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  1. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnamese pop stars Thu Minh and Thanh Bui join rhino rescue campaign

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:34pm by AFP

    ... the message in East Asia, where demand for rhino horn is huge. The two, Thu Minh and Thanh Bui, were hosted by the Wilderness Foundation, a conservation group operating from the coastal city of Port ... by reducing demand for rhino horn in user countries, which are mostly in East Asia. Speaking to the media on Monday evening after a tour of a game reserves just outside Port Elizabeth, Minh said: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1483270/vietnamese-pop-stars-thu-minh-and-thanh-bui-join-rhino-rescue-campaign
  2. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam releases two dissidents from jail amid trade talks with US

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:01pm by AFP

    ... pressure that the government of Vietnam had to release me," Hoi, a former member of the ruling Communist Party, told Radio Free Asia, a US government-funded media network. "I lost some ... in Hanoi was by his side in the picture. Phil Robertson, Asia director at Human Rights Watch, said the two men should never have been imprisoned in the first place. "There are still hundreds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1482186/vietnam-releases-two-dissidents-jail-amid-trade-talks-us
  3. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam sentences blogger to 15 months in prison for criticising state

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 09:00pm by AFP

    ... domestic and international public opinion by staging yet another political trial of a peaceful critic," said Brad Adams, HRW's Asia director. Rights groups said lawyers, bloggers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1452589/vietnam-sentences-blogger-15-months-prison-criticising-state
  4. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam dissident and wife beaten ahead of diplomat meeting

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 05:28pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Hanoi A Vietnamese dissident said on Wednesday that suspected government agents assaulted him and his wife this week as they were heading to a meeting with an Australian diplomat to talk about the human rights situation in the country. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1435706/vietnam-dissident-and-wife-beaten-ahead-diplomat-meeting
  5. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam court upholds 30-month jail term for dissident lawyer Le Quoc Quan

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 03:00pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Le Quoc Quan would be a welcome step to show the government is sincere about ending the persecution of critics,” Brad Adams, Asia director of Human Rights Watch, said in a statement earlier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1430250/vietnam-upholds-jail-term-dissident-lawyer-le-quoc-quan
  6. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Money talks in vision of future for Hanoi's Old Quarter

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:07am by AP

    ... shops selling everything from brass gongs to bamboo scaffolding. It is now among Asia's best-preserved urban hubs of traditional commerce- thanks largely to decades of inattention. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1428632/money-talks-vision-future-hanois-old-quarter
  7. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Nervous Hanoi dances around anti-China rally

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 02:10pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Hanoi Nervous Hanoi dances around anti-China rally Anti-China protesters hoping to lay wreaths at a famous statue in the Vietnamese capital yesterday were obstructed by an unusual sight of ballroom dancers and an energetic aerobics cla ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1428963/vietnam-deploys-dancers-foil-protests
  8. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    UN urged to act on Vietnam over death penalty

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 12:26pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Hanoi The United Nations should immediately freeze anti-drug assistance to Vietnam after the communist country sentenced 30 people to die for drug-related offences, three human rights groups working to get countries to abolish the deat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1426480/un-urged-act-vietnam-over-death-penalty
  9. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam tries Big Macs as first McDonald's opens in Ho Chi Minh

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnamese get their first taste of McDonald's Four decades after the Vietnam war ended, US fast-food company McDonald's opened its first restaurant in the communist country yesterday, aiming to lure a ri ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1424245/vietnam-tries-big-macs-first-mcdonalds-opens-ho-chi-minh
  10. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnamese diplomat Dang Xuong Hung seeks asylum in Switzerland

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:33am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Diplomat seeks political asylum in Switzerland A Vietnamese diplomat who was posted at the country's consulate in Geneva says he has sought political asylum in Switzerland. Dang Xuong Hung, who served at the consulate f ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1420165/vietnamese-diplomat-dang-xuong-hung-seeks-asylum-switzerland

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