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Vietnam War history records Aussie alcohol abuse

Vietnam War history records Aussie alcohol abuse

By Mon, Mar 05, 2012 10:45AM UTC 1 Comment Vietnam War history records Aussie alcohol abuse

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...

Report: Vietnam arrests political dissident

By Tue, Feb 21, 2012 4:10PM UTC Comments Off Report: Vietnam arrests political dissident

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...

Vietnam arrests 9 alleged political activists

By Tue, Feb 07, 2012 10:45AM UTC Comments Off Vietnam arrests 9 alleged political activists

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...

Vietnam reports 2nd bird flu death in a month

By Thu, Feb 02, 2012 12:10PM UTC Comments Off Vietnam reports 2nd bird flu death in a month

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...

Vietnam PM orders probe into violent land eviction

By Tue, Jan 17, 2012 11:15AM UTC 1 Comment Vietnam PM orders probe into violent land eviction

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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