Ho Chi Minh City Official Population is now 13 milllion says new city mayor Nguyen Thanh Phong. If Saigon seems especially crowded these days, there are now 7.6 million motorbikes and 700,000 cars in the city. Saigon's road space is 167 years behind national standard.

6 killed while sawing leftover mortar shell in central Vietnam -  Neighbors said the family had been trying to dismantle a bomb to sell as scrap metal. Six members of a single family were killed in an explosion in the central province of Khanh Hoa on Friday morning. Among the victims were three children. Another child was seriously injured and is receiving treatment.

Seminar om forløbet af de 165 montagnardbørn og -unge, der interneredes på Livø i april 1975 efter Sydvietnams kollaps. Samt fokus på hvordan de trives i dag, 42 år senere. København 9. september kl. 13:00. Oplæg Lam-Phol Lam, Arne Piel Christensen og Klet Thi Dieu.

Harsh sentence for blogger may haunt Vietnam’s environmental movement - For writing about the country’s biggest environmental disaster caused by a polluting steel plant last year, blogger Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Share the petition

Lesung mit Gitarre zum Nationalepos Vietnams Versroman „Truyên Kiêu“ 12:08 - Finissage 19.08: Tam biêt! Auf Wiedersehen, Vietnam! Die Ausstellung "Schätze der Archäologie Vietnams" endet. Termin Samstag 19.08., 18.00 – 23.00 Uhr

Trinh Xuan Thanh, a notorious ex-oil executive who spent nearly a year in hiding overseas after being charged for criminal mismanagement, confessed on TV that he returned to Vietnam and turned himself over to police. Also case of Tram Be and Dien Quang Lamp

Sơn La Province: More than 30 people are dead or missing after tragically damaging rains and floods hit northern mountainous provinces over the past three days.

July: Eight working teams of the Central Steering Committee on Anti-corruption are overseeing the investigation and prosecution of serious corruption cases in 20 localities and agencies.

24. July Vietnam halts drilling after 'China threats'  - Vietnam has reportedly terminated a gas-drilling expedition in a disputed area of the South China Sea, following strong threats from China.

Vietnam is jailing female activists over their Facebook posts - Tran Thi Nga was handed a nine-year prison sentence which will be followed by five years of probation - Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, a blogger and single mother also known as “Mother Mushroom,” was recently sentenced to 10 years behind bars, she was jailed for distributing propaganda against the state.