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UK man in truck deaths case pleads guilty to immigration, property offences

25 November, 2019

LONDON – A British truck driver charged with the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese nationals found dead in a truck near London last month has pleaded guilty to plotting to assist

21 November, 2019

US to provide ship to Vietnam to boost South China Sea patrol

HANOI – The United States announced on Wednesday it will provide Vietnam with another coast guard cutter for its growing fleet of ships, boosting Hanoi’s ability to patrol the South

14 November, 2019

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

11 November, 2019

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

08 November, 2019

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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