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    Second Ho Chi Minh airport planned

    Published on 20/08/2013

    » A new, second airport in Ho Chi Minh City is necessary to ease traffic congestion at the existing airport in the commercial hub in south Vietnam, the Vietnamese Transport Ministry has said.

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    Vietnam grounds Huey choppers

    Published on 30/01/2015

    » HANOI — Vietnam's military announced Friday it has temporarily grounded Vietnam War-era US-built helicopters after a crash killed four personnel.

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    Radios jammed at Ho Chi Minh City airport

    dpa, Published on 17/06/2015

    » HANOI — A jamming signal at Vietnam's biggest airport interrupted communications between air traffic control and incoming planes, forcing pilots to circle or divert, an official said.

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    Vietnamese fencers prevent Singapore sweep

    AFP, Published on 04/06/2015

    » SINGAPORE - Vietnam's fencers denied Singapore a clean sweep of all seven SEA Games gold medals so far as they toppled local competitors in two finals on Wednesday.

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    Vietnam-flagged tanker released by pirates

    AFP, Published on 09/10/2014

    » HANOI - A Vietnam-flagged tanker was hijacked by gun-toting pirates who stole part of the vessel's cargo of oil before releasing the ship and its crew safely, an official said Thursday.

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    Saigon beating Hanoi 4 decades after Vietnam War

    Published on 04/09/2014

    » Sept. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Almost four decades after the Vietnam War ended, “Saigon” has turned the tables on Hanoi, outstripping its conqueror in investment and growth.

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    Australian sentenced to death

    AFP, Published on 28/06/2014

    » HANOI - An Australian of Vietnamese origin has been sentenced to death after trying to smuggle four kilogrammes of heroin out of the country, state media in the communist nation said Saturday.

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    Vietnam village scores with trophies

    dpa, Published on 04/07/2014

    » BAT TRANG, Vietnam - With a long history of fine pottery production, Bat Trang village, about 13 kilometres from Hanoi, is a favourite tourist destination. But as well as the typical ceramic kitchenware and garden ornaments, something golden catches the sun on the dusty streets - tens of identical Fifa World Cup trophies.

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    Vietnam jails 2nd blogger in a fortnight

    AFP, Published on 19/03/2014

    » Vietnam jailed a prominent blogger for 15 months on Wednesday on a charge of anti-state activity, the second such sentencing in a fortnight in a nation where perceived dissent is severely punished.

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    Vietnam jails blogger

    dpa, Published on 04/03/2014

    » HANOI - A court in central Vietnam sentenced a former journalist turned political blogger to two years in jail after a half-day trial Tuesday.

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