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Vietnam Arrests Blogger for Anti-State Propaganda

Vietnam Arrests Blogger for Anti-State Propaganda

12-Oct-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Police in Vietnam have arrested a blogger for anti-state writings which they said distorted the truth, tarnished the country’s leaders and instigated the public to [...]
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Philippines could lose Miss Universe due to ‘sexist’ Duterte

12-Oct-2016 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

A number of leading Filipino women have signed a petition urging the organisers of Miss Universe not to host the competition in the Philippine capital of Manila in January [...]
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Vietnam court rejects fishermen lawsuits against Taiwan’s Formosa

Vietnam court rejects fishermen lawsuits against Taiwan’s Formosa

11-Oct-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Vietnamese court has rejected hundreds of lawsuits filed by fishermen who demanded more compensation from a Taiwanese-owned steel plant responsible for a devastating toxic [...]
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Burma crowns Miss Universe Burma 2017

10-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Miss Universe Myanmar on Thursday crowned Zun Than Sin to be a contestant in the 66th Miss Universe Pageant, to be held in the Philippines in 2017. Zun Than Sin won the Miss [...]
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Two tonnes of ivory seized in Vietnam

10-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Bangkokpost | 6:00 AM

Around two tonnes of ivory hidden in a timber shipment from Mozambique has been seized in Vietnam, customs authorities said Friday, the second large haul of the [...]
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Trove Of Cannabis Plants Found In Ancient Tomb In China

08-Oct-2016 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

Researchers have unearthed 13 cannabis plants in an ancient tomb in northern China, suggesting that prehistoric central Eurasians had ritualistic or medicinal uses for the [...]
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Vietnam pollution scandal tests foreign investment push

08-Oct-2016 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Spill at Taiwanese-owned steel plant sparks payout, protests and lawsuits A pollution scandal in Vietnam involving a leading foreign investor has emerged as test of the [...]
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Tropical storm bears down on Vietnam

Tropical storm bears down on Vietnam

08-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Vnexpress | 6:00 AM

Fishermen have been told to take cover with wind speeds of up to 100kph forecast. Tropical Storm Aere strengthened from a depression on Thursday and is heading towards [...]
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Trinh Thi Ngo, broadcaster called ‘Hanoi Hannah’ in Vietnam War, dies

08-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Timesargus | 6:00 AM

Trinh Thi Ngo, a soft-spoken radio announcer known as Hanoi Hannah who entertained US forces during the Vietnam War while trying to persuade them that the conflict was [...]
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Blogger’s prison sentence reduced, news site shuttered in Vietnam

08-Oct-2016 Intellasia | CPJ | 6:00 AM

A Vietnamese appeals court yesterday reduced from four to three years a prison sentence given earlier this year to independent blogger Nguyen Ngoc Gia on anti-state charges [...]
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APHR Slams Vietnam’s ‘Repressive’ Religious Law Reforms

08-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Jakarta Globe | 6:00 AM

Lawmakers from across the region on Thursday (06/10) called on the Vietnamese government to reject a draft law regarding religious freedoms until the law is brought to [...]
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Vietnam slashes jail term for dissident blogger

Vietnam slashes jail term for dissident blogger

07-Oct-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A HCM City court slashed the sentence of a convicted blogger whose family helped the communist regime during the Vietnam War, his lawyer said Wednesday, a rare reprieve for a [...]
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Vietnam editor sacked over dissident interview

06-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Times Live | 6:00 AM

The editor of a Vietnamese news site has been sacked after publishing excerpts of an interview with an exiled dissident, the government said, the latest move to choke [...]
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Vietnam Sacked Editor After Publication of Blogger’s Corruption Reports

06-Oct-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

A Vietnamese editor working for a state media outlet was fired when he apparently crossed the line on free expression by publishing excerpts from an exiled dissident who runs [...]
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Vietnam War propaganda broadcaster ‘Hanoi Hannah’ dies

06-Oct-2016 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Silky-voiced communist propaganda broadcaster “Hanoi Hannah”, famous for urging American GIs to leave her country during the Vietnam War, has died at age 87, [...]
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