Facebook ‘Napalm Girl’ row escalates as Norway PM posts picture

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Facebook ‘Napalm Girl’ row escalates as Norway PM posts picture

Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg joined escalating protests over censorship by Facebook Inc., posting the iconic Vietnam War picture of the “Napalm Girl” to her profile on the social media network.

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Vietnam opposes China’s drills in East Sea

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Vietnam opposes China’s drills in East Sea

China’s plan to hold military drills around Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) in the East Sea has once again seriously violated Vietnam’s sovereignty over the archipelago, the Vietnamese foreign ministry said Monday.

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Philippines scrambles to soothe tensions after insult to Obama

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Philippines scrambles to soothe tensions after insult to Obama

The Philippines scrambled to defuse a row with the United States on Tuesday and its new president, Rodrigo Duterte, voiced regret for calling President Barack Obama a "son of a bitch", comments that prompted Washington to call off a bilateral meeting.

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Obama's planned meeting with Philippines leader thrown into doubt

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Obama's planned meeting with Philippines leader thrown into doubt

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday he was considering whether or not to meet his Filipino counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, this week, amid alarm over the latter's campaign against illegal drugs in which thousands of people have died.

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Minh Tri hat-trick helps Vietnam beat Guatemala on Futsal World Cup debut

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Minh Tri hat-trick helps Vietnam beat Guatemala on Futsal World Cup debut

Vietnam beat Guatemala 4-2 on their Futsal World Cup debut in Columbia Sunday with a hat-trick by Minh Tri.

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U.S. regulator tells air passengers not to turn on Galaxy Note 7 phones

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U.S. regulator tells air passengers not to turn on Galaxy Note 7 phones

Airline passengers should not turn on or charge their Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) Galaxy Note 7 smartphones during flights or stow them in checked baggage due to concerns over the phone's fire-prone batteries, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said.

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Syria ceasefire approaches with Assad emboldened, opposition wary

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Syria ceasefire approaches with Assad emboldened, opposition wary

An emboldened President Bashar al-Assad vowed on Monday to take back all of Syria, hours before the start of a Russian and American-backed ceasefire, which Assad's opponents described as stacked in his favor.

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Floods in China kill almost 130, wipe out crops

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Floods in China kill almost 130, wipe out crops

Severe flooding across central and southern China over the past week has killed almost 130 people, damaged more than 1.9 million hectares of crops and led to direct economic losses of more than 38 billion yuan ($5.70 billion), state media said on Tuesday.

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Decades after Vietnam War, Laos grapples with unexploded bombs

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Decades after Vietnam War, Laos grapples with unexploded bombs

Almost half a century later, scars from the U.S. Air Force's bombings are still visible in Laos' Xieng Khouang Province, the area in the impoverished country most heavily bombed during the Vietnam War.

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Flash floods kill 43 in northern Pakistan: officials

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Flash floods kill 43 in northern Pakistan: officials

Overnight flash floods killed at least 43 people in northern Pakistan, the majority in a remote village that did not receive an evacuation warning before the waters hit washing away most of the settlement, officials said Sunday.

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North Korea conducts fifth and largest nuclear test

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North Korea conducts fifth and largest nuclear test

North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test on Friday, setting off a blast that was more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, and said it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile.

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Obama cancels meeting with Philippines' Duterte after insult

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Obama cancels meeting with Philippines' Duterte after insult

U.S. President Barack Obama canceled what would have been his first meeting with Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte, a White House spokesman said on Tuesday, after Duterte described Obama as a "son of a bitch".

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Obama to address lethal legacy of secret war in Laos

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Obama to address lethal legacy of secret war in Laos

Yianyang Bounxieng remembers playing with bombs as a child growing up in Xieng Khouang, a verdant and mountainous province of Laos, and the area most heavily bombed by U.S. Air Force planes during the war in neighboring Vietnam.

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Vietnam wins 2 more Rio Paralympic medals

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Vietnam wins 2 more Rio Paralympic medals

Vietnamese athletes won two more medals in swimming and javelin at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio on Monday, after the country's historic first gold medal in weightlifting last week.

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Vietnamese airlines order 40 Airbus jets worth $6.5 billion

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Vietnamese airlines order 40 Airbus jets worth $6.5 billion

Vietnamese airlines plan to order 40 Airbus jets in deals worth an estimated $6.5 billion, the European planemaker said on Tuesday, as they expand their fleets for a small but fast-growing market.

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