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Death Toll Rises in Vietnam Flooding Disaster

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnamese authorities say 100 people are now dead due to serious flooding that has plagued the nation for weeks. The new death toll includes 17 people killed across central Vietnam, which has been inundated with heavy rains in recent days. Bhupinder Tomar, a representative of the International Federation of the Red Cross who is based […]

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Interpol Joins Push to Save Asian Tigers

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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The International Police Organization has launched a campaign to help save the world’s last surviving tigers in 13 Asian countries where the giant cats still exist. Interpol said the project will link international wildlife officials with customs and law enforcement officers in Russia, China, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent to combat poaching and smuggling […]

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Vietnam, Japan Reaffirm Nuclear Power Cooperation

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has reaffirmed his country’s aim to continue importing Japanese nuclear reactors, despite the massive accident earlier this year at Japan’s Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant. The visiting Vietnamese leader voiced his support for the Japanese technology in a meeting Monday in Tokyo with Japan’s Trade and Industry Minister Yukio Edano. Japan […]

Philippines, Vietnam to Cooperate in Responding to South China Sea Incidents

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The Philippine and Vietnamese presidents have agreed to boost cooperation between their naval forces in responding to incidents in the South China Sea, where both nations have accused Chinese vessels of acting aggressively in recent months. Philippine President Benigno Aquino and his visiting Vietnamese counterpart Truong Tan Sang attended the signing of the maritime agreements […]

Vietnam’s President Visits the Philippines

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang is due to arrive in the Philippines Wednesday for a three-day visit aimed at expanding relations. Mr. Sang’s visit, his first since he was elected president earlier this year, takes place at a time when the two countries are marking the 35th anniversary of diplomatic ties. Later in the day, […]

Slaughter Leaves Javan Rhino Extinct in Vietnam

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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International wildlife groups say the critically endangered Javan rhinoceros has been wiped out in Vietnam, after the last surviving one was found dead there with its horn hacked off. The manager of the World Wildlife Fund in the Mekong region says that with the animal’s death, there is only one place on earth where about […]

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Slaughter Leaves Javan Rhino Extinct in Vietnam

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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International wildlife groups say the critically endangered Javan rhinoceros has been wiped out in Vietnam after the last surviving rhino was found dead with its horn hacked off. In a report Tuesday, the WWF blamed the extinction on ineffective protection of the creatures in Cat Tien National Park, where a small population of the beasts […]

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Vietnam Seizes Illegal Elephant Tusks

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnamese customs officials said Monday they seized at least a ton of elephant tusks that smugglers were attempting to take into China. Authorities said about 221 pieces of ivory were discovered over the weekend hidden on a boat on the Ka Long River, bordering the two countries. Officials say at least two men were detained […]

US Envoy Speaks With Vietnamese Officials About Non-Proliferation

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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A top U.S. envoy has visited Vietnam to hold talks on expanding cooperation to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction. The State Department said Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Countryman spoke with officials in Hanoi on Wednesday and Thursday. In a statement, Countryman said Vietnam has demonstrated a serious commitment to cooperating with […]

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India, Vietnam Sign Deal to Explore South China Sea

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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India and Vietnam have announced plans to search for oil and gas in the South China Sea, risking new tensions with China. India and Vietnam signed the deal Wednesday during Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang’s visit to New Delhi. It calls for cooperation between India’s state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and PetroVietnam to increase […]

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