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Pirates kill Vietnamese sailor, kidnap six others

Manila - Pirates have attacked a Vietnamese-flagged cargo ship off the southern Philippines, killing one seaman and abducting at least six others in a region notorious for such attacks, officials said Monday.

Pirates kill Vietnamese sailor, kidnap six others

Manila - Pirates have attacked a Vietnamese-flagged cargo ship off the southern Philippines, killing one seaman and abducting at least six others in a region notorious for such attacks, officials said Monday.

Pirates kill Vietnamese sailor, kidnap six others

Manila - Pirates have attacked a Vietnamese-flagged cargo ship off the southern Philippines, killing one seaman and abducting at least six others in a region notorious for such attacks, officials said Monday.

Back in the delta, US envoy Kerry meets Viet Cong foe

Viet Cong veteran Vo Ban Tam remembers the first time he crossed paths with John Kerry on the banks on the Bay Hap river, a day that ended in bloodshed.

Kerry starts swansong tour in Vietnam with Asia push

Ho Chi Minh - John Kerry began his swansong tour as US Secretary of State in Vietnam on Friday, defending Washington's 'pivot' to Asia in the face of President-elect Donald Trump's threat to dump a key regional trade deal.

Kerry starts swansong tour in Vietnam with Asia push

Ho Chi Minh - John Kerry began his swansong tour as US Secretary of State in Vietnam on Friday, defending Washington's 'pivot' to Asia in the face of President-elect Donald Trump's threat to dump a key regional trade deal.

Kerry starts swansong tour in Vietnam with Asia push

Ho Chi Minh - John Kerry began his swansong tour as US Secretary of State in Vietnam on Friday, defending Washington's 'pivot' to Asia in the face of President-elect Donald Trump's threat to dump a key regional trade deal.

UN distances itself from Ban relatives corruption scandal

New York - Corruption charges against the relatives of former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon do not concern the United Nations, the UN spokesman said Wednesday.

Scissors pulled from Vietnam man's stomach 18 years after surgery

Hanoi - A Vietnamese man has had scissors removed from his abdomen which were left behind during surgery 18 years ago, after reporting a stomachache that was nearly two decades in the making.

Cambodian court convicts exiled opposition leader

Phnom Penh - Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday over a post on his Facebook page, a conviction that makes his return from self-imposed exile unlikely.

Vietnam floods kill 24, more rains expected

Hanoi - Days of unseasonably torrential rains have killed at least 24 people in central Vietnam, authorities said on Monday, inundating swathes of the region including the tourist draw town of Hoi An.

Pope and Vietnam president meet in bid to warm ties

Vatican City - Pope Francis hosted Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang at the Vatican as the two work towards warming long-strained ties, a press release from the Holy See said.

Vietnam media fined for 'false' fish sauce reports

Hanoi - Vietnam on Monday fined scores of news outlets for publishing now-discredited reports about toxic fish sauce, accusing them of sparking public panic over the staple condiment in a country plagued by food scares.

Vietnam extends runway on island claimed by China: monitor

Vietnam is extending its runway on an island in the South China Sea also claimed by Beijing, according to fresh images likely to irk the regional superpower.

Vietnam destroys huge ivory, rhino horn cache

Hanoi - Vietnam destroyed a huge stockpile of ivory and rhino horn Saturday, urging the public to stop consuming illegal wildlife products driving several species towards extinction.

Timeless Deneuve says age no barrier to success

At 73, French film goddess Catherine Deneuve is plenty busy -- acting, scooping up awards, dipping a toe in social causes. But one thing she is not fussing over? Ageing.

Vietnam opens probe into deadly karaoke fire

Vietnam has opened an investigation into a blaze which killed 13 at a karaoke bar and took several hours to put out, as officials said Wednesday some victims likely suffocated in windowless rooms.

Vietnam opens probe into deadly karaoke fire

Vietnam has opened an investigation into a blaze which killed 13 at a karaoke bar and took several hours to put out, as officials said Wednesday some victims likely suffocated in windowless rooms.

Vietnam opens probe into deadly karaoke fire

Vietnam has opened an investigation into a blaze which killed 13 at a karaoke bar and took several hours to put out, as officials said Wednesday some victims likely suffocated in windowless rooms.

Two tonnes of ivory seized in Vietnam

Hanoi - Around two tonnes of ivory hidden in a timber shipment from Mozambique has been seized in Vietnam, customs authorities said Friday, the second large haul of the illegally-trafficked product in a week.

Obama's Vietnam noodle visit sparks feeding frenzy

Four months after US President Barack Obama plonked down on a plastic stool at Bun Cha Huong Lien for a bowl of Hanoi's signature pork noodles, the restaurant is cashing in on customers eager to taste what all the fuss is about.

Facebook restores Norwegian PM's 'napalm girl' protest post

Oslo - Facebook had restored by Saturday a post by Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg which it had taken down over an iconic Vietnam War photo of a naked girl escaping a napalm bombing.

Facebook accused of censoring iconic Vietnam War photo

Oslo - Facebook was confronted Friday with fierce indignation in Norway as the nation's top newspaper, the prime minister and users voiced outrage over the network's decision to censor a historic Vietnam War photo.

Vietnam jails Russian fraudsters for ATM theft

Hanoi - Three Russian fraudsters, including one who tried to escape prison using a spoon and a toothbrush to dig a tunnel, have been jailed in Vietnam for using fake ATM cards to steal $13,400.

Rare endangered primate spotted in Vietnam

Hanoi - A new group of critically endangered primates has been spotted in Vietnam, raising hopes the rare creatures may not be wiped out in the next decade as scientists had feared.

France seizes 2,000 dead seahorses en route to Vietnam

Paris - French customs officials said Friday they had intercepted some 2,000 dead seahorses, prized in Asia for use in traditional medicine and as aphrodisiacs.

Vietnam allows cancelled battle commemoration: Australia

Sydney - Vietnam will allow an Australian war commemoration to go ahead on the site of the Battle of Long Tan on Thursday's 50th anniversary, reversing an earlier ban, a minister said.

Vietnam allows cancelled battle commemoration: Australia

Sydney - Vietnam will allow an Australian war commemoration to go ahead on the site of the Battle of Long Tan on Thursday's 50th anniversary, reversing an earlier ban, a minister said.

Vietnam allows cancelled battle commemoration: Australia

Sydney - Vietnam will allow an Australian war commemoration to go ahead on the site of the Battle of Long Tan on Thursday's 50th anniversary, reversing an earlier ban, a minister said.

Vietnamese furnish ancestors with jets, rollers and mansions

Hanoi - With an average annual income of around $2,000 most Vietnamese would not consider themselves especially wealthy. But in the afterlife you can be a billionaire thanks to paper offerings made by your scions.
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Rice field rats are sold live to consumers in Vietnam where they are considered a delicacy.
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Swai fillet are often sold as catfish in the United States.
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Landscape in Pu Mat National Park, Annamite Mountain Range in NorthEast Vietnam.
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China s disputed oil rig in the South China Sea.
China's disputed oil rig in the South China Sea.
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The small office overlooking the garden where Ho Chi Minh worked as President of North Vietnam, during the years of the Vietnam War until his death in 1969.
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The Pentagon Papers, once considered highly classified material have now been release for public consumption.
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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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