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Vietnam War

US Secretary of State Kerry to revisit Vietnam War before President Obama's trip - AP

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South China Sea dispute

Vietnam demands China remove oil exploration rig from area of the South China Sea where border is still being demarcated - AP

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Vietnam

Vietnam's National Assembly approves Nguyen Xuan Phuc as country's prime minister - Reuters

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South China Sea dispute

Indonesia sinks 10 Malaysian and 13 Vietnamese fishing boats Tuesday amid worsening relations in disputed South China Sea - Wall Street Journal

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Zika virus outbreak (2015-present)

Vietnam says 2 Vietnamese women are infected with Zika virus, 1st in country, state television reports - Reuters

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China

Vietnam's coast guard seizes Chinese vessel for allegedly intruding in its waters, state media reports - AP

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Vietnam

Vietnam's parliament swears in police chief Tran Dai Quang as president - Reuters

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Vietnam

Vietnamese lawmakers elect first woman to lead Communist-dominated legislature; Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan won with 95.5% of votes, assembly says - AP

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Vietnam

Vietnamese legislators to vote in coming weeks on whether to dismiss Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung - Bloomberg

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Vietnam

Vietnam suffering from its worst drought in 90 years - AFP

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Vietnam

3 British tourists die in Vietnam while climbing waterfalls with an unauthorized tour guide - Sky News

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South China Sea dispute

Report: China sends fighter jets to contested island in South China Sea, US officials tell Fox News

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South China Sea dispute

Pentagon confirms imagery indicates China deployed surface-to-air missile system on disputed outpost in South China Sea; calls for parties to halt militarization - Reuters

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South China Sea dispute

Report: Chinese military sends surface-to-air missiles to contested island in South China Sea, satellite imagery shows - Fox News

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Japan

White House says President Obama accepts invitation to visit Vietnam in May as part of trip to Japan for G7 Summit - @markknoller

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Trans-Pacific Partnership

US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership signed by 12 nations - AFP

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Vietnam

Vietnam's Communist Party ends its five-yearly congress, re-elected chief says 'a lot of work ahead' - AP

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Vietnam

Nguyen Phu Trong re-elected as Vietnam Communist Party chief for second term, cementing hold on power - AP

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Vietnam

Vietnam's prime minister withdraws from contest to be Communist Party chief, clearing the way for rival to keep post - AP

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Vietnam

Vietnam's Communist Party meets to pick country's leaders for next 5 years - AP

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