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Street food isn't as scary on a guided food tour in Hanoi.

Hanoi's streets teem with life. Motorbikes beep as they zoom past, pushing you closer to the woman washing chickens on the pavement who's crouched in front of a cafe packed with people drinking egg coffees or local beer.

- Stuff - NZ

Vietnam pollution fight hits supplier to global fashion brands.

HANOI - Vietnamese villagers blockading a textile plant that serves global fashion brands are seeking the permanent closure of the factory due to pollution concerns, highlighting a growing readiness in Vietnam to campaign over environmental issues.

- Reuters - US

The Poet Bao Phi, On Creating A 'Guidebook' For Young Asian-Americans.

When Bao Phi was a child, there was little literature about Vietnamese refugees in the U.S. Phi hopes to change that with his new poetry book Thousand Star Hotel and a forthcoming children's book.

- NPR - US

Vietnam pollution fight hits supplier to global fashion brands.

HANOI -- Vietnamese villagers blockading a textile plant that serves global fashion brands are seeking the permanent closure of the factory due to pollution concerns, highlighting a growing readiness in Vietnam to campaign over environmental issues.

- BangkokPost - TH

Vietnam pollution fight hits supplier to global fashion brands.

- Townhall.com - US

McCain: War Hero Who Became a Political Power Broker.

There has been an outpouring of bipartisan support from current and former lawmakers for Republican Senator John McCain, a singular figure in American politics, after it was revealed he has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, glioblastoma. The Arizona Republican is widely regarded as an American hero for ...

- Voice of America - US

Outpouring of Support for Senator John McCain, an American Hero.

There has been an outpouring of bipartisan support for Republican Senator John McCain, after he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. McCain is widely regarded as an American hero for his service in the Vietnam War and his five years as a prisoner of war, and for his 31 years as a U.S. Senator from Arizona. ...

- Voice of America - US

Support for Sen. John McCain pours in after brain cancer diagnosis.

John McCain, who is a six-term senator from Arizona, a 2008 presidential candidate and a Vietnam war hero, is now fighting the biggest battle of his life. McCain has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. Nancy Cordes reports.

- CBS NEWS - US

Vietnam to rescue 1,000 bears in bid to end bile trade.

Vietnam agreed Wednesday to rescue more than 1,000 bears from illegal farms across the country, in a move to end the traditional medicine trade in the creatures' bile. Vietnam's Administration of Forestry and non-profit group Animals Asia signed an agreement Wednesday to rescue all remaining bears from farms, committing to ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Five Stories That Show Why People Love John McCain.

There was something different about the torrent of grief, well-wishes and wistful anecdotes that greeted John McCain when his staff announced late Wednesday night that the Arizona senator had been diagnosed with brain cancer. Perhaps it's because of the extraordinary heroism McCain showed as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Or ...

- POLITICO - US

'No more woe is me': Senator McCain vows quick return to Washington.

 U.S. Senator John McCain promised on Thursday he would return rapidly to Washington despite his newly diagnosed brain cancer, flashing the fighting spirit that has defined him since he was held in captivity as a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War. McCain, a veteran senator and former Republican pres...

- The Raw Story - US

Vietnam veteran diagnosed with cancer receives high school diploma

68-year-old Vietnam veteran Stephen Rieckers should have graduated in 1969. Instead, he dropped out of high school at the end of his junior year and enlisted in the military.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Homeless, 84-year-old war veteran twins say 'it's hell' after home foreclosed

Clifford and Gary Koekoek, 84-year-old twins who've survived living under Nazi occupation and fighting in the jungles of Vietnam, are now in "hell" and sleeping in their car after a bank foreclosed on their California home in October.

- FOX News - US

The Capital City Contemplates The Possibility Of A Washington Without John McCain

Outspoken defense hawk. Informal diplomat. Vietnam War hero. The seemingly indestructible McCain has been a pillar of Washington for decades. What could it mean if he does not return?

- NPR - US

Vietnam is in, France is so not, as 200 million Chinese tourists prepare to hit the road by 2020

Chinese tourists are expected to make 200 million outbound trips in 2020, a 48 per cent increase from last year’s 135 million, led by Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea and Japan as the most-visited destinations, according to a Thursday report by CLSA. Vietnam is poised to become more popular than its former colonial ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

US Senator McCain diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer

US Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee and the current chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee, has been diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer, his office said.The tumour was diagnosed after the 80-year-old veteran politician and prisoner of the Vietnam War underwent a surgery ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

The Poet Bao Phi, On Creating a 'Guidebook' For Young Asian-Americans

When Bao Phi was a child, there was little literature about Vietnamese refugees in the U.S. Phi hopes to change that with his new poetry book Thousand Star Hotel and a forthcoming children's book.

- NPR - US

Eight killed in Vietnam typhoon

The typhoon also caused 175 houses to collapse, ripped roofs off nearly 6,200 houses, sank 57 fishing ships and boats and damaged roads and bridges, Xinhua news agency quoted the officials as saying.

- Zee News - IN

Young photo of John McCain goes viral, prompts outpouring of support

John McCain, the Vietnam veteran and U.S. Republican senator, has been diagnosed with a particularly aggressive type of brain tumour, according to his office. SEE ALSO: Stephen Colbert predicts Donald Trump Jr.'s future using genius diagram Numerous personalities from the whole political spectrum voiced their support for ...

- Mashable! - US

Sen. McCain diagnosed with brain tumor after clot removed

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, Vietnam prisoner of war and political maverick in Congress for more than three decades, has been diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain tumor.

- Billings Gazette - US

Anticipating the Forthcoming PBS Documentary, 'The Vietnam War'

Much has been written and many documentaries made about the American War in Vietnam including the highly acclaimed 1983 effort by PBS, Vietnam: A Television History. Though not without its shortcomings, this 13-part documentary series was well crafted, meticulously researched, carefully balanced and thought-provoking. In ...

- Antiwar.com - US

Why bear bile is extracted and how Vietnam is planning to crack down on the practice

Although bile farms are outlawed in Vietnam since 1992, many farms still capture and cage the bears.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Can Vietnam's Military Really Mind Its Own Businesses?

The debate over the military's role in economic activities continues to rage on.

- The Diplomat - US

Vietnam pledges to rescue 1,000 bears in bid to end bile trade

Vietnam has agreed to rescue more than 1,000 bears from illegal farms across the country, in a move to end the traditional medicine trade in the creatures’ bile. Though bile farms are already outlawed in Vietnam, bears are still captured and caged in illicit facilities where their bile is extracted using invasive and ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Vietnam Plans Oil Reserves Equivalent Of 90 Days Of Imports By 2020

Vietnam's prime minister has approved a plan for the country's total crude oil and oil product stocks to be at least 90 days' worth of net imports by 2020.

- Rigzone.com - US

Vietnam to rescue 1,000 bears in bid to end bile trade

These animals are still captured and caged in illicit facilities where they face painful measures The post Vietnam to rescue 1,000 bears in bid to end bile trade appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Vietnam's Nghi Son Refinery to Import Its First Kuwaiti Crude Cargo

The 200,000 bpd plant will process Kuwaiti crude oil to produce LPG, gasoline, diesel, kerosene and jet fuel, mainly for the domestic markets.

- Rigzone.com - US

Congressman criticized for wearing replica military pin received from Vietnam vet

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks says the pin was given to him by a decorated Vietnam War veteran to honor Brooks for the courage he displayed at the shooting last month at the congressional baseball practice.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Storm Talas hits North, floods Nan

NAN: Torrential rains triggered by tropical storm Talas, which is now battering central Vietnam, have caused flash floods in several parts of this northern province.

- BangkokPost - TH

How Instagram's 'Rich Kids of Vietnam' spend their fortunes

richkidsofvietnam_/Instagram The INSIDER Summary: Instagram's "Rich Kids of Vietnam" enjoy shopping sprees, wildly expensive designer items, and luxurious bubble baths. Some of the Rich Kids are actually children, while others are young adults who drive themselves around in sports cars. Traditional Vietnamese pho seems to ...

- Business Insider - US

Asean DataView: Vietnamese down on government despite growth

FTCR survey shows slump in approval after clampdown on dissent

- Financial Times - US

Vietnam to reduce number of military businesses

The Vietnam government has announced a commitment to complete the restructuring of the businesses owned by the country's military, vowing the divest stakes in the majority of companies. Major General Vo Hong Thang, the director of the Ministry of National Defence's economics

- Jane’s - US

Laos: Decades after America's 'secret war', unexploded bombs still hinder development

MORE than four decades after the last bomb fell from the skies above the remote and landlocked Southeast Asian nation of Laos, its countryside remains littered with deadly remnants from a conflict which long-ago faded into distant memory for many in the West. For the people of Laos however, the harmful impacts of the ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Tropical storm Talas causes flooding in North

NAN - Continual torrential rain brought by tropical storm Talas, now battering central Vietnam, has caused flash floods in several areas of Nan province.

- BangkokPost - TH

14 dead in tropical storm in Vietnam

At least 14 people have died in a tropical storm that has hit Vietnam after pummelling China.

- BangkokPost - TH

Burns sees Vietnam War as virus, documentary as vaccination

HANOVER, N.H. " Filmmaker Ken Burns views the Vietnam War as a virus that infected Americans with an array of chronic illnesses " alienation, a lack of civil discourse, mistrust of government and each other. And he hopes his...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Colorado veteran works to restore helicopter he flew in Vietnam

Bob Fritzler, a Vietnam veteran, is working to restore a U.S. Marine Corps Sikorsky H-34 helicopter.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Malaysia arrests Vietnamese man for 'ivory smuggling'

KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 — Malaysian authorities have arrested a Vietnamese man and seized a stash of elephant ivory worth almost US$70,000, an official said today, highlighting the country's role as a hub for the wildlife-smuggling trade. The...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Customs Dept foils attempt to smuggle ivory at KLIA

The suspect, a Vietnamese man, is now under custody.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Second shipment of imported Vietnam rice arrives in Chittagong

The second shipment of rice from Vietnam has arrived at the Chittagong port.

- BDNews24 - BD

Burns Sees Vietnam War as Virus, Documentary as Vaccination

Filmmaker Ken Burns views the Vietnam War as a virus that infected Americans with an array of chronic illnesses — alienation, a lack of civil discourse, mistrust of government and each other. And he hopes his new documentary can be part of a cure. “What if the film was just an attempt at some sort of vaccination, ...

- Voice of America - US

Ship carrying 47,000 tonnes of imported rice arrives in Chittagong

The ship, MV Pax, arrived at the harbour carrying 27,000 tonnes of rice from Vietnam on Monday morning, Food Directorate’s Controller of the Movement, Storage and Silo Division Md Jahirul Islam told bdnews24.com.

- BDNews24 - BD

Filmmaker Ken Burns sees Vietnam War as virus, documentary as vaccination

Filmmaker Ken Burns views the Vietnam War as a virus that infected Americans with an array of chronic illnesses — alienation, a lack of civil ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Bangkok Airways zeroes in on Phu Quoc

Bangkok Airways will launch regular flights to Phu Quoc, the Vietnamese island emerging as a new holiday destination in Southeast Asia.

- BangkokPost - TH

Trump voters aren't buying the Russia scandal yet — but a tipping point may be coming

Associated Press/Mary AltafferWith his rainbow-tinted aviator glasses, Vietnam-era jungle hat, and American flag sleeveless shirt, Tony Carraway comes across as a patriot the way Hunter S. Thompson did: on his own terms, without apology. A reservist pilot in Conyers, Ga., who flies twin-props in support of domestic Army ...

- Business Insider - US

Rescuers Have Found the Body of the Girl Who Drowned in Bulgaria's Sunny Beach

Rescuers have found the body of a girl from the Czech Republic, who drowned in Bulgaria's Sunny Beach resort on Thursday, Czech television NOVA reported on Saturday, citing the Czech ambassador to Bulgaria Dušan Štrauch, quoted by Radio Praha. The 11-year-old girl, reportedly of Vietnamese origin, drowned after she had ...

- Novinite - BG

South China Sea: China says Indonesia's ' so-called change of name makes no sense'

, July 16 : Indonesia has renamed part of the South China Sea as it will now refer to the northern areas of its exclusive economic zone in the sea as the "North Natuna Sea."Comprising of hundreds of small islands, reefs and shoals, the South China Sea is an important shipping route and believed to be rich in natural ...

- Sify - IN

Garment, textile shipments from Vietnam rise by 11%

Garment, textile shipments from Vietnam rise by 11%...

- MENAFN - JO

Final journey to Assumption for Vietnam War pilot killed in action

At the end of Capt. Joe Smith's last flight home, they will all be there to greet him. Hundreds of well-wishers, police, fire and emergency vehicles and an eight-mile stretch of road lined with American flags await the fallen pilot whose remains are due to arrive July 15 in Assumption, his hometown.

- Stars and Stripes - US

A home for $1,500 — the price of 2 iPhones?

It may soon be possible due to prefabricated homes designed by Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia

- GulfNews - AE

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