80,000 Vietnamese labourers work abroad within 8 months
Nearly 80,000 Vietnamese labourers went to work abroad from January to August this year, marking an increase of 8.21 per cent, over the same period last year, statistics  from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs' Overseas Labour Management Department (OLMD) show.
Labourers face several workplace hazards: survey
Eight out of nine factors that affect workers' health exceed limits in work environments, the Ho Chi Minh City department of health said.
Vietnamese workers in Thailand get temporary work permits
Vietnamese migrant workers in Thailand are allowed to register for temporary work permits at the country's provincial labour departments from December 1-30, 2015, according to the Thai Ministry of Labour.
Salary Council meeting on minimum wage remains inconclusive
An increase in the regional minimum wage in 2016 has not yet been finalised because of differences over the margin of increase of the wage.
Illegal gold mining pollutes environment in Cao Bang
Illegal gold mining along the Hien River section flowing through Thach An and Nguyen Binh districts in Cao Bang Province has severely polluted the local environment over the last month.
Lead recycling in village threatens local environment, health
Lead recycling in the northern Hung Yen Province's Dong Mai craft village is seriously threatening the local environment and health of its residents, officials have warned.
Mekong tackles irrigation issues
Provinces in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta have strengthened measures to control drought and saline intrusion, including dredging canals and closing sluice gates, as thousands of hectares of rice and coastal locals are facing a water shortage.
Three moon bears rescued by Animals Asia
Three moon bears, which were being kept at two private farms in the Ben Tre and Ba Ria-Vung Tau southern provinces, were sent to the Viet Nam Bear Rescue Centre in the Tam Dao National Park in Vinh Phuc Province on Monday evening after having been rescued by Animals Asia.
Bike trip raises rhino protection awareness
Steve and Haley Dahl from South Africa will join over 50 young students in a four-day bicycle programme to raise awareness of rhino protection among local people in the central city.
City to speed up canal upgrade
Officials from the HCM City Department of Transport and other agencies on Friday inspected the Tan Hoa-Lo Gom Canal Sanitation and Urban Upgrade Project as part of efforts to speed up work and complete it by the end of August.
Company fined VND100 million for handling of waste
A factory producing steel electric poles and metal plated components in Ha Noi's Me Linh District was fined VND100 million (US$4,700) for improperly transferring dangerous waste.

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Teacher's long fight for justice pays off Teacher's long fight for justice pays off

Nguyen Than spent years trying to prove the innocence of his former student, wrongfully convicted on a murder charge 18 years ago.

Passion motivates circus artists to take risks Passion motivates circus artists to take risks

The circus has always been about performers attempting precarious and daring acts in exchange for the intangible reward of the roar of the crowd.

New flowers grown for Tet New flowers grown for Tet

Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta will offer new varieties of flowers for the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, which falls on February 8 this year.

VN strives to reform customs ahead of FTAs VN strives to reform customs ahead of FTAs

The World Trade Organisation's Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) would boost customs reforms to facilitate trade across borders in line with international standards, an official has said.