CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An official history of the Australian military in the Vietnam War says alcohol abuse was a significant problem for troops who at times were supplied with the equivalent of more than five cans of beer per soldier daily. Some Australian commanders regarded beer as a lesser evil than the illicit heroin...
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese state media say police have arrested a high school teacher who called for a multiparty political system. The Laborer newspaper said Tuesday that Dinh Dang Dinh, a 49-year-old teacher in the Central Highland province of Dak Nong, was arrested last week and accused of spreading anti-government propaganda. It said police...
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has arrested nine members of an alleged “reactionary political organization” seeking to overthrow the government. State media have reported that police in central Phu Yen Province raided the group’s headquarters and confiscated detonators, electronics and the equivalent of about $ 21,000. Six were arrested Sunday and three others the next...
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese official on Thursday confirmed the country’s second human death from bird flu in less than a month, after it went nearly two years with no reported fatalities. Test results confirm that a 26-year-old woman died of the disease Jan. 28 after being hospitalized in southern Soc Trang province, said...
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam’s prime minister called for an investigation Tuesday into a guerrilla-style clash between authorities and farmers who tried to fend off a land eviction by laying homemade land mines and firing improvised shotguns. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung issued the order into the high-profile case after six police and army officers...
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