In some Vietnamese cities, it is not hard to find apartments that cost millions of dollars. But on the same streets, small, poor houses made of metal sheets can be seen.
Topic 7Russian Officials Appear Unable to Suppress Protests
A new report says Russia’s use of arrests, long jail terms and pressure on activists appears to be having little effect on anti-government protests.
Topic 8Japan Raises Trade Tensions with South Korea in Dispute
Japan plans to remove South Korea from its list of top trading partners in a dispute that may be linked to historical tensions between the sides.
Topic 9NY Times: Trump Wanted a Snake-Filled Waterway at Mexican Border
A New York Times report says that the American president has suggested unusual, and even illegal, methods for preventing illegal immigration at the southern border.
Topic 10Report: African Children Will Make Up ‘Half of World’s Poor’ by 2030
By the year 2030, African children will make up more than half of the world’s poor people, warns a new report.
Topic 11Vietnam’s Economy Gets Boost from US-China Trade War
Vietnam is expecting solid growth this year as it receives an economic lift from the U.S.-China trade war.
Topic 12Free, Fair, Peaceful Election for Mozambique?
An escalating rebel movement, attacks on political campaigners and a frightened population have people worrying about Mozambique’s elections.
Topic 13Drought Hurts Tea Crop in China
Que Liu and his wife Si En spend their mornings picking pu’er leaves in a forest not far from their village in the highlands of southwest China.
Topic 14Rights Group Says Migrant Workers Unpaid, Trapped in Qatar
The human rights group Amnesty International says thousands of migrant workers in Qatar are not getting paid by their employers.
Topic 15Will Latino Vote Decide Next US President?
Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz says it has been a struggle to educate Latinos in the United States about their growing strength as voters.
Topic 16China Steps Up Efforts to Influence Taiwan with Soft Power
Experts say China is trying different ways to influence Taiwan, the self-ruled island it hopes to bring under its flag.
Topic 17Indian Security Campaign Affecting Kashmir’s Fruit Industry, Economy
September is harvest time in Kashmir, but the market in the northern town of Sopore is empty.
Topic 18What is Causing Cuba's Fuel Shortage?
Cubans wait hours for buses to arrive. In Havana, drivers wait in long lines at gasoline stations.
Topic 19Vietnam Tops List of Trade Performers in ASEAN
HO CHI MINH CITY - Vietnam has just topped a list of economic performers in Southeast Asia, a list that Standard Chartered Bank calls the “rising stars” of global trade based on improvements the countries have made and their future potential.
Topic 20African Youth Leaders Tell UN: We Are Force for Change
African youth activists say the 220 million young people on their continent should be seen as a positive force for change, not a problem requiring solutions.