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Former Khmer Rouge leaders convicted of crimes against humanity

Phnom Penh - The top two surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge, the 1970's Maoist group that killed millions of Cambodians during its five years in power, were convicted of crimes against humanity Thursday and sentenced to spend the rest of their lives in prison.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

American general killed in Afghan attack identified

Kabul - An American two-star general, who was killed in an attack at the Marshal Fahim National Defense University, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, has been identified as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, the highest-ranking American officer killed in combat since 1970.
In the Media by George McGinn - 8 comments

Popularity of 'little tiger' in Vietnam endangers pet cats

Cat owners are having to protect their pets from those who want to serve them as a snack alongside beer. Pet owners must now guard against criminal elements who want to make some fast money off of their stolen animals.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

See the video North Korea wants removed from the Internet

Kim Jong-un is shown in this parody of world leaders dancing and goofing off during a digital altered video. While North America and Russia say nothing of their leaders being mocked, North Korea wants the video removed.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 1 comment

Op-Ed: More than 100 die, capture of one Israeli is the big story

Tel Aviv - Israel has been portrayed throughout the war with Gaza as the Goliath with no chinks in its armor. There is one. When Isaerli soldiers are captured it changes the game completely.
In the Media by Robert Weller

Op-Ed: ISIS 'frequent fighters' and oil money fueling combat successes

Baghdad - ISIS is getting some of its ‘frequent fighters’ from the Taliban and other jihadi groups. It’s also getting big money, quite enough to manage the loyalties of Sunni tribes, from captured oil to fund its war.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 5 comments

Beijing tells Hanoi to stop 'hyping up' sea dispute

Hanoi - Beijing's top foreign policy official on Wednesday slapped down Vietnamese claims to disputed waters, in talks aimed at pulling relations back from their lowest point in decades.
In the Media by Cat Barton (AFP)

Hunch-bat, Zorro snake among new Mekong species

Hanoi - From a hunch-backed bat to a giant flying squirrel, scientists have identified 367 new species in the Greater Mekong area since 2012, according to a new WWF report.
In the Media by AFP

Vietnam accuses Chinese ship of sinking fishing boat

Hanoi - Vietnam on Tuesday accused a Chinese ship of ramming and sinking one of its fishing boats, fanning territorial tensions over Beijing's deployment of an oil rig in contested waters.
In the Media by Tran Thi Minh Ha (AFP)

Vietnam stifles new demonstrations as China fumes

Hanoi - Vietnamese security forces stifled fresh protests Sunday over China's plans to drill for oil in contested waters, as Beijing sent five ships to help evacuate its nationals from Vietnam following deadly mass riots last week.
In the Media by Dan Martin (AFP)

China evacuates Nationals from Vietnam as violence escalates

Chinese media is reporting that 3,000 Chinese Nationals have been evacuated from Viet Nam today because of an an upsurge in anti-China protests following Beijing's deployment of an oil rig in disputed waters.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Vietnam groups call for more anti-China protests

Hanoi - Vietnamese civil society groups have called for renewed demonstrations against China in several cities Sunday after Beijing's deployment of an oil rig in contested South China Sea waters triggered the worst anti-China unrest in decades.
In the Media by AFP

One dead, 100 hurt in anti-China riot in Vietnam

Hanoi - A riot at a steel plant in Vietnam has left one Chinese worker dead and over 100 injured, officials said Thursday, as an angry Beijing accused Hanoi of "connivance" in the worst anti-China unrest in decades.
In the Media by Cat Barton (AFP)

Vietnam shaken by worst anti-China unrest in decades

Hanoi - Anti-China protesters have set more than a dozen factories on fire in Vietnam in the biggest eruption of rage against Beijing for decades over the deployment of an oil rig in contested waters.
In the Media by Cat Barton (AFP)

Large protests in Vietnam over China oil rig

Hanoi - Protesters staged one of Vietnam's largest ever anti-China demonstrations Sunday, decrying Beijing's deployment of a deep-water drilling rig in contested waters as territorial tensions soar.
In the Media by Cat Barton (AFP)

Vietnam says China fired water cannon, rammed ships near oil rig

Hanoi - Hanoi said Wednesday that Chinese ships protecting a deep-water drilling rig in disputed waters in the South China Sea had used water cannon to attack Vietnamese patrol vessels and repeatedly rammed them, injuring six people.
In the Media by AFP

Vietnam marks 'historic, golden' Dien Bien Phu victory

Dien Bien - War veterans, communist leaders and diplomats gathered in Vietnam's Dien Bien Phu town Wednesday for an event to mark the 60th anniversary of the country's seminal victory over French colonial forces.
In the Media by Cat Barton (AFP) - 1 comment

French rout in Vietnam 60 years ago a watershed in colonial history

Hanoi - Sixty years ago, French troops were crushed by Vietnamese fighters in a landmark battle that led to the country's independence, dented Paris's prestige and fuelled independence movements in other colonies.
In the Media by Abhik Chanda (AFP) - 1 comment

Malaysia did not realize Flight 370 was missing for 17 minutes

Perth - Malaysia Airlines did not realize Flight 370 was missing until 17 minutes after the jetliner disappeared from radar and did not begin searching for the plane for another four hours, authorities said.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Op-Ed: War of words ends as Ukraine troops move against separatists

Kiev - Ukrainian forces have clashed with separatists and a Russian attaché has been arrested. Two Ukrainian helicopters were shot down as Ukrainian troops began positioning to retake the recently “captured” city of Slovyansk.
In the Media by Paul Wallis
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