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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

It's simple: Your credit information is not safe, period

Target's loss of data on 110 million customers in 2013 was considered the biggest retail hack in U.S. history. The installed malware was able to pull credit card information from all 1,797 stores. Target then sent the data to Experian for protection.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 3 comments

Kruger National Park to evacuate rhinos for their own protection

Nearly 280 rhinos have already been killed in South Africa's Kruger National Park this year, and park officials are considering a unique plan to protect the endangered animals. In order to "spread the risk," they are thinking of moving the rhinos.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Philippines typhoon toll soars as new storm threatens

Manila - The disaster-weary Philippines braced for a second severe storm in five days on Saturday as the death toll from Typhoon Rammasun surged to 77, officials said.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Google Glass can warn against incoming Gazan rockets

Tel Aviv - An app for Google Glass provides real-time updates on missile attacks against Israel. Does this mean Israelis really are safe under that Iron Dome?
In the Media by Robert Weller - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Obama sending troops back to Iraq

Baghdad - President Barrack, acting against strong national opposition, is sending troops back to Iraq. The decision was likely to be resisted by Americans weary of war.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 3 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)

Op-Ed: Where is Kissinger when we need him

Washington - A solution to the Islamic revolution is as likely to be found as that the US will win the World Cup. Where is Henry Kissinger when we need him?
In the Media by Robert Weller

Op-Ed: Republicans want to spill more U.S. blood in Iraq

Washington - With thousands of American veterans unable to get medical care in a timely fashion, the Republican party is pressing President Barack Obama to do something forceful about the rising power of jidahists in Iraq.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 15 comments

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)

China a serious threat to peace: Vietnam PM

Manila - Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Wednesday that China's placing of an oil rig in contested South China Sea waters had "seriously threatened peace".
In the Media by Karl MALAKUNAS (AFP)

Chinese ships evacuate 3,500 from Vietnam

Beijing - More than 3,500 Chinese citizens were evacuated from riot-hit Vietnam by sea on Monday, as Hanoi stifled fresh protests over a territorial dispute and foreign investors counted the cost.
In the Media by AFP

China ships evacuate almost 2,000 from Vietnam: Xinhua

Beijing - Almost 2,000 Chinese citizens were evacuated from riot-hit Vietnam by sea on Monday, with another two ships following, as Hanoi stifled fresh protests over a territorial dispute and foreign investors counted the cost.
In the Media by AFP

China ship evacuates almost 1,000 from Vietnam, report says

Beijing - Almost 1,000 Chinese citizens were evacuated from riot-hit Vietnam by sea on Monday, with another three ships following, as Hanoi stifled fresh protests over a territorial dispute and foreign investors counted the cost.
In the Media by 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)

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

China defiant as U.S. warns over sea row with Vietnam

Beijing - An unrepentant China on Friday defended its actions in disputed Asian waters amid warnings of war with Vietnam, as Washington voiced "serious concern" after riots left two Chinese workers dead and more than 100 injured.
In the Media by Carol Huang (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)

ASEAN fires warning shot across China's bows

Mae Hong Son - Southeast Asian leaders have expressed "serious concern" over worsening territorial disputes in the South China Sea, presenting a rare united front against an increasingly assertive Beijing.
In the Media by Martin Abbugao (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)

Sea row dominates Southeast Asian summit

Mae Hong Son - Surging maritime tensions dominated a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders Sunday, with Vietnam calling on its regional neighbours for support in its worsening territorial dispute with China.
In the Media by Martin Abbugao (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

U.S. plans first cabinet visit to Taiwan in 14 years

Washington - The top U.S. environmental official will visit Taiwan in the first trip by a cabinet-level leader from Washington to the Chinese-claimed island in 14 years, officials aid Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Web satire fosters change in communist Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City - A critical blog post could land you in jail in communist Vietnam, but a satirical image of Cinderella which mocks the ruling elite? Likely to slip past the censors.
In the Media by Cat Barton (AFP) - 1 comment

Breaking bad: Vietnam's female rap stars

- In a land of simpering karaoke stars, Vietnam's first female rappers are foul-mouthed queens of the lyrical underground -- battling government censorship and rampant piracy to spit flow and make dough.Hip-hop is a new import to the communist country of...
In the Media by Cat Barton (AFP)

Vietnam jails second blogger in a fortnight

Hanoi - Vietnam jailed a prominent blogger for 15 months on Wednesday on a charge of anti-state activity, the second such sentencing in a fortnight in a nation where perceived dissent is severely punished.Pham Viet Dao, 61, a Communist Party member and a forme...
In the Media by AFP
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The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi
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The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi
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The Pentagon Papers  once considered highly classified material have now been release for public con...
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The Pentagon Papers, once considered highly classified material have now been release for public consumption.
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Male white-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys)  captive.
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Male white-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys), captive.
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Landscape in Pu Mat National Park  Annamite Mountain Range in NorthEast Vietnam.
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Landscape in Pu Mat National Park, Annamite Mountain Range in NorthEast Vietnam.
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U.S. Huey helicopter spraying Agent Orange over Vietnam
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U.S. Huey helicopter spraying Agent Orange over Vietnam
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Silk embroidery artwork depicting traditional Vietnamese agricultural practices
Silk embroidery artwork depicting traditional Vietnamese agricultural practices
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A 198-pound tumor has been removed from leg of Nguyen Duy Hai  31  during a 12-hour operation in a h...
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A 198-pound tumor has been removed from leg of Nguyen Duy Hai, 31, during a 12-hour operation in a hospital located in Ho Chi Minh City.
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The Kissing Rocks  Ha Long Bay  Vietnam.
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The Kissing Rocks, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.
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A busy road with lots of motorcycle and bicycle traffic.
A busy road with lots of motorcycle and bicycle traffic.
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There are about 1970 islands and islets in Ha Long Bay. Some are large enough to have small freshwat...
There are about 1970 islands and islets in Ha Long Bay. Some are large enough to have small freshwater lakes or extensive caves; many are so small, they have not even been named yet.
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Souvenir shops along the way between Hanoi and Ha Long Bay feature silk embroidery workshops where v...
Souvenir shops along the way between Hanoi and Ha Long Bay feature silk embroidery workshops where vietnamese girls produce colourful traditional artwork.
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Northern white-cheeked crested gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys)  Vietnam. Adult female with baby and adu...
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Northern white-cheeked crested gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys), Vietnam. Adult female with baby and adult male (Conservation International).
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The City of Hurricane Police Officers welcome the Veterans on the Run for the Wall ride.
The City of Hurricane Police Officers welcome the Veterans on the Run for the Wall ride.
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The Run for the Wall ride goes from coast to coast and will total up to 300 000 riders by the time t...
The Run for the Wall ride goes from coast to coast and will total up to 300,000 riders by the time they arrive in Washington, DC to honor the fallen, missing and surviving Veterans of all wars.
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Ancient Hanoi after storm
Ancient Hanoi after storm
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Another one of the floating fishing villages at Ha Long Bay. The villages have at least one floating...
Another one of the floating fishing villages at Ha Long Bay. The villages have at least one floating house with a room where children attend basic school.
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View of a typical street in Hanoi. A woman wearing a cone straw hat balances on her shoulders large ...
View of a typical street in Hanoi. A woman wearing a cone straw hat balances on her shoulders large trays with fruits and vegetables.
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Vietnam: Airlift members of the 2nd Battalion
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UH-1D helicopters airlift members of the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment from the Filhol Rubber Plantation area to northeast of Cu Chi, Vietnam.
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Several junk-style cruise boats carry visitors around the islands. This is one of the main stops  to...
Several junk-style cruise boats carry visitors around the islands. This is one of the main stops, to visit Sửng Sốt Cave.
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