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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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China

China welcomes Vietnam's decision to compensate the victims of the anti-China protests in May - @Reuters

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Vietnam

US military chief holds talks with Vietnamese officials to boost military ties with country - @AP

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business

European Union's top diplomat says she hopes the EU will soon conclude a free-trade agreement with Vietnam - @AP

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North Korea

North Korea's foreign minister visits Vietnam to expand ties between both nations - @AP

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religion/belief

UN official visiting Vietnam concludes that serious violations of religious freedom exist there, notes some improvements - @AP

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Rammasun

Typhoon Rammasun weakens slightly while making final landfall near China, Vietnam border - @twc_hurricane

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2014 World Cup

Officials: At least 3 suicides in Vietnam due to illegal betting on the World Cup; One man drank a bottle of pesticide - @Reuters

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Vietnam

Update: Vietnam official raises helicopter crash death toll to 18; 3 being treated for serious injuries - @AP

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air travel

Military helicopter crashes close to the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, killing 16 people, officials say - @BBCNewsAsia

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Samsung

Samsung receives approval from Vietnamese authorities to build $1 billion factory to produce smartphone and tablet displays - @WSJ

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South China Sea dispute

Chinese envoy: Vietnam, China have common desire to solve tensions in disputed waters of South China Sea - @AP

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South China Sea dispute

Vietnam is taking 'dangerous actions' at sea, China says, after the two countries traded accusations over the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat - @Reuters

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China

#BREAKING Vietnamese fishing boat capsizes after repeatedly interfering with Chinese fishing boats in #SouthChinaSea. Crew have been rescued - @cctvnews

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