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Source: The Independent

Ho Chi Minh City :: Vietnam | updated 2014-04-08 15:47:27 -0700 | disasters-news

Thomas Polgar was the last CIA station chief in Saigon during the Vietnam War; he helped direct the frantic airborne evacuation of US citizens and Vietnamese leaders during the final days. A Hungarian who had served in a US espionage...
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Source: Datzhott

Ho Chi Minh City :: Vietnam | updated 2014-04-08 02:17:24 -0700 | disasters-news

A Final Look Back (and Forward) at the History in Mad Men' AMC Some TV shows adhere to our thoughts, like glue, tape or that brand of putty known for extreme silliness. These are shows where half the cast might...
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Source: Herald Tribune

Ho Chi Minh City :: Vietnam | updated 2014-04-03 17:12:54 -0700 | disasters-news

Through the iron gates of the American Embassy in Saigon, Randy Smith stares at his Vietnamese girlfriend and makes the choice to leave her behind. Michael Sweeney covers his eyes as the transport on which he has just loaded dozens...
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Source: The Guardian

Vũng Tàu :: Vietnam | updated 2014-04-02 23:13:47 -0700 | disasters-news

John Schumann has turned his anti-war anthem I Was Only Nineteen into an illustrated children's book. Video: Allen & Unwin As the centenary of the first world war approaches, our children will hear an awful lot of stories about glorious...
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Source: War In Context

Quảng Ngãi :: Vietnam | updated 2014-03-30 18:43:51 -0700 | disasters-news

That book, that specific copy, had a history of its own.  It was a Knopf first edition, published in 1967 in the midst of the Vietnam War, after the then-shocking text had appeared in the New Yorker magazine. An on-the-spot...
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Hanoi :: Vietnam | updated 2014-03-19 19:19:53 -0700 | disasters-news

In a mounting clampdown on Internet freedom in Vietnam, blogger Pham Viet Dao was sentenced to prison today for online posts critical of the Communist Party-led government, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns the ruling...
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Hanoi :: Vietnam | updated 2014-03-19 02:51:33 -0700 | disasters-news

All charges against the blogger Pham Viet Dao, 62, should be dropped, and he should be released immediately and unconditionally, Human Rights Watch said today. Pham Viet Dao, 62, was arrested on June 13, 2013, in Hanoi, for allegedly violating...
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Source: Inquirer.net

Ho Chi Minh City :: Vietnam | updated 2014-04-13 01:21:40 -0700 | disasters-news

Barack Obama is moving to right old wrongs by belatedly awarding the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military honor, to 24 Army veterans who served during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Just three of those being honored during...
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Hanoi :: Vietnam | updated 2014-03-16 11:01:12 -0700 | disasters-news

An estimated 9.6 per cent of children aged 5-17 in Viet Nam are child labourers, showed the main findings from the first National Child Labour Survey launched in Hanoi. There are 1.75 million Vietnamese children, with two in every five...
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Breaking News: CPJ condemns Vietnamese blogger sentenced on anti-state charges
 
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Hanoi :: Vietnam | updated 2014-03-04 21:39:39 -0800 | disasters-news

Vietnamese blogger Truong Duy Nhat was sentenced to prison today for online posts critical of the country's Communist Party-led government, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns the ruling and urges Vietnamese authorities to stop persecuting...
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Hanoi :: Vietnam | updated 2014-04-12 01:13:50 -0700 | disasters-news

The trial of the blogger Truong Duy Nhat scheduled for March 4, 2014 in Da Nang demonstrates that there is no slackening of the Vietnamese authorities’ determination to target people for peaceful criticism, Human Rights Watch said today. In his...
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Source: War In Context

Ho Chi Minh City :: Vietnam | updated 2014-02-23 16:47:29 -0800 | disasters-news

A few days after John F Kennedy's assassination, Lyndon Johnson sat in his kitchen with his key advisers working his first speech to Congress. It was the evening of Kennedy's funeral Johnson was now president. The nation was still in...
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Hanoi :: Vietnam | updated 2014-03-31 02:06:49 -0700 | disasters-news

A coalition of 14 human rights NGOs and networks strongly condemns this week’s decision by an appeal court upholding a 30-month prison sentence for Vietnamese human rights lawyer and blogger Le Quoc Quan. Mr. Quan has been detained since December...
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Breaking News: Shapes Of Things - February 19, 1965 - Past Daily
 
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Ho Chi Minh City :: Vietnam | updated 2014-02-19 11:32:26 -0800 | disasters-news

A sign things were sliding downhill fast.Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio: Overseas Assignment – Coup in South Vietnam – Week ending February 20, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound CollectionAs if there weren’t enough indications...
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Source: Mail Online UK

Ho Chi Minh City :: Vietnam | updated 2014-02-19 10:43:16 -0800 | disasters-news

Illuminated by a beam of light, a solitary caver gazes at the looming rock face towering above him as he stands in the biggest limestone caves in the world. American photographer Ryan Deboodt took the images in Vietnam's Phong Nha...
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