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Vietnamese celebrate gay pride

Thousands of people hit the streets of Hanoi on Sunday to celebrate the annual Viet Pride parade and rally for human rights.

Thousands of people hit the streets of Hanoi on Sunday to celebrate the annual Viet Pride parade and rally for human rights.

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Obama 'significantly concerned' about civil liberties in Vietnam

The US president expresses "significant concern" over freedom of speech in Vietnam as a number of activists are prevented from meeting him.

The US president expresses "significant concern" over freedom of speech in Vietnam as a number of activists are prevented from meeting him.

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Obama sits down for $6 meal in Vietnam

‘When in Vietnam, do as the Vietnamese do’ comes to mind, as Obama sits down for a $6 meal at a streetside restaurant in Hanoi, hours after lifting an historic arms embargo with the former enemy of th

‘When in Vietnam, do as the Vietnamese do’ comes to mind, as Obama sits down for a $6 meal at a streetside restaurant in Hanoi, hours after lifting an historic arms embargo with the former enemy of th

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Obama lifts five- decades-long arms embargo on Vietnam

President Barack Obama has announced that the United States is to lift its arms embargo on Vietnam, which has been in place for 50 years.

President Barack Obama has announced that the United States is to lift its arms embargo on Vietnam, which has been in place for 50 years.

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Obama lifts lethal arms embargo on Vietnam

President Barack Obama has lifted a decades-old embargo on sales of lethal weapons to Vietnam during his first visit to the communist country, in an attempt to quell the “lingering vestige of the Cold

President Barack Obama has lifted a decades-old embargo on sales of lethal weapons to Vietnam during his first visit to the communist country, in an attempt to quell the “lingering vestige of the Cold

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Vietnamese Independence Day

More than 30,000 people took part in a military parade in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi on 2 September to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the

More than 30,000 people took part in a military parade in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi on 2 September to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the

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Kerry hails Vietnam ties while urging progress on human rights

US Secretary of State John Kerry has praised the warming of relations with Vietnam twenty years after ties were established while also urging the

US Secretary of State John Kerry has praised the warming of relations with Vietnam twenty years after ties were established while also urging the

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Fatal floods batter India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Vietnam and Nepal

Parts of South East Asia have been battered by fatal floods. The Indian state of Manipur has been under incessant monsoon rains for several weeks

Parts of South East Asia have been battered by fatal floods. The Indian state of Manipur has been under incessant monsoon rains for several weeks

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Troubled waters: the South China Sea dispute

With the world distracted by seemingly more immediate stories of war, migration and elections, a spat between the US and China wasn’t exactly

With the world distracted by seemingly more immediate stories of war, migration and elections, a spat between the US and China wasn’t exactly

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Vietnam celebrates 40 years since the fall of Saigon

Parades are held in Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate 40 years since the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War.

Parades are held in Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate 40 years since the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War.

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US veterans visit Vietnam to mark end of war anniversary

US war veterans visit the area that divided north and south Vietnam as the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War approaches. The group

US war veterans visit the area that divided north and south Vietnam as the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War approaches. The group

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US partially lifts ban on arms to Vietnam

The US is partially lifting its ban on the sale of lethal weapons to Vietnam, nearly 40 years after the Vietnam War ended. It follows talks between

The US is partially lifting its ban on the sale of lethal weapons to Vietnam, nearly 40 years after the Vietnam War ended. It follows talks between

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Children in need: the new reality of international adoption

Millions of children around the world have no family and will never know family life. Millions of couples in Europe want to adopt children. Why is it

Millions of children around the world have no family and will never know family life. Millions of couples in Europe want to adopt children. Why is it

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China sends ships to evacuate workers from Vietnam

Vietnamese police in Ho Chi Minh City broke up an anti-China rally on Sunday, May 17, making several arrests. Beijing is sending five ships to

Vietnamese police in Ho Chi Minh City broke up an anti-China rally on Sunday, May 17, making several arrests. Beijing is sending five ships to

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Vietnam mobs set fire to foreign factories in anti-China protest

At least 20 workers have been killed as anti-China protests continue near Ho Chi Minh City in the most serious outbreak of public disorder in

At least 20 workers have been killed as anti-China protests continue near Ho Chi Minh City in the most serious outbreak of public disorder in

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Recent pictures of ex-Cuba leader Fidel Castro

He is rarely seen in public these days, but a series of photos show 87-year-old former Cuban leader Fidel Castro meeting with Vietnamese President

He is rarely seen in public these days, but a series of photos show 87-year-old former Cuban leader Fidel Castro meeting with Vietnamese President

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Interpol highlights threat from terrorists using stolen passports

Stolen EU passports were used by at least two non-EU passengers to board missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, which gives Interpol a timely

Stolen EU passports were used by at least two non-EU passengers to board missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, which gives Interpol a timely

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Search for Malaysia Airlines plane widens to Straits of Malacca

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has been widened, now covering a massive area that takes in sea and land. Officials admit they

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has been widened, now covering a massive area that takes in sea and land. Officials admit they

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Thailand: travel agents questioned over tickets for missing jet

Thai police and Interpol have questioned travel agents involved in issuing plane tickets to two men who travelled on the missing jet using the stolen

Thai police and Interpol have questioned travel agents involved in issuing plane tickets to two men who travelled on the missing jet using the stolen

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European investors eye Vietnam as economy slowly opens up

“Vietnam became a market economy in the early 1990s and has gone through an economic ‘boom’ over the last two decades. But amid the global financial

“Vietnam became a market economy in the early 1990s and has gone through an economic ‘boom’ over the last two decades. But amid the global financial

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Happiness therapy in Vietnam

Around 200 people gathered in the city of Hanoi to practice laughing yoga. They circled a Christmas tree and began stretching and dancing, before a

Around 200 people gathered in the city of Hanoi to practice laughing yoga. They circled a Christmas tree and began stretching and dancing, before a

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Nostalgic return to Vietnam for Kerry

John Kerry has returned to Vietnam more than four decades after he served there in the Vietnam War. The US Secretary of State took a riverboat down

John Kerry has returned to Vietnam more than four decades after he served there in the Vietnam War. The US Secretary of State took a riverboat down

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Vietnam announces big fines for social media "propaganda"

Vietnam will hand out fines of 100 million dong ($4,740) to anyone criticising the government on social media, under a new law announced this week

Vietnam will hand out fines of 100 million dong ($4,740) to anyone criticising the government on social media, under a new law announced this week

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Flooding feared as Haiyan strikes China

Typhoon Haiyan struck coastal areas of northern Vietnam on Monday before sweeping on towards China, where it has been downgraded to a tropical

Typhoon Haiyan struck coastal areas of northern Vietnam on Monday before sweeping on towards China, where it has been downgraded to a tropical