A plague or a blessing?

Nearly 20 poor households from a rural commune in the central province of Quảng Trị thought their lives were about to turn around, or at least improve a wee bit, when they were included on a list to receive cattle from a poverty reduction project.

A happy traffic story

Traffic in Viet Nam often feels like every man for himself, but there are some kind souls on the roads.

A Twist in the Tale

DNA tests for buffaloes

DNA testing might be common on English TV programmes like The Jeremy Kyle Show, but in Việt Nam, it seems its livestock queuing up to find out if the baby is theirs.

A Twist in the Tale

Baa baa black duck

Three men in the Mekong Delta province of Vĩnh Long hvae been convicted of stealing hundreds of ducks and painting them to avoid detection by the owner, Thanh Niên (Young People) newspaper reported.
A Twist in the Tale

Money can't buy you class

The deputy director of a real estate firm in HCM City refused to get out of his car when ordered by traffic police, saying that the vehicle cost VNĐ5 billion (US$215,700), much more than the VNĐ8 million (around $430) monthly salary of a police officer.