A cut back in funding for HIV programmes has led to a spread of the disease in all cities and provinces in Vietnam.

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Building collapses outside Mumbai after heavy rain; 12 dead

Twelve people were killed early Tuesday when an old building on the outskirts of Mumbai collapsed after days of heavy rain, an Indian official said.

Vinaconex seeking international bids for Hanoi water pipeline

Vinaconex Water Supply Company said it will open international bidding for the construction of a second water pipeline to Hanoi after the first broke for the 11th time.

Hanoi police confiscate free iced tea for the poor

Police in Hoang Mai District in Hanoi have confiscated free iced tea put out for impoverished people during the recent bout of hot weather, locals saying the act was shameful.

ASEAN affirms its central role in the region

The 48th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and related meetings open in Kuala Lumpur on August 4. This is one of ASEAN’s major annual events of the year.

Power couple: U.S. ambassador and his husband

Since their December arrival in Vietnam, U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius and his husband have become the most prominent gay couple in the Southeast Asian country.