Researchers have discovered what may be the earliest toilet in Southeast Asia, giving clues as to how the region evolved from a traditional hunter gatherer society to a farming community.
TRAFFIC has launched its first project in Vietnam to protect plants that rural communities rely upon for traditional medicine.
A dangerous strain of the typically non-lethal HFMD has affected more than 21,000 persons - mostly children younger than five - killing 16 thus far in Vietnam.
The Asia Foundation will partner with logistics company Orient Overseas Container Line to distribute an estimated 402,000 books across Asia.
Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has acquired generics pharmaceutical maker Ascent Pharmahealth for AU$375 million.
A second person in China who contracted the bird flu virus died on Sunday, reported the official Xinhua news agency.