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Vietnam’s typhoon disaster highlights the plight of its poorest people

21-Sep-2017 Intellasia | The Conversation | 6:00 AM

Six people lost their lives when Typhoon Doksuri smashed into central Vietnam on September 16, the most powerful storm in a decade to hit the country. Although widespread [...]
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Vietnam jails dissident for five years in crackdown on activists

20-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A court in Vietnam jailed dissident Nguyen Van Oai for a further five years on Monday for violating the terms of his probation after a spell in prison, his lawyer said. Human [...]
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Toll from typhoon rises to at least 9 in Vietnam; 4 missing

Toll from typhoon rises to at least 9 in Vietnam; 4 missing

19-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

The death toll from Typhoon Doksuri (Philippine name “Maring”) has risen to at least nine, with four people still missing since the storm hit Vietnam last week. [...]
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Typhoon Doksuri Batters Central Vietnam, Killing 4

19-Sep-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Typhoon Doksuri slammed into central Vietnam on Friday, killing four people and injuring 10 others as heavy rains and strong winds ripped off roofs and knocked over many [...]
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Typhoon Doksuri wreaks havoc on Vietnam

Typhoon Doksuri wreaks havoc on Vietnam

18-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

Typhoon Doksuri battered central Vietnam yesterday, lashing the coast with fierce winds and heavy rain as tens of thousands were evacuated and three people were reported dead [...]
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Wind and rain lash Vietnam as Typhoon Doksuri hits

Wind and rain lash Vietnam as Typhoon Doksuri hits

16-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Typhoon Doksuri lashed central Vietnam on Friday, tearing roofs from houses, knocking out power and causing localised flooding, in the country’s most powerful storm in [...]
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‘Severe’ Typhoon Doksuri pounds central Vietnam

‘Severe’ Typhoon Doksuri pounds central Vietnam

15-Sep-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 3:23 PM

Heavy rain and wind lashed Vietnam’s central coast Friday as Typhoon Doksuri made landfall, prompting mass evacuations as officials predicted it could be the most [...]
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World’s oldest panda dies aged 37 in China

15-Sep-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The world’s oldest captive giant panda has died at age 37more than 100 years in human yearsher handlers in China said on Thursday as they gave “Basi” an [...]
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Juliette Louie is the new Miss HK 2017

06-Sep-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

As reported on Mingpao, the daughter of millionaire designer Henry Louie beat crowd favourite Regina Ho, who was crowned the first runner-up, despite initially leading by [...]
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Dutch businessperson sues Vietnam government for $1.25 billion in decades-long dispute

05-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Vnexpress | 6:00 AM

The former Vietnamese national claims he was wrongfully convicted of bribery and land management violations. An international court is hearing a lawsuit filed by a Dutch [...]
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Vietnam’s Facebook dissidents test the limits of Communist state

31-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

“This isn’t like China,” says Vietnamese activist ‘Anh Chi’ at a noisy bar off one of the narrow streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. [...]
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In Vietnam, Repression Threatens Growth

In Vietnam, Repression Threatens Growth

28-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 7:10 AM

Vietnam’s economy has been performing remarkably well in recent years. Unemployment is just 2.3 percent. Growth is expected to exceed 6 percent annually until 2019. [...]
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At ancient pyramid in Peru, remains of 19th century Chinese labourers found

26-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Archaeologists exploring Peru’s pre-Colombian past recently unearthed a glimpse of a less prominent chapter in the Andean country’s historythe remains of 16 [...]
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Vietnam Rights Lawyer Threatened With ‘Discipline’ After Online Comment

Vietnam Rights Lawyer Threatened With ‘Discipline’ After Online Comment

25-Aug-2017 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

An official lawyer’s organisation in central Vietnam’s Phu Yen province has threatened to “discipline” an attorney known for representing defendants [...]
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Metropole Hanoi unveils new charitable mooncake collection

Metropole Hanoi unveils new charitable mooncake collection

22-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Press Release | 1:41 PM

To celebrate the annual Mid-Autumn festival, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is launching their legendary mooncake collection at L’Epicerie du Metropole from Aug. 29 to Oct. [...]
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