The lorry which towed the trailer in which 39 bodies were discovered in Essex, sparking an international murder investigation. Photograph: Getty

Police in Vietnam have arrested eight people in relation to the discovery of 39 bodies in a truck near London last week, state media said on Monday. (...)

Ronan Hughes (40) and his brother Christopher (34), from Armagh, whom British police said were crucial to their inquiries. Photograph: HO/Essex Police/AFP via Getty

Police in Essex now believe all 39 migrants found dead in the back of a lorry in the UK last week were from Vietnam. “We believe the victims are Viet(...)

Police and forensic officers investigate the lorry in which 39 bodies were discovered in the trailer a week ago last  Wednesday morning in Grays, Essex. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

The 39 migrants found dead in the back of a lorry in Essex just over a week ago are believed to be Vietnamese nationals, police have said. Essex Poli(...)

Nguyen Van Thanh worked 17-hour days in a garment factory. He was rescued after a year. Photograph: Adrien le Coärer

A female singer belts out a Vietnamese love song on the radio as a tear rolls down Tran Bao Ngoc’s cheek. Her voice falls to little more than a hush. (...)

Stephen Swift, GE, Wilbur Ross, Secretary, US Department of Commerce, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Nguyen Viet Cuong, chairman of Phu Cuong, Pham Quoc Anh, GM Phu Cuong, Andy Kinsella, COO, Mainstream Renewable Power, Thang Bui Vinh, Mainstream Renewable Power

Mainstream Renewable Energy, the firm founded by businessman Eddie O’Connor, has signed a $2 billion investment deal with US utilities giant GE to bui(...)

Women make up the vast majority of workers at Flexcom’s factory in the Yen Phong Industrial Zone. Photograph: Catherine Healy

Time is measured in many ways in the multistory warehouse that houses Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd in Bac Ninh’s Tien Son Industrial Zone. It is c(...)