, officials said, almost four decades after the end of the conflict.
Jun 13, 2011 16:15 EDT
Vietnam put on a show of military strength in the tense South China Sea on Monday, risking the ire of Beijing in the face of a deepening maritime rift with its powerful neighbour.
May 16, 2011 11:28 EDT
Vietnam has tested its first tsunami warning system, the builder said on Monday, in an effort to prevent a massive loss of life if giant waves strike the coast.
Apr 17, 2011 02:51 EDT
He has been called a dictator and is dogged by rumours of corruption but many agree that Nguyen Ba Thanh has rare talents in a country choked by bureaucracy: He gets things done.
Apr 08, 2011 11:08 EDT
Remains believed to be from American servicemen missing in action after aircraft crashes in the Vietnam War will be returned to the United States, officials said Friday.
Mar 31, 2011 12:01 EDT
US oil giant ExxonMobil will begin exploratory drilling off central Vietnam in late April, official media reported Thursday, potentially angering China, which has objected to similar plans in the past.
Jan 03, 2011 09:26 EST
New airport opens in Can Tho, making travel easier to Vietnam's southern Mekong Delta. State media reports that Vietnam has opened a new international airport in Can Tho, hoping to welcome more tourists to the country's southern Mekong Delta.
Dec 30, 2010 10:25 EST
Vietnam and the United States aim to start cleaning up contamination from Agent Orange at a former wartime US base in the middle of next year, the US embassy said Thursday.
Dec 27, 2010 10:28 EST
The 1,000 white pigeons which Pham Tai Thu trained for Hanoi's millennium celebrations were meant to be a lasting symbol of peace in a country that survived decades of war.
Oct 28, 2010 10:48 EDT
The comment came as the wife of another dissident -- a former Communist Party official -- told AFP that he was the latest to be arrested.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
Thành phố Đà Nẵng
|— Centrally-governed city —|
|- Total||1,256 km2 (484.9 sq mi)|
|- Density||599/km2 (1,551.4/sq mi)|
|- Ethnicities||Vietnamese, Chinese, Cờ-tu, Tày|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (UTC+7)|
|- Summer (DST)||No DST (UTC+7)|