Security forces battle militants in Kabul diplomatic quarter

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VietNam News English 2 day(s) ago

Gunfire and explosions rang out today in a diplomatic district of Kabul as security forces battled heavily armed militants who tried to storm a hotel owned by a prominent political family, police said.

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Vietnam may stop punishing drug, war crimes by death

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Vietnam may stop punishing drug, war crimes by death

The government has proposed abolishing the death penalty for seven crimes at a parliament session in Hanoi on Wednesday.

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Saudi advertises for swordsmen as execution rate soars

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

Saudi advertises for swordsmen as execution rate soars

Saudi Arabia advertised vacancies for eight executioners Tuesday after beheading nearly as many people since the start of the year as it did in the whole of 2014.

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Vietnam court sentences Indonesian drug mule to life in prison

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago 1 related news

Vietnam court sentences Indonesian drug mule to life in prison

Triwenning Puji Astuli (L) in police custody in September 2014. File photo.

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Vietnamese policemen raze heroin smuggling

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SaiGon GP English 3 week(s) ago 4 related news

The Police office in the mountainous northern province of Son La May 4 said that policemen had liaised with their counterparts from the Ministry of Public Security to raze out heroin smuggling with a large quantity.

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8 troopers dead in rebel attack in northeast India

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Báo Đầu Tư English 3 week(s) ago

8 troopers dead in rebel attack in northeast India

An ambush by armed rebels in India's restive northeast has left eight paramilitary personnel dead.

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Indonesia defends executions, after convicts die singing

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Indonesia defends executions, after convicts die singing

Indonesia on Wednesday staunchly defended its execution of seven foreigners including two Australians as a vital front of its "war" on drugs as testimony emerged of how they went singing to their deaths.

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Australia-Indonesia relations strained over execution

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Relations between Australia and Indonesia are under renewed strain after the execution of convicted drug smugglers. Two Australian citizens were among eight people killed by firing squad. Bloomberg's Paul Allen reports on "First Up."

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Indonesia executes drug convicts, sparks anger from Australia, Brazil

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Indonesia executes drug convicts, sparks anger from Australia, Brazil

An Indonesian firing squad executed eight convicted drug-traffickers from several countries on Wednesday, prompting Australia to recall its envoy to Jakarta and bringing an angry reaction from Brazil.

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Nine await mass execution in Indonesia, as foreign hopes for reprieve fade

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Nine await mass execution in Indonesia, as foreign hopes for reprieve fade

Nine drug traffickers met their families for what could be the final time at an Indonesian maximum security prison on Tuesday, after Jakarta rejected international pleas for clemency and ordered their mass execution to proceed, possibly within hours.

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Corruption allegations over Bali Nine trial sets Australia-Indonesia row

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Corruption allegations over Bali Nine trial sets Australia-Indonesia row

Australia made a last-minute plea on Monday for a stay in the imminent execution of two Australian drug traffickers in Indonesia, saying that reports their trial had been tainted by corruption needed to be investigated.

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Mercy pleas for Indonesia death row inmates as families arrive

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Mercy pleas for Indonesia death row inmates as families arrive

Families of foreign drug convicts set to be hauled before the firing squad in Indonesia issued desperate mercy pleas on Saturday, as France warned of "diplomatic consequences" if one of its nationals is executed.

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Family of Frenchman on Indonesia death row begs Hollande, EU to save him

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Family of Frenchman on Indonesia death row begs Hollande, EU to save him

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, meanwhile, said Paris continued to hope for a "gesture of clemency" from Indonesia, reiterating that any execution of Serge Atlaoui would have "consequences" on ties between the two countries.

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Danang Int’l Fireworks Competition to blast off

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VOV News English 1 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Danang Int’l Fireworks Competition to blast off

(VOV) - The countdown is on until five prestigious pyrotechnic companies light up the Danang skies as part of the annual International Fireworks Competition.

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Violence escalates in east Ukraine ahead of talks

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago 3 related news

Ukraine's military accused pro-Russian rebels on Monday of using heavy weapons that were meant to have been withdrawn under a ceasefire deal, after one Ukrainian serviceman was killed and six wounded in rebel-held territories.

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