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China

China offers $3 billion aid in loans to neighbours Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos - @Reuters

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Vietnam

12 workers in central Vietnam rescued after being trapped for more than 3 days in a collapsed tunnel; all in stable condition - @AFP

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Vietnam

Rescuers in central Vietnam trying to reach 12 men trapped underground after section of tunnel collapses - @BBCNews

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Thailand

Photo: Vietnamese trawlers held by Thailand navy - @BPbreakingnews

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Thailand

Thailand navy seizes 5 Vietnamese trawlers with 30 crew members off coast of Nakhon Si Thammarat - @BPbreakingnews

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United States Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry swears in 1st openly gay US Ambassador to serve in East Asia, Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius III - statement

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Malaysia

Photo: Malaysian fans light flares, attack Vietnamese supporters after Suzuki Cup soccer match in Shah Alam - @AFP

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Vietnam

2nd blogger detained in Vietnam crackdown on dissent - @AP

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Vietnam

Vietnamese police detain blogger for posting comments critical of the communist government in the latest crackdown on dissent - @AP

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France

Renowned Vietnam opponent and Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh hospitalized in France following severe brain hemorrhage, monastery says - @NBCNews

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Samsung

Samsung has announced plans to open a new smartphone factory in Vietnam costing up to $3 billion - @BBCNews

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Vietnam

Vietnamese government sells $1 billion in sovereign bonds amid strong demand, Finance Ministry says - @Reuters

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South Africa

Photo: Recovered rhino horns are seen in a police photo taken at South Africa's OR Tambo airport after 2 men bound for Vietnam were arrested on poaching charges; officials say the seizure set a record for a single operation - @_ArriveAlive

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Bodh Gaya, Bihar, IN

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung prays at Bodh Gaya, India, says Buddhism binds both countries - @ndtv

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Vietnam

Missing Vietnamese oil tanker released by pirates who stormed ship, siphoned off some of the cargo, crew member says - @AP

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South East Asia

Southeast Asia authorities search for Vietnamese oil tanker that lost contact 6 days ago; authorities fear pirates involved - @Reuters

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Vietnam

State Department says it is lifting the ban on lethal aid to Vietnam for maritime purposes only, officials say - @Reuters

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Kalmaegi

Remnants of Typhoon Kalmaegi to continue to threaten parts of China and Vietnam with heavy rain - @breakingweather

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South China Sea dispute

China tells special envoy from Vietnam the 2 neighbors should try to rebuild their battered ties after flare-up over sovereignty in the South China Sea, official Xinhua news agency reported - @Reuters

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United States

US expresses alarm over prison terms handed down against 3 Vietnamese democracy activists for obstructing traffic - @AP

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