Confusion, anguish in Vietnam as families await UK truck dead

HANOI – Tradition in Vietnam dictates that the dead should be buried within three days, but Nguyen Dinh Gia is still waiting for his son’s body to come home. “We

Vietnam jails Australian citizen for 12 years on ‘terrorism’ charges

HANOI – A court in Vietnam has sentenced a 70-year-old Vietnamese-Australian man to 12 years in prison after finding him guilty of “terrorism”, a lawyer who attended the trial told

Police say all 39 people found dead in UK truck were Vietnamese

HANOI/LONDON – The 39 people who were found dead in the back of a refrigerated truck after being smuggled into Britain last month all came from Vietnam and have been formally identified.

“Global ring” involved in smuggling 39 found dead in UK truck, court told

CHELMSFORD, England – A court heard on Monday that a global ring had been involved in smuggling the 39 people whose bodies were found in a truck near London, as

Postcards from a poisoned coast: Vietnam’s people-smuggling heartland

NGHE AN, Vietnam – The countryside in the Vietnamese provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh is dotted with billboards for labour export companies advertising jobs or study overseas. Thousands

British PM Johnson says whole nation shocked by 39 deaths in truck

GRAYS, England – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has written in a book of condolences for the 39 people found dead in a truck on Oct. 23 that the whole

Vietnam police take DNA from relatives of suspected truck victims

CAN LOC, Vietnam – Police in Vietnam have taken hair and blood samples to get DNA from relatives of people feared to be among the 39 who died in the

From bubble tea to disaster: How one Vietnamese dreamer apparently met her fate

HANOI – In Berlin she posed outside a beer garden, a beaming smile upon her face. In Brussels she sipped sugary bubble tea and posed on the steps of the

Australia bars entry to Vietnamese woman for failing to declare raw pork

SYDNEY – Australia has refused entry to a Vietnamese woman for failing to declare 10 kg of raw pork, seafood and poultry on arrival in Sydney, its first expulsion under