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Cambodia deports 36 Vietnamese Montagnards: Activists

Cambodia has deported 36 Vietnamese Montagnards after they were arrested while trying to seek asylum, in the latest expulsion of a hill tribe group fleeing persecution, activists said Monday.

US to expand air quality monitoring to Embassy in India

 After a successful pilot project in China, the US plans to expand air quality monitoring to some of its missions in countries like India, Vietnam and Mongolia in the coming months to help raise awareness about the dangers of pollution.

PM Narendra Modi greets China, Korea on New Year

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the people of China, Korea, Vietnam and Mongolia on their New Year.

Vietnam jails three activists on anti-state charges

Three Vietnamese activists were jailed for up to a year and a half today on charges of anti-state activity, their lawyer said, in the latest crackdown on dissent in the authoritarian country.

2018 Asian Games: Indonesia in row over Olympics logo
2018 Asian Games: Indonesia in row over Olympics logo

Indonesia could lose the right to host the 2018 Asian Games unless its main sporting body changes a logo that includes the Olympic rings, an official said Wednesday.

China's Xi says treasures friendship with Vietnam, despite dispute

 Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday told the head of Vietnam`s ruling Communist Party he treasured the two nations` traditional friendship, but disagreements needed careful handling to ensure regional stability amid an ugly dispute.

Vietnam allows partly paralysed, jailed blogger to go home

A prominent Vietnamese blogger who is partially paralysed and was jailed two months ago for posting articles that oppose the Communist Party said on Wednesday he was released from prison on medical parole.

China launches first Maritime Silk Road cruise liner

China on Monday launched its first cruise liner to sail via its ambitious transcontinental initiative Maritime Silk Road (MSR) on its maiden voyage during which it will visit three South-East Asian nations including Malaysia and Vietnam.

Vietnam forces anti-graft news website offline

The website of an outspoken Vietnamese newspaper has had its licence revoked after publishing articles which "abuse freedom and democratic rights," authorities said Monday, as part of a growing crackdown on press freedom in the communist country.

Two buses collide in central Vietnam, killing 10 people

Two buses collided in central Vietnam today, killing 10 people and injuring 11 others, an official said.

Thousands of seized cats feared buried alive in Vietnam

Vietnamese authorities have buried thousands of seized cats -- many believed to have been alive at the time -- after the felines were smuggled from China to feed the nation's illegal cat meat trade.

Four killed in Vietnam military helicopter crash: Army

 Four people were killed Wednesday when a Vietnamese military helicopter crashed minutes after it set off from southern Ho Chi Minh City, an army official told AFP.

Police kill two Uighurs in south China: State media

 Police in southern China shot dead two Uighurs trying to cross the border into Vietnam, state media reported Monday, with rights groups saying repression at home causes members of the ethnic minority to flee.

Need closer strategic partnership with India: Vietnam

Drastic changes in regional security has created a need for closer bilateral strategic partnership with India, a top Vietnamese official said as the country beefs up its defence capabilities amid territorial dispute with China in the South China Sea.

Vietnam PM says impossible to ban social media: Report

 Vietnam`s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has conceded it is impossible for the communist country to ban social media, urging officials instead to embrace websites like Facebook to spread the government`s message.

Rights groups slam Cambodian PM as he marks 30 years in power

Rights groups have lambasted Cambodian strongman Hun Sen for using "violence, repression and corruption" to keep his grip on power as he marked three decades as prime minister on Wednesday.

Cargo ship sinks off Vietnam, captain confirmed dead

The bodies of two crew members of the Norwegian cargo ship which sank off the coast of southern Vietnam have been identified as the captain and deputy captain, state media reported today.

Cargo ship sinks off Vietnam

At least two people were killed and 16 remained missing after a cargo ship capsized and sank off Vietnam`s southern coast, media reported.

Third blogger detained in Vietnam in a month

Vietnamese police have detained a third blogger in a month in the latest crackdown on dissent in the communist country.

China tries to pacify Vietnam over the South China Sea dispute

As it faces an international lawsuit over the South China Sea maritime dispute, China has tried to pacify Vietnam, another claimant of the contested waters, with an assurance to settle it through dialogue and substantial cooperation in various fields.