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Communist Vietnamese capital Hanoi gets its first McDonald's, customers line up for Big Macs, Chicken McNuggets
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Communist Vietnamese capital Hanoi gets its first McDonald's, customers line up for Big Macs, Chicken McNuggets

McDonald's opened its first branch in heart of communist Hanoi, a conservative city renowned for its traditional - and cheap - Vietnamese staples

Typhoon Damrey: United Nations approves additional allocation of $4.2 million to assist Vietnam
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Typhoon Damrey: United Nations approves additional allocation of $4.2 million to assist Vietnam

The UN has approved an additional allocation of $4.2 million to assist 1,50,000 people in Vietnam affected by the devastating typhoon Damrey

Chinese president Xi Jinping makes state visit to Vietnam as neighbours attempt to solve South China Sea dispute
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Chinese president Xi Jinping makes state visit to Vietnam as neighbours attempt to solve South China Sea dispute

Vietnam gave Chinese president Xi Jinping the red carpet treatment at the start of a state visit, as the two communist neighbors try to broaden their economic ties and work on resolving territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

Watch: Heartache for sale at Vietnam's ex-lovers market
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Watch: Heartache for sale at Vietnam's ex-lovers market

At Vietnam's Old Flames market, curious customers peruse love letters and pick through perfumes, candles and clothes -- relics from failed relationships put on sale by forlorn lovers.

Typhoon Damrey batters Vietnam ahead of APEC summit; 27 dead, dozens missing
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Typhoon Damrey batters Vietnam ahead of APEC summit; 27 dead, dozens missing

At least 27 people have died and nearly two dozen are missing after Typhoon Damrey barrelled into Vietnam

Vietnam Fashion Week: Young models walk the ramp for Le Ha, Thao Nguyen
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Vietnam Fashion Week: Young models walk the ramp for Le Ha, Thao Nguyen

Child models walk the ramp for designers Le Ha and Thao Nguyen during the Vietnam Fashion Week held in Hanoi on 1 November

Vietnam in deep waters after tropical depression cause flooding, landslide
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Vietnam in deep waters after tropical depression cause flooding, landslide

At least 37 people have been killed and over 40 missing in floods and landslides after a tropical depression in northern and central Vietnam

Vietnam flash floods: 54 killed; 39 still missing as tropical storm triggers landslides
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Vietnam flash floods: 54 killed; 39 still missing as tropical storm triggers landslides

Floods and landslides have killed at least 54 people in Vietnam and left another 39 missing since a tropical depression hit the country earlier this week

Vietnam: 26 dead, 15 missing in landslides, floods; torrential rain washes dozens of villages away
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Vietnam: 26 dead, 15 missing in landslides, floods; torrential rain washes dozens of villages away

Floods and landslides caused by torrential rains have killed 26 people and left 15 missing in Vietnam's mountainous north, authorities said Monday.

Sikkim standoff: If China wants to play Kashmir card, a confident India is more than ready
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Sikkim standoff: If China wants to play Kashmir card, a confident India is more than ready

China feels that the Narendra Modi government is too assertive and needs to be taught a lesson. India is signaling that if Beijing wants to play, New Delhi is ready.

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Trade ministers commit to go ahead without United States
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Trans-Pacific Partnership: Trade ministers commit to go ahead without United States

Pacific Rim trade ministers meeting in Vietnam committed on Sunday to advance with trade pact after the United States pulled out.

RCEP deal: Trade ministers from 16 countries including India and China to meet in Vietnam
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RCEP deal: Trade ministers from 16 countries including India and China to meet in Vietnam

Trade ministers of 16 countries, including India and China, will meet on 21 and 22 May to discuss progress on the negotiations of the proposed RCEP trade deal

Vietnam investing $1 billion to create a software park in Hanoi
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Vietnam investing $1 billion to create a software park in Hanoi

The Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi is considering the construction of a software park with a total investment of over $1 billion, which will create over 40,000 jobs, officials said on Wednesday.

Chinese media slams Vietnam's deployment of missiles in South China Sea     
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Chinese media slams Vietnam's deployment of missiles in South China Sea     

The launchers deployed by Vietnam are said to be capable of striking China's runways and important trade routes in the region

Vietnam moves rocket launchers into disputed South China Sea
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Vietnam moves rocket launchers into disputed South China Sea

Hanoi wanted to have the launchers in place as it expected tensions to rise in the wake of the landmark international court ruling against China

CPI leaders to hold talks with Communist Party of VIetnam in Hanoi
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CPI leaders to hold talks with Communist Party of VIetnam in Hanoi

CPI leaders will hold bilateral talks with their communist party counterparts in Vietnam over the next week to strengthen ties between the two countries.

Vietnam elects police chief Tran Dai Quang as country's new president
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Vietnam elects police chief Tran Dai Quang as country's new president

Vietnam's National Assembly has elected the police chief to be the country's new president, the second-highest post in the country

Protests break out in Vietnam after popular blogger goes on trial
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Protests break out in Vietnam after popular blogger goes on trial

A prominent Vietnamese blogger went on trial Wednesday on anti-state charges, amid heavy security at Hanoi's central court, with police closing roads and breaking up a protest by dozens of supporters.

Prominent Vietnamese blogger put on trial for alleged anti-state posts
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Prominent Vietnamese blogger put on trial for alleged anti-state posts

A lawyer says a prominent Vietnamese blogger will be put on trial this week in Hanoi for alleged anti-state postings

Hello, Vietnam: In a move that may irritate Beijing, India plans satellite station in Hanoi
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Hello, Vietnam: In a move that may irritate Beijing, India plans satellite station in Hanoi

India will set up a satellite tracking and imaging centre in southern Vietnam that will give Hanoi access to pictures from Indian earth observation satellites that cover the region, including China and the South China Sea, Indian officials said.