Outgoing president warns Philippines about specter of martial law

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Outgoing president warns Philippines about specter of martial law

Philippines President Benigno Aquino on Sunday appealed to Filipinos to defend their freedom and democracy and remain vigilant as he warned the horrors of martial law under the late Ferdinand Marcos could happen again.

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Vietnam war dead return to Australia

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Vietnam war dead return to Australia

The remains of Australian troops killed in the Vietnam War and their families were returned to Sydney Thursday in a formal military ceremony, half a century after being buried in Malaysia and Singapore.

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Merkel, Hollande together mark 100 years since Verdun battle

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Merkel, Hollande together mark 100 years since Verdun battle

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande marked the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Verdun side-by-side on Sunday, laying a wreath at a cemetery in northeastern France for the 300,000 soldiers killed.

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Hero's burial plan for Philippine dictator Marcos sparks outrage

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Hero's burial plan for Philippine dictator Marcos sparks outrage

Plans by the Philippines' controversial president-elect to give late dictator Ferdinand Marcos a hero's burial triggered outrage on Tuesday, with martial law victims warning it would whitewash the strongman's crimes.

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U.S. to give Philippines eye in sky to track South China Sea activity

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U.S. to give Philippines eye in sky to track South China Sea activity

The United States will transfer an observation blimp to the Philippines to help it track maritime activity and guard its borders amid rising tensions in the South China Sea, a U.S. diplomat said on Monday.

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In the graveyard, on the margins

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In the graveyard, on the margins

Kieu Thi Anh Lien gives her youngest son, 7, a shower inside a cemetery in Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City. The mother from Binh Phuoc Province said she and her husband were very poor. But life was still alright, until the day he left for work and never came back. Photos: Truong Thanh Tung/Zing.vn

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Early ultrasounds may not detect microcephaly in mothers with Zika: study

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Early ultrasounds may not detect microcephaly in mothers with Zika: study

Three ultrasounds done in the early weeks of pregnancy in a Finnish woman living in the United States infected by Zika failed to show signs of brain damage in a fetus later diagnosed with the birth defect microcephaly, U.S. researchers said in a study published on Wednesday.

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Paris bomber buried in Brussels

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Paris bomber buried in Brussels

A suicide bomber who blew himself up in the Paris attacks was buried on Thursday in Brussels, an AFP reporter witnessed, as police pursued two suspected Islamic extremists who escaped a deadly raid this week.

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Veteran film director Le Dan dies

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Veteran film director Le Dan dies

VietNamNet Bridge – Veteran film director Le Dan died on Friday in HCM City, after falling unconscious nearly one month ago. He was one of Viet Nam's first film directors.

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Hanoi to have new park-cum-cemetery

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Hanoi to have new park-cum-cemetery

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ha Noi People's Committee has approved a plan to build a park-cum-cemetery in Ha Dong and Nam Tu Liem districts.

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President underlines VN sovereignty in Lang Son Cemetery visit

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President underlines VN sovereignty in Lang Son Cemetery visit

President Truong Tan Sang underlined the continuing need to protect the country’s sovereignty during his visit to Lang Son City Cemetery, a message underlined by pupils on Phu Quoc Island.

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Vietnam's City of Ghosts, where the dead live in style

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Vietnam's City of Ghosts, where the dead live in style

Just outside Vietnam's ancient imperial capital Hue is a tiny fishing town known as the City of Ghosts, where the dead live in more opulent style than the living.

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State President underlines Vietnamese sovereignty in Lang Son Cemetery visit

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State President underlines Vietnamese sovereignty in Lang Son Cemetery visit

The State President Truong Tan Sang underlined the continuing need to protect the country’s sovereignty during his visit to Lang Son City Cemetery, a message underlined by pupils on Phu Quoc Island.

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Teenager watches over cemetery of unborn babies

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Teenager watches over cemetery of unborn babies

The first thought coming to everyone's mind when thinking about holding and burying aborted fetuses is fright. To Nguyen Khac Toan, he turns such frightening feelings into deep sympathy and determination to devote the rest of his life to taking care of the fates of these miserable beings.

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Japan's Akihito heads to Philippines in latest stop on peace parade

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Japan's Akihito heads to Philippines in latest stop on peace parade

Japan's ageing Emperor Akihito travels to the Philippines this week to visit World War II memorials, his latest pacifist pilgrimage which appears increasingly at odds with the government's rightward drift.

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