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German court tries Vietnam man over ‘Cold War-style’ abduction

25-Apr-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Germany will put on trial Tuesday the only suspect held over what it calls a brazen Cold War-style kidnapping by Vietnamese secret agents that has badly bruised bilateral [...]
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This social network is where China’s plastic surgery fans share their nose jobs

20-Apr-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Mian Duo considers herself to be quite pretty but what she really wanted was to be beautiful like her idols on television. So three years ago, she hopped on a plane to South [...]
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Vietnam warns against ‘inappropriate’ statues after nude sculpture cover-up

09-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s culture ministry has issued a directive against “inappropriate” statues after images of godlike sculptures with animal heads and human genitalia [...]
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Vietnam arrests another police official over online gambling ring

Vietnam arrests another police official over online gambling ring

09-Apr-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Vietnam has arrested a second senior police official accused of involvement in an illicit online gambling ring, the Ministry of Public Security said Friday, amid a sweeping [...]
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Vietnam jails prominent human rights lawyer, five other activists

07-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Vietnamese human rights lawyer and activist Nguyen Van Dai was jailed for 15 years on Thursday, his wife said, along with five other activists who were given prison terms of [...]
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Vietnam puts 6 activists on trial for alleged subversion

Vietnam puts 6 activists on trial for alleged subversion

06-Apr-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A court in Hanoi opened trial Thursday of six activists accused of attempting to overthrow the government as communist authorities stepped up their crackdown on dissent. [...]
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Vietnam jails ex politburo member again for graft

Vietnam jails ex politburo member again for graft

31-Mar-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A former politburo member in Vietnam was jailed for 18 years Thursday, his second graft conviction this year as part of an aggressive anti-corruption sweep targeting senior [...]
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Investors in Vietnam learn to live with anti-corruption crackdown, some embrace it

Investors in Vietnam learn to live with anti-corruption crackdown, some embrace it

29-Mar-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A crackdown on corruption in Vietnam unnerved some foreign investors when it intensified last year, but they are now getting much more sanguine about it and some say the [...]
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Vietnam detains dissident singer after European tour

28-Mar-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Vietnamese singer and activist Do Nguyen Mai Khoi, an outspoken campaigner for free speech, was detained in the capital Hanoi on Tuesday after flying home from Europe, her [...]
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Smoky condo fire in Vietnam kills at least 13, injures 28

24-Mar-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Residents startled awake by loud noise and smoke signaled for help with lit mobile phones and crawled onto cranes from their balconies to escape a fire Friday at a large [...]
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Thirteen dead in Vietnam highrise apartment fire

24-Mar-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thirteen people were killed and several injured when a fire broke out at an apartment complex in Vietnam’s southern commercial hub of HCM City early Friday, authorities [...]
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My Lai massacre survivor recalls Vietnam War’s darkest chapter

17-Mar-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Pham Thanh Cong doesn’t remember much about the day his family was killed in front of him by American troops in the My Lai massacre. He was only 11, and blacked out [...]
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Vietnam marks 50 years since US massacre at My Lai

17-Mar-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Vietnam marked 50 years since the My Lai massacre on Friday in a memorial ceremony at the site of the killings that was attended by survivors of the massacre, their families, [...]
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Money won’t buy you love: the Chinese-Ukrainian couple who rejected the traditional ‘bride price’

15-Mar-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A Chinese man and his Ukrainian bride have raised eyebrows in his rural hometown by shunning the tradition of paying a “bride price”. He Pengwei, from rural [...]
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Vietnamese Singer Wins International Transgender Beauty Pageant

14-Mar-2018 Intellasia | HuffPost | 6:00 AM

She won the pageant, now she wants to fight a bigger battle. A Vietnamese singer who won a transgender beauty pageant on Friday promised to use her elevated profile to fight [...]
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