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50kg of suspected rhino horn found at Vietnam airport

02-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

Customs officials have confiscated 50 kilograms of suspected rhino horns at Hanoi’s main airport, state media reported Friday. The shipment, which was found in a [...]
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2 Vietnamese men jailed for smuggling songbirds, animal cruelty

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Two Vietnamese were jailed six months each for smuggling 12 endangered songbirds into Singapore, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) said on Thursday [...]
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China in biggest-ever pangolin scale seizure: reports

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Chinese customs seized over three tonnes of pangolin scales, state media said, in the country’s biggest-ever smuggling case involving the animal parts. Shanghai Customs [...]
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Cambodia Sends a Group of Montagnards Back to Vietnam

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

More than a dozen Montagnard asylum seekers in Cambodia were repatriated to Vietnam this week after they failed to qualify for refugee status, and authorities in Phnom Penh [...]
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Survival of the unfittest: Vietnam’s disappearing elephants

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Baby elephant Gold has come a long way since he was found trapped in a well in central Vietnam earlier this year. Today, the one-year-old jumbo, whose tufts of jet black hair [...]
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Dam Design and Greed May Factor Into Flood Devastation in Vietnam

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

The poor design and management of Vietnam’s power-generating dams are likely one of the main factors that led to recent deadly floods that inundated the country’s [...]
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UK condemned for deporting survivors of trafficking back to Vietnam

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Activists say British authorities are failing to identify and protect victims who have been trafficked to the UK as slaves, many of them children British authorities are [...]
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Asylum seekers returned to Vietnam

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Phnompenh Post | 6:00 AM

Thirteen Montagnards were returned to Vietnam on Monday having failed or withdrawn their applications for asylum, while more look set to follow after a government official [...]
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Vietnam floods kill 24, more rains expected

Vietnam floods kill 24, more rains expected

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Days of unseasonably torrential rains have killed at least 24 people in central Vietnam, authorities said on Monday, inundating swathes of the region including the tourist [...]
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Vietnam jails 2 democracy activists for attempted subversion

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

A court in northern Vietnam sentenced a former army officer and another activist to more than 10 years in prison each for attempting to overthrow the communist government. [...]
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Vietnam: Comedian Minh Beo gets away with 18-month jail for sex with minor on audition ruse

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IBT | 6:00 AM

Vietnamese comedian Minh Beo has been sent to jail for 18 months after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy during his trip to California. Beo, whose [...]
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Vietnam arrests blogger over anti-government videos

Vietnam arrests blogger over anti-government videos

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

Vietnamese police have arrested a blogger for”defaming” top government officials, state-controlled media reported Sunday. Nguyen Danh Dung was arrested in the [...]
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Vietnam jails two for plotting democratic revolution

Vietnam jails two for plotting democratic revolution

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

A court in communist Vietnam jailed two activists for over a decade on Friday after finding them guilty of attempting to launch a democratic revolution, their lawyers said. [...]
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Floods Central and South-Central Vietnam: October – December 2016 (Update as of 16 December 2016)

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reliefweb | 6:00 AM

Since 13 December, heavy rainfall (300 to 500mm) have caused severe flooding in various provinces in Central and South-Central Vietnam. The most affected provinces are Thua [...]
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Miss Universe criticised for whale shark swim in Philippines

15-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Tourists swimming with whale sharks is strongly discouraged by environmental groups Environmentalists have hit out at organisers of the Miss Universe beauty pageant in the [...]
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