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Vietnam

Vietnam's National Assembly halt plans to build 2 multi-billion-dollar nuclear power plants with Russia and Japan, parliament delegates say, citing lower demand, rising costs and safety concerns - Reuters

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Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

Photo: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau meets Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang at APEC meeting to discuss expanded cooperation between the countries - @CanadianPM

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Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

Officials from 21 nations endorse report on creation of large free trade area encompassing Pacific Rim nations, including China and US - AP

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Vietnam

Vietnam expected to hit annual export growth of 8% this year, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc says - Reuters

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moon

Photo: 'Supermoon' rises over Hanoi, Vietnam - Ryan_Budhu on Instagram

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Vietnam

Vietnamese government has decided to halt nuclear power plant construction with Japanese and Russian assistance, Vietnam Electricity official says - Bangkok Post

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Vietnam

Vietnam Prime Minister Phuc orders probe after karaoke blaze in Hanoi kills 13 - Reuters

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Nigeria

Vietnam seizes 980 pounds of ivory smuggled in a ship from Nigeria - AP

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Zika virus outbreak (2015-present)

Vietnam reports its 1st case of microcephaly likely linked to mosquito-borne Zika virus - AP

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Incheon, Incheon, South Korea

Vietnamese South Korean airline flight attendant has been arrested for gold smuggling, Incheon office of Korea Customs Service say - Yonhap News

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Zika virus outbreak (2015-present)

Vietnam reports country's 1st microcephaly case with high probability linked to Zika, government agency says - Reuters

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Vietnam

Vietnam to announce results of negotiation on priority purchase rights with Danish brewer Carlsberg on October 31 - Reuters

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Somalia

Somali pirates free 26 Asian sailors, who were captured near Seychelles in February 2012, local mayor says - Reuters

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South China Sea dispute

Chinese navy ships to make 1st port of call at Vietnam's strategic Cam Ranh Bay on Saturday, official says - AP

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Typhoon Sarika (Karen) 2016

Vietnam braces for Typhoon Sarika as death toll from flooding in central part of country triggered by heavy rains rose to 31 - AP

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Typhoon Sarika (Karen) 2016

24 people killed by floods triggered by heavy rain in central Vietnam, officials say; four others missing - AP

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Typhoon Sarika (Karen) 2016

Typhoon Sarika expected to continue to track past the Philippines and reach Vietnam, China by Wednesday - Accuweather

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Vietnam

US and European Union call on Vietnam to release blogger arrested for anti-state writing - AP

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Vietnam

Vietnam arrests blogger under name Me Nam (Mother Mushroom) for alleged anti-state propaganda - AP

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Russia

Russian deputy defense ministry says Moscow considering plans to return to Cuba and Vietnam where it has had military bases before, RIA agency say - Reuters

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