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Vietnam: Hostage crisis deepens as villagers threaten to burn victims

22-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Asian Correspondent | 6:00 AM

A GROUP of Vietnamese farmers said on Thursday they had sealed off their village and would resist any rescue attempts by the authorities of the more than a dozen hostages [...]
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Hanoi mayor urges villagers to release police hostages

22-Apr-2017 Intellasia | The Republic | 6:00 AM

The mayor of Vietnam’s capital on Thursday urged villagers engaged in a land dispute with authorities to release the remaining 20 police and officials they’ve [...]
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25 Montagnard Asylum-Seekers to Be Returned to Vietnam

21-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Cambodia Daily | 6:00 AM

Despite claiming to have fled widespread persecution, 25 Montagnard asylum-seekers will voluntarily be sent back to Vietnam on Monday, assuming Interior minister Sar Kheng [...]
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Vietnam village sealed off as hostage crisis deepens

21-Apr-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A group of Vietnamese farmers who took more than a dozen police and officials hostage over a land dispute said Thursday they would resist any rescue attempt by the [...]
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Scientists discover rare, alien-like giant shipworm in Philippines

20-Apr-2017 Intellasia | AJC | 6:00 AM

The mysterious existence of the giant shipworm has been known for more than 200 years, but until now, no scientists have been able to uncover the creature themselves. Daniel [...]
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Vietnam Farmers Hold Policemen Amid Standoff Over Land Dispute

19-Apr-2017 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

A group of farmers in Vietnam?s capital Hanoi on Monday continued to detain at least 20 people?including riot police?in a situation sources described as ?heated,? after a [...]
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Experience Hanoi through the eyes of a local

17-Apr-2017 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

I’m standing in a dark, large room in Hanoi’s Hoa Lo Prison, where Vietnamese prisoners were once held by the French. Lily Nguyen, my tour guide for the morning, [...]
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Vietnam’s Security Ministry Pushes Draft Bill Banning Use of Recording Devices

Vietnam’s Security Ministry Pushes Draft Bill Banning Use of Recording Devices

15-Apr-2017 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security has proposed a draft bill banning the use of audio and video recording devices as a national security measure, a move that [...]
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Japan recruits a robot volleyball player to help train its national team

14-Apr-2017 Intellasia | The Verge | 6:00 AM

The latest addition to Japan’s national volleyball team isn’t the most versatile player around, but it does provide an extremely safe pair of hands. Several [...]
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Vietnamese woman arrested for robbing foreigner in Hanoi after a night out – VnExpress International

13-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Vnexpress | 6:00 AM

The middle-aged woman stayed out drinking with the man until the early hours, before ransacking his apartment. A Vietnamese woman has been arrested for theft in Hanoi’s [...]
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‘Alarming’ executions in Vietnam: Amnesty

12-Apr-2017 Intellasia | News.com.au | 6:00 AM

Secrecy around executions continues to plague some Southeast Asian countries, with newly released figures showing the “disturbing” use of the death penalty in [...]
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Vietnam govt to prosecute Formosa protesters, toughening stance

12-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s government said on Monday it would prosecute protesters who last week blocked the country’s main highway, taking a tougher stance against a string of [...]
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Young directors take top prize at HK Film Awards

11-Apr-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A crime drama by three emerging directors basked in the limelight at the Hong Kong Film awards Sunday, but mainland Chinese sites reportedly blocked news of its wins [...]
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Protests Held in Vietnam to Mark One Year of Formosa Chemical Spill

Protests Held in Vietnam to Mark One Year of Formosa Chemical Spill

10-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Thewire | 6:00 AM

Protests were held at several places along Vietnam’s coast on Thursday, a year after the country’s worst environmental disaster was caused by a spill from a steel [...]
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HK man admits to having sex with dog ‘in a moment of confusion’, says animal ‘didn’t resist’

10-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Coconuts | 6:00 AM

A Hong Kong court heard today how a former construction worker had sex with a stray dog “in a moment of confusion”. Chung Lin-fai, 58, pleaded guilty to one count [...]
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