Karaoke fire spurs safety inspections

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Báo Đầu Tư English 9 month(s) ago 2 related news

The fire which killed 13 at a karaoke bar in Hanoi last Tuesday has once again raised fire safety concerns in Vietnam, where fire prevention and firefighting capabilities are still limited. Thai Van reports.

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Blaze in Hà Nội: search on for victims

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Báo Đầu Tư English 9 month(s) ago

At least four buildings were burnt down after a fire broke out at 1.30pm this afternoon in Hà Nội’s Trần Thái Tông Street.

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In central Vietnam, developer mulls relocating steel plant to mountain

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 10 month(s) ago

A steelmaker in the central province of Quang Nam is slated to relocate its facility from the low land to a mountainous area, following complaint from local residents over its noise and pollution.

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Replacement Samsung Note 7 phone emits smoke on US plane - family

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Báo Đầu Tư English 10 month(s) ago

LOUISVILLE, Ky.: A replacement model of the fire-prone Samsung Note 7 smartphone began smoking inside a U.S. plane on Wednesday, the family that owns it said, prompting fresh investigations by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Federal Aviation Administration.

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E-cigarettes: Untold stories

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Báo Đầu Tư English 10 month(s) ago 1 related news

The growing use of electronic cigarettes as a substitute for tobacco smoking has been a topic of great controversy, with much speculation over their potential risks and benefits. However, there are some different stories.

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Unenforced laws allow smoking in public places

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 10 month(s) ago 1 related news

Despite a law banning public smoking since 2013, smokers in Vietnam have shown been unwilling to obey the regulation.

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2 Philippine airliners abort flights due to problems

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Báo Đầu Tư English 10 month(s) ago

MANILA: A Philippine passenger jet heading to Japan was forced to turn back Monday (Sep 26) after smoke was detected in the aircraft, while the wheel of a second plane caught fire after it aborted taking off from a separate airport, an aviation official said.

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Southeast Asian haze crisis killed more than 100,000: Study

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Báo Đầu Tư English 11 month(s) ago 1 related news

JAKARTA: A smog outbreak in Southeast Asia last year may have caused more than 100,000 premature deaths, according to a new study released Monday (Sep 19) that triggered calls for action to tackle the "killer haze".

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Study estimates 100,000 deaths from Indonesia haze

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Báo Dân Trí English 11 month(s) ago 1 related news

Study estimates 100,000 deaths from Indonesia haze

Indonesian forest fires that choked a swath of Southeast Asia with a smoky haze for weeks last year may have caused more than 100,000 deaths, according to new research that will add to pressure on Indonesia's government to tackle the annual crisis.

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Vietnam still has 15.6 million smokers despite recent drop

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Báo Thanh Niên English 11 month(s) ago

Vietnam still has 15.6 million smokers despite recent drop

The smoking population in Vietnam has declined over the past five years, albeit at a slow rate, as officials say a smoking ban for indoor spaces have brought about changes.

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Smoke from Indonesian fires hits 'unhealthy' level in Singapore

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Báo Dân Trí English 11 month(s) ago

Smoke from Indonesian fires hits 'unhealthy' level in Singapore

Air pollution in Singapore rose to the "unhealthy" level on Friday as acrid smoke drifted over the island from fires on Indonesia's Sumatra island, the city-state's National Environment Agency (NEA) said, in a repeat of an annual crisis.

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U.N. chief warns of unprecedented 'catastrophe' in Syria's Aleppo

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Báo Dân Trí English 12 month(s) ago

U.N. chief warns of unprecedented 'catastrophe' in Syria's Aleppo

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Tuesday of an unprecedented "humanitarian catastrophe" in Syria's Aleppo and urged Russia and the United States to quickly reach a deal on a ceasefire in the city and elsewhere in the country.

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Fire kills 13 after birthday cake falls to floor in French bar

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Báo Thanh Niên English 12 month(s) ago

Fire kills 13 after birthday cake falls to floor in French bar

A fire swept through a bar in the northern French city of Rouen overnight, killing 13 people and injuring six, after a birthday cake with candles and sparklers fell to the floor and set the carpet ablaze, police said.

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Bắc Sơn valley in ripe rice season

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SaiGon GP English 12 month(s) ago

Bac Son valley in ripe rice season

It was one of the hottest months of the year. The heat and humidity made us easily frustrated and bad tempered. If you don’t like the seaside because of hot beaches, consider coming to Bắc Sơn which will offer you fresh and cool air and vast ripe rice fields.

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Fire guts Emirates jet after hard landing; one firefighter dies

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Báo Thanh Niên English 12 month(s) ago 1 related news

Fire guts Emirates jet after hard landing; one firefighter dies

An Emirates jetliner arriving from India caught fire after slumping onto the runway in Dubai on Wednesday, killing one firefighter in an intense blaze and bringing the world's busiest international airport to a halt for several hours.

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