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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 shoe plant fire kills 17

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 6:25

At least 17 people have been killed and 21 others injured in a fire at a shoe factory in northern Vietnam, police and media say.
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Vietnam army accused over logging

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 14:48
related countries: Laos Laos

An international lobbying group accuses the Vietnamese army of involvement in the illegal export of timber from neighbouring Laos.
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Vietnam re-arrests ailing priest

Monday, July 25th 2011, 20:52

One of Vietnam's best-known dissidents, Catholic priest Nguyen Van Ly, is re-arrested more than a year after getting medical leave from prison.
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Fonda 'dropped' from QVC channel

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 13:50

Actress Jane Fonda accuses QVC of cancelling her appearance on the TV shopping channel because of her Vietnam war activism.
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China 'should clarify seas claim'

Monday, June 20th 2011, 10:18
related countries: China China, Philippines Philippines, Singapore Singapore

Singapore calls on China to clarify the extent of its claims in the South China Sea following a series of confrontations with Vietnam and the Philippines.
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VIDEO: US funds Agent Orange clean-up

Friday, June 17th 2011, 21:42
related countries: United States United States

Vietnam has begun the first stage of a joint operation with the United States aimed at removing traces of the chemical Agent Orange.
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US to ease deadly Vietnam legacy

Friday, June 17th 2011, 12:44
related countries: United States United States

The US and Vietnam work to end the toxic legacy of the defoliant Agent Orange, which is still causing deformities among Vietnamese children.
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China 'will not use force' in row

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 9:39
related countries: China China

China says it will not use force to resolve disputes in the South China Sea, a day after Vietnam held live-fire exercises near a disputed area of water.
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VIDEO: US releases Vietnam War papers

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 3:10
related countries: United States United States

A top secret US government report into the Vietnam War has been officially released.
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Vietnam in naval drill amid row

Monday, June 13th 2011, 12:43
related countries: China China

Vietnam holds live-fire drills in the South China Sea, amid escalating tensions with China over disputed waters.
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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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