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Rare deer-like species photographed for first time in wild

Nov. 12, 2019 5:04 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A tiny deer-like species not seen by scientists for nearly 30 years has been photographed in a forest in southern Vietnam, a conservation group said Tuesday. Images of the silver-backed chevrotain, commonly called the Vietnamese mouse deer, were captured in the wild by trap cameras,...

Vietnamese court finds Australian guilty of terrorism

Nov. 11, 2019 4:53 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese court on Monday sentenced a 70-year-old Australian to 12 years in jail on terrorism charges, state media reported. The Tuoi Tre newspaper said Chau Van Kham, a Sydney resident of Vietnamese origin, was found guilty of "terrorism to oppose the people's administration" in a...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Nov. 10, 2019 11:20 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. US...

UK police identify truck victims; 10 teenagers among 39 dead

Nov. 8, 2019 11:45 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Ten teenagers were among the 39 Vietnamese found dead in a truck container in southeast England last month, local police said Friday while relaying for the first time details of those who died. The scope of the tragedy became clear as police released the names and ages of the victims in one...

UK police ID all 39 Vietnamese victims found in truck

Nov. 7, 2019 10:07 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — UK police say they have formally identified the 39 people found dead in a container truck in southeastern England and notified their families in the apparent people-smuggling tragedy. The authorities said Thursday they've been working with Vietnamese police and the coroner to identify the...

Vietnam arrests 1 more, says migrants routed through Russia

Nov. 5, 2019 3:27 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese state media have reported another arrest over the deaths of dozens of migrants in England and cite police as saying a suspect had organized for people to travel to Russia before being smuggled to the West. The state-run Tuoi Tre newspaper reported an arrest was made in Nghe...

US, China spar at Southeast Asian regional summit

Nov. 4, 2019 11:10 AM EST

NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — The rivalry between the United States and China over influence in the Asia-Pacific region was on show Monday as the two superpowers traded barbs over freedom of navigation in the region's seas. The war of words took place at the annual summit of leaders of the Association of...

Vietnam arrests 8 more in Britain trucks deaths

Nov. 4, 2019 5:39 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Police in Vietnam have arrested eight more suspects in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals found dead inside a refrigerated truck container in southeastern England. Police said the eight were arrested Sunday on charges of organizing people smuggling overseas as the...

Vigil held in UK for 39 Vietnamese who died in a truck

Nov. 3, 2019 10:53 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — London's Vietnamese community has gathered at a vigil and a service to honor the 39 Vietnamese victims who died in a refrigerated truck container in southeastern England. The community is mourning the unidentified victims, who were trying to enter Britain in hopes of finding greater...

Trump absent, ASEAN charts path for trade bloc led by China

Nov. 3, 2019 9:12 AM EST

NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders agreed Sunday to work with China and other neighbors to transcend conflicts over trade policies and territorial disputes for the sake of stronger economies and regional stability. President Donald Trump skipped the summit of the Association of Southeast...