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Vietnam detains 20 following mass land eviction

Vietnam detains 20 following mass land eviction

By Wed, Apr 25, 2012 2:10PM UTC Comments Off Vietnam detains 20 following mass land eviction

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -Witnesses and state media say authorities in northern Vietnam have detained 20 people after thousands of police evicted farmers from their land to make way for a satellite city. A protester who gave her name only as Thinh says more than 1,000 villagers were overpowered by some 3,000 police and militiamen, many...

Vietnam hosts naval exchange with US Navy

By Mon, Apr 23, 2012 8:45AM UTC Comments Off Vietnam hosts naval exchange with US Navy

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam is hosting a weeklong naval exchange with the U.S. Navy this week amid percolating tensions in the South China Sea with China. Three ships from the U.S. 7th Fleet began their five-day visit to central Danang city Monday. No live-fire drills are planned, but the two sides are expected to...

Vietnam seeks help with mystery disease; 19 dead

By Fri, Apr 20, 2012 1:37PM UTC Comments Off

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has asked the World Health Organization to help investigate a mystery disease that has killed 19 people and sickened 171 others in central Vietnam. Le Han Phong, chairman of the People’s Committee in Ba To district in Quang Ngai province, says patients first experience a rash on their hands and...

Vietnamese priest beaten at planned orphanage

By Wed, Apr 18, 2012 1:10PM UTC Comments Off Vietnamese priest beaten at planned orphanage

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Catholic church in Vietnam says a priest has been beaten unconscious by a mob of “thugs” and the house he intended to turn into an orphanage has been destroyed. The Office of the Hanoi Archdiocese said in a statement posted on its website that the Rev. Nguyen Van Binh had...

Vietnam says China is holding 21 fishermen

By Thu, Mar 22, 2012 2:00AM UTC Comments Off Vietnam says China is holding 21 fishermen

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – China is holding 21 Vietnamese fishermen on a disputed island in the South China Sea, officials said. Chinese forces intercepted two fishing boats on March 3 near the Paracel islands, said an official from Vietnam’s central Quang Ngai province, where the fishermen came from. The official spoke on condition of anonymity,...

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