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VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has announced the establishment of an inspection team to scrutinise seven multi-level marketing companies following the Lien Ket Viet scandal that defrauded 60,000 victims. 

Pakistanis hunt for militants behind blast that killed at least 65

 Pakistani authorities launched a hunt on Monday for militants behind a suicide bomb that killed at least 65 people in an attack that targeted Christians and was claimed by a Taliban faction that once declared ties with Islamic State.

Victims of Brussels terror attacks commemorated in Hanoi

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Belgian Embassy held a ceremony in Hanoi on late March 23 in commemoration of innocent victims of the bomb attacks in Brussels one day earlier.

Gunman kills three in Kansas workplace, shot to death by police

A gunman killed three people on Thursday at a manufacturing plant in central Kansas where he worked and wounded 14 others, in a shooting spree spanning several miles that ended when a lone officer killed the suspect,

Vale and BHP fined $260m for deadly Brazilian dam burst

 BHP Billiton and Vale have been fined a further 1bn reais (£171m, $260m) for the mining disaster that killed 11 people in Brazil earlier this month.

Hanoi residents mourn Paris attack victims

 VietNamNet Bridge – Many Vietnamese and foreigners in Ha Noi attended a memorial ceremony at the embassy of France on Sunday, in tribute to victims in the Paris terrorist attacks late Saturday.

Indonesia 'needs time' to tackle haze - Joko Widodo

 Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has said he needs time to tackle the forest-burning which creates a haze every year over South East Asia.

Binh Phuoc family murder suspects to be prosecuted

VietNamNet Bridge – Two persons, reportedly involved in the killing of six persons in the southern Binh Phuoc Phuoc Province on July 7, was prosecuted today for murder and theft, 

Indonesia transport plane crash death toll rises

Indonesian officials say 141 bodies have been recovered after a military transport plane crashed in a residential area of Medan on Tuesday.


Pakistan heatwave: Death toll crosses 800 people in Sindh

 The death toll from a heatwave in Pakistan's southern Sindh province has passed 800, hospital officials say, as mortuaries reached capacity.

US balcony collapse: Water damage investigated

 US engineers investigating a balcony collapse in California that killed six people and injured seven others say water damage may have caused the structure to give way.

Domestic violence not a ‘private affair'

Half of the married women in Viet Nam experience domestic violence and sexual abuse at some point of their lives. Nguyen Minh Huong finds that most cases of violence against women are not investigated, let alone effectively prosecuted. 

Five members of family die in fire

 VietNamNet Bridge – Five persons, including two elderly and one child, were killed in a huge blaze that destroyed a house in alley 190 of Hoang Mai Road, Hoang Mai District, Ha Noi, early this morning.

Seventh death in South Korea Mers outbreak

 A seventh person has died in South Korea after contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), says the health ministry.

Malaysia quake: Singapore and Sabah mourn victims

 Singapore and Malaysia's Sabah state are observing a day of remembrance for those killed in an earthquake on Mount Kinabalu.

Five killed in traffic accident in HCM City

 VietNamNet Bridge – Five people including three Viet Kieu (Overseas Vietnamese) from the US were killed in a traffic accident yesterday morning (May 31) on National Highway A in HCM City's Thu Duc District.

Nepal earthquake: Rescue resumes after latest deadly tremor

 Rescue work has resumed to find victims and survivors of the latest deadly earthquake to hit Nepal.

Nepal quake 'followed historic pattern'

 Nepal's devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake on Saturday was primed over 80 years ago by its last massive earthquake in 1934, which razed around a quarter of Kathmandu to the ground and killed over 17,000 people.

S. Korea marks first anniversary of Sewol tragedy with nationwide ceremonies

 South Korea will mark the first anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster Thursday, with nationwide memorial services by private organizations and local governments as well as family members of the victims and survivors.

French police name Charlie Hebdo attack suspects

French police have named two brothers as suspects in the attack on the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, as a manhunt continues.