Nguyen soon to become Australia's most popular last name
Vietnamese surname Nguyen may soon outpace Smith to become the most commonly used in Australia.
Vietnam will allow the purchase of "quiet" fireworks
Firecrackers that produce noise but don't explode may be permitted for the 2014 Lunar New Year in Vietnam, a nation that has outlawed their use.
US and Vietnam: gradually becoming bittersweet partners?
Commentary: Increased trade setting the stage for defense and security arrangements.
How the World Bank funds illegal logging in Cambodia and Laos
Environmental watchdog Global Witness says Deutsche Bank and the World Bank didn't do their homework before investing in unlawful Vietnamese rubber companies.
How Nike solved its sweatshop problem
When met by protests in the 1990s, Nike implemented programs to improve conditions for its workers and increase transparency. Here's how.
In isolated Myanmar, sanctions breed bogus US franchises
Experience a tiny 'Wal Mart' and a 'KFC' that serves fries with chopsticks.
Was the last rhino in Mozambique killed?
International media has latched onto the story of the "last 15 rhinos killed" in Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park.
Old mortar shell from Vietnam War kills 2 boys
Two boys were killed and several other children injured when a mortar shell exploded as they played with it in central Vietnam.
Venezuela votes to replace Hugo Chavez
A new poll says Nicolas Maduro's lead is shrinking, but, as Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor, he remains the overwhelming favorite in Sunday's election.
Dragon bridge that breathes fire opens in Da Nang, Vietnam (VIDEO)
Dramatic new steel bridge celebrates 38th anniversary of the capture of Da Nang by North Vietnamese forces during the war.
China and neighbors quell spread of new bird flu
As the number of confirmed cases of H7N9 rose to 21, health authorities in and around China take precautions against an epidemic.
8 questions for Charles Kernaghan: What are the world's most dangerous jobs?
Labor and human rights advocate Charles Kernaghan meditates on the world's most dangerous jobs.
On Location video: Caracas mourns Chavez's death, but life goes on
Many supporters of Hugo Chavez are bidding a solemn farewell to the Venezuelan leader, but others are relaxing, and even celebrating.
Plastic surgery, 'Gangnam-style'
Under the knife, beauty seekers get a piece of the Gangnam dream.
China's knick-knack diplomacy
Pushing sovereignty on the sly
Kim Jong Un in the shadow of the Dear Leader?
After North Korea carried out a nuclear test on Tuesday, old hopes are waning that Kim Jong Un will open the militarized country to the world.
Korean food made me cry like a baby
Choo-sung has achieved notoriety for a masochistic recipe that the Korean press calls one of the country's spiciest.
Chinese New Year 2013: The Year of the Snake is in full swing across Asia (PHOTOS)
Millions of Chinese have already begun their celebrations of the New Year, which begins February 10.
US activist Nguyen Quoc Quan released after 9 months of detention in Vietnam (VIDEO)
Pro-democracy activist Nguyen Quoc Quan, who had been detained without trial after being accused of "terrorist" activities, is finally allowed to leave Vietnam.
Argentina curbs trade in 'soccer slaves'
Argentina’s taxman is taking aim at the seamier side of South American soccer.
Vietnam's execution cocktail dilemma
Firing squads are out. Injections are in. But who'll supply the poison?
Love across the DMZ: Matchmaking, North Korea-style
Seoul is full of untapped customers eager to tie the knot with northern beauties.
US panel green-lights punitive duties on wind towers from China, Vietnam
The U.S. International Trade Commission voted 3-3 that U.S. producers were either materially injured or threatened with material injury by unfairly priced and subsidized imports from the two countries.
South Africa sics drones on rhino poachers
Poachers killed the most South African rhinos ever in 2012. And 2013 is shaping up to be worse. To stop poachers, South Africa has enlisted its army — and drones — for the fight.
Vietnam convicts 14 activists of 'anti-state' crimes after two-day hearing
Thirteen of the activists given sentences condemning them to as much as 13 years prison for various crimes "aimed at overthrowing the people's administration."
Vietnam: girl suspended over Ho Chi Minh joke
"Never shall we have to take the exam again. We have to stand up!"
Starbucks to open its first store in Vietnam
The Seattle-based company plans to open its first cafe in Ho Chi Minh City next month as part of a push into fast-growing Asian markets.
Endangered tigers making a comeback in Asia
Wildlife Conservation Society praises government initiatives in India, Russia and Thailand.
Vietnam: grim remembrance of America's 'Christmas Bombing'
40 years since Nixon's carpet bombing blitz
2,012 words of 2012
Here are the buzzwords, the keywords, or just plain words, that were uttered time and again in 2012. This was an absurd amount of work. So please click on it.
Vietnam: invasion of the mystery worms
Unidentified creatures must be killed with fire