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Vietnam seizes 125 kilos of rhino horn hidden in plaster

Hanoi - Fifty-five pieces of rhino horn were found encased in plaster at an airport in the Vietnamese capital, authorities said Sunday, as the country tries to crack down on sophisticated wildlife smuggling routes.

Vietnam demands 'immediate withdrawal' of China ship in disputed sea

Hanoi - Vietnam on Thursday called for the "immediate withdrawal" of a Chinese ship in the South China Sea, as the standoff over the disputed waters intensified.

Vietnam and EU sign free trade agreement

Hanoi - The European Union and Vietnam on Sunday signed a long-awaited free trade deal that will slash duties on almost all goods as fears grow over mounting global protectionism.

'Just a collision': Philippines' Duterte downplays sinking

Manila - The sinking of a Filipino fishing boat by a Chinese vessel in the disputed South China Sea was "just a collision", the Philippine's President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday as he moved to soothe anger over the crash.

Beijing denies ‘hit-and-run’ in South China Sea collision

Manila - Beijing confirmed Saturday that a Chinese vessel hit a Philippine fishing boat in a collision which has increased tensions in the disputed South China Sea, but denied claims it was a "hit and run".

China calls sinking of Philippines boat an 'ordinary maritime accident'

Bejing - The sinking of a Filipino fishing boat by a suspected Chinese trawler in disputed waters was described by Beijing Thursday as an ordinary maritime accident, after Manila accused the alleged Chinese crew of cowardice for fleeing the scene.

Vietnam jails shipbuilding executive in graft crackdown

Hanoi - A Vietnam shipbuilding magnate has been sentenced to 13 years in jail for embezzlement, according to state media, the latest victim of an unprecedented anti-corruption drive in the communist country.

Philippines blasts 'cowardly Chinese boat' over sinking

Manila - The Philippines on Wednesday condemned the "cowardly action" of a suspected Chinese fishing vessel accused of abandoning a Filipino fishing crew after a collision in the disputed South China Sea.

US man to face death penalty trial in Vietnam

Hanoi - A Vietnamese-American man charged with "attempting to overthrow the state" will go on trial in Ho Chi Minh City on June 24, his family said, and could face the death penalty if found guilty.

Vietnam jails activist for six years after Facebook posts

Hanoi - Vietnam sentenced an environmental activist to six years in prison for "undermining" the government in Facebook posts, state media reported, the latest harsh sentence in a crackdown on online dissent.

Despite culls, import bans, swine fever to hit pork market for years

Hanoi - Millions of pigs have been culled as African Swine Fever cuts through China and beyond, devastating global food chains, with pork prices expected to soar from the food markets of Hong Kong to American dinner tables.

Manufacturing migration: Trade spat shifts business from 'Factory of the World'

Hanoi - From socks and sneakers to washing machines and watches, Asian countries are hoping the US-China trade war will permanently boost manufacturing as brands dodge the row by choosing cheaper locations to make their goods.

Vietnam man jailed for plotting terror attack

Hanoi - A Vietnamese man has been sentenced to six years in jail for terrorism and weapons possession after he was convicted for smuggling a cache of guns into the country from Cambodia, a court official said Tuesday.

Vietnam seizes 5 tonnes of pangolin scales from Nigeria

Hanoi - Vietnam police have seized more than five tonnes of pangolin scales stashed in a cashew shipment from Nigeria, the government said Friday.

Keyboard predators: SE Asia's kids targeted by online paedophiles

Bangkok - Southeast Asia is in the grip of a fresh surge of paedophile activity with predators orchestrating and watching abuse on live-streaming sites and via webcams, and paying for it with near-untraceable cryptocurrency, victims and children's charities warn...

Vietnam seizes half tonne of ketamine in crackdown on synthetic drugs

Hanoi - Vietnamese police have seized half a tonne of ketamine worth $21 million in Ho Chi Minh City, a key transit hub that has seen record busts of synthetic drugs in recent weeks as narcotics gangs use its ports and air links to shuttle drugs across the reg...

Indonesia to sink scores of boats to deter illegal fishing

Pontianak - Indonesia began sinking dozens of impounded foreign boats Saturday to deter illegal fishing in its waters, a week after a naval vessel clashed with a Vietnamese coastguard near the South China Sea.

Vietnamese woman in Kim Jong Nam murder case arrives home

Hanoi - A Vietnamese woman who stood trial for the assassination of the North Korean leader's half-brother arrived home Friday, bringing down the curtain on a dramatic and often bizarre two-year murder mystery.

Sole remaining Kim Jong Nam assassination suspect to be freed

Kuala Lumpur - A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother will be freed Friday, ending legal proceedings stemming from the shocking hit despite criticism that the real culprits never faced justice.

Vietnam police bust $1bn illegal online gambling ring

Hanoi - Police in Vietnam broke up an online gambling ring that had handled more than $1 billion in bets and arrested 22 people, reports said Saturday, in what is believed to be the largest-ever internet betting operation in the communist country.

USAID launches latest clean-up for Vietnam War-era Agent Orange site

Hanoi - The US launched on Saturday a $183 million clean-up at a former Vietnam storage site for Agent Orange, a toxic defoliant used in their bitter war which years later is still blamed for severe birth defects, cancers and disabilities.

Malaysia arrests Vietnam poachers, seizes tiger, bear parts

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian authorities have arrested two suspected poachers from Vietnam and seized body parts from tigers and bears, a minister said Tuesday, as the country clamps down on rampant wildlife trafficking.

Vietnam man arrested smuggling tiger skin, bones to China

Hanoi - A Vietnamese man has been arrested for attempting to smuggle an entire tiger skin and tiger bones into China, police said Thursday in the southeast Asian country where illegal wildlife trade flourishes.

Thai cave boy divers explore new tunnel in Vietnam

Hanoi - Three divers who helped rescue a Thai football team last year have made a fresh discovery in Vietnam where they explored a tunnel that could expand the footprint of the world's largest cave.

Vietnam stepmother of accused Kim assassin 'happy' over new sentence

Nam Dinh - The stepmother of a Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half brother of North Korea's leader said Monday she was delighted her stepdaughter escaped the death sentence, urging her to "hang on" until her expected release in May.

Kim assassination suspect to be freed as murder charge dropped

Shah Alam - A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother is to walk free after Malaysia dropped murder charges against her Monday, weeks after her Indonesian co-accused was also released.

Vietnam woman in Kim assassination accepts new charge, likely to go free

Shah Alam - A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother accepted a lesser charge Monday and may be freed soon, after her Indonesian co-accused was released last month.

Vietnam woman in N. Korea murder case accepts new charge, likely to walk free

Shah Alam - A Vietnamese woman suspected of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother accepted a lesser charge Monday and looks set to be freed soon, after her Indonesian co-accused was released last month.

Vietnamese blogger who vanished in Thailand jailed in Hanoi

Hanoi - A Vietnamese blogger who vanished in Thailand earlier this year is being held in a Hanoi prison, his friend and wife confirmed Thursday.

Eternal shell: Sacred turtle embalmed in Hanoi

Hanoi - A sacred giant turtle that died in Hanoi's storied Hoan Kiem lake has been given a new lease on life by city authorities who have embalmed the beloved creature for posterity -- and tourist visits.
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