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Nine sentenced to death in Vietnam for dealing meth, heroin

Hanoi - Nine drug smugglers were sentenced to death in Vietnam on Friday for selling methamphetamine and heroin in a country with some of the toughest drug laws in the world.

N.Korea FM in Vietnam for lessons on economic reform

Hanoi - North Korea's foreign minister kicked off an official visit to Vietnam Friday as the hermit nation seeks to learn lessons from the one-party state's post-war economic reform that has transformed the communist nation into one of Asia's fastest growing e...

Exiled dissident's assistant deported from Vietnam

Hanoi - The exiled assistant of a prominent Vietnam dissident has been deported from the country after she tried to return home to see her family, sources told AFP Wednesday.

Living on edge: Vietnam's 'black canal' dwellers

Ho Chi Minh - On the banks of Ho Chi Minh City's Xuyen Tam canal the houses come in many forms. Short or tall, pieced together from scraps of wood, or metal or plastic. Some tilt precariously over the polluted water's edge.

Painful past unearthed as French PM visits Dien Bien Phu battle site

Dienbien - Standing at the site of the epic battle of Dien Bien Phu in northern Vietnam, French colonel Jacques Allaire wept at the memory of his 4,000 fellow fighters who died in the bloody fight that would spell the end of France's colonial rule in Indochina.

Vietnam vets welcome French PM's visit to Dien Bien Phu battle site

Hanoi - Hoang Bao was barely 20 years old when he trekked to Dien Bien Phu in northern Vietnam to fight the French, facing his enemy full of hatred and ready to die for his country's independence.

Dissident Vietnam blogger 'Mother Mushroom' released, on way to US

Hanoi - A dissident Vietnamese blogger known by the pen name "Mother Mushroom" was on her way to freedom in the United States on Wednesday after being released from prison where she was serving 10 years for anti-state propaganda, sources told AFP.

Dissident Vietnam blogger 'Mother Mushroom' released, on way to US

Hanoi - A dissident Vietnamese blogger known by the pen name 'Mother Mushroom' was on her way to the United States Wednesday after being released from prison where she was serving 10 years for anti-state propaganda, multiple sources told AFP.

Mattis tours contaminated Vietnam War-era Agent Orange site

Ho Chi Minh - US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis toured a former Agent Orange storage site in southern Vietnam on Wednesday, revisiting one of the war's darkest chapters that lives on among a million Vietnamese with severe birth defects, cancers and disabilities linked...

Vietnam makes fresh ivory, pangolin haul from Nigeria

Hanoi - Vietnam has seized eight tonnes of pangolin scales and elephant ivory shipped from Nigeria, police said Friday, the second such haul in a week in a country which both consumes and trafficks huge volumes of endangered African wildlife.

Vietnam's hardline party leader to become president

Hanoi - Vietnam Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong was nominated Wednesday to become the country's president, effectively making him the most powerful person in a country where consensus leadership has traditionally kept strongman rule in check.

Vietnam Communist Party general secretary only candidate for president

Hanoi - Vietnam Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong was nominated Wednesday as the only candidate for president, effectively ordaining him as the most powerful person in the country.

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61

Hanoi - Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, a former police chief known as a tough politician and committed communist with little tolerance for dissent, died Friday aged 61 after a serious illness, state media reported.

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61: state media

Hanoi - Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang died Friday at age 61 after a prolonged and serious illness, state media reported.

Vietnam jails retired teacher for 14 years for 'attempted subversion'

Hanoi - A retired teacher was jailed Wednesday for 14 years for "attempting to overthrow the state", the latest in a series of convictions this week as communist Vietnam cracks down harder on critics.

Drugs kill seven at Vietnam music festival

Seven Vietnamese have died and five are in a coma after taking drugs at an electronic dance music festival in Hanoi, officials said Monday, as authorities scrambled to trace the substance.

Vietnam jails activist after rights groups barred from WEF

Hanoi - A Vietnamese dissident was jailed Wednesday for 12 years on charges of trying to overthrow the state, days after the communist country refused entry to rights campaigners for a major business forum in Hanoi.

China warns of protectionism as US trade row simmers

Hanoi - China warned Wednesday that protectionism threatens global growth and cautioned "individual countries" against isolationism, in a veiled reference to the deepening trade spat between Washington and Beijing that is being closely watched across Asia.

US-China trade spat looms over regional WEF meeting

Hanoi - Threats by US President Donald Trump to slap more punishing tariffs on Chinese goods are set to dominate a meeting of Asian business bigwigs and leaders that opens Wednesday in Hanoi.

Vietnam arrests four ahead of national day

Hanoi - Vietnam has arrested at least four people this week in the lead-up to its national day on Sunday, state media said, accusing them of attempting to sabotage national security.

Vietnam remembers, mourns former POW John McCain

Hanoi - Hanoi paid tribute Monday to former US Senator John McCain, a onetime foe who helped heal the wounds of the Vietnam War after spending years as a prisoner in the city.

John McCain's Hanoi Hilton jailor recalls 'stubborn' POW

As a prisoner of war in the "Hanoi Hilton", navy pilot John McCain was known as uncompromising, frank and an avid reader who fiercely debated the war with his Vietnamese jailors.

Vietnam convicts 12 'terrorists' for subversion

Hanoi - Vietnam Wednesday jailed two American citizens and 10 others from an outlawed US-based "terrorist" group for attempting to overthrow the state after they spread anti-government leaflets and tried to incite protests last year.

Vietnamese dad of Kim murder suspect wants 'kind' daughter home

Nam Dinh - Doan Van Thanh proudly displays diplomas and photos of his daughter at his home in rural Vietnam, hopeful she'll be freed from a jail in Malaysia where she's on trial for the murder of the North Korean leader's half-brother.

Vietnam activist gets 20 years for 'inciting protests'

Hanoi - An outspoken activist in Vietnam was jailed for 20 years Thursday for allegedly calling for an election boycott and inciting environmental protests in the one-party state that has little tolerance for dissent.

Vietnam communist war hero turned dissident Bui Tin dies aged 90

Paris - A Vietnamese former colonel and revolutionary war hero who became disillusioned with the communist regime and defected, becoming one of its most vocal and influential critics, died in France at age 90.

200 drug users bust out of Vietnam rehab centre

Hanoi - Around 200 drug users escaped from a rehab centre in Vietnam on Saturday, police said, the latest breakout attempt from the country's controversial treatment facilities.

Slovakia denies 'intentional' involvement in Vietnam oil exec kidnapping

Bratislava - Slovakia on Friday denied it knowingly took part in the kidnapping last year of a Vietnamese oil executive from Berlin after media reports claimed a government plane was used in the abduction.

Vietnam property tycoon bets big on new airline

Hanoi - Pressed by poverty into work when he was 14, Trinh Van Quyet now presides over a Vietnamese property empire and is betting billions on a new airline in Southeast Asia's crowded aviation sector.

Germany jails Vietnam man who aided Cold War-style abduction

Berlin - A German court on Wednesday sentenced a Vietnamese man to nearly four years in jail for taking part in a brazen Cold War-style kidnapping ordered by Hanoi of an oil executive from a Berlin park.
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The stalagmite formations in the cave are unusual, and some of the largest in the world.
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Upper deck of the cruise junk travelling among the many islands at Ha Long Bay.
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Swai fillet are often sold as catfish in the United States.
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