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Vietnam's leader targets blogs

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 15:05

Vietnam's prime minister hits out at three blogs critical of the government, ordering that those behind them be ''seriously punished''.
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Top Vietnam shipping boss held

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 8:47

Vietnam says the former chairman of a major state shipping company has been arrested abroad for economic crimes and extradited home.
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Vietnam police seize tiger cubs

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 12:10

Four rare tiger cubs and more than 100 endangered pangolins are seized from suspected wildlife smugglers in Vietnam, police have said.
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VIDEO: Vietnam's female weightlifting hope

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 8:53

Vietnam's Chau Hoang Tuyet Loan talks to the BBC about how she overcame throat cancer to represent her country at the 2012 Paralympics Games.
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In pictures: Burning monk photographer dies

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 14:40
related countries: United States United States

Journalist whose Vietnam image changed US policy has died
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Saigon burning monk reporter dies

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 13:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: New Hampshire

A US journalist who shot the iconic 1963 photo of a Vietnamese monk in flames in a Saigon street dies in New Hampshire at the age of 81.
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VIDEO: No charges over Russian 'slave' factory

Friday, August 24th 2012, 16:39
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian police have decided not to press criminal charges against owners of a factory where Vietnamese illegal immigrants were forced to live and work in 'slave-like conditions'.
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Vietnam arrests top bank official

Friday, August 24th 2012, 10:14

A second top executive in Vietnam, Ly Xuan Hai, is arrested in a case that has led to a plunge in bank shares and a run on deposits, state-run media report.
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Tycoon's arrest triggers bank run

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 14:06

Depositors withdraw hundreds of millions of dollars from one of Vietnam's largest banks after the arrest of one of its founders.
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Vietnam tycoon Bau Kien arrested

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 6:37

Nguyen Duc Kien, one of Vietnam's richest businessmen, is arrested for suspected "economic violations", according to the local media.
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Typhoon kills 27 in north Vietnam

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 16:28

At least 27 people were killed as typhoon Kai-Tak swept across northern provinces of Vietnam over the weekend, officials say.
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VIDEO: Long Tan memorial erected in Australia

Friday, August 17th 2012, 21:54
related countries: Australia Australia

Of all the gruesome conflicts of the Vietnam war, the battle of Long Tan is etched deeply in Australians' memories.
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Vietnamese workers kept like slaves

Friday, August 10th 2012, 8:03
related countries: Russia Russia

Misery of life in Vietnamese textile sweatshop in Russia
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US begins Agent Orange clean-up

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 9:47
related countries: United States United States

The US begins cleaning up Agent Orange contamination in Vietnam - the first such move since the Vietnam war ended.
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'Suicide' of Vietnam blog mother

Monday, July 30th 2012, 15:59

The mother of a prominent Vietnamese blogger dies from her injuries after setting herself on fire in front of government offices, her daughter says.
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Vietnamese 'airport bull' dies

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 10:46

A wandering bull that forced the closure of a Vietnamese airport dies following its capture after being on the run for two days, officials say.
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Asia 'fuels wildlife parts trade'

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 8:05
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique

WWF ranks Vietnam, Laos and Mozambique lowest in a report focusing on illegal trade in rhino horn, ivory and tiger parts.
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Vietnam outcry over monkey deaths

Friday, July 20th 2012, 16:32

Vietnamese authorities detain three soldiers suspected of torturing and killing two rare monkeys, state-run Voice of Vietnam newspaper reports.
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Vietnam decries Chinese oil bid

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 13:41
related countries: China China

Vietnam protests against China's plan to invite foreign oil bids in a disputed area in the South China Sea, adding to tensions in the region.
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Challenge to China on rare earths

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 7:23
related countries: China China, Japan Japan

Vietnam and Japan have opened a centre for research into rare earth minerals to challenge China's monopoly of supply.
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Uncle Ho's legacy lives on in Vietnam

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 23:32

Is Vietnam's revolutionary leader still relevant today?
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Vietnam extends US soldier hunt

Monday, June 4th 2012, 15:31
related countries: United States United States

Vietnam opens up new areas to teams searching for US soldiers missing from the Vietnam war, as US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta visits the country.
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Vietnam's new technology entrepreneurs

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 23:00

The start-ups trying to change the landscape of Vietnam's tech industry
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