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Vietnam restricts use of Bitcoin

Vietnam has banned its banks from handling Bitcoins, saying the virtual currency is not legal tender in the communist nation.

Vietnam restricts use of Bitcoin
Vietnam's hit game developer pulls plug on Flappy Bird
Vietnam's hit game developer pulls plug on Flappy Bird

The Vietnamese developer behind the smash-hit free game Flappy Bird has pulled his creation from online stores after announcing that its runaway success had ruined his "simple life".

Vietnam's hit game developer pulls plug on Flappy Bird
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Communist Vietnam gets first taste of the Big Mac

Four decades after the Vietnam war ended, US fast-food giant McDonald's opened its first restaurant in the communist country Saturday, aiming to lure a rising middle class away from rice and noodles.

Communist Vietnam gets first taste of the Big Mac
Vietnam reports first bird flu death in nine months
Vietnam reports first bird flu death in nine months

Vietnam has recorded its first death from bird flu in nine months, according to the country's Health Ministry, amid growing regional concerns over a potential resurgence of the deadly virus.

Vietnam reports first bird flu death in nine months
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Kazakhstan to cooperate with Vietnam in oil industry

Kazakhstan will cooperate with Vietnam in oil and gas.

Kazakhstan to cooperate with Vietnam in oil industry
Vietnam police investigate riot at Samsung factory
Vietnam police investigate riot at Samsung factory

Vietnamese police said Friday they had launched an investigation into a riot at a multi-billion dollar Samsung factory that left 13 people injured, four critically.

Vietnam police investigate riot at Samsung factory
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Seven Vietnam schoolchildren drown during seaside picnic

Seven Vietnamese schoolchildren drowned while swimming in the sea during a picnic near the southern business hub of Ho Chi Minh City, local police said Monday.

Seven Vietnam schoolchildren drown during seaside picnic
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Kazakhstan appoints separate Ambassador for Vietnam

A new Kazakhstan Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Vietnam has been appointed.

Kazakhstan appoints separate Ambassador for Vietnam
Vietnam shipping executives on trial for embezzlement
Vietnam shipping executives on trial for embezzlement

Former top executives at Vietnam's scandal-hit national shipping company Vinalines went on trial Thursday for embezzlement and defying state regulations.

Vietnam shipping executives on trial for embezzlement
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Third time a charm: SpaceX launches commercial satellite

After two delays, private US company SpaceX on Tuesday successfully launched its first commercial satellite, after repairs were made to the Falcon 9 rocket.

Third time a charm: SpaceX launches commercial satellite
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Kazakhstan to open embassies in RSA and Vietnam

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has decreed to open Kazakhstan embassies in the Republic of South Africa and Vietnam.

Kazakhstan to open embassies in RSA and Vietnam
More than 10,000 feared dead in typhoon-ravaged Philippines
More than 10,000 feared dead in typhoon-ravaged Philippines

Survivors of a super typhoon that may have killed more than 10,000 people in the Philippines were growing increasingly desperate for aid Monday, as authorities struggled to cope with potentially the country's worst recorded natural disaster.

More than 10,000 feared dead in typhoon-ravaged Philippines
Mass evacuations in Vietnam for typhoon Nari
Mass evacuations in Vietnam for typhoon Nari

Vietnam is evacuating tens of thousands of people in the path of Typhoon Nari, state media said Monday, after the powerful storm left 13 dead in the Philippines.

Mass evacuations in Vietnam for typhoon Nari
Vietnam's leaders mourn independence hero General Giap
Vietnam's leaders mourn independence hero General Giap

Vietnam's top leaders gathered early Saturday to pay their last respects to independence hero General Vo Nguyen Giap, who died last week at 102, as his state funeral began in Hanoi.

Vietnam's leaders mourn independence hero General Giap
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Seven dead in Vietnam firework factory explosion: state media

At least seven people died early Saturday in an explosion at a fireworks factory within a military complex.

Seven dead in Vietnam firework factory explosion: state media
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Jumpy caterpillar shies the Sun: study

The larva of a Vietnamese moth has devised a unique form of transport -- constructing a leaf cone and thrashing about inside to make it jump.

Jumpy caterpillar shies the Sun: study
Automatic robot. Photo by Alisher Akhmetov©
Kazakhstan's robots ready for planting in Vietnam

Kazakhstan's landscaper robots developed for the Asia-Pacific Robot Contest ABU Robocon 2013 in Vietnam have been presented.

Kazakhstan's robots ready for planting in Vietnam
US, Vietnam leaders build ties but disagree on rights
US, Vietnam leaders build ties but disagree on rights

US President Barack Obama on Thursday called on Vietnam's leader to improve on human rights but the former enemy nations pledged to work together on trade and tensions with China.

US, Vietnam leaders build ties but disagree on rights
Vietnam President Truong Tan Sang. ©REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Vietnam leader faces rights pressure on rare US visit

Vietnam's president on Wednesday starts a rare visit to Washington to boost trade and security ties between the former war foes, but activists urged the United States to press him on human rights.

Vietnam leader faces rights pressure on rare US visit
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Kazakhstan athlete wins TV Cup in Vietnam

Kazakhstan athlete has won the most beautiful volleyball player title at the VTV-Eximbank Cup 2013.

Kazakhstan athlete wins TV Cup in Vietnam