Recruits from Vietnam's National Police have put on an extreme display of their toughness ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the coast resort town of Denang.
Tens of thousands of security forces have been deployed for the meeting on November 10-11, which will be attended by Asia-Pacific leaders including US President Donald Trump, China's Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin of Russia.
This is the second time Vietnam has hosted the APEC leaders' summit, with the first held in Haoi in 2006.
Vietnam police undergo rigorous training, with videos of elaborate drills and obstacle courses often making a splash on social media.
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Ma Van Nhat, now 54, underwent surgery in 1998 following a car accident - after which a pair of scissors were left in his stomach by medics.Read the full story ›
The blaze broke out in a karaoke bar in Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, and quickly spread to nearby restaurants.Read the full story ›
Thirteen people have died after a fire broke out in a Vietnamese karaoke bar.Read the full story ›
Vietnam has reported its first microcephaly case that has a high probability of being linked to the Zika virus, a department of the health ministry said Sunday.
The case, a four-month-old baby whose mother was diagnosed with mosquito-borne Zika virus when she was pregnant, was found in the central province of Dak Lak, the General Department of Preventative Medicine said.
Vietnam has reported nine cases of Zika infections in the country so far.
George Osborne has reportedly been spotted in Vietnam firing a machine gun, according to The Daily Mirror.Read the full story ›
The 22-year-old, from Norwich, was last seen when he set off to climb the Fansipan Mountain northwest of the country on June 3.Read the full story ›
Tests prove the babies have the same mother, but different fathers.Read the full story ›
The two women and a man were at the popular tourist spot with an unauthorised tour guide.Read the full story ›