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  1. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Floods in central Vietnam kill 19, leave 8 missing

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 05:37pm by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... Associated Press in Hanoi Heavy rains caused by a tropical depression passing over central Vietnam result in devastating floods Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in central Vietnam have killed 19 people, left eight missing and forced about 80,000 from their homes, disaster officials and state media said on Saturday. The floods forced 64,500 people from their homes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1357835/floods-central-vietnam-kill-19-leave-8-missing
  2. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Photo in Vietnam shows mammal unseen for 15 years

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 06:12pm by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... Associated Press in Hanoi The saola, a seriously endangered long-horned ox native to central Vietnam, has been captured on camera by a WWF trap A camera trap in a forest in central Vietnam ... of the species,” Van Ngoc Thinh, WWF’s Vietnam director, was quoted as saying. The animal was discovered in remote mountains near Laos in 1992 when a joint team of WWF and Vietnam’s forest control agency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1355246/photo-vietnam-shows-mammal-unseen-15-years
  3. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Shooting on Vietnam’s border with China kills seven

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 04:27pm by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... repatriated from Vietnam along with 15 other migrants seized a gun from a border guard on Friday, triggering a gunfight and stand-off in which five Chinese and two Vietnamese guards died, Vietnam ... media reporting is not allowed in the town. Quang Ninh borders China’s Guangxi province. Many Chinese traders and tourists enter Vietnam through the province.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1489215/shooting-vietnams-border-china-kills-seven
  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    The final frontier: Ha Giang, Vietnam

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:36am

    ... Vietnam’s answer to the Wild West, Ha Giang’s rustic charm and dusty bars provide an escape from hectic Hanoi, writes Aya Lowe “We would like to invite you to join us,” says a red-faced ... really normal in Ha Giang, Vietnam’s final frontier. Ha Giang (pronounced “hazhang”) province, the nation’s poorest, lies at the northern tip of Vietnam, just below the Chinese border. This wild, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1483753/final-frontier
  5. Sport - Other Sport - ASIAN GAMES

    Indonesia tipped to step in after Vietnam withdraws

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 11:12pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Hanoi Decision will be made in September in Incheon after Hanoi pulls plug over cost Indonesia tipped to step in after Vietnam withdraws Indonesia is favourite to take on the 2019 Asian Games after Vietnam's withdrawal because of the cost, Asian sports sources said yesterday. A decision on the new country will be made on September 20 in Incheon, South Korea, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1487492/indonesia-tipped-step-after-vietnam-withdraws
  6. Sport - Other Sport - ASIAN GAMES

    Vietnam quits as host of 2019 Asian Games

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 09:36am

    ... Reuters in Hanoi Olympic Council of Asia waiting for formal communication before deciding new host city Vietnam has quit as host of the 2019 Asian Games, citing a lack of preparedness and concerns that holding the multi-sport event would not prove financially viable. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Vietnam was suffering from the effects of global recession and the state ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1486687/vietnam-quits-host-2019-asian-games
  7. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam pulls out of hosting Asian Games

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 09:48am by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... Associated Press in Hanoi Hanoi cites lacks of funds and fear of damaging the country's image as its reasons for withdrawing from hosting 2019 Games Vietnam has withdrawn as the host ... Hoang Vinh Giang, deputy chairman of Vietnam Olympic Committee, was disappointed by the withdrawal. “It’s very regretted that Vietnam withdraws from hosting the games,” Giang told reporters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1486692/vietnam-pulls-out-hosting-asian-games
  8. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam releases two dissidents from jail amid trade talks with US

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

    ... Vietnam has released two more high-profile dissidents as it negotiates a free-trade deal with Washington that may not be approved unless Hanoi improves its human rights record. Vi Duc Hoi ... advocacy for multiparty democracy in Vietnam, which is ruled by an authoritarian government that does not allow freedom of expression or political assembly. "It was due to international ...

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

    US, Vietnam to intensify talks despite protests

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 12:25pm by Reuters in Washington, United States

    ... Reuters in Washington, United States The United States and Vietnam have agreed to intensify talks on a regional free-trade agreement in hopes of finishing by the end of the year, the US Trade Representative’s Office said on Wednesday, following a call by labour and human rights groups for negotiations with Hanoi to be suspended. “Vietnam has come a long way in addressing its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1290337/us-vietnam-intensify-talks-despite-protests
  10. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam sentences 4 to death for drugs

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 04:16pm by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... were convicted on Wednesday in northern Vietnam for dealing in 50 kilograms of heroin. Vietnam has some of the world’s toughest drug laws. Trafficking or trading 600 grams of heroin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1280292/vietnam-sentences-4-death-drugs

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