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6 sentenced to death in Vietnam for heroin


An official says a court in northern Vietnam has sentenced six people to death for trafficking heroin from Laos to be sold to China.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US military chief visits Vietnam, 1st since 1971

US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey speaks during a meeting with Vietnamese Chief of General Staff of the Army, Lt. Gen. Do Ba Ty in Hanoi, Vietnam on Thursday Aug. 14, 2014. AP

US Gen. Martin Dempsey on Thursday became the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to visit Vietnam since 1971, seeking to boost military ties between the former foes at a time when Hanoi is embroiled in territorial disputes with China.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Flash floods kill 6 in Vietnam


A disaster official says flash floods triggered by heavy rains have killed six people, including five in a family in northern Vietnam.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Women arrested at Vietnam orphanage for child-trafficking


Two women have been arrested for allegedly trafficking a child at an orphanage in a Hanoi pagoda famed for rescuing abandoned babies, Vietnamese state media said Monday.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China girds for Typhoon Rammasun

A motorist (C) brave strong winds and rain as he travels along a highway as Typhoon Rammasun barrels across Manila on July 16, 2014. Typhoon Rammasun shut down the Philippine capital on July 16 as authorities said the first major storm of the country's brutal rainy season claimed at least one life and forced hundreds of thousands to evacuate. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Southern China and Vietnam were bracing Friday for the arrival of Typhoon Rammasun after the massive storm killed at least 54 people in the Philippines.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »