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Investigation into homestay fire killing two foreigners in Kien Giang

Police in the southern province of Kien Giang are investigating into a case in which two foreigners were killed in a local homestay fire.

No Vietnamese nationals among bus crash victims in Saudi Arabia

Following a serious bus crash near the holy Muslim city of Medina in Saudi Arabia on October 16, no Vietnamese nationals have been reported among the victims.

Early morning blaze kills three in Hue

Three people died early this morning after a blaze tore through their home in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.

4 struck by lightning in Nghe An

 VietNamNet Bridge – Four members of a family, including an 18-month-old baby, were struck by lightning on Monday afternoon inside their house in central Nghe An Province’s Quy Hop Commune.

Cuba plane crash: Grettel Landrove becomes 111th victim

 The death toll of Cuba's deadliest air disaster in 30 years has risen to 111 after one of the survivors died of her injuries on Monday evening.

Russia fire: Children missing in deadly Kemerovo mall blaze

 At least 37 people are confirmed to have died in a fire that tore through a shopping centre in the Siberian coal-mining city of Kemerovo.

At least four dead in Florida university bridge collapse

 At least four people are dead and 10 others are injured after a bridge collapsed near Florida International University in Miami, 

School shapes police dogs into 4-pawed heroes

Dang Hung Son, Sub-lieutenant of Border gate Vocational School No 24 in Vinh Yen City in the northern province of Vinh Phuc, spends eight hours a day befriending, caring for and training his four-paw student.

Sydney seaplane crash: Sharp turn 'inexplicable', operator says

 A seaplane was not following an authorised route when it plunged into a river north of Sydney, killing six people, the flight operator says.

Hospital fire kills dozens in Miryang, South Korea

 At least 41 people have been killed and dozens injured in a fire at a hospital in Miryang, South Korea, said the Yonhap news agency.

New York truck attack suspect charged with terrorism

 An Uzbek immigrant has been charged by US prosecutors with causing the deaths of at least eight people in New York by mowing them down in a truck.

Japan suspect ‘killed nine over two months’

 A man who was arrested after police found dismembered bodies in his flat has confessed to killing nine people over two months, Japanese media say.

Lightning strike kills three in central Vietnam

A lightning strike killed three people in the central province of Quang Binh while they were working in an open cemetery on Wednesday afternoon.

Five dead, around 40 injured in UK parliament 'terrorist' attack

 Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London on Wednesday after a car plowed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Britain's parliament.

Seeing sexual harassment for what it is

Mai, an office cleaner, was groped by an official as she worked. When this happened several times, she had a video taken of the act, and lodged a sexual harassment complaint with authorities in Ca Mau Province.

Nearly 100 killed, hundreds hurt as quake strikes Indonesia's Aceh

Nearly 100 people were killed and hundreds injured in Indonesia on Wednesday when a strong earthquake hit its Aceh province and rescuers used earth movers and bare hands to search for survivors in scores of toppled buildings.

On 30th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster, Ukraine remembers its victims

 Ukraine held memorial services on Tuesday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which permanently poisoned swathes of eastern Europe and highlighted the shortcomings of the secretive Soviet system.

A year after Nepal quake, some united in grief; others climb again

 For survivors and relatives of victims of a landslide that struck with the force of half an atom bomb it is a time to grieve. For witnesses to a fatal avalanche at the Mount Everest base camp, it is time to climb again.

Da nang charity to hold 9th concert to aid burn victims

A benefit concert will take place on April 23 at the Trung Vuong Theatre in Danang City to raise funds to provide treatment and other support services for child burn survivors and their families throughout the nation.