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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.

World news related to Vietnam – overview

Vietnam: news

Vietnam War papers to be released

Monday, June 13th 2011, 8:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Monday

A top secret US government report into the Vietnam War - the so-called Pentagon Papers - is being officially released on Monday.
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Vietnam announces live-fire drill

Friday, June 10th 2011, 11:10
related countries: China China

Vietnam says it will hold a live-fire drill in the South China Sea next week, amid escalating tensions with China over disputed waters.
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Vietnam-China sea spat escalates

Friday, June 10th 2011, 8:44
related countries: China China

China accuses Vietnam of "gravely violating" its sovereignty in an escalating row over disputed waters in the South China Sea.
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Hackers step up Vietnam-China row

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 14:38
related countries: China China

Hackers in Vietnam and China are penetrating government websites in a stepping up of a maritime territorial row.
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Vietnam protests over S China Sea

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 14:53
related countries: China China
related places: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Hundreds of Vietnamese turn out in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to protest against Chinese naval operations in the disputed South China Sea.
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Vietnam accuses China in seas row

Monday, May 30th 2011, 6:09
related countries: China China

Vietnam accuses China of deliberately cutting ship cables in an escalating maritime territorial dispute in the South China Sea.
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US to help Agent Orange inquiry

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 15:48
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US and South Korea will investigate claims by Vietnam veterans that dozens of barrels of Agent Orange were dumped in Korea in 1978.
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Many Vietnamese Hmong 'in hiding'

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 16:22

Hundreds of Hmong people are in hiding from Vietnamese security forces, a week after an outbreak of unrest, a priest tells the BBC.
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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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