17 Tourists Escape Burning Ship in Ha Long Bay

A tourist boat operated by Cuu Long Tourist Boat Co. Ltd. went up in flames last Thursday on the waters of Ha Long Bay. 23 people, including 15 foreigners were rescued and no injuries were reported, reports VietNamNet.


New Species: Multi-Colored, Spiked Frog Discovered in Central Vietnam

Even as pollution and environmental degradation are becoming increasingly severe in Vietnam, there are still huge pockets of the country that offer unique biodiversity with new species being discovered from time to time. One such discovery in Vietnam's central highlands was recently announced by a team of Australian biologists.


Millions of Viet Kieu Set to Lose Vietnamese Citizenship on July 1

A 2009 government decree requiring overseas Vietnamese to register their Vietnamese citizenship by July 1, 2014 is coming under criticism as only a small number of eligible Viet Kieu have completed the necessary paperwork to retain it, reports Thanh Nien.