Vietnam

Rice to riches: Vietnam’s shrimp farmers fish for fortunes

SOC TRANG, Vietnam: With a flashy gold watch and a chunky matching ring, Tang Van Cuol looks a far cry from the average Vietnamese farmer as he slings back a shot of rice wine and boasts about his projected earnings. After years scratching a living growing rice and onions or farming ducks, the 54 ....

Vietnam floods kill 26, cause damage estimated at US$41 million

HANOI: Floods in northern Vietnam have killed 26 people and washed away hundreds of homes over the past week, causing damage estimated at more than 940 billion dong (US$41 million), the government's disaster agency said on Monday. Fifteen people were still missing and the search had been hampered ....