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6 Vietnamese killed by US war-era bomb

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6 Vietnamese killed by US war-era bomb

- HANOI: Six Vietnamese villagers, including three children, were killed Friday (Aug 18) when a United States war-era bomb exploded in a mountainous area along the country's south central coast, state media reported. Early reports said authorities believe the ordnance detonated after villagers discovered it in their farmland in Khanh Hoa province. "The initial reason for the blast, which killed six, was that people were cutting open the 105 mm shell", reported VGPNews, the government's online mouthpiece
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Vietnam memorial open to public at Will James Middle School

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Vietnam memorial open to public at Will James Middle School

- A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial arrived in Billings on Wednesday, drawing scores of vets to honor fallen service members. The replica, parked at Will James Middle School, has been traveling the U.S. since 1996. It’s part of a larger exhibit, displayed on the sides of a semitrailer, that educates the public about the Vietnam War and pays tribute to the Americans who fought in it
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Ugandan businessman appointed Vietnam consul

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Ugandan businessman appointed Vietnam consul

- Ugandan foreign affairs minister Sam Kutesa (left) received credentials from the first Vietnam envoy to Uganda Ceasor Augustine Mulenga. (Credit: Godfrey Kimono)Ugandan businessman Caesar Augustine Mulenga has been appointed the new Honorary Consul of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to Uganda.Mulenga had been confirmed by Vietnam’s assistant minister of foreign affairs Pham Sanh Chau.A closed-door meeting was held Thursday, attended by among other high profile people, Ugandan foreign affairs minister Sam Kutesa
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Circuit Attorney explains why she dropped charges in beating of Vietnamese immigrant

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Circuit Attorney explains why she dropped charges in beating of Vietnamese immigrant

- ST. LOUIS - Tonight St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner sits down with Fox Two's Elliott Davis to talk about dropping charges in a case that stunned the community. Gardner who has come under strong criticism from the family of Vietnamese immigrant Huan Le, says she had no choice because the evidence just wasn't there. A suspect had been indicted, and charges filed in the beating of Huan Le last October in an alley outside his business
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As Vietnamese art gains cachet, market is rife with fakes

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As Vietnamese art gains cachet, market is rife with fakes

- HO CHI MINH CITY The exhibition at the Fine Arts Museum in Ho Chi Minh City was billed as a triumphant homecoming for works by some of Vietnam's most influential artists. But Nguyen Thanh Chuong, a prominent artist himself, was stunned by what he saw. Hanging on the wall was a painting he recognized as his own, a cubist-inspired portrait he did in the early 1970s
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Drilling ship leaves Vietnam oil block after China row

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Drilling ship leaves Vietnam oil block after China row

- HANOI: The drilling ship at the centre of a row between Vietnam and China over oil prospecting in disputed waters in the South China Sea has arrived in waters off the Malaysian port of Labuan, shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon showed on Monday. Drilling by the Deepsea Metro I ship was suspended in Vietnam's Block 136/3 last month after pressure from China, which says the concession operated by Spain's Repsol overlaps the vast majority of the waterway that it claims as its own
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Late sergeant's effects travel with exhibit as a reminder of Vietnam veteran service

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Late sergeant's effects travel with exhibit as a reminder of Vietnam veteran service

- HUNTINGTON - On Jan. 9, 1967, Sergeant Jackie L. Waymire and his unit were returning to their base camp in Vietnam when they suddenly fell under attack, as told in a report describing the incident. "Without hesitation Sergeant Waymire called for covering fire as he led an assault against the insurgent flank. Shouting encouragement and orders, he stormed up the hill ahead of his men," the report reads
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Can Vietnam, Nepal students stave off staff shortages?

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Can Vietnam, Nepal students stave off staff shortages?

- Brokers increasing rapidly. It is generally difficult for foreign students to study and work in Japan without the support of intermediate agencies in their home country. Such agencies have long existed in China, but in Vietnam they have mostly been established in the last few years as demand for personnel fluent in Japanese has grown rapidly for such reasons as the growth in Japanese-affiliated companies
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Friends 'pull a fast one,' award Vietnam vet with long-deserved medal

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Friends 'pull a fast one,' award Vietnam vet with long-deserved medal

- Friends 'pull a fast one,' award Vietnam vet with long-deserved medal WEBVTT YEARSAFTER A FIREFIGHT IN VIETNAM.BARBARA BARR WAS AT THE EVENT INHERSHEY.BARBARA: FORMER CLASSMATES ANDFELLOW VETERANS SURPRISED EDHILL BY RECOGNIZING HIS HEROISMIN COMBAT DURING THE VIETNAMWAR.THE CEREMONY RECTIFIES A GLARINGERROR, PRESENTING HILL THEBRONZE STAR OF VALOR, AN AWARDHE EARNED BUT NEVER RECEIVED AHALF CENTURY AGO.>> THEY PULLED A FAST ONE ON MEAND SURPRISED ME WITH THIS
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Friends 'pull a fast one,' award Vietnam vet with long-deserved medal

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Friends 'pull a fast one,' award Vietnam vet with long-deserved medal

- Friends 'pull a fast one,' award Vietnam vet with long-deserved medal WEBVTT YEARSAFTER A FIREFIGHT IN VIETNAM.BARBARA BARR WAS AT THE EVENT INHERSHEY.BARBARA: FORMER CLASSMATES ANDFELLOW VETERANS SURPRISED EDHILL BY RECOGNIZING HIS HEROISMIN COMBAT DURING THE VIETNAMWAR.THE CEREMONY RECTIFIES A GLARINGERROR, PRESENTING HILL THEBRONZE STAR OF VALOR, AN AWARDHE EARNED BUT NEVER RECEIVED AHALF CENTURY AGO.>> THEY PULLED A FAST ONE ON MEAND SURPRISED ME WITH THIS
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Friends 'pull a fast one,' award Vietnam vet with long-deserved medal

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Friends 'pull a fast one,' award Vietnam vet with long-deserved medal

- Friends 'pull a fast one,' award Vietnam vet with long-deserved medal WEBVTT YEARSAFTER A FIREFIGHT IN VIETNAM.BARBARA BARR WAS AT THE EVENT INHERSHEY.BARBARA: FORMER CLASSMATES ANDFELLOW VETERANS SURPRISED EDHILL BY RECOGNIZING HIS HEROISMIN COMBAT DURING THE VIETNAMWAR.THE CEREMONY RECTIFIES A GLARINGERROR, PRESENTING HILL THEBRONZE STAR OF VALOR, AN AWARDHE EARNED BUT NEVER RECEIVED AHALF CENTURY AGO.>> THEY PULLED A FAST ONE ON MEAND SURPRISED ME WITH THIS
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Friends 'pull a fast one,' award Vietnam vet with long-deserved medal

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Friends 'pull a fast one,' award Vietnam vet with long-deserved medal

- Friends 'pull a fast one,' award Vietnam vet with long-deserved medal WEBVTT YEARSAFTER A FIREFIGHT IN VIETNAM.BARBARA BARR WAS AT THE EVENT INHERSHEY.BARBARA: FORMER CLASSMATES ANDFELLOW VETERANS SURPRISED EDHILL BY RECOGNIZING HIS HEROISMIN COMBAT DURING THE VIETNAMWAR.THE CEREMONY RECTIFIES A GLARINGERROR, PRESENTING HILL THEBRONZE STAR OF VALOR, AN AWARDHE EARNED BUT NEVER RECEIVED AHALF CENTURY AGO.>> THEY PULLED A FAST ONE ON MEAND SURPRISED ME WITH THIS
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Friends 'pull a fast one,' award Vietnam vet with long-deserved medal

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Friends 'pull a fast one,' award Vietnam vet with long-deserved medal

- Friends 'pull a fast one,' award Vietnam vet with long-deserved medal WEBVTT YEARSAFTER A FIREFIGHT IN VIETNAM.BARBARA BARR WAS AT THE EVENT INHERSHEY.BARBARA: FORMER CLASSMATES ANDFELLOW VETERANS SURPRISED EDHILL BY RECOGNIZING HIS HEROISMIN COMBAT DURING THE VIETNAMWAR.THE CEREMONY RECTIFIES A GLARINGERROR, PRESENTING HILL THEBRONZE STAR OF VALOR, AN AWARDHE EARNED BUT NEVER RECEIVED AHALF CENTURY AGO.>> THEY PULLED A FAST ONE ON MEAND SURPRISED ME WITH THIS
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Friends 'pull a fast one,' award Vietnam vet with long-deserved medal

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Friends 'pull a fast one,' award Vietnam vet with long-deserved medal

- Friends 'pull a fast one,' award Vietnam vet with long-deserved medal WEBVTT YEARSAFTER A FIREFIGHT IN VIETNAM.BARBARA BARR WAS AT THE EVENT INHERSHEY.BARBARA: FORMER CLASSMATES ANDFELLOW VETERANS SURPRISED EDHILL BY RECOGNIZING HIS HEROISMIN COMBAT DURING THE VIETNAMWAR.THE CEREMONY RECTIFIES A GLARINGERROR, PRESENTING HILL THEBRONZE STAR OF VALOR, AN AWARDHE EARNED BUT NEVER RECEIVED AHALF CENTURY AGO.>> THEY PULLED A FAST ONE ON MEAND SURPRISED ME WITH THIS
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Nashua veteran finally receives 6 medals he earned for his service in Vietnam

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Nashua veteran finally receives 6 medals he earned for his service in Vietnam

- NASHUA, N.H. — George Andosca served in Vietnam as an Army aviation mechanic, maintaining and sometimes flying in combat observation planes in 1965 and 1966. "We'd find something that was going on, we'd call in to the Air Force, and they'd send in usually F-100s," Andosca said. He was awarded a pair of medals when he left the service, but didn't realize he'd earned several more until recently, when he wrote to Sen
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Vietnamese kidnapping included stop at embassy in Berlin-prosecutor

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Vietnamese kidnapping included stop at embassy in Berlin-prosecutor

- BERLIN: German federal prosecutors said they had assumed control of an investigation of the alleged kidnapping of a Vietnamese businessman and his companion, given new evidence that the two were likely taken to the Vietnamese embassy in Berlin en route to Vietnam. The chief federal prosecutor's office said on Thursday that the investigation was focussed on suspicion of foreign intelligence activity and unlawful deprivation of liberty
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Rice to riches: Vietnam's shrimp farmers fish for fortunes

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Rice to riches: Vietnam's shrimp farmers fish for fortunes

- Soc Trang , Vietnam | AFP | With a flashy gold watch and a chunky matching ring, Tang Van Cuol looks a far cry from the average Vietnamese farmer as he slings back a shot of rice wine and boasts about his projected earnings. After years scratching a living growing rice and onions or farming ducks, the 54-year-old says his life was transformed in 2000 — by shrimp
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  • Vietnam fires vice minister amid corruption crackdown
    Vietnam fires vice minister amid corruption crackdown

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    HANOI: Vietnam fired a vice trade minister on Wednesday for wrongdoings at electricity firm Dien Quang Lamp, the government and state media said, amid a wider crackdown on corruption. Deputy trade minister Ho Thi Kim Thoa lost all her positions at the ministry after the Central Inspection Committee found her responsible, state media said. Public denouncements and dismissals of high-ranking officials are rare in the one-party state but have become more frequent since last year as the party moves to tackle corruption, especially at inefficient state-owned enterprises
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  • Trump awards first Medal of Honor to Vietnam vet
    Trump awards first Medal of Honor to Vietnam vet

    , fox61.com

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump awarded his first Medal of Honor on Monday to James McCloughan of the US Army for “conspicuous gallantry during the Vietnam War.” McCloughan received the honor for actions he took over the course of 48 hours in close-combat fighting against enemy forces in Vietnam in 1969. McCloughan, who was 23 at the time, was serving as a private first class combat medic after being drafted
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  • Japan wants a massive trade deal without the US — but these countries stand in its way
    Japan wants a massive trade deal without the US — but these countries stand in its way

    , cnbc.com

    As the 11 remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership countries continue talks without Washington this week, certain member states now need convincing to stay on board with the massive trade deal. No longer the world's largest trade pact after President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. earlier this year, the TPP remains alive — for now. Its surviving participants have agreed to forge ahead without Washington with the goal of completing preparatory work for a treaty by November, as agreed upon in May
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Technology

  • Multinationals in Vietnam targeted by hackers linked to government: report
    Multinationals in Vietnam targeted by hackers linked to government: report

    , reuters.com

    SINGAPORE Hackers either working for the Vietnamese government or on their behalf have broken into the computers of multinationals operating in the country as part of an increasingly sophisticated cyber espionage campaign, cyber security company FireEye said. Nick Carr, senior manager of FireEye's Mandiant Incident Response team, said in an interview the same group was also responsible for hacking into the computers of Vietnamese dissidents and journalists
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  • Singaporean runs orphanage in Vietnam to help street kids
    Singaporean runs orphanage in Vietnam to help street kids

    , todayonline.com

    HO CHI MINH CITY — When he lost his mother to stomach cancer seven years ago, Singaporean Poh Wei Ye took a six-month break to travel around South-east Asia and worked with various non-governmental organisations to help underprivileged children. On the last leg of his trip, he returned to Vietnam and decided to stay on to set up an orphanage in Vung Tau, just outside Ho Chi Minh City
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Society & Culture

  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Stops in Quad Cities
    Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Stops in Quad Cities

    , whotv.com

    MOLINE, Illinois -- A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is crossing the United States, and is now in the Quad Cities. The Wall that Heals is on display at Western Illinois University in Moline, Illinois, and is especially important to one Iowa family, according to WQAD's John David. "You just have chills run down your back and get goose bumps on you of how close maybe your name could be on that wall," said former paratrooper Jon Harrison
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Farming

  • Vietnam reports outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in north
    Vietnam reports outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in north

    , straitstimes.com

    PARIS (REUTERS) - Vietnam has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu among backyard birds in the northern province of Ha Nam, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday (July 12), citing a report from the Vietnamese farm ministry. The virus was detected at a backyard location with 1,135 birds. It directly killed 300 birds, with the rest of the flock slaughtered, the report said
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Travel & Recreation

  • Pho Noodle House brings Vietnamese cuisine downtown
    Pho Noodle House brings Vietnamese cuisine downtown

    , herald-dispatch.com

    HUNTINGTON — New to downtown Huntington is Pho Noodle House, serving up authentic Vietnamese noodles, soup and bahn mi sandwiches. Located at 1501 3rd Ave., Huntington, the new restaurant first opened its doors Sunday, June 18, and has quickly found a following as a lunch spot. "We thought that this area already had Japanese restaurants and Thai food, but we didn't see any Vietnamese places around
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  • Germany accuses Vietnam of kidnapping asylum seeker in Berlin
    Germany accuses Vietnam of kidnapping asylum seeker in Berlin

    , stuff.co.nz

    Germany accused Vietnam of kidnapping a former Vietnamese oil executive who was seeking asylum in Berlin and taking him home to face accusations of corruption. Germany on Wednesday (Thursday NZ Time) was ordering a Vietnamese intelligence officer to leave Germany within 48 hours. It said it was considering further action to an "unprecedented" breach of German and international law over the abduction of Trinh Xuan Thanh, who is accused of causing around US$150 million in losses at a Vietnamese state firm
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Science & Nature

  • Vietnam floods kill 26, cause damage estimated at US$41 million
    Vietnam floods kill 26, cause damage estimated at US$41 million

    , channelnewsasia.com

    HANOI: Floods in northern Vietnam have killed 26 people and washed away hundreds of homes over the past week, causing damage estimated at more than 940 billion dong (US$41 million), the government's disaster agency said on Monday. Fifteen people were still missing and the search had been hampered by damage to roads from floods and landslides, the agency said in a report
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  • Vietnamese men formed cosmetics theft ring to resell stolen items back home
    Vietnamese men formed cosmetics theft ring to resell stolen items back home

    , mainichi.jp

    OSAKA -- A group of Vietnamese men were found to have formed theft rings in Japan, shoplifting a large volume of cosmetic items from drugstores and major discount chains at the direction of a woman living in Vietnam and recruiting returning students to take their spoils back to the country to resell them there, the Mainichi Shimbun has learned. Osaka Prefectural Police arrested six Vietnamese students in their 20s, who made up two theft rings based in Tokyo and Osaka, as well as 23-year-old former student, Dao The Quang of Tokyo's Toshima Ward, who acted as their leader, on suspicion of theft
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Media & Information

  • Vietnam veterans reuniting with help from social media
    Vietnam veterans reuniting with help from social media

    , wmur.com

    WEBVTT >> WE HAD THAT PICTURE TAKEN SI ALWAYS HAD THAT IN THE FAMILYFOR YEARS.REPORTER: FORMER SGT. MIKE COENHELD ONTO THAT TATTEREDPHOTOGRAPH OVER THE YEARSSHARING THE STORIES OF HIS BUDDYBOBBY BYERTHEY WERE IN THE AIR FORCE ITWAS 1968 MIKE WAS 20-YEARS-OLDWHEN THEY WERE SENT TO VIETNAM >> BUT WE WENT TO DIFFERENTBASES BOBBY WENT TO DANANG, IWENT TO CAM RAHN BAYREPORTER: ON 3 DAYS LEAVE, BOBBYFOUND HIS BUDDY FOR SOME R & R >> HE WAS A MESS AND WE UNITEDTHERE, THE FIRST THING WE DIDWAS PUT HIM IN THE SHOWER
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Books & Literature

  • The Beginning of the End in Vietnam: An Account of the Battle of Hue, by the Author of ‘Black Hawk Down’
    The Beginning of the End in Vietnam: An Account of the Battle of Hue, by the Author of ‘Black Hawk Down’

    , nytimes.com

    Photo A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam By Mark Bowden Illustrated. 610 pp. Atlantic Monthly Press. $30. Mark Bowden, the author of the best-selling “Black Hawk Down,” applies his signature blend of deep reportage and character-driven storytelling to bring readers a fresh look at the 1968 battle in the Vietnamese city of Hue. This compelling and highly readable narrative relies significantly on first-person accounts from American servicemen and Vietnamese soldiers, guerrillas and civilians
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