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United States

US President Barack Obama to host head of Vietnam communist party, White House says - @AFP

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Thailand

Thai authorities force human rights group to cancel launch of report on Vietnamese government's persecution of Montagnard Christians in Vietnam's Central Highlands - @AP

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Vietnam

7 dead, 4 missing in Son La, Vietnam, flash floods, officials say; Tropical Storm Kujira dumps nearly 8 inches of rain in past 2 days - @AP

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Malaysia

Vietnam police question 8 foreigners suspected of hijacking Malaysian tanker - @AFP

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Vietnam

Vietnam waives need for tourist visas for 5 European countries - @AP

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Malaysia

Tanker hijacked by pirates in Vietnamese waters released; pirates flee in ship's rescue boat, Malaysian officials say - @Reuters

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Malaysia

Malaysian navy in contact with pirates aboard hijacked tanker in Vietnamese waters, Malaysian maritime officials say - @Reuters

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South China Sea dispute

Vietnamese official accuses China of attacking fishermen in 3 separate incidents over past week in disputed South China Sea - @AP

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Palau

Pacific island nation of Palau burns 4 Vietnamese boats caught poaching sea cucumbers and other marine life in its waters, President Tommy Remengesau Jr., says - @AP

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Indonesia

Vietnam takes Indonesia to WTO over steel imports - @Reuters

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South China Sea dispute

US Defense Secretary Carter to ask Vietnam to end land reclamation, will discuss weapons sales during visit - @AP_Politics

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Australia

Australia secretly held group of 46 Vietnamese asylum seekers on warship at sea for almost a month then returned them to Vietnam, officials say - @AP

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South China Sea dispute

Vietnam opposes Chinese fishing ban in disputed sea, says it us a 'worthless decision' - @Reuters

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United States

US wants Vietnam to release some prisoners of conscience in coming weeks, US rights official says - @Reuters

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Vietnam War

Photo: The remains of a US soldier killed in Vietnam is returned at Washington's National Airport - @carolynryan

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South Korea

Vietnam and South Korea sign free trade agreement, statement confirms - @Reuters

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South Korea

South Korea and Vietnam sign bilateral free trade agreement, Seoul government says, with countries seeking to implement the deal before the year's end - @YonhapNews

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Vietnam

2 Su-22 fighter jets collide in Vietnam, pilots eject but are still missing - @XHNews

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Vietnam

Hundreds of villagers in central Vietnam block traffic in Hanoi to protest pollution from coal-fired thermo power plant - @AP

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Ha Tinh, Ha Tinh, VN

At least 14 people killed, 28 injured when scaffolding collapses at construction site in central Vietnam, police say - @AP

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