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  1. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Typhoon Nari kills five in Vietnam

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 02:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Hanoi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Typhoon Nari slammed into central Vietnam early on Tuesday killing five people, ripping roofs of homes and damaging roads, state media reported. The storm, which claimed 13 lives in the Philippines over the weekend, tore through the communist country’s central region - from the tourist town of Hue to Quang Ngai to the south, Vietnam Television ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1332196/typhoon-nari-kills-five-vietnam
  2. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Death toll from Vietnam firework factory blast reaches 24

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 02:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Hanoi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi More than 20 injured in explosion at military complex in northern Vietnam Vietnamese police on Sunday raised the death toll from a blast at a fireworks factory to 24 blaming other explosives also stored at the site for the accident which also left many injured. “At least 24 people were killed - we have identified 16 bodies,” Phu Tho policeman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1330881/death-toll-vietnam-firework-factory-blast-reaches-24
  3. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Two foreign drug smugglers face Vietnam death penalty

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 04:15pm by Agence France-Presse in Hanoi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Thai woman and Nigerian man given death sentence after smuggling drugs A Thai drug smuggler has been sentenced to death in Vietnam, state media said Wednesday, the second such penalty given to a foreigner within a week in the communist country. A court in Vietnam, whose drug laws are among the toughest in the world, sentenced Suracha Chaimongkol ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1298332/two-foreign-drug-smugglers-face-vietnam-death-penalty
  4. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Viets’ love for ‘little tiger’ has pet owners in fear of the cat snatchers

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Owners live in fear of cat snatchers The enduring popularity of "little tiger"- cat meat- as a snack to go with beer in Vietnam means pet owners live in constant fear of animal snatchers, despite an official ban on the delicacy. At an unassuming restaurant next to a car wash in central Hanoi, a cat is prepared for hungry clients: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1561386/viets-love-little-tiger-has-pet-owners-fear-cat-snatchers
  5. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    ‘It’s sweeter and tenderer than dog meat’: Vietnam’s taste for cat leaves pets in peril

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:50am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Hanoi restaurants keep ‘little tiger’ on the menu in defiance of official ban The enduring popularity of “little tiger” as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live in constant fear of animal snatchers, despite an official ban. At an unassuming restaurant next to a carwash in central Hanoi, a cat is prepared for hungry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1561037/its-sweeter-and-tenderer-dog-meat-vietnams-taste-cat-leaves-pets-peril
  6. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Chinese tourists abandon Vietnam in droves over bitter maritime row

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:40am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Travel warning issued by Beijing after oil rig dispute sparked riots sees visitor numbers dwindle Chinese tourists abandon Vietnam For years Nguyen Huu Son has guided Chinese tourists around Vietnam's popular coastal city Danang, but a bitter maritime dispute between Hanoi and Beijing means he is now out of work. Relations between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556891/chinese-tourists-abandon-vietnam-after-oil-rig-row
  7. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnamese woman self-immolates in anti-China protest

    Posted May 24th 2014, 02:22pm by Agence France-Presse in Hanoi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Woman dies after setting herself alight outside the Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City in a protest against China placing an oil rig in disputed waters Vietnamese woman committed suicide by setting herself on fire in an apparent protest against China’s placement of an oil rig in contested waters that has aroused deep anger in Vietnam, state media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519232/vietnamese-woman-self-immolates-anti-china-protest
  8. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Anti-China riots in Vietnam ease after 1,400 protesters arrested

    Posted May 16th 2014, 11:52pm by Patrick Boehler, Teddy Ng, Keira Lu Huang

    ... exercised great restraint." In Hong Kong, about 1,000 people have cancelled their trips to Vietnam. Additional reporting by Lai Ying-kit, Associated Press, Agence France-Presse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1513906/anti-china-riots-vietnam-ease-after-1400-protesters-arrested
  9. News - Asia - VIETNAM

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Port Elizabeth, South Africa Two Vietnamese pop stars have been co-opted into South Africa's campaign to save the rhinoceros so that they can help spread ... in the world, estimated at up to US$10 billion annually. Last year, about 1,000 rhinos were killed in South Africa, compared with just 13 in 2007. Agence France-Presse ...

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

    Chinese rescue ships arrive in Vietnam to evacuate thousands of workers

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:47am by He Huifeng, Reuters, AFP, AP

    ... foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in a statement. “China will consider taking further steps depending on how the situation plays out.” Reuters, Agence France-Presse, Associated Press ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1515155/thousands-more-chinese-be-evacuated-vietnam-after-riots

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