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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 baffled by skin disease

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 15:11

Vietnam seeks international help for a mystery skin infection that has already killed 19 people and made 170 others ill.
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China frees Vietnamese fishermen

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 8:40
related countries: China China

China frees 21 Vietnamese fishermen whose detention last month near disputed islands sparked a diplomatic row, officials say.
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'Smallest town in US' auctioned

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 22:36
related countries: United States United States

A town advertised as the smallest in the US, current population one, is sold at auction to two Vietnamese men for $900,000 (£569,000).
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Vietnam charges group over 'plot'

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 17:20

Vietnamese authorities charge 18 people with plotting to overthrow the government, state media say.
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Vietnam state firm bosses jailed

Friday, March 30th 2012, 15:18

Nine top officials are given tough jail sentences for incurring huge losses that nearly ruined one of Vietnam's largest state-owned companies.
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Vietnam ship scandal trial starts

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 7:29

Former top officials accused of bringing one of Vietnam's largest state-owned companies to the brink of bankruptcy go on trial.
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Senate votes to keep China duties

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 1:40
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Washington

The US Senate votes to uphold Washington's ability to impose duties on subsidised goods from China and Vietnam.
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Vietnam communists debate reform

Monday, February 27th 2012, 16:21

A big meeting of 1,000 delegates - including the entire Politburo - is taking place in Vietnam on reforming the governing Communist Party.
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Saigon fall reporter dies at 79

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 2:19

George Esper, who reported on the fall of Saigon for the Associated Press during the last days of the Vietnam war, dies at the age of 79.
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VIDEO: Burning 'money' for the dead

Friday, January 20th 2012, 22:07

Vietnamese prepare to celebrate the Year of the Dragon by burning joss paper as offerings to their dead.
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New bird flu death in Indonesia

Friday, January 20th 2012, 5:01
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Indonesian officials confirm a second bird flu death this month, with Vietnam and Cambodia both reporting one death this week from the H5N1 virus.
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Vietnam crew killed in ship fire

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 3:34
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica, North Korea North Korea, New Zealand New Zealand, United States United States

New Zealand officials confirm three Vietnamese crewmen died when a South Korean fishing boat caught fire in Antarctica, as a US vessel treats injured crew.
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Vietnam man's huge tumour removed

Friday, January 6th 2012, 14:54

Vietnamese man Nguyen Duy Hai is in a stable condition after a 12-hour operation to remove a huge 90kg tumour.
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Vietnam makes China flag faux pas

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 13:05
related countries: China China
related places: Hanoi

Vietnam displays the wrong Chinese flag, with six stars instead of five, at a ceremony for Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping in Hanoi.
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VIDEO: Rescuing endangered gibbons in Vietnam

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 11:02

A rare opportunity to see rescued gibbons in their natural habitat in Vietnam as they are rehabilitated for a return to the wild.
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Vietnam Buddhist activist jailed

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 14:29

A court in Vietnam has given at least one Buddhist activist a prison sentence for distributing anti-government material, state media says.
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Vietnamese actor Don Duong dead

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 16:28

Leading Vietnamese actor Don Duong, once labelled a traitor by Vietnam for his Hollywood roles, dies of heart failure aged 55.
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VIDEO: Khmer Rouge 'were not bad people'

Monday, December 5th 2011, 14:05

Pol Pot's deputy tells a court the Khmer Rouge were not "bad people", blaming deaths of Cambodians under the Maoist regime on Vietnam
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Khmer Rouge 'were not bad people'

Monday, December 5th 2011, 9:32

Pol Pot's deputy tells a court the Khmer Rouge were not "bad people", blaming deaths of Cambodians under the Maoist regime on Vietnam.
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Vietnamese floods crisis deepens

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 10:03

Vietnam is reeling from more flood chaos, as officials say the death toll from months of deluges across the nation has risen to 100.
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VIDEO: Javan rhino "extinct" in Vietnam

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 17:16

A critically endangered species of rhino is now extinct in Vietnam, according to a report by conservation groups.
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Javan rhino 'extinct in Vietnam'

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 2:00

The critically endangered Javan rhino is now extinct in Vietnam after the last surviving animal was killed, according to a report by conservation groups.
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