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News: Vietnam

We have started to collect the most important news related to Vietnam in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Vietnam: news

Vietnam 'seals off protest site'

Friday, May 6th 2011, 11:01

Vietnam blocks off the scene of a rare protest by thousands of ethnic Hmong in a remote mountainous area in the north-east, reports say.
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New reserve for 'Asian unicorn'

Monday, April 18th 2011, 15:35

Vietnam is setting up a nature reserve to protect one of the world's rarest animals - an antelope-like creature called the saola.
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Canberra fears army bullying bill

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 11:17
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's defence minister says damages might have to be paid to victims of abuse in its military - with some claims dating back to the Vietnam War.
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Bob Dylan makes Vietnam debut

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 16:14

Legendary folk singer Bob Dylan, whose songs became anthems of the 1960s anti-Vietnam War movement, plays his first concert in the communist country.
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US concern over Vietnam activist

Monday, April 4th 2011, 22:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hanoi

The US says the jailing of a prominent Vietnamese activist is troubling, and calls into question Hanoi's commitment to reform.
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Vietnam jails prominent activist

Monday, April 4th 2011, 9:48

Prominent lawyer and dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu is jailed for seven years in Vietnam for spreading anti-government propaganda.
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Vietnam hauls in beloved turtle for treatment

Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 16:44

An ailing giant turtle revered as a symbol of Vietnam's independence is finally captured for medical treatment.
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Hanoi black money market on alert

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 1:50
related places: Hanoi

Hanoi's foreign exchange black market is on alert, as authorities look to fight inflation and a weak currency.
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Vietnam mounts rescue for 'sacred' ancient turtle

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 13:33

The Vietnamese government send experts to rescue a sick giant turtle widely regarded as a national treasure.
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Vietnam boat sinking firm fined

Monday, March 7th 2011, 10:37

A Vietnamese tour company is suspended and fined over the sinking of one of its boats last month, in which 12 people including 11 foreign tourists died.
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VIDEO: Pollution fear for Hanoi turtle

Saturday, March 5th 2011, 9:31
related places: Hanoi

Hundreds of people are working around the clock in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi to try to save one of the city's most important inhabitants.
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Vietnam police jailed for death

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 6:54

A Vietnamese policeman is jailed for seven years following the death in custody of a man detained for not wearing a motorcycle helmet.
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Vietnam democracy activist held

Monday, February 28th 2011, 15:09

A veteran Vietnamese pro-democracy activist is arrested after calling for a Middle East-style uprising to overthrow the country's communist government.
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Thailand probes baby sales ring

Friday, February 25th 2011, 12:14
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thai police investigate a trafficking ring in which Vietnamese women gave birth to babies for subsequent sale - some reportedly against their will.
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Dead Vietnam reporter's wife held

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 9:42

The wife of a Vietnamese journalist who died after being set on fire, is being held by police on suspicion of murder.
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Vietnam in new interest rate move

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 4:22

Vietnam raises another of its main interest rates as it looks to step up its fight against inflation.
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Error blamed for Vietnam sinking

Sunday, February 20th 2011, 12:37

Police say human error was to blame for the sinking of a tourist boat in Vietnam which killed 12 people, including one Briton.
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Vietnam moves in inflation fight

Friday, February 18th 2011, 11:41

Vietnam raises rates in its fight against inflation, but analysts warn it may still face price growth.
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Tourists die in Vietnam sinking

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 15:17

Eleven foreign tourists and a Vietnamese guide drown after their tour boat sinks in Halong Bay in north-east Vietnam.
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Cambodia closes refugee facility

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 5:31
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Cambodia shuts down a centre for Montagnard refugees, sending them back to neighbouring Vietnam where they face alleged repression.
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Fire attack Vietnam reporter dies

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 14:23

A Vietnamese journalist, set on fire after being doused with chemicals as he slept 10 days ago, dies of his injuries.
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Vietnam confirms new leadership

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 5:16

Vietnam's prime minister keeps his job and is joined by two others in a leading trio, as the ruling Communist Party closes its five-yearly Congress.
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