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Vietnam says Kim murder suspect thought it was a prank.

The Vietnamese woman arrested as a suspect in killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader The post Vietnam says Kim murder suspect thought it was a prank appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Vietnam says Kim murder suspect thought it was a prank.

HANOI, Feb 25 — The Vietnamese woman arrested as a suspect in killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader thought she was taking part in a prank video, Vietnam's foreign ministry said today. Hanoi had not previously confirmed that...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Suspect paid $90 for 'prank' fatal attack on Kim's half brother.

The Indonesian suspect in the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother was paid $90 to help carry out the attack involving VX nerve agent, said Indonesia's deputy ambassador to Malaysia. But Deputy Ambassador Andriano Erwin repeated Siti Aisyah's previous claim that she was duped into the plot, thinking ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Back to school: David Baird on coming out of retirement to take the helm at Canadian International School.

David Baird was appointed interim head at the Canadian International School of Hong Kong in August, after a troubled couple of years in which it endured reports of infighting among staff and numerous teacher sackings. The 60-year-old veteran headmaster, who lives with his wife close to the school in Aberdeen, came out of ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Girls kidnapped, sold as brides.

In 2010, teacher and activist Ben Randall embarked on a risky journey to rescue two Vietnamese girls who'd been kidnapped and sold as brides in China.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Big changes are in the works for the Marine Corps' elite snipers.

via U.S. Marine Corps Since the days of Gunnery Sgt. Carlos Hathcock and his exploits in Vietnam, the image of Marine Corps Scout Snipers has struck fear in the hearts of America’s enemies. And for good reason. The Corps has one of the most comprehensive — and toughest — training schools for its sniper ...

- Business Insider - US

Ohio veteran recalls harrowing time in Vietnam, Tet offensive.

When Leonard Hess got his draft notice, his father, a Marine veteran who spoke little of his experience and wounds in combat on Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima during World War II, offered his son a few succinct words of advice: "Stay low, and keep out of the line of fire."

- Stars and Stripes - US

Vietnam War lightning rod resurfaces in California Legislature.

Vietnam-born state senator removed from chamber for criticizing late state Sen. Tom Hayden's leading role in anti-war movement of 1960s

- CBS NEWS - US

Israel's IMI Systems expands presence in Vietnam.

State-owned Israeli company IMI Systems has established a dedicated presence in Vietnam to support the company's growing footprint in the Southeast Asian market, Vietnam's Ministry of National Defence has said. Following talks in Hanoi on 22 February

- Jane’s - US

Sixty years after Japan army husband fled, Vietnam war bride clings to love.

It`s been more than sixty years since Nguyen Thi Xuan`s husband, a Japanese soldier, left her in Vietnam, but the 94-year-old still sleeps with a body pillow she fashioned from his military uniform.

- Zee News - IN

California senator removed after criticizing late lawmaker.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California lawmaker was removed from the state Senate floor after refusing to stop delivering a speech criticizing late state Sen. Tom Hayden for his leadership role in the anti-Vietnam War movement of the 1960s.

- Billings Gazette - US

California senator removed after criticizing late lawmaker

A California lawmaker was removed from the state Senate floor after refusing to stop delivering a speech criticizing late state Sen. Tom Hayden for his leadership role in the anti-Vietnam … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

60 years after Japan army husband fled, Vietnam war bride clings to love

The young couple could only afford to serve biscuits and sweets to guests at their small wedding The post 60 years after Japan army husband fled, Vietnam war bride clings to love appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Vietnamese Suspect in Kim Jong-nam Death No Stranger to Korea

A Vietnamese woman identified as one of the two suspects in the assassination of Kim Jong-nam had a Facebook account full of photos of Korean food and Korean words, Reuters reported Wednesday. Doan Thi Huong's Facebook page also had a photo of her wearing the same T-shirt she wore on the day of the ...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

The Bitter Legacy of the 1979 China-Vietnam War

Officially, both sides have tried to forget the bloody conflict. Unofficially, bitterness still runs deep.

- The Diplomat - US

Rocket Internet's Zalora is retreating from two more countries in Asia

Zalora, the Rocket Internet-backed online fashion store, is continuing its retreat from Asia. The firm sold off its businesses in Vietnam and Thailand last year, and now it is withdrawing from the Philippines and Indonesia. Yesterday it transpired that Zalora sold 49 percent of its Philippines-based operations to local real ...

- TechCrunch - US

California senator removed after criticizing late lawmaker

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California lawmaker was removed from the state Senate floor Thursday after refusing to stop delivering a speech criticizing late state Sen. Tom Hayden for his leadership role in the anti-Vietnam War movement of the 1960s.

- Billings Gazette - US

California senator removed after criticizing late lawmaker

SACRAMENTO, Calif. " A California lawmaker was removed from the state Senate floor Thursday after refusing to stop delivering a speech criticizing late state Sen. Tom Hayden for his leadership role in the anti-Vietnam War movement...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Inside the shadowy North Korean espionage agencies accused of killing Kim Jong-nam

The bizarre assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s estranged half-brother marks a departure from the isolated country’s repertoire of overseas operations, according to experts on its opaque ruling structures. Kim Jong-nam died last week after being assaulted at the airport in the Malaysian capital ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Malaysia murder mystery breaks with North Korean assassin tradition | Reuters

By James Pearson and Jack Kim | SEOUL SEOUL The bizarre assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother marks a departure from the isolated country's repertoire of overseas operations, according to experts on its opaque ruling structures.Kim Jong Nam died last week after being assaulted at the ...

- Firstpost - IN

Kim Jon Nam death: Alleged assassin an entertainment worker

A Vietnamese woman accused of poisoning King Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, posted Facebook photos of herself attending parties, in hotel rooms and blowing kisses. 

- Stuff - NZ

Accused killer of Kim Jong Un’s half-brother went from singer to slayer, officials say

Malaysian authorities probing the assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s half-brother are now trying to figure out how one of the prime suspects went from 28-year-old Vietnamese beauty and singing contestant to alleged cold-blooded killer in a matter of months.

- FOX News - US

Kim killing: Vietnam suspect was country girl, say neighbours

The Vietnamese suspect in the killing of Kim Jong-Un's half-brother was renowned for her fashion, funky hairstyles and foreign boyfriends, say family members shocked at the link between their poor rice-farming village and a crime that has gripped the world.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Interpol help sought over 4 NK suspects

MALAYSIA has requested Interpol to put an alert out to apprehend four North Korean suspects in the killing of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Malaysia’s police chief said yesterday. Khalid Abu Bakar said the two women — one Vietnamese, one Indonesian — arrested last week had ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

From war to peace and now prosperity in rural Vietnam

Now 82 years old, Tran Van Quy speaks haltingly about the past. “I have lived through two wars – against the French and the Americans. The fighting started when I was only eight years old so I never went to school. “We suffered more with the French; they killed men and raped women. The Americans were ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Vietnam's SBIC urged to complete long-running restructure

Vietnam's Shipbuilding Industry Corporation - formerly the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group - is being pressured by the government to complete its long-running restructure by the end of 2017. The state-owned company, active in naval and commercial shipbuilding and related

- Jane’s - US

Coffee to go in Brazil?

Brazil's president has suspended authorization for local processors to import coffee beans from Vietnam. It meant a sudden reversal of a decree to allow coffee imports for the first time ever after years of drought.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Kim Jong Nam death: Alleged assassin an entertainment worker

A Vietnamese woman accused of poisoning King Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un, posted Facebook photos of herself attending parties, in hotel rooms and blowing kisses. 

- Stuff - NZ

Kim Jong-Nam killing: Vietnam suspect was country girl, say neighbours

The Vietnamese suspect in the killing of Kim Jong-Un's half-brother was renowned for her fashion, funky hairstyles and foreign boyfriends, say family members shocked at the link between their poor rice-farming village and a crime that has gripped the world.

- Zee News - IN

Motorbike Book Club helps young Vietnamese readers

Kiwi artists and performers are coming together in Auckland tomorrow night to help raise awareness and funds for a mobile literacy project delivering books by motorbike to children living in some of Vietnam’s poorest rural villages.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Hong Kong Airlines and Jet Airways connecting India to New Zealand, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand over Hong Kong

Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, and Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, have entered into a codeshare partnership in a move that will help them

- eTurboNews - US

Vietnam suspect in killing of Kim Jong Nam was fashionable country girl, say family and neighbors

The Vietnamese suspect in the killing of Kim Jong Un's half-brother was renowned for her fashion, funky hairstyles and foreign boyfriends, say family members shocked at the link between their poor rice-farming village and a crime that has gripped the world. Doan Thi Huong gained notoriety last week after Malaysian police ...

- The Japan Times - JP

From war to peace and now prosperity in rural Vietnam

Now 82 years old, Tran Van Quy speaks haltingly as he reminisces about the past. “I have lived through two wars – against the French and the Americans. The fighting started when I was only eight years old so I never went to school. “We suffered more with the French; they killed men and raped women. The ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Vietnamese woman suspected of killing Kim was a singer

Malaysian police who arrested her for the murder say she worked at an entertainment outlet.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Sales of McMaster's 'Dereliction of Duty' soar after presidential appointment

The new National Security adviser and former Fort Benning commander has seen sales of his 20-year-old book questioning the political leadership during the Vietnam War skyrocket since he was assigned to his new post on Monday.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Interview with Dang Xuan Dieu, a reporter with Vietnam Redemptorist News who was jailed for over five years before being exiled to France

Shawn W. Crispin / Committee to Protect Journalists: Interview with Dang Xuan Dieu, a reporter with Vietnam Redemptorist News who was jailed for over five years before being exiled to France  —  Vietnamese journalist and religious activist Dang Xuan Dieu was granted early release January 12 from a 13-year prison ...

- Mediagazer - US

Michael Moore: Anti-Trump Town Hall Protests 'Makes the Tea Party Look Like Preschool'

Wednesday on MSNBC's “All In,” while discussing a wave of rowdy town hall participants angered over President Donald Trump's agenda, liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Moore said they made the Tea Party “look like preschool.” Moore said, “I've never seen anything like this in my lifetime, ...

- Breitbart - US

Keen singer to police cell - Vietnamese suspect in Kim murder

The woman suspected of helping to kill the North Korean leader's half-brother was a keen singer whose Facebook pages featured pouting portraits and pics of parties.

- IOL - ZA

Vietnam's accused assassin: From keen singer to killer

The Vietnamese woman suspected of helping to kill the North Korean leader's half-brother was a keen singer whose Facebook pages featured pouting portraits and pictures of parties.

- BangkokPost - TH

2-year bans for Vietnamese after football penalty protest

HANOI - The Vietnamese Football Federation has imposed two-year bans on two players and suspended a coach for three years after their team was involved in a bizarre penalty protest during a league match on the weekend.

- BangkokPost - TH

From keen singer to police cell: Who is the Vietnamese suspect in Jong-nam murder?

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — The Vietnamese woman suspected of helping to kill the North Korean leader's half-brother was a keen singer whose Facebook pages featured pouting portraits and pictures of parties. Four days before Kim Jong-nam was...

- The Malay Mail - MY

US officials: China may be preparing to place long range missiles in the South China Sea

AUS AirpowerChina, in an early test of U.S. President Donald Trump, has nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two U.S. officials told Reuters. The development is likely to raise questions about ...

- Business Insider - US

Vietnam names and shames 11 officials over Formosa environmental disaster

HANOI - Vietnam on Wednesday named for the first time 11 government, provincial and industry officials as being responsible for one of its worst environmental disasters, caused by a unit of Taiwan conglomerate Formosa Plastics.

- Reuters - US

Vietnam names and shames 11 officials over Formosa environmental disaster

HANOI, Feb 22 — Vietnam today named for the first time 11 government, provincial and industry officials as being responsible for one of its worst environmental disasters, caused by a unit of Taiwan conglomerate Formosa Plastics . Formosa Ha...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Vietnam names 11 officials over Formosa environmental disaster

HANOI - Vietnam on Wednesday named for the first time 11 government, provincial and industry officials as being responsible for one of its worst environmental disasters, caused by a unit of Taiwan conglomerate Formosa Plastics.

- BangkokPost - TH

Okayama University carries out successful lung transplant surgery in Vietnam

Okayama University Hospital said Tuesday it has successfully conducted a lung transplant operation on a 6-year-old boy at a hospital in Vietnam, the first such surgery in the Southeast Asian country. According to the team of respiratory surgeons and anesthesiologists, lung lobes from the boy's father and a male relative ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Fund gets $10 million grant for Vietnam education center

WASHINGTON " The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund has received a $10 million grant for its proposed education center in Washington.The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the fund says the grant from...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

India expected to be among top performing wealth markets: Report

New Delhi, Feb 22 With he global wealth expected to rise by 35 per cent over the next decade, India is likely to remain among the top performing wealth markets along with China, Mauritius, Sri Lanka and Vietnam, a report said on Wednesday. The report titled 'The 2017 Global Wealth Review' lists global wealth and its ...

- Yahoo! News - US

The Daily 202: Trump's new national security adviser literally wrote the book on Vietnam

H.R. McMaster focused on 'the lies that led to Vietnam'

- Washington Post - US

Japan's Border Entry Inspection stricter for students from five countries including Sri Lanka

Feb 21, Colombo: Japan's immigration authority has told several Japanese language schools that students from China, Vietnam, Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka will meet stricter incoming inspection standards to avoid illegal stays, official China Radio International website reported.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

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