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. (...)

US B52 drop bombs over a Viet Cong controlled area in South Vietnam in 1965. America lost 60,000 military in Vietnam. Nearly two million Vietnamese civilians were killed. File photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Do we think it’s a good omen or bad omen that America will be enveloped in darkness during a solar eclipse on August 21st? It can be tempting to give (...)

People walk across an intersection in the city of Tamuning on the island of Guam on Thursday. Photograph: Robert Tenorio/AFP/Getty Images

The tiny US territory of Guam feels a strong sense of patriotism and confidence in the American military, which has an enormous presence on the Pacifi(...)

You too can make your dinner look this photogenic, after a food styling class with Jette Virdi, bookable on Airbnb

Learn to make ramen from scratch in San Francisco, perfect your pasta skills in Chianti, sniff out Paris’s Indian food secrets, or bake brown bread an(...)

I’m standing in a rice field in northern Laos, a few kilometres from the nearest large town, Phonsavan. It’s early morning but already hot. By noon it(...)

Reporter Darragh Murphy with Hao Nguyen and Bei Nguyen of Operation Smile in  Hanoi. “We thought after a few years of our work, the backlog would decrease,” the latter says. “But it has increased.”

There are more disabled people in Vietnam than there are people in the Republic of Ireland – upwards of five million, according to Irish Aid. Over the(...)

Mary Mitchell O’Connor: “CAE Parc Aviation has had a very active relationship with Enterprise Ireland’s overseas office network over the years, participating in several international trade events.” Photograph:

Aviation recruitment specialist CAE Parc plans to create 80 new jobs as part of an expansion of its Irish operation. The company said the posts, 30 (...)

Passengers inside an Air America C-47 during the evacuation of Da Nang, March 27th, 1975. Photograph: Nguyen Ngoc Luong/The New York Times
Obituary: Nguyen Ngoc Luong
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  • December 8, 2016, 15:09

Nguyen Ngoc Luong was the last man out the door of the Saigon bureau of the New York Times when the South Vietnamese city fell to communist forces in (...)

Women sell fresh produce at a street market in Hoi An

A week into a month-long backpacking trip from southern to northern Vietnam, my partner and I came up with the most appropriate tourist slogan – Vietn(...)

President Higgins and his wife Sabina visit the Project Renew  Mine Action Visitor Centre in Dong Ha. Photograph: Maxwell

Pham Quy Thi was 22 years old and tending his rice fields in Quang Tri province in 1977, two years after the end of the Vietnam War, when he hit an un(...)

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