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Hanoi rejects ministry's King Kong statue plan

Wednesday, March 15th 2017, 12:57

City administration says the planned site by Hoan Kiem Lake would be inappropriate.
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Real-life horror at Kong: Skull Island Vietnam premiere

Friday, March 10th 2017, 19:03

Watch the moment film-goers were shocked at the Vietnam premier of Kong: Skull Island.
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John Kerry finds Vietnam War site where he killed a man

Sunday, January 15th 2017, 5:24
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state visits the place where he killed a man and learns his name for the first time.
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Forceps removed from stomach after 18 years

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 12:21

A Vietnamese man has had surgical forceps removed from his stomach after 18 years.
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Vietnam medics remove scissors after 18 years

Monday, January 2nd 2017, 13:20

Vietnamese doctors remove scissors left in man's abdomen for 18 years.
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Fighting for Vietnam

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 2:38

Portraits of the female veterans who risked their lives for their country
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The 96-year-old keeping a dying song alive

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 0:09
related places: Quan Ho

Groups of elderly Vietnamese women are trying to keep alive a traditional folk song called Quan Ho, which has been sung for centuries but is at risk of being forgotten.
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Prince William 'struggled' with parenthood

Saturday, November 19th 2016, 14:22

Speaking on a Vietnamese talk show, Prince William says he has "struggled at times" with parenthood.
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Stunts for likes

Saturday, November 5th 2016, 0:30

A trend in which people promise to carry out dangerous dares for Facebook likes is causing worry in Vietnam.
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Vietnam karaoke bar fire kills 13

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 2:40
related places: Hanoi

Thirteen people are killed when a fire breaks out at a Hanoi karaoke bar and spreads to other buildings.
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'I found the man who saved my life'

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 23:03

Thirty-six years after being rescued from the sea as a refugee from Vietnam, Yen Siow tried to find the ship's crew who saved her life.
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Hundreds of Vietnam drug addicts flee rehabilitation centre

Monday, October 24th 2016, 10:38

Police in southern Vietnam search for more than 200 drug addicts who broke out of a compulsory rehabilitation centre.
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Tom Hayden, famed anti-Vietnam war activist, dies aged 76

Monday, October 24th 2016, 9:00
related countries: United States United States

Tom Hayden, progressive activist and a prominent figure in the US anti-Vietnam war movement, dies after a lengthy illness.
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Flooding hits central Vietnam ahead of Typhoon Sarika

Sunday, October 16th 2016, 14:05

Severe flooding in central Vietnam kills 21 people and submerges tens of thousands of homes, as forecasters warn Typhoon Sarika could bring more rain.
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Russia 'considering military bases in Cuba and Vietnam'

Friday, October 7th 2016, 17:21
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Russia's deputy defence minister reveals country is 'reconsidering' the closure of bases in Vietnam and Cuba.
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Eels swim through flooded Vietnam hospital

Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 17:06

Heavy rain and flooding has left hospital staff chasing eels in the corridors of a hospital in Vietnam.
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Vietnam woman 'cuts off limbs for insurance payout'

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 15:24

A Vietnamese woman admits to paying for her left hand and foot to be severed to defraud her insurance firm with a rail accident claim, police say.
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France seizes 2,000 dead seahorses on Guinea-Vietnam route

Friday, August 19th 2016, 12:45
related countries: France France, Guinea Guinea

French customs officials seize about 2,000 dead seahorses that were being smuggled from Guinea to Vietnam.
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Vietnam allows Australia's Long Tan war ceremony

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 7:16
related countries: Australia Australia

Vietnam gives Australians restricted access to a battle site in order to mark the 50th anniversary of a bloody incident in the Vietnam War.
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South China Sea: Vietnam airport screens hacked

Friday, July 29th 2016, 16:37

Flight display screens at Vietnam's two largest airports are hacked to show messages criticising Vietnam's claims of territory in the South China Sea.
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China asks Vietnam to probe passport slur

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 8:01
related countries: China China

China asks Vietnam to investigate reports an official wrote an insult on two pages of a Chinese visitor's passport.
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Taiwan missile survivor: 'I feel lucky to be alive'

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 22:57
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

A Vietnamese migrant worker who survived a Taiwanese missile hitting his boat has told the BBC he feels lucky to be alive.
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Tuning out emotionally

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 2:27

Vietnam veteran Claire Brisebois Starnes, author of Women Vietnam Veterans: Our Untold Stories, on her time as a photographer during the conflict.
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