Former US first lady Michelle Obama and Hollywood A-lister Julia Roberts toured a high school in rural Vietnam yesterday, urging a classroom of teenage girls to stay focused on their education to transform their lives.
The promotion of girls’ schooling has been the cornerstone of Obama’s charitable work since her husband Barack Obama left office in 2017 after two terms as US president. “When you educate a girl you give them power and a voice and an opportunity to improve their lives and the lives of their family and the lives of their community,” Obama said at Can Giuoc high school in southern Long An province in the Mekong Delta.
In the highly competitive sport of phone snatching. Just when you think India is the home of phone snatching king, here comes Vietnam!
A tiny creature that looks part-deer, part-mouse has been spotted for the first time in nearly three decades in southern Vietnam, researchers announced Monday.
Feared-extinct, the silver-backed chevrotain hadn’t been seen since 1990 when a hunter in central Vietnam killed one and donated the specimen to scientists.
'Abominable,' the animated movie produced by Dreamworks & Shanghai-based Pearl Studio, has been pulled from theaters in Vietnam after viewers noticed a map apparently depicting China's 9-dash line in the East Sea. (Screenshot & 'X' via Zing.) pic.twitter.com/S2OUR6xyu2— Mike Tatarski (@miketatarski) October 14, 2019
Territorial disputes over the South China Sea made its way into a Hollywood movie on Oct. 14, when Vietnam decided to pull the animated film “Abominable” from its theaters for a scene that depicted the main character standing in front of a map showing the Chinese regime’s “nine-dash line.” The movie was jointly produced by the Shanghai-based Pearl Studio and Comcast-owned DreamWorks Animation.
Local reports say Nguyen Xuan Vinh, 32, was angry with his wife for moving a television from one room to another at their house in Hanoi on Monday evening.
The victim, Vu Thi Thu Ly, 27, a renowned radio presenter, uploaded the footage of her being subjected to the sustained attack.
It shows Ms Ly clutching her two-month-old son as the child’s father uses his brutal skills as a Wushu instructor against her.
More young girls from Vietnam are ending up in forced marriages in China, where the gender imbalance has created a demand for foreign brides, as Insight discovers.
VIETNAM AND CHINA: Linh, a high school student, thought nothing of accepting a family friend’s casual invitation to visit the neighbouring district of Muong Khuong.
That family ‘friend’ turned out to be a lying crook – he was in fact working for a human trafficking ring, and had taken a year to slowly befriend the 17-year-old.
“If you are trafficked, of course you will be raped. Probably everyone was raped,” she recalled.