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Vietnam jails blogger for critical posts
A Hanoi court finds dissident Pham Viet Dao guilty of "abusing democratic freedoms" in the latest crackdown on dissent.
Last updated: 19 Mar 2014 10:12 GMT
Vietnam jails ex-journalist over blog post
Popular blogger sentenced to two years in prison as part of crackdown on Vietnamese criticising communist government.
Last updated: 04 Mar 2014 14:47 GMT
Vietnam begins navy drills in South China Sea
Vietnam holds live-fire drills in disputed waters amid escalating tensions with China.
Last updated: 13 Jun 2011 07:14 GMT
Several dead in Vietnam storm
Tropical storm Mindulle hits north-central coast, causing evacuation of thousands.
Last updated: 25 Aug 2010 10:15 GMT
Toxic legacy of the Vietnam war
US expected to pledge millions to help Agent Orange cleanup decades after war.
Last updated: 22 Jul 2010 05:19 GMT
Deaths as typhoon batters Vietnam
Twenty-two dead as storm which caused deadly floods in Philippines makes landfall.
Last updated: 29 Sep 2009 15:54 GMT
Typhoon kills 7 in Vietnam
A typhoon has ripped off roofs, felled trees and cut power lines on Vietnam's central coast, killing at least seven people before weakening overland and moving into neighbouring Laos.
Last updated: 01 Oct 2006 11:02 GMT
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