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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

'Come home'

Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 17:26

Vietnam urges its overseas diaspora to come back
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'Cyber attacks' on Vietnam sites

Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 11:34

Web giant Google says malicious software has been used to spy on online critics of bauxite mines in Vietnam.
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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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'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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Afghan operation is 'worthless'

Saturday, March 7th 2009, 9:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK military situation in Afghanistan is 'worthless' and similar to the Vietnam war, an ex-SAS commander claims.
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Agent Orange 'damaged genes'

Friday, July 28th 2006, 14:58

Vietnam War veterans had significant genetic damage from the Agent Orange chemical, a study suggests.
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Agent Orange appeal in US court

Tuesday, June 19th 2007, 7:32
related countries: United States United States

Vietnamese plaintiffs appeal a ruling over the use of Agent Orange by US forces during the Vietnam war.
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Agent Orange campaign in Vietnam

Monday, August 10th 2009, 13:44
related countries: United States United States

Vietnam stages "Orange Day" to raise funds for people it says were victims of the Agent Orange chemical used by the US.
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Angelina Jolie adopts Vietnam boy

Thursday, March 15th 2007, 4:31

Film star Angelina Jolie adopts a three-year-old boy - her fourth child - from an orphanage in Vietnam.
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Anti-China protests in Vietnam

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 5:28
related countries: China China

Rare anti-Chinese protests take place in Vietnam, before being quickly dispersed by police, amid growing tensions over disputed territorial waters.
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Apec summit to push trade talks

Saturday, November 18th 2006, 7:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

Asia-Pacific leaders are to promise to tackle a deadlock in global trade talks at a key regional summit.
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Arrests in Vietnam sex tape case

Friday, October 26th 2007, 11:56

Four students are arrested for distributing an internet sex video of a famous Vietnam actress.
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Arsenal FC in Vietnam map upset

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 17:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Premier League club Arsenal say that a tour of Vietnam in July will go ahead despite a row over a map in a promotional video.
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Asean leaders in Burma poll call

Friday, April 9th 2010, 14:30
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: Hanoi

South East Asian leaders meeting in Hanoi call on Burma's military government to hold free and fair elections.
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Asean nations 'should go nuclear'

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 15:56

Vietnam calls on its neighbours in the Asean regional group to adopt nuclear power to meet energy demands.
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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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Asia rains hit Vietnam, Indonesia

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 9:07

More than 80 people in Indonesia's West Papua and at least 15 people in central Vietnam are killed in flooding after days of torrential rain.
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Asian military ties warm in Hanoi

Tuesday, October 12th 2010, 4:39
related countries: China China
related places: Hanoi

Progress is being made in military ties with China and Vietnam at a regional defence ministers' meeting in Hanoi.
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Asian Olympians fail dope tests

Friday, August 15th 2008, 4:14
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A North Korean shooting medalist and a Vietnamese gymnast are kicked out of the Olympics after failing dope tests.
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Assembly vote blow for Vietnam PM

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 12:20

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung wins the full support of less than half of the national assembly in an unprecedented confidence vote.
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Australian faces death in Vietnam

Tuesday, December 20th 2005, 5:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian of Vietnamese origin is sentenced to death for drug trafficking, a court official in Vietnam confirms.
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Banned trade hits Vietnam animals

Monday, August 4th 2008, 9:13

Demand for traditional medicine and the illegal meat trade are devastating Vietnam's wildlife, researchers warn.
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