12 workers freed from collapsed tunnel in Vietnam

By Sat, Dec 20, 2014 11:42AM UTC

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — An official says rescuers have recovered 12 workers who were trapped for more than three days in a collapsed tunnel at a hydropower plant under construction in central Vietnam.

Making Mathematics relevant in Southeast Asia

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014 10:55AM UTC Mathematics teachers attend a workshop in Northern Thailand. Pic: AP.

In Europe and North America there is a commonly held belief that Asian students are inherently good at Mathematics. This stereotype has been reinforced in recent years by the success of China, Singapore, Korea and Japan in international mathematics rankings compiled by PISA, the Programme for International Student Assessment.

Vietnam tunnel collapses, trapping 12 workers

By Tue, Dec 16, 2014 5:53PM UTC

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — State media say the tunnel of a hydropower plant that is under construction in central Vietnam has collapsed, trapping 12 workers.

Vietnam detains Australian for drug trafficking

By Mon, Dec 15, 2014 2:57PM UTC

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Customs officials in Vietnam’s southern commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City have detained an Australian woman for heroin trafficking.

Uber faces mounting legal obstacles in India and Southeast Asia

By Thu, Dec 11, 2014 10:34AM UTC Pic: AP.

Uber, the popular ride-sharing service that has swept American and international cities, faced a glitch in its Thailand operations this week. The government demanded that Uber suspend its services in the Land of Smiles because some drivers “were unlicensed and uninsured to drive commercial vehicles,” according to TIME. Thailand wasn’t the only country to put at least a temporary stop to Uber activity recently, however. India ordered Uber to cease operations after a woman claimed that her driver, Shiv Kumar Yadav, had raped her.

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