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US demands Vietnam free blogger handed 10-year term

Washington - The United States on Monday demanded that Vietnam immediately free a blogger who was sentenced to 10 years in prison after posts critical of the government.

Rights groups condemn 10-year jail term for Vietnam blogger

Hanoi - The jailing of a Vietnamese blogger for 10 years was condemned by rights groups Tuesday as "unacceptable" and an attack on free speech.

Vietnam vows to punish hiders of coronavirus after new cases

Vietnamese authorities vowed Monday to punish anyone concealing sickness after 13 people caught the deadly new coronavirus on a flight to Hanoi, sparking lockdowns and panic-buying in the capital.

Indonesia detains 'illegal' Vietnamese fishing boats

Jakarta - Indonesia says it has detained dozens of crew from Vietnamese boats fishing illegally in waters that were the scene of a diplomatic spat with China earlier this year.

Vietnamese dissident monk who was a Nobel Prize nominee dies at 93

Hanoi - Thich Quang Do, a dissident Buddhist monk who has effectively been under house arrest since 2003 and was nominated multiple times for the Nobel Peace Prize, has died aged 93.

Vietnam quarantines area with 10,000 residents over coronavirus

Truong Son - More than 10,000 people in villages near Vietnam's capital were placed under quarantine Thursday after six cases of the deadly new coronavirus were discovered there, authorities said.

Vietnam quarantines area with 10,000 residents over coronavirus

Truong Son - Villages in Vietnam with 10,000 people close to the nation's capital were placed under quarantine on Thursday after six cases of the deadly new coronavirus were discovered there, authorities said.

Vietnamese women strive to clear war-era mines

Quang Tri - Inching across a field littered with Vietnam war-era bombs, Ngoc leads an all-women demining team clearing unexploded ordnance that has killed tens of thousands of people -- including her uncle."He died in an explosion.

Vietnam ex-minister gets life sentence in bribery case

Hanoi - A court in Vietnam sentenced a former communications minister to life in prison Saturday for receiving millions of dollars in bribes, as the hardline administration presses its anti-graft drive against once-powerful figures in the communist state.

Vietnam seizes two tonnes of ivory and pangolin scales

Hanoi - Vietnam seized more than two tonnes of ivory tusks and pangolin scales hidden inside wooden boxes shipped from Nigeria, state media reported Tuesday.

Final remains of UK truck victims arrive in Vietnam

Hanoi - The final remains of the 39 people found dead in a truck in Britain last month arrived in Vietnam Saturday, the foreign ministry said, returning them to bereft families after weeks of waiting.

Vietnamese families bury first victims of UK truck tragedy

Dien Chau - Throngs of weeping relatives on Thursday buried the first of 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a truck in Britain last month, in emotional ceremonies for the young victims whose deaths have rattled their rural towns.

Vietnam families to bury victims of UK truck tragedy

Dien Chau - The families of some of the 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a truck in Britain prepared for emotional burials for their children Thursday after an agonising weeks-long wait to bring their bodies home.

Vietnam families to bury victims of UK truck tragedy

Vietnam - The families of some of the 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a truck in Britain prepared for emotional burials for their children Thursday after an agonising weeks-long wait to bring their bodies home.

Tears and prayers as Vietnam village mourns cousins killed in UK truck tragedy

Dien Chau - They wailed and clutched white roses, praying for their dead -- families of two cousins who were among 39 Vietnamese found in a truck in Britain held emotional homecomings for the young men Wednesday.

First bodies of UK truck victims arrive in Vietnam

Hoan Kiem - The first remains of the 39 people found dead in a truck in Britain last month arrived in Vietnam Wednesday where they were met by huge crowds of sobbing relatives who have been waiting weeks for their return.

UK driver admits two charges in truck deaths case

London - A British driver accused of the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants found dead in a refrigeration truck pleaded guilty on Monday to conspiring to assist illegal immigration.

US gifts new security vessel to Vietnam, vows S. China Sea presence

Hanoi - The United States is giving Vietnam's coast guard a second cutter vessel, US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday, vowing to maintain a routine military presence in the flashpoint South China Sea.

Persecuted Catholics 'honoured' to glimpse Pope Francis in Thailand

Bangkok - Clutching her entrance badge to see the Pope, Vietnamese Catholic refugee Ko Sa says attending the pontiff's mass this week is a great honour -- a rare bright spot in her "miserable" life in limbo as an asylum seeker in Bangkok.

Vietnam jails music teacher for 'undermining' state

Hanoi - Vietnam sentenced a music teacher to 11 years in prison on Friday for Facebook posts that allegedly undermined the one-party state, which has been accused of tightening the noose on online dissent.

Hanoi struggles to curb fake 'Made in Vietnam' goods

Hanoi - Vietnam is struggling to curb fraud in exports destined for America, custom officials said Thursday, as manufacturers seek to dodge punishing tariffs due to the US-China trade spat by illegally using "Made in Vietnam" labels.

Little-known mouse deer, thought to be extinct, caught on film

With so many stories of animals going extinct these days it's rare to get some good news. But, a tiny rabbit-sized creature, known as a mouse deer, has been photographed in the wild for the first time in three decades in southern Vietnam.

Australian citizen jailed in Vietnam for 'terrorism'

Hanoi - Vietnam jailed a dissident with Australian citizenship for 12 years Monday on terrorism charges, his lawyer told AFP, in the one-party state where anti-government criticism is routinely quashed.

The Vietnamese victims of UK truck tragedy

Hanoi - British police on Friday confirmed the names of the 39 victims, who are all Vietnamese nationals, found dead in a refrigerated truck in southeast England last month.

UK police name 39 Vietnamese victims of truck horror

London - British police on Friday released the names of 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a refrigerated truck last month, including two 15-year-old boys.

Jackie Chan's trip to Vietnam cancelled over China sea row

Hanoi - Martial-arts film star Jackie Chan's planned visit to Vietnam for a charity has been cancelled following an online backlash related to Beijing's expansive claims in the disputed South China Sea.

Vietnam to repatriate 39 nationals found dead in UK truck

London - Vietnam said Thursday it was working to repatriate 39 bodies now identified as Vietnamese nationals found in a truck near London last month, in a case that exposed the deadly risks of illegal migration to Europe.

Vietnam arrests eight over UK truck deaths

Hanoi - Vietnam has arrested eight more suspects in connection with the deaths of 39 people found in a truck in Britain who are believed to be Vietnamese, police said Monday.

Vietnam arrests eight over UK truck deaths

Hanoi - Vietnam has arrested eight more people in connection with the deaths of 39 people found in a truck in Britain who are believed to be Vietnamese, police said Monday.

UK police step up appeals over migrant lorry deaths

Belfast - British detectives probing the deaths of 39 Asian migrants in a refrigerated truck near London renewed on Friday their appeal for two brothers in the haulage business to help with the investigation.
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