One of the rarest mammals on the planet was photographed in the wild for the first time in 15 years.
A father and son who fled into the jungle during the Vietnam War have been discovered after four decades living in isolation.
The UK is leading calls for Vietnam and China to stem the roaring demand for ivory that is driving the rise in poaching in Africa.
A search has been launched to find a botanist who has been missing in Vietnam for more than five weeks. Jamie Taggart, from Argyll and Bute in Scotland, failed to return from a plant-hunting trip to the northern mountainous region earlier this month.
Inquiries by his family revealed that the 41-year-old had not been seen since November 2, when his rucksack and passport were found at a guest house in the town of Sapa.
Thirteen people were killed and dozens hurt during heavy winds and storms in Vietnam as Haiyan approached the coast, state media reported, even though it had weakened substantially after hitting the Philippines.
More than half a million people have been evacuated from their homes in Vietnam as Typhoon Haiyan now heads toward them.
ITV News correspondent Lewis Vaughan Jones reports:
General Vo Nguyen Giap, architect of Vietnam's military victories over France and the United States, died on Friday, aged 102, family members said.
The general was one of Vietnam's best known 20th century figures, ranked by historians among such military giants as Montgomery, Rommel and MacArthur.
The son of a peasant scholar, he was considered the mastermind of the historic defeat of the French in 1954 at Dien Bien Phu and the communist victory over U.S.-backed South Vietnam 21 years later.
In 1968, he oversaw the Tet Offensive against US forces, the initiative seen as one of the factors that led to the Americans' withdrawal.
He died Friday evening after several years in a Hanoi military hospital.
A British woman has been found dead in an area popular with backpackers in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
The body of Julia Ann Jay, 43, was discovered in a hotel room on Thursday morning.
An FCO spokeswoman said: “We were made aware on the 8 August of the death of a British National in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
"We are providing consular assistance to the next of kin at this difficult time”.
According to the Daily Mail, police in Vietnam said the body was in the early stages of decomposition and the woman could have been dead for days.
"The woman's body had no signs of impact from external force," police added.
WWF's African species expert Matthew Lewis said he "did not want to believe" the rhino poaching statistics for 2012, which showed a record number of rhinos were killed.
– WWF's African species expert Matthew Lewis
Poachers are stepping up their game and we must do the same.
We need to increase protection for rangers on the front-lines and curb the demand for rhino horn in consumer countries to stop this heinous wildlife crime.
I do not want to imagine a world in which rhinos no longer exist in the wild.”
Rumours that powdered rhino horn can cure cancer and other diseases have fuelled a huge and growing demand for it in countries like Vietnam.
This illegal trade is threatening the very existence of one of the world's great animals.
ITV News China Correspondent Angus Walker went undercover to expose a trade that is causing the rhino to be hunted by poachers to the brink of extinction: