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China approves supply dock project in disputed Paracel islands

The move is likely to inflame tensions between China and Vietnam, who both assert claims over the small islands and reefs in the area, which China has occupied since 1974.

Vietnam arrests 20 after massive land clashes

Between 2,000 and 4,000 heavily armed riot police used tear gas and clubs to break up the protest and evict farmers camped out in Van Giang district of Hung Yen province.

Vietnam asks for help to battle mysterious disease: 19 dead

Vietnam has asked for help from the World Health Organization on Friday to investigate a mysterious illness that has already killed 19 people and caused 171 others to fall ill.

Vietnam jails ex-Vinashin execs over near-bankruptcy

Vinashin almost collapsed in 2010 after racking up debts of some $4.5 billion following attempts to expand into a wide range of peripheral business areas, from tourist resorts and animal food production to motorcycle manufacturing and real estate.

Year of the dragon promises good luck

Fireworks and feasts ushered in year of the dragon, an ancient symbol that promises strength and good luck.
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