In a rare accident, at least 13 people died when a fire broke out midday Tuesday in the crowded Hanoi outskirts. Fire teams needed more than 2 hours to douse the flames, which engulfed three neighboring apartment buildings.
Vietnam’s north with the capital Hanoi is a draw for many tourists. The south is less crowded but offers some highlights: the bustling Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta and the alleged island paradise of Phu Quoc.
The six members of the Brotherhood for Democracy accused of trying to overthrow the communist government have been given prison sentences by a Hanoi court. Lawyer Nguyen Van Dai was singled out for special treatment.
German federal prosecutors have reportedly opened a probe into a top Vietnamese spy's role in an abduction in Berlin. The incident has caused a major crisis between Berlin and Hanoi.
A teacher has injured three students after he unintentionally fired a semi-automatic handgun during a firearms safety presentation. One of the students was reported to have bullet fragments lodged in his neck.
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