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38-year-old man Arrested for Allegedly Raping his Housekeeper’s 2-year-old Daughter
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38-year-old man Arrested for Allegedly Raping his Housekeeper’s 2-year-old Daughter

  A 38-year-old man has been arrested in Binh Thuan, Vietnam for raping his housekeeper’s two-year-old daughter. The suspect, Nguyen Quoc Lam, is being investigated under charges of "rape of a person aged under 16", the deputy director of the Binh Thuan police department, Pham That, said on Tuesday, April 20. Lam’s housekeeper often worked for his family in the central province’s Lien Huong Town. As the housekeeper and her daughter are homeless, the daughter often slept at Lam’s while her mother slept on the street. On April 17, as the housekeeper entered the house to start work, she heard her daughter’s cries. Rushing to her aid, she said, she saw Lam raping the girl, and so decided to inform the police. Lam ran away immediately after. Police eventually managed to trac...
25-Year-Old Nigerian Man, Unachukwu Chiluba Paulinus, Sentenced To Death For Drug Trafficking In Vietnam
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25-Year-Old Nigerian Man, Unachukwu Chiluba Paulinus, Sentenced To Death For Drug Trafficking In Vietnam

The People’s Court of the southwestern province of Tay Ninh, Vietnam on Tuesday, April 13, sentenced a 25-year-old Nigerian man to death for illegally transporting narcotic substances into the country from Cambodia. Unachukwu Chiluba Paulinus was arrested on February 19, 2020, in the Ta Pheng area of Thuan Tay hamlet in Loi Thuan commune, Ben Cau district, while transporting nearly 3 kilogrammes of methamphetamine. 25-year-old Nigerian man sentenced to death for drug trafficking in Vietnam He told police that he arrived in Cambodia in 2019, where he met an African man called Oscar who hired him to transport the drugs from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City for 2,000 USD. He was paid 650 USD in advance. After traveling by taxi from Phnom Penh to the border, he crossed over into ...
Nigerian Man, Ekwegbalu James Sentenced To Death In Vietnam For Drug Trafficking
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Nigerian Man, Ekwegbalu James Sentenced To Death In Vietnam For Drug Trafficking

A court in the southern Tay Ninh Province of Vietnam on Tuesday sentenced a 45-year-old Nigerian, Ekwegbalu James Nzube, to death for drug trafficking. Nzube, who was accused of trafficking nearly four kilogrammes of methamphetamine from Cambodia said he got acquainted with another Nigerian, Jone, in China in 2014, and the latter had hired him to transport drugs from Cambodia to Vietnam. In March 2020, he came to Ho Chi Minh City before going to Cambodia to fetch the drugs for which he was paid $2,000 (about N800, 000). He was apprehended by border guards in Tay Ninh Province while trying to cross illegally into Vietnam last July with about four kilogrammes of meth found inside his rucksack. Vietnam has some of the world’s toughest drug laws. Those convicted of possessing o...
Toddler Falls From 12 Story Building But Survives
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Toddler Falls From 12 Story Building But Survives

A delivery driver in Vietnam is being called a hero after he miraculously caught a toddler who fell from a 12th-floor balcony. Nguyen Ngoc Manh, 31, was sitting in his truck, waiting to deliver a package to a residence in Hanoi on Sunday, Feb 28, when he heard a child crying and a woman screaming overhead. He said that he initially brushed off the commotion as just a kid having a tantrum. But when Manh noticed people on the street panicked and shouting, he rolled down his window and looked up. To his horror he saw a little girl dangling 164-feet in the air, VN Express International reported. The heart-stopping moment was captured on video and shared on social media. Manh, a father himself, immediately exited his truck. Trying to gauge where the girl may land, he climbed ...
Nigeria Beats Russia, Vietnam, Others To Win Miss Heritage Global Pageant Hosting Rights
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Nigeria Beats Russia, Vietnam, Others To Win Miss Heritage Global Pageant Hosting Rights

Nigeria has won this year’s rights to host the 9th edition of Miss Heritage Global. It is a platform to showcase its culture to the world. Briefing newsmen in Abuja, President, Entertainment Economic Africa Group, Musa Ibrahim Mantu, hailed the Federal Ministries of Communications and Digital Economy; Information, Culture and Tourism; Industry, Trade and Investments; Special Duties and the National Lottery Trust Fund for partnering with his group to host the event. He said Nigeria was able to secure the hosting rights in spite of fierce lobbying by countries like Vietnam, Russia and others who saw the economic potentials in hosting such a large event. “This event is a 10-day event starting from 30th September when the Economic Summit will take place, then meetings with ambas...
Conjoined twins discharged from hospital after successful separation
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Conjoined twins discharged from hospital after successful separation

A pair of formerly conjoined twins were discharged from HCMC Children's Hospital in Vietnam on Wednesday morning, 7 October, 85 days after their separation.   16 months old Hoang Truc Nhi and Hoang Dieu Nhi were decked in matching pink alongside their parents during the farewell ceremony held in the hospital.     Truc Nhi and Dieu Nhi’s recovery was "near perfect," said Truong Quang Dinh, hospital director. Their digestive and urinal functions are normal and stable, with the girls developing just like any other child their age, both physically and mentally.   However, they would require further surgery until age 18 for their bodies to fully develop, he said.   Nguyen Tan Binh, director of the HCMC Department of Health, said their sepa...
Vietnam Police Seized 324,000 Used, Repackaged Condoms(Pics)
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Vietnam Police Seized 324,000 Used, Repackaged Condoms(Pics)

Police in Vietnam have seized 324,000 used condoms which were being recycled to be sold again. Paid workers were tasked with cleaning the rubber contraceptives before reshaping them with wooden dildos. The condoms were then repackaged before being resold to the public and thousands had already been sent out to the unsuspecting public.   The operation was being run from a warehouse in the province of Binh Duong in the south of Vietnam. Police raided the warehouse on Saturday and seized the used condoms. Pham Thi Thanh Ngoc, 33, the owner of the warehouse, was arrested and claimed she had been receiving the supply of used condoms once a month from unknown persons. Paid workers were tasked with washing, cleaning the condoms, sorting before reshaping them wi...
Nigeria Projected Among Top 20 Economies In The World By 2050 – BBC
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Nigeria Projected Among Top 20 Economies In The World By 2050 – BBC

Brexit, coronavirus, and trade tiffs may be making economic headwinds, but despite immediate challenges, the world economy is projected to keep growing at a rapid pace over the next few decades. In fact, by 2050, the global market is projected to double its current size, even as the UN forecasts the world’s population will only grow by a modest 26%. Though it can be challenging to predict exactly how the future will unfold, most economists agree on one thing: today’s developing markets will be tomorrow’s economic superpowers. According to The World in 2050 report by international professional services firm PwC, in 30 years, six of the seven of the world’s largest economies will be today’s emerging economies, surpassing the US (dropping from 2nd to 3rd), Japan (dropping from 4th to 8t...
Coronavirus: Vietnam Says All Its Infected Patients Cured
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Coronavirus: Vietnam Says All Its Infected Patients Cured

Amid the rapid spread of the coronavirus outbreak around the world, Vietnam has announced that all 16 infected patients in the country were discharged from hospital and declared cured. As of Wednesday, all 16 patients, including the oldest who is 73, had been cured and discharged from the hospital. For the past 15 days, including on Friday, the government also detected no new cases of infections, the last one having been reported on February 13, even as a village north of Hanoi remains under a 20-day lockdown. "If fighting COVID-19 has been a war, then we have won the first round but not the entire war because the situation can be very unpredictable," Vietnam's Ministry of Health quoted Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam as saying, referring to the illness caused by the coronavi...
Vietnam Records Three New Cases of Coronavirus
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Vietnam Records Three New Cases of Coronavirus

Vietnam has recorded three new cases of Coronavirus, bringing the total number of active cases in the Southeast Asian country to four. Vietnam's health ministry in its statement on Thursday January 30, said the three new cases all returned from the Chinese city and epicenter of the flu-like virus, Wuhan. Suc Khoe & Doi Song newspaper reported that two patients are being treated for the virus at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in the Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi, while the third case is receiving treatment at  the General Hospital in the northern province of Thanh Hoa, 160 km (100 miles) from Hanoi. 28 suspected cases have already been placed in isolation in Vietnam, after the country confirmed the first two cases of novel coronavirus in the country; a 66-yea...
Nigerian Man Arrested In Cambodia In A Methamphetamine Speaker Sting Operation
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Nigerian Man Arrested In Cambodia In A Methamphetamine Speaker Sting Operation

On November 11, 2019, the Department of anti-drug collaborated with the Dan Dan express bus company in a bust coordinated by Mr. Seth Vannak, Phnom Penh prosecutor, to seize a shipment of drugs which was being delivered from Vietnam to Sihanoukville. The police found six packs of ICE drug (methamphetamine), weighing 5895.82 grams, hidden in a speaker. After the investigation, the police arrested a Nigerian man, NDUKWU JONATHAN CHUKWUJEKWU, a 26-year-old footballer, and two Cambodian women, Pok Sreyleak, 28 years old, and Yun Sreynou, 20 years old. At 3:30 pm on the same day, the Cambodian police checked the house of the Nigerian man and found more evidence such as 9 grams of marijuana, a speaker, three phones, nine pumps, one cleaning machine, three passports. The police confiscated ...
Nigeria and Vietnam agree on visa waiver
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Nigeria and Vietnam agree on visa waiver

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja, proposed a toast to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The vice president’s toast was proposed at a dinner organised in honour of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Prof. Vuong Hue. Osinbajo, had earlier, at the Presidential Villa, received Hue and his team and witnessed the signing and exchange of the Memorandum of Understanding on waiver of visa requirements for holders of valid diplomatic and official passports. The vice president, during the toast said that Hue was his long-lost brother as both of them were born in the same year and same month– March, 1957. Osinbajo added that he and Hue were both lecturers and professors. He ...
“Allow Us Import Rice Into Nigeria” – Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Tells APC
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“Allow Us Import Rice Into Nigeria” – Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Tells APC

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam yesterday begged the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to appeal to the Federal Government to allow its country import rice to Nigeria at discounted rates. The Deputy Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Vuong Dinh Hue, made the appeal in Abuja when he led a five-man delegation to meet the Adams Oshiomshole-led National Working Committee. He said the delegation would also meet Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to present similar demands. Reacting, Oshiomhole said Nigeria would not accept such demand from Vietnam, advising the country to rather secure land and invest in rice production in Nigeria. He said Nigeria would no longer become a dumping ground for unwanted chemicals and spoilt products among others, stressing that Nigeria’s b...
Speed Darlington Calls Obasanjo An International Thief
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Speed Darlington Calls Obasanjo An International Thief

Speed Darlington who reacted to a photo of Olusegun Obasanjo in suit at Vietnam, called the former Nigerian President an international thief. Speed Darlington who called Obasanjo an international thief, further alleged that he is sure he bought the suit he wore with the money he stole from Nigeria. He wrote; I know for sure this man obasanjo bought that suit with the money he stole from Nigeria. He was never executive of any company government was his one and only come up in life. ITT = International theif Theif. What you think he went to do in Vietnam? To go count our money.
Trump, Kim To Meet In Vietnam Feb. 27
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Trump, Kim To Meet In Vietnam Feb. 27

President Donald Trump has announced he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam at the end of February as part of his administration's efforts to roll back the country's nuclear program. Addressing Congress during his second State of the Union, Trump said his relationship with North Korea's leader is "good" and progress has made in his administration's efforts to achieve peace on the Korean peninsula. Trump, however, said much work remains to be done and gave an ominous warning about the risks of heightened tensions with North Korea, going so far as to claim that Washington and Pyongyang would be at war if he had not been elected president. Trump's second face-to-face meeting with Kim will take place on Feb. 27-28, though it is not clear where in Vietnam the summit wi...
Senator John McCain Dies at 81
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Senator John McCain Dies at 81

US Senator and former presidential candidate, John McCain, has died at age 81 after a year long battle with brain cancer,  just a few days after it was announced that he had decided to stop medical treatment. McCain, a former Vietnam prisoner of war, 6-term U.S. Senator from Arizona and 2008 GOP Presidential nominee, battled an aggressive form of brain cancer called glioblastoma was diagnosed in July 2013. His family released a statement saying he died on Saturday August 25th at 4:28pm ... "with the Senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family. At his death, he had served the United States of America faithfully for sixty years.” "We are immensely grateful for the support and kindness of all his caregivers over the last year, and for the continuing outpouring of concern a...
See The ‘Golden Bridge’ In Vietnam That The Whole World Is Talking About
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See The ‘Golden Bridge’ In Vietnam That The Whole World Is Talking About

Photos have shown the the incredible bridge outside Da Nang in Vietnam which is currently wowing visitors with its completely charming and elegant design. The bridge was built to look like it is being held aloft by two giant stone hands. Known as the Golden Bridge, it stands 1,400m above sea level above the Ba Na hills, offering majestic views of the surrounding countryside. The gold-colored walkway is lined with purple Lobelia Chrysanthemums and extends for almost 150 metres, curving around in an elegant design. But it is the sculpted hands that give it the true wow factor. According to Bored Panda, the design for the bridge came from a company called TA Landscape Architecture, and while the hands look like they are carved from stone, they are actually not. “We designed the skele...
Groom And 13 Family Member Die in Car Crash On Their Way To Wedding
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Groom And 13 Family Member Die in Car Crash On Their Way To Wedding

Fourteen members of the same family were killed today in a car crash in central Vietnam on their way to a wedding party. The groom was also in the vehicle that crashed and he died instantly when their van hit a container truck, police said. The groom and his family members were heading to the bride’s family home in a neighbouring province when they were involved in an accident in Quang Nam. Their 16-seater van collided with a container truck at about 2.30am, killing 13 people instantly. Another died later in hospital. Confirming the incident, a policeman said: "All victims’ bodies were brought back to their home for burial. We are treating some of the injured in a local hospital." Local authorities said Monday they were investigating the cause of the deadly crash.
Vietnam Suffers $660m Cryptocurrency Scam
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Vietnam Suffers $660m Cryptocurrency Scam

Vietnam has vowed to tighten regulations on cryptocurrencies as authorities investigate an alleged multi-million-dollar fraud in the country, where digital units are traded in a shadowy and unregulated market. A Vietnam company, Modern Tech Jsc, was accused of scamming $660 million from tens of thousands of people who bought iFan and Pincoin cryptocurrencies, according to state media. The Ho Chi Minh City-based company promised to repay clients monthly interest — and more if they could attract other customers — but has been slow to pay them back as the value of iFan and Pincoin slumps, VNExpress reported. City authorities have asked police to investigate. Paying with cryptocurrencies is illegal in Vietnam, where they are not recognised as a legitimate tender by the central bank...
Samsung Drops Plans To Set Up Manufacturing Plant In Nigeria
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Samsung Drops Plans To Set Up Manufacturing Plant In Nigeria

Samsung has dropped the idea of establishing a manufacturing plant in Nigeria because its market share in the country is not big enough, reports Communications Week citing the firm's Africa CEO, Sung Yoon.  Yoon told a media briefing in Nigeria that manufacturing a mobile phone requires 400 components and that none is available in Nigeria. He said that though Samsung was the leading consumer electronic company in Nigeria, its share of the market is smaller than South Africa’s. He said Samsung's smartphone market share in South Africa is 80 percent, but is lower in Nigeria. According to him, other issues that affect the building of a factory in the country are infrastructure, return on investment (ROI) and the grey market. Yoon said building a production plant depends on the ROI and effi...
US Stands With Japan Against North Korean Menace – Donald Trump
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US Stands With Japan Against North Korean Menace – Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said America stood with ally Japan against the North Korean “menace”. Speaking after a summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, Trump repeated his mantra the “era of strategic patience” was over, and that the two countries were working to counter the “dangerous aggressions” of the North Korean regime. He said that Washington would work with Tokyo to sort out problems on trade between the world’s biggest and third-largest economies. Trump is on the second day of a 12-day Asian trip that is focusing on both trade and North Korea’s nuclear missile programs. Abe told the same news conference that Japan backed Trump’s stance that “all options” are on the table when it comes to North Korea, saying the two countries were “100 perce...
Donald Trump Departs US For Asia Trip
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Donald Trump Departs US For Asia Trip

US President Donald Trump departed the United States on Friday, beginning an almost two week trip to Asia that will take in five countries. Trump left Joint Base Andrews, just outside Washington, bound for Hawaii. From there he will travel on to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. As he left, Trump unleashed a barrage of invective against political foes and his own Justice Department, which is investigating his campaign’s ties to Russia. Trump also used his departure to announce that the already marathon trip will be extended to include an East Asia Summit in the Philippines, which he had been slated to miss.
US Sends Supersonic Bombers Over South Korea
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US Sends Supersonic Bombers Over South Korea

US bombers overflew the Korean peninsula Thursday as part of an exercise with Japanese and South Korean warplanes, the US Air Force said, days before President Donald Trump arrives in the region for a trip set to be dominated by the nuclear-armed North. Tensions are high over Pyongyang’s ballistic missile and atomic programmes, which in recent months have seen it test ICBMs and carry out its sixth nuclear blast. Trump’s visit will throw a spotlight on the issue, after the US President and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un traded insults and threats of war. Flights by supersonic B-1B Lancer bombers in the area always infuriate North Korea, which condemned the drill as “blackmail” early Friday. Two B-1B aircraft took off from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, and were joined west of...
China Says Has Agreement With Vietnam On Managing South China Sea Dispute
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China Says Has Agreement With Vietnam On Managing South China Sea Dispute

China and Vietnam have reached agreement on managing their dispute in the South China Sea through friendly talks, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Friday, following an ugly spat over the summer between the two communist neighbors. The countries have long been at loggerheads over the strategic waterway, through which more than $3 trillion in cargo passes every year, with Vietnam having emerged as the most vocal opponent of China’s claims to the majority of the regional sea. A scheduled meeting between their foreign ministers in August was canceled on the sidelines of a regional gathering in Manila amid an argument about militarization in the South China Sea and island-building. Hanoi and Beijing, however, have sought to get relations back on track, with a top Chinese leader telling his ...
Bryan Cranston Convinces Laurence Fishburne To Get A Cell Phone In Hilarious Last Flag Flying Scene
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Bryan Cranston Convinces Laurence Fishburne To Get A Cell Phone In Hilarious Last Flag Flying Scene

In an exclusive clip from director Richard Linklater’s new film Last Flag Flying — which follows three Vietnam vets as they reunite for the first time in 30 years to bury one of their sons — Sal (Bryan Cranston) hilariously tries to convince his friend Richard (Laurence Fishburne) to purchase his first mobile phone. “What if I don’t like it?” Fishburne’s character asks. “I mean we get stuck with a contract for what, a year, two years?” “What if you fall down have you thought about that?” Cranston replies, before pointing out that with a cell phone, he would be able to call somebody to tell somebody, “Help me help me. I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” “If I say yes can you shut the hell up so we can get our train?” Fisburne continues as their friend Doc (Steve Carell) laughs in the backgr...
World Bank, IMF, Oxfam Urge Nigeria To Invest In Human Capital
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World Bank, IMF, Oxfam Urge Nigeria To Invest In Human Capital

The World Bank has urged Nigeria to faithfully build and invest in critical infrastructure that would wholly support its growth aspirations. The bank’s Group President, Jim Yong Kim, in his opening remarks at the 2017 yearly meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Bank Group, said Nigeria needed to build resilience, like others, against the overlapping challenges it faced today, including climate change, conflict, forced displacements, famine and disease. According to him, most of these challenges could be tackled with deliberate efforts to raise human capacity, which calls for key investment in education. “Nigeria should think ahead. It should invest in what will grow the economy, shifting its priority. In fact, this is true of the rest of African economies,” he sa...
US President Donald Trump Challenges Secretary Rex Tillerson To IQ Test
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US President Donald Trump Challenges Secretary Rex Tillerson To IQ Test

Donald Trump’s feud with top diplomat Rex Tillerson burst back into the open Tuesday, with the US president suggesting he and his Secretary of State compare IQ scores. Having loudly dismissed reports that Tillerson once called him a “moron,” Trump showed no sign of letting the controversy go, renewing questions about Tillerson’s future as America’s top diplomat. Just to make it clear that he’s smarter than his secretary of state, Trump suggested taking a test to prove it. “I think it’s fake news,” Trump told Forbes magazine of Tillerson’s reported insult. “But if he did that, I guess we’ll have to compare IQ tests. And I can tell you who is going to win.” The explosive interview was published hours before the two men were scheduled to meet at the White House for lunch with Secr...
51 Bankers, Businessmen On Trial Bor Braud
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51 Bankers, Businessmen On Trial Bor Braud

A former banking magnate and 50 others went on trial in Vietnam Monday over a multi-million dollar fraud at a major private bank, as the communist nation cracks down on corruption in the sector. Authorities have vowed to clean up an industry plagued by favouritism and dodgy loans — part of a broader drive against corruption in the country. In the latest trial, the ex-chairman of Ocean Bank, Ha Van Tham, is accused of illegally approving loans worth $23 million in 2012, ultimately leading to the bank’s demise and stripping him of his status as one of the country’s richest men. Tham and 50 other bankers and businessmen, most of whom worked at Ocean Bank, face various charges related to the illegal loan in the 20-day trial that opened Monday. Some face the death penalty, according...
Death Toll Rises In Northern Vietnam Flash Floods
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Death Toll Rises In Northern Vietnam Flash Floods

At least nine people have been killed and 24 missing after flash floods hit northern Vietnam, officials said. The floods, which arrived early on Thursday following heavy rains, resulted in deaths of six people in Son La province, two in Yen Bai province, and one in Lai Chau province, the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Friday. The three provinces reported 24 people missing in total, according to DPA news agency. The region, among Vietnam's poorest, continued to receive heavy rainfall on Friday morning with as much as 81mm in the previous 24 hours, bringing the total rainfall for the past four days to 321mm, the committee said. The heavy rainfall has damaged more than 130 hectares of rice paddies while floods and landslides have cr...
Vietnam Regrets Germany’s Comments On Exile’s Kidnapping
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Vietnam Regrets Germany’s Comments On Exile’s Kidnapping

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam said Thursday that it regretted comments by the German Foreign Ministry accusing Vietnamese intelligence services of kidnapping a former Vietnamese oil executive who's wanted back home on embezzlement charges. German authorities believe Trinh Xuan Thanh was snatched in Berlin and gave the Vietnamese intelligence attache 48 hours on Wednesday to leave the country. Thanh faces embezzlement charges, which carry the death penalty. He had sought asylum in Germany but his application had not been processed yet while Vietnamese authorities sought his extradition. Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang told reporters that the comments were "very regrettable" and that Thanh turned himself in to police in Vietnam on July 31. "Vietnam always attaches...
China Will Fiercely Protect Its Sovereignty – Xi
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China Will Fiercely Protect Its Sovereignty – Xi

China will fiercely protect its sovereignty against “any people, organisation or political party”, President Xi Jinping warned Tuesday, as the country celebrated the 90th anniversary of its military. The message comes as the ruling Communist Party (CCP) faces political resistance in semi-autonomous Hong Kong, where many locals fear Beijing is tightening its grip, and in self-ruled Taiwan, which China views as a rebel province awaiting reunification. The Asian giant is also mired in several bitter border disputes with its neighbours, including an ongoing stand-off with India over territory on China’s border with Bhutan. “We will never allow any people, organisation or political party to split any part of Chinese territory out of the country at any time, in any form,” Xi told an aud...
We Are Importing Poison, Not Rice – Kebbi Gov
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We Are Importing Poison, Not Rice – Kebbi Gov

Gov. Abubakar Bagudu, the Chairman, Presidential Taskforce on Rice and Wheat Production, has condemned the continuous importation of rice into the country, describing it as importation of poison. Bagudu, who is also the governor of Kebbi, told journalists on Sunday in Birnin-Kebbi that the imported rice, auctioned by different countries, was no longer good for human consumption. The chairman, who expressed regret over citizens’ patronage of foreign rice, said imported rice usually contained preservatives, which are poisonous. He disclosed that there were three major importers of rice into the country who specialised in importing very cheap, auctioned rice into the country. The governor said that Thailand in April 2017, auctioned 1.62 million tonnes of rice at about $140 per ton...
Fed Govt Begs Indonesia Over Nigerians On Death Row
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Fed Govt Begs Indonesia Over Nigerians On Death Row

The Federal Government has pleaded with the government of Indonesia to commute the death penalty passed on Nigerians in the country’s prison, to life imprisonment. Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama, made the plea in a joint communique issued at the end of bilateral meeting between the Minister and Mrs Retno Marsudi his counterpart from Indonesia. He said, “on consular issues, Nigeria recognises the drugs emergency situation in Indonesia and pleaded for commuting death penalty to life imprisonment.” This is not the first time that the government is pleading on behalf of Nigerians on death row in Indonesia. Available report shows that FG had pleaded so many times for Nigerian on Death row in Indonesia. in May 2012, February 2013, March 2015 and more recently in July 2016 ...
Nigeria Will Start Exporting Yams To Europe In June 2017 – Agric Minister, Ogbeh
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Nigeria Will Start Exporting Yams To Europe In June 2017 – Agric Minister, Ogbeh

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, has said that arrangements had been concluded for the first container of yams to leave the shores of Nigeria for the European continent on the 29th of June this year. He disclosed this in Abuja during a chat with journalists on the achievements of his Ministry since the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government took over power two years ago. Ogbeh stated that, within the next two years, Nigeria’s agricultural sector will regain its lost glory at the world stage as a major food producer and exporter. He noted that apart from yam that will soon be added to the list of farm produce Nigeria exports to the rest of the world, the country was doing well in the exportation of vegetables, beans and cowpeas to India, as ...
2 Nigerian Drug Dealers Caught With Cocaine In Cambodia Jailed For Life
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2 Nigerian Drug Dealers Caught With Cocaine In Cambodia Jailed For Life

33-year-old Adibe Paschal and his partner in crime 42-year-old Okafor Ifeanyi Anthony were in May 2016 arrested for allegedly smuggling 1.27 kg of cocaine in their stomach to Cambodia. The drug smugglers heading to Pattaya in Thailand appeared in court on Wednesday and were sentenced to life imprisonment and $10,000 fine each for smuggling more than 1kg of cocaine into Cambodia. Investigation revealed that the Thailand-bound drug smugglers departed Nigeria for Vietnam and arrived Cambodia via Dubai from where they were arrested. Wonder why these young men risk their life all because of fast money.
17 Mar, 1968 – England Anti Vietnam War Demonstrators
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17 Mar, 1968 – England Anti Vietnam War Demonstrators

17th March, 1968 : 10,000 Anti Vietnam war demonstrators rally at Trafalgar square peacefully but when the demonstration moves outside the United States embassy in London, the demonstration turns violent with 130 injured, fifty taken to hospital including up to 25 police officers.
China’s Aircraft Carrier Leaves Taiwan
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China’s Aircraft Carrier Leaves Taiwan

China's sole aircraft carrier sailed out of the Taiwan Strait on Thursday morning, a day after Taiwan scrambled fighter jets and navy ships to shadow the carrier group through the narrow waterway separating China from the self-ruled island. China's Soviet-built Liaoning aircraft carrier, returning from exercises in the disputed South China Sea, had "meticulously operated" during the navigation of the Strait, China's People's Liberation Army Navy spokesman Liang Yang said. Taiwan said the carrier group did not pose a threat. The Taiwan Straits passage and naval drills comes at a time of heightened tension between the two sides, due to Beijing's suspicion that Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen wants formal independence from China. Taiwan had said the Chinese ships did not enter...

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