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Ex Vietnam MP jailed for stealing US$16 million housing deposits

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Video: Un niño de tres años se sube a lomos de una pitón de seis metros en Vietnam

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Big bundle of joy: Vietnam woman gives birth to 7 kg baby

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Vietnam flood and landslide toll hits 54

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Death toll from worst Vietnam floods in years rises to 54

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Floods, landslips in Vietnam kill 37 people; thousands evacuated

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Top court confirms life sentence of Vietnamese murderer
The Supreme Court upheld Tuesday the life imprisonment handed down on a Vietnamese fisherman convicted of killing two South Koreans aboard a vessel in the Indian Ocean in June 2016, after he appealed a lower court decision. Prosecutors have indicted the man and his Vietnamese accomplice, both aged 32, on suspicion of assaulting and stabbing to death the 43-year-old captain and the 42-year-old engineer of the deep-sea fishing vessel Kwang Hyun 803 in waters near the Seychelles   Read More ...
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Vietnam floods killed 83 and more rain on the way
HANOI (Reuters) - Floods in Vietnam last week killed 83 people and 20 were missing, officials said on Tuesday, with thousands of homes submerged or destroyed and several towns cut off. The floods also damaged more than 22,000 hectares (54,300 acres) of rice but did not hit the coffee belt. The Southeast Asian nation is the world’s third-largest exporter of rice and the second-biggest producer of coffee   Read More ...
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The Deceit Underpinning Vietnam with Daniel Ellsberg
Drug smuggling, staged attacks, political showmanship, and the difficult road to peace. There were many lies and secrets underpinning the seemingly endless war in Vietnam, and Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg sits down with Sean Stone to lend his first-hand experience. LIKE Watching the Hawks @ http://fb.me/WatchingTheHawks FOLLOW WATCHING THE HAWKS ON INSTAGRAM @ https://instagram.com/watchingthehawks/ FOLLOW Tyrel Ventura @ http://twitter.com/TyrelWatching FOLLOW Tabetha Wallace @ http://twitter.com/TabethaWatching FOLLOW Sean Stone @ http://twitter.com/WatchingSean.   Read More ...
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Ex Vietnam MP jailed for stealing US$16 million housing deposits
HANOI: A former Vietnamese lawmaker has been sentenced to life in prison for fraud after she pocketed US$16 million in down-payments from would-be homeowners when she was a real estate developer, a court clerk said Tuesday (Oct 17). Chau Thi Thu Nga is the latest to be punished as part of a government anti-corruption sweep targeting current and former officials, bankers and executives in the communist state   Read More ...
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Ex Vietnam MP jailed for stealing $16 mn housing deposits
Hanoi, Vietnam. A former Vietnamese lawmaker has been sentenced to life in prison for fraud after she pocketed $16 million in down-payments from would-be homeowners when she was a real estate developer, a court clerk said Tuesday. Chau Thi Thu Nga is the latest to be punished as part of a government anti-corruption sweep targeting current and former officials, bankers and executives in the communist state   Read More ...
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Ex Vietnam MP jailed for stealing $16mil housing deposits
HANOI: A former Vietnamese lawmaker has been sentenced to life in prison for fraud after she pocketed $16 million in down-payments from would-be homeowners when she was a real estate developer, a court clerk said Tuesday. Chau Thi Thu Nga is the latest to be punished as part of a government anti-corruption sweep targeting current and former officials, bankers and executives in the communist state   Read More ...
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Top court upholds life sentence of Vietnamese man for murder of 2 Koreans
The Supreme Court upheld Tuesday the life imprisonment handed down on a Vietnamese fisherman convicted of killing two South Koreans aboard a vessel in the Indian Ocean in June 2016, after he appealed a lower court decision. Prosecutors have indicted the man and his Vietnamese accomplice, both aged 32, on suspicion of assaulting and stabbing to death the 43-year-old captain and the 42-year-old engineer of the deep-sea fishing vessel Kwang Hyun 803 in waters near the Seychelles   Read More ...
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Top court upholds life sentence of Vietnamese man for murder of 2 S. Koreans
SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Yonhap) -- The Supreme Court upheld Tuesday the life imprisonment handed down on a Vietnamese fisherman convicted of killing two South Koreans aboard a vessel in the Indian Ocean in June 2016, after he appealed a lower court decision. Prosecutors have indicted the man and his Vietnamese accomplice, both aged 32, on suspicion of assaulting and stabbing to death the 43-year-old captain and the 42-year-old engineer of the deep-sea fishing vessel Kwang Hyun 803 in waters near the Seychelles   Read More ...
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Big bundle of joy: Vietnam woman gives birth to 7kg baby
HANOI — A Vietnamese mother had the shock of her life when her newborn son weighed in at a whopping 7.1 kilograms (15.7 pounds), one of the heaviest births ever reported in the Southeast Asian nation. The very large bundle of joy was born Saturday to his beaming — and stunned — parents in northern Vinh Phuc province. "When the doctor said my child was 7   Read More ...
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Number of Vietnamese in Japan's training program tops 26,000
The number of Vietnamese people in Japan's technical intern training program for foreigners stood at 26,437 in January-June this year, becoming the largest group, according to a recent survey by the Immigration Bureau of Japan. Trainees from China were the second largest group by nation, with the figure standing at 16,863, followed by Indonesia, at 4,558, Thailand, at 2,160, and Philippines, at 2,043   Read More ...
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Vietnamese mum’s 7kg bundle of joy - ASEAN/East Asia
HANOI: A Vietnamese mother had the shock of her life when her newborn son weighed in at a whopping 7.1kg, one of the heaviest births ever reported in the South-East Asian nation. The very large bundle of joy was born on Saturday to his beaming – and stunned – parents in northern Vinh Phuc province. “When the doctor said my child was 7   Read More ...
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Video: Un niño de tres años se sube a lomos de una pitón de seis metros en Vietnam
Un video de un niño de tres años de edad jugueteando a lomos de una enorme serpiente pitón de 80 kilogramos se ha hecho viral en la Red, informa 'Daily Mail'. En la grabación el pequeño está sentado sobre el enorme reptil de seis metros de longitud en presencia de adultos en la provincia vietnamita de Thanh Hoa. El reptil no tiene intención de librarse de él   Read More ...
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Man smuggled 93 'good luck' songbirds from Vietnam in his luggage — all but eight died, authorities say
A Fountain Valley man was sentenced today to six months in home detention, followed by a year behind bars, for smuggling nearly 100 tiny “good luck” songbirds — most of which died in transit — in his luggage on a flight from Vietnam. Kurtis Law brought 93 of the colorful birds — worth an estimated $90,000 on the black market in the Southland — into the country on March 24   Read More ...
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Big bundle of joy: Vietnam woman gives birth to 7 kg baby
HANOI (AFP) - A Vietnamese mother had the shock of her life when her newborn son weighed in at a whopping 7.1 kilograms (15.7 pounds), one of the heaviest births ever reported in the Southeast Asian nation. The very large bundle of joy was born Saturday to his beaming -- and stunned -- parents in northern Vinh Phuc province. "When the doctor said my child was 7   Read More ...
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Vietnam woman gives birth to 7kg baby
Hanooi: A Vietnamese mother had the shock of her life when her newborn son weighed in at a whopping 7.1 kilogrammes, one of the heaviest births ever reported in the Southeast Asian nation. The very large bundle of joy was born Saturday to his beaming — and stunned — parents in northern Vinh Phuc province. “When the doctor said my child was 7   Read More ...
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Dicing with death on the rivers of Vietnam and Laos
There are two staples of Vietnamese life: rice and bamboo for its many uses. The province of Thanh Hoa has one of the largest bamboo forests in Southeast Asia, with over 80,000 hectares of natural bamboo forest and 71,000 hectares of planted bamboo. In just three years, the plant can grow up to eight metres tall. With the global market for bamboo expanding, the bamboo industry contributes to Thanh Hoa's growing economy and sustains the livelihoods of thousands of small-scale farmers   Read More ...
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Vietnam woman gives birth to whopping 7.1kg baby
HANOI: A Vietnamese mother had the shock of her life when her newborn son weighed in at a whopping 7.1 kilograms, one of the heaviest births ever reported in the Southeast Asian nation. The very large bundle of joy was born Saturday to his beaming – and stunned – parents in northern Vinh Phuc province. "When the doctor said my child was 7   Read More ...
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Big Bundle Of Joy: Baby Weighing 7 Kilos Born In Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam: A Vietnamese mother had the shock of her life when her newborn son weighed in at a whopping 7.1 kilograms (15.7 pounds), one of the heaviest births ever reported in the Southeast Asian nation. The very large bundle of joy was born Saturday to his beaming - and stunned - parents in northern Vinh Phuc province. "When the doctor said my child was 7   Read More ...
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Vietnam flood deaths rise to 72 as heavy rains continue
Rescuers have found the bodies of another 13 people following flash floods in Vietnam, raising the death toll to 72, while 33 remain missing, authorities said on Monday. “Up to 700 millimetres of rain had fallen as the result of a tropical depression over the previous five days in central and northern Vietnam. “It, however, stopped on Friday, but resumed Sunday night and is continuing through Monday   Read More ...
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Chairwoman of National Assembly of Vietnam visits Kazakhstan
AKIPRESS.COM - Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan left the Russian city of Saint Petersburg on October 16 for the Republic of Kazakhstan, beginning her official visit to the country, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported. The visit is being made at the invitation of Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament Kassym Zhomart Tokayev and Chairman of the Mazhilis (lower house) of the Parliament Nurlan Nigmatulin   Read More ...
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Vietnam woman gives birth to 7kg baby
HANOI: A Vietnamese mother had the shock of her life when her newborn son weighed in at a whopping 7.1 kilograms (15.7 pounds), one of the heaviest births ever reported in the Southeast Asian nation. The very large bundle of joy was born Saturday to his beaming -- and stunned -- parents in northern Vinh Phuc province. “When the doctor said my child was 7   Read More ...
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Big bundle of joy: Vietnam woman gives birth to 7kg baby
HANOI (AFP) - A Vietnamese mother had the shock of her life when her newborn son weighed in at a whopping 7.1kg, one of the heaviest births ever reported in the nation. The very large bundle of joy was born Saturday (Oct 14) to his beaming - and stunned - parents in northern Vinh Phuc province. "When the doctor said my child was 7   Read More ...
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Big bundle of joy: Vietnam woman gives birth to 7 kg baby
HANOI: A Vietnamese mother had the shock of her life when her newborn son weighed in at a whopping 7.1kg, one of the heaviest births ever reported in the Southeast Asian nation. The very large bundle of joy was born Saturday (Oct 14) to his beaming - and stunned - parents in northern Vinh Phuc province. "When the doctor said my child was 7   Read More ...
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72 dead, 30 missing in floods and landslides in Vietnam
Landslides and floods triggered by downpour last week in Vietnam's northern and central regions have killed 72, left 30 missing and injured 33 others, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Monday. The victims included 23 people in northern Hoa Binh province, 16 in central Thanh Hoa province, 15 in northern Yen Bai province, and nine in central Nghe An province   Read More ...
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Vietnam braces for typhoon Khanun after floods kill 72
HANOI: Vietnam braced for typhoon Khanun on Monday (Oct 16) after destructive floods battered the country's north and centre last week, killing 72 people, the disaster prevention agency said. Last week's floods were the worst in years, the government and state-run Vietnam Television said, with thousands of homes submerged. Another 200 houses collapsed and several towns remain cut off by the floodwater   Read More ...
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Some villages in Vietnam still isolated by flooding damage
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Some villages in Vietnam are still isolated by landslides and destroyed bridges after a tropical depression last week that has become one of the country's worst natural disasters in years. The Vietnam Disaster Management Authority said in a statement Monday the death toll has risen to 72 with 30 people still missing. The depression hit the central coast last Tuesday and damaged infrastructure and crops mainly in the central and northern regions   Read More ...
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Some villages in Vietnam still isolated by flooding damage
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Some villages in Vietnam are still isolated by landslides and destroyed bridges after a tropical depression last week that has become one of the country's worst natural disasters in years. The Vietnam Disaster Management Authority said in a statement Monday the death toll has risen to 72 with 30 people still missing. The depression hit the central coast last Tuesday and damaged infrastructure and crops mainly in the central and northern regions   Read More ...
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Some villages in Vietnam still isolated by flooding damage
Some villages in Vietnam are still isolated by landslides and destroyed bridges after a tropical depression last week that has become one of the country’s worst natural disasters in years. The Vietnam Disaster Management Authority said in a statement Monday the death toll has risen to 72 with 30 people still missing. The depression hit the central coast last Tuesday and damaged infrastructure and crops mainly in the central and northern regions   Read More ...
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Vietnam opens convention center for APEC Leaders' Week
HANOI - The Ariyana Convention Center, a key venue of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Week slated for Nov 6-11 in Vietnam's central Da Nang city, was inaugurated on Sunday in the presence of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Covering an area of 12,000 square meters, the Ariyana Convention Center has a grand ballroom which can accommodate 2,500 people   Read More ...
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Vietnam floods kill at least 50
HANOI: At least 54 people have died and 39 are missing after destructive floods battered northern and central Vietnam this week, the disaster prevention agency said yesterday. Vietnam is prone to destructive storms and flooding due to its long coastline. A typhoon wrecked havoc across its central provinces just last month. The floods that hit Vietnam this week since Monday are the worst in years, state-run Vietnam Television quoted agriculture minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong as saying   Read More ...
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Letter: Learning about Vietnam
I want to thank the Monitor for its articles on the Vietnam War. The contributions have been educational and, in many cases, inspiring. I know that it may have been difficult for some of the writers to revisit this time in their lives, but it has been helpful for me to understand this period of our past. I hope we are learning something from their experiences or, as they say, we may be destined to make the same mistakes   Read More ...
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Death toll in Vietnam flooding, landslides rises to 68
The death toll from landslides and heavy rain triggered by a tropical depression in Vietnam has climbed to 68, with another 34 people missing, officials said Sunday. The Vietnam Disaster Management Authority said in a statement that the disasters have also injured 32 people, damaged infrastructure and killed more than 230,000 livestock in central and northern regions. The storm hit Vietnam on Tuesday and authorities have been dealing with the fallout since   Read More ...
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Death toll mounts after devastating floods, landslides in Vietnam
HANOI, Vietnam -- The death toll from landslides and heavy rain triggered by a tropical depression in Vietnam has climbed to 68, with another 34 people missing, officials said Sunday. The Vietnam Disaster Management Authority said in a statement that the disasters have also injured 32 people, damaged infrastructure and killed more than 230,000 livestock in central and northern regions. The storm hit Vietnam on Tuesday and authorities have been dealing with the fallout since   Read More ...
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Death toll in Vietnam floods rises to 68
Hanoi: The death toll in Vietnam from landslides and heavy rain triggered by a tropical depression earlier this week has climbed to 68, with another 34 people missing. The Vietnam Disaster Management Authority said in a statement on Sunday that the disasters have also injured 32 people, damaged infrastructure and killed more than 230,000 livestock in central and northern regions. A disaster official in the hardest-hit province of Hoa Binh in the north, where 20 people have died, said some 300 soldiers, police and militia were still searching for eight people missing from a landslide   Read More ...
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Death toll in Vietnam flooding, landslides rises to 68
Vietnam officials say the death toll from landslides and heavy rain triggered by a tropical depression earlier this week has climbed to 68, with another 34 people missing. The Vietnam Disaster Management Authority said in a statement Sunday that the disasters have also injured 32 people, damaged infrastructure and killed more than 230,000 livestock in central and northern regions. A disaster official in the hardest-hit province of Hoa Binh in the north, where 20 people have died, said some 300 soldiers, police and militia were still searching for eight people missing from a landslide   Read More ...
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Death toll in Vietnam flooding, landslides rises to 68
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The death toll from landslides and heavy rain triggered by a tropical depression in Vietnam has climbed to 68, with another 34 people missing, officials said Sunday. The Vietnam Disaster Management Authority said in a statement that the disasters have also injured 32 people, damaged infrastructure and killed more than 230,000 livestock in central and northern regions   Read More ...
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Death toll in Vietnam flooding, landslides rises to 68
HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnam officials say the death toll from landslides and heavy rain triggered by a tropical depression earlier this week has climbed to 68, with another 34 people missing. The Vietnam Disaster Management Authority said in a statement Sunday that the disasters have also injured 32 people, damaged infrastructure and killed more than 230,000 livestock in central and northern regions   Read More ...
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Giggling toddler 'rides' enormous 20ft python 'like a horse' in submerged backyard during deadly Vietnam floods
A giggling three-year-old straddled his 20ft pet python 'like a horse' during deadly floods in Vietnam. Extraordinary footage shows the playful toddler 'riding' the dangerous snake in ankle-deep water which left a yard submerged. The boy, named Truong, appears unable to contain his excitement as he leaps on the huge reptile before he 'giddies up' like a horse. Many claimed the astonishing footage was fake when it went viral but the boy's relatives revealed it was true   Read More ...
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Vietnam Stories: What I learned in the Ia Drang Valley
By RODNEY E. TENNEY For the Monitor In the summer of 1965, stationed at Fort Sill, Okla., I volunteered for an artillery battalion being formed to join the 1st Air Cavalry Division in Vietnam and became the forward observer for A Battery, 2nd Howitzer Battalion, 17th Artillery. In November, I was in the Ia Drang Valley with an airborne brigade of the South Vietnamese army (ARVN) providing indirect fire support in confrontation with regular North Vietnamese (PAVN) troops   Read More ...
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Chinese Consulate General in Vietnam's Da Nang inaugurated
Guests pose for photo at the ceremony as the Chinese Consulate General in Vietnam's central Da Nang city was inaugurated, in Da Nang, Vietnam, Oct. 13, 2017. (Xinhua/Le Yanna) The Chinese Consulate General in Vietnam's central Da Nang city was inaugurated on Friday. The inauguration was witnessed by more than 400 representatives from various Chinese and Vietnamese institutions. The new Chinese Consulate General, the second in Vietnam after that in Ho Chi Minh, covers consular works in the six central localities of Thua Thien-Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh and Phu Yen   Read More ...
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