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Japan agrees to lease military aircraft to Philippines
Japan agrees to lease military aircraft to Philippines

Japan will lease military aircraft to the Philippines to counter Beijing's increasing regional influence

Japan agrees to lease military aircraft to Philippines
Tonnes of clams die in Vietnam as toxic leak fears mount
Tonnes of clams die in Vietnam as toxic leak fears mount

More than 100 tonnes of clams have perished in central Vietnam because of a possible toxic leak into the sea near an industrial zone.

Tonnes of clams die in Vietnam as toxic leak fears mount
Vietnam marks 70 years since declaring independence from France
Vietnam marks 70 years since declaring independence from France

Vietnam's president urged further modernisation of the armed forces in the face of growing maritime territorial disputes as the nation celebrated 70 years since it declared independence from France.

Vietnam marks 70 years since declaring independence from France
Vietnam to free 18,200 prisoners in amnesty but no activists
Vietnam to free 18,200 prisoners in amnesty but no activists

Vietnam said it will free more than 18,200 prisoners to mark its independence day celebrations, but political activists will be excluded from the country's second biggest-ever amnesty.

Vietnam to free 18,200 prisoners in amnesty but no activists
War veteran Kerry hails 'great story' of US ties with ex-foe Vietnam
War veteran Kerry hails 'great story' of US ties with ex-foe Vietnam

US Secretary of State John Kerry met top communist party leaders in Hanoi and hailed the former foes' transformation from enemies to key allies in the two decades since ties were established.

War veteran Kerry hails 'great story' of US ties with ex-foe Vietnam
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Vietnam mulls introducing visa free travel for Kazakhstan citizens

Vietnam mulls introducing a visa free regime for citizens of Kazakhstan.

Vietnam mulls introducing visa free travel for Kazakhstan citizens
Obama, Vietnam party boss hold landmark Oval Office talks
Obama, Vietnam party boss hold landmark Oval Office talks

US President Barack Obama welcomed the leader of Vietnam's Communist Party to the White House for historic but "candid" talks marking two decades of rapprochement between the former enemies.

Obama, Vietnam party boss hold landmark Oval Office talks
Sabina Altynbekova with her family in the airport.
Sabina Altynbekova represents Kazakhstan at cultural exchange event in Vietnam

Kazakhstan’s volleyball player Sabina Altynbekova has taken part in a cultural exchange event in Vietnam.

Sabina Altynbekova represents Kazakhstan at cultural exchange event in Vietnam
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Yerlan Idrissov. Photo © Turar Kazangapov
Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs to visit ASEAN countries

Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Yerlan Idrissov is going to visited ASEAN countries.

Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs to visit ASEAN countries
The East is wed: China seeks brides for richer, for poorer
The East is wed: China seeks brides for richer, for poorer

Their marriages were arranged for cash, but some of the Vietnamese women say they are living happily ever after.

The East is wed: China seeks brides for richer, for poorer
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World Cup boosts TV sales in football-mad Southeast Asia

Sales of flat panel televisions across Southeast Asia rose sharply in May as demand soared in the football-crazy region ahead of the World Cup, a report said.

World Cup boosts TV sales in football-mad Southeast Asia
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Drug-smuggling Australian sentenced to death in Vietnam

An Australian of Vietnamese origin has been sentenced to death after trying to smuggle four kilograms (8.8 pounds) of heroin out of the country, state media in the communist nation said.

Drug-smuggling Australian sentenced to death in Vietnam
Nguyen Duc Kien. ©Reuters/Stringer
Vietnam banking tycoon given 30-year jail term

A Vietnamese court on Monday sentenced a disgraced banking tycoon to 30 years in jail over a multi-million dollar scandal that shocked the nation's already fragile financial markets.

Vietnam banking tycoon given 30-year jail term
Chinese ship sinks Vietnam fishing boat: Vietnam official
Chinese ship sinks Vietnam fishing boat: Vietnam official

A Chinese ship rammed and sank a Vietnamese fishing boat amid a tense territorial confrontation in the South China Sea over Beijing's deployment of an oil rig, a Vietnamese official said.

Chinese ship sinks Vietnam fishing boat: Vietnam official
4,000 Chinese nationals await Vietnam evacuation
4,000 Chinese nationals await Vietnam evacuation

Thousands of Chinese nationals are awaiting evacuation from riot-hit Vietnam, state-run media said Monday, as Hanoi moved to stifle fresh protests over a territorial dispute between the two countries.

4,000 Chinese nationals await Vietnam evacuation
Philippine, Vietnamese join anti-China street protest
Philippine, Vietnamese join anti-China street protest

Several hundred Filipino and Vietnamese protesters united in a march in the Philippine capital on Friday, demanding that China stop oil drilling in disputed South China Sea waters.

Philippine, Vietnamese join anti-China street protest
One dead, 100 hurt in anti-China riot in Vietnam
One dead, 100 hurt in anti-China riot in Vietnam

Anti-China riots at a steel plant in Vietnam left one Chinese worker dead and 100 injured, officials said Thursday, as unrest triggered by an escalating territorial dispute spreads across the communist country.

One dead, 100 hurt in anti-China riot in Vietnam
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ASEAN alarm over China sea spat

Southeast Asian leaders have expressed "serious concern" over territorial disputes in the South China Sea, according to a statement released Monday, amid a growing row between Vietnam and Beijing over contested waters.

ASEAN alarm over China sea spat
Remains of 'missing US soldiers' repatriated from Cambodia
Remains of 'missing US soldiers' repatriated from Cambodia

Remains believed to be those of three American servicemen killed in Cambodia more than four decades ago during the Vietnam War were repatriated Wednesday for identification in the United States.

Remains of 'missing US soldiers' repatriated from Cambodia
Malaysia expects 'jet oil slick' analysis Monday
Malaysia expects 'jet oil slick' analysis Monday

Malaysian authorities expect to complete by Monday afternoon a lab analysis that could indicate whether an oil slick at sea came from a missing passenger jet, an official said.

Malaysia expects 'jet oil slick' analysis Monday