Tortured, Raped And Detained: How Linh Was Betrayed By The Home Office

Patrick Page | Posted 15.10.2017 | UK
Patrick Page

Linh* was six when a gang of men walked into her house uninvited. "I was very frightened," she told us, "they looked terrifying and aggressive. I began shaking and could not move." They demanded the money owed to them by her parents, and when Linh's grandmother pleaded that they had no money, they began to smash up the house before turning on the little girl and the elderly woman.

A Love Letter To Phở And Hà Nội

Joseph Gann | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Joseph Gann

The global culinary diktat ordains the truly transcendent plate comes to an accord with the state of mind of the consumer. That country and culture, currency and currentness, the city, chef and diner are all represented. Pho manages to do all of these things and goes beyond, resolutely. Profoundly. No dish in the world is more profound.

Four Reasons You Need To Visit Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Selene Nelson | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

Visiting one of the many factories on the island is far more interesting than it sounds, and it's great to see how such an essential part of Vietnamese cooking is made. You'll never look at fish sauce in the same way again!

21st Century Skills For All: UNICEF And Pearson Launch Educational Partnership For Children

Mike Penrose | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Mike Penrose

Tuấn Nguyễn lost his vision when he was 19. At the time, he was a sophomore in a Vietnamese university and had to quit school because he couldn't...

Luxury Cruise Company Launches Ultimate 'Gap Yah' Trip Costing £46,000

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Ever since the infamous “Gap Yah” video was released in 2010, taking a year out has been seen as an opportunity for privileged rich kids to party....

Zero Possibility Of 'Getting To Zero' On Child Mortality?

Helen Morton | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK
Helen Morton

If the global community is serious about 'getting to zero' on under-five child deaths, it needs to be equally serious about drowning, positioning prevention as a priority; a forgotten, but fundamental, Global Goal enabler.

A Few Reasons To Visit Vietnam

Marc Harris | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Harris

Vietnam has a vibrancy that will bewitch you, from its beauty to its and diversity, a country that has everything everyone could want a mix of natural wonders, colonial Indochine charm and a cuisine that stands head and shoulders above its neighbours.

Facebook Removes Iconic Picture Of Fleeing Napalm Girl Over Nudity

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Facebook backed down Friday afternoon and said it would allow the photo to appear on the social network Facebook has removed an iconic pictur...

Jill Robinson: Creating Change From the Inside

Andrew Telling | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Telling

In just a few months, Orange Planet Pictures will release a film to reveal the life of a person we believe to be of great significance in 21st Century animal welfare. 'To The Moon and Back' summates the life of Jill Robinson who has worked within China and Vietnam to bring an end to the unimaginable horrors of bear bile farming...

Body Of British Backpacker Who Went Missing In Vietnam Found

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK

The body of a British backpacker has been found in northern Vietnam, nearly a week after he went missing. Aiden Webb, from Norwich, was last seen on F...

Jon Snow Tells School Children The Most Terrifying Moment Of His Career

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK

Jon Snow has described thinking he was "going to die" on a refugee boat, while being interviewed by primary school children in a studio made of cardbo...

Film and Visual Arts Reaching New Heights in Vietnam - Monitoring the Implementation of the 2005 Convention

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

Reaching out to youth and raising their awareness on UNESCO's 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions...

Would the Real JFK Please Stand Up!

Tony Mckenna | Posted 01.04.2017 | UK Politics
Tony Mckenna

The latest TV series to be spawned from the ever fertile mind of horror writer Stephen King is called 11.22.63, a time travelling extravaganza which s...

Why the EU Is Key to Embracing Asia's Growth

Hugo Swire | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Politics
Hugo Swire

Whether we're in politics, diplomacy or business, we all know that risk and opportunity are two sides of the same coin. Some commentators are sounding the alarm about the Chinese economic slowdown, and the impact this might have on other economies in the region and further afield. This does not change the fundamental fact that Asia is now - and will remain - a major engine for global growth, and one with which we must continue to engage.

Family Pays Tribute To Sisters Who Died In Vietnam Waterfall Tragedy

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

The family of two sisters who were found dead near a waterfall in Vietnam have paid tribute to the "two bright lights". Beth Anderson, 24, and her ...

First Briton Killed In Vietnam Zip Line Accident Named

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 27.02.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Family Pays Tribute To Sisters Who Died In Vietnam Waterfall Tragedy Three British tourists have died while climbing waterfalls in Vietnam ...

The Five Emerging Backpacker Hotspots for 2016

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

New year, new adventures. If you're looking for somewhere exciting and different to go in 2016, take a look at 5 of the emerging backpacking hotspots for the year ahead. These are 5 utterly unique destinations not to be missed if you're in search of a travel experience like no other...

Being in Europe Gives Us Clout and Influence to Get the Best Economic Deal for Britain

Will Straw | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Politics
Will Straw

Being in Europe makes Britain stronger in international trade talks. By being part of the world's largest market, standing with 500 million people, Britain is a more important trade partner for countries around the world than we would be on our own. This has been demonstrated vividly today with the signing of a new free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam.

Israel and ASEAN Relations: Opportunities and Obstacles

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Despite a lack of publicity, for several years Israel has silently and cautiously cultivated deep-running political and economic cooperation with ASEA...

Sailing By: Trouble in The South China Sea

Alistair Burnett | Posted 30.10.2016 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

Most eyes may still be on Syria as the epicentre of global tension, but the temperature just rose in South China Sea too where several countries, including China, lay claim to the same waters.

Rhino Poaching Documentary Shows The True Extent Of The Illegal Wildlife Trade

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK

A surge in demand for rhinoceros horn and pangolin scales across East Asia has led to an "epidemic" level of poaching in South Africa. As the numb...

Japan-Korea: Making A History Out of History

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 23.07.2016 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

While Germany and Japan are advised to inquire into their souls, Korea is suggested to really consider the ramifications of robbing the country of its honor and its countrymen, should it try to not forget the past and live in the present.

UK Firms To Reveal Whether They Have Taken Action To Avoid Using Slave Labour

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

Thousands of Britain's biggest firms will be forced to reveal whether they have taken action to ensure they do not use child or slave labour under pla...

Vietnamese Chicken Pho

Beth Thomas | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Thomas

Proper pho (noodle soup) incorporates all the delicious flavours of Vietnamese cuisine: sweet, sour, spicy, bitter and salty. The beauty of this broth is that all of the accompaniments are mixed in once the dish has been served, keeping the flavours fresh and the vegetables crunchy.

Vietnam for Beginners-Part Two

Nola Chesworth | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nola Chesworth

I had read some horror stories regarding the overnight trains; a quick internet search and you'll find them too, but both of the journeys we made were nothing but pleasant. Yeah, the train was a little bumpy and for a 'sleeper' train the sleeping was minimal, but the most important thing I found was that we felt safe.