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2 former Khmer Rouge leaders appeal convictions

2015-07-02 13:27

The two surviving senior leaders of Cambodia's former Khmer Rouge regime have launched appeals of their convictions by a UN-backed tribunal that sentenced them to life in prison for their roles during the group's brutal rule in the 1970s.

Hanoi Zoo elephants freed from chains, cage

2015-07-02 05:50

Three female Asian elephants from Hanoi Zoo are now free to wander in a grassy enclosure after years of being chained up.

Vietnam approves controversial $16bn airport

2015-06-25 20:30

Lawmakers in Vietnam have voted to build a controversial new $16bn airport near Ho Chi Minh City, as the country vies to become one of the world's busiest aviation hubs.

Vietnam launches 'sovereignty' cruise likely to irk China

2015-06-04 21:18

Vietnam is offering scores of patriotic citizens the holiday of a lifetime with a cruise to some of Asia's most hotly contested islands, in a move likely to stoke its simmering dispute with Beijing over South China Sea sovereignty.

Australia rejects Vietnamese refugee claims in 40 minutes

2015-05-26 10:15

Australia secretly held a group of Vietnamese asylum seekers on a warship at sea for almost a month and rejected their refugee claims during interviews that took as little as 40 minutes before returning them all to Vietnam.

UN chief calls for peaceful solution to sea disputes

2015-05-22 13:15

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for a peaceful solution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea, where China's assertiveness has alarmed its smaller neighbours.

Vietnamese editor charged for publishing graft reports

2015-05-13 09:48

A Vietnamese magazine editor has been charged with crimes against the state for publishing articles accusing senior officials of corruption, report say.

Vietnam PM attacks 'barbarous US crimes' on war anniversary

2015-04-30 16:48

Vietnam's premier has hit out at the "barbarous crimes" of its wartime American foe as the nation marks four decades since the fall of Saigon.

Vietnam searches for fighter pilots after jets disappear

2015-04-17 12:42

Vietnamese authorities are searching for two pilots a day after their Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets lost contact and traces of jet fuel were spotted off the southern coast.

Vietnam, Australia agree to closer defence ties

2015-03-18 13:15

Vietnam and Australia have agreed to closer security ties, including the training of Vietnamese troops in Australia as Canberra seeks to balance its relationship with its trading partners in the region, including China.

 

Elephant tusk statues seized at Vietnam airport

2015-07-02 09:15

Customs officers in Vietnam have seized two ivory statues in a consignment of furniture from France, an official says.

Police seeking man who let dog drive motorbike

2015-06-29 14:16

Police in Hanoi are looking for a man who let his dog steer his motorbike in a video clip going viral on state and social media, a traffic department official says.

Moon bears rescued from bile farms in Vietnam

2015-06-25 09:49

Freed from captivity in tiny metal cages, seven long-suffering Asiatic moon bears have been rescued on bile farms in northern Vietnam, as efforts to end the illegal trade are boosted.

Vietnamese judge denies sleeping during trial

2015-06-02 12:25

A Vietnamese judge has been forced to defend himself after a video was shared on social media appearing to show him napping during a trial, a media report says.

Australia to bring home bodies of 25 who died in Vietnam War

2015-05-25 12:09

Australia announced that it will repatriate the remains of up to 25 Australian soldiers killed about 50 years ago during the Vietnam War.

Vietnam opposes Chinese fishing ban in disputed sea

2015-05-18 16:15

Vietnam says it resolutely opposes a temporary Chinese ban on fishing in a some parts of the Gulf of Tonkin, a maritime area shared by the two countries, in the latest of a series of disputes in and around the South China Sea.

Rhino horns worth $1m confiscated in Vietnam

2015-05-11 09:35

Two men transporting 31 rhinoceros horns worth an estimated $1m have been arrested by police in Vietnam, a police official says.

Vietnam marks 40 years since fall of Saigon

2015-04-30 13:05

Vietnam marked the 40th anniversary of Saigon's fall with a huge military parade celebrating the moment communist forces ended a decades-long conflict and delivered a painful blow to American moral and military prestige.

China, Vietnam must manage sea dispute

2015-04-07 21:18

Chinese President Xi Jinping has told the visiting head of Vietnam's ruling Communist Party that the two countries must manage their dispute over the South China Sea well to maintain peace and stability.

Toxic 'Tet' kumquats highlight Vietnam's pesticide problem

2015-02-19 08:53

At Lunar New Year, most Vietnamese families buy a kumquat tree, a symbol of prosperity, but where once its fruits were candied and enjoyed as a delicacy, now they are left uneaten as food safety scandals batter consumer confidence.

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