Philippine navy troops on March 23 successfully rescued two Malaysians held hostage by Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf militant group for eight months in the waters off the southern Philippines.
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Indonesia’s counterterrorism squad has arrested four suspected Islamic militants who were trying to establish a jihadist training camp in eastern Indonesia and likely had links with Abu Sayyaf militants in the southern Philippines, source from VNS.
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A charity walk aiming to raise VND600 million for the women’s development fund was organized in Ho Chi Minh City on March 25.
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Vietnamese Defence Minister, Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich and Minister of Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces, Sen. Lieut. Gen Leopoldo Cintra Frias signed a 2017-2019 cooperation plan following their talks held in Ha Noi on March 23.
VGP – State President Tran Dai Quang and PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc have extended congratulations to Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and PM Alexis Tsipras, respectively, on the occasion of the National Day of the Hellenic Republic.
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The central province of Quang Nam yesterday held a meeting for its 20th anniversary re-establishment and received the Independence Order First Class.
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Following outbreaks of methanol poisoning have occurred when methanol is used to adulterate moonshine, Vietnam's Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh yesterday presided a meeting with related agencies to tighten monitor on production and sales of alcohol as well as toxic substance methanol.
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South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry has been successfully hauled onto a giant heavy lifting ship, officials said Saturday, a step towards returning the vessel to port.
WASHINGTON: Donald Trump suffered a bitter defeat on Friday (Mar 24) in his first major legislative challenge, as the president's effort to repeal Obamacare was shot down by rebel Republican lawmakers.
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A man detonated a bomb Friday near a police post on a busy road near Dhaka's airport, killing himself but causing no other injuries, according to Bangladeshi police.
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