LSD on the rise in Vietnam

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Blotting papers doused in hallucinogens, most notably LSD, are gaining in popularity in Vietnam as a new form of recreational drug, despite its prohibition by Vietnamese law.

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Drug killings to be investigated, Philippines tells US

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Drug killings to be investigated, Philippines tells US

The Philippines has vowed to investigate reports of a wave of extrajudicial killings, the government said Sunday, after Washington warned military aid to its Asian ally was dependent on respect for human rights.

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Securities companies to provide market liquidity

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VietStock FI English 1 month(s) ago

A new initiative aimed at encouraging more trading on Cambodia’s persistently quiet stock exchange will allow securities underwriters and dealers to become liquidity providers who can hold and trade shares in listed companies.

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Duterte to push ahead with name-shame in drug war as deaths rise

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Duterte to push ahead with name-shame in drug war as deaths rise

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte plans to name more than two dozen government officials allegedly involved in the illegal drugs trade, an adviser said, even as one of his critics called for a Senate probe of the crackdown.

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Waste fears as Afghan soldiers cash in on spent ammo

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Waste fears as Afghan soldiers cash in on spent ammo

Zahir Jan, a scrap metal dealer in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, pays about 175 Afghani ($2.55) per kilo of spent cartridge casings and has no trouble finding supplies from poorly paid soldiers and policemen looking for extra cash.

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Philippines' top lawyer urges more killings of suspected criminals

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Philippines' top lawyer urges more killings of suspected criminals

The Philippine government's top lawyer called Monday for police to kill more suspected drug criminals, as he defended President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on crime against mounting criticism.

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Auto dealers unfazed by recalls

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Auto dealers unfazed by recalls

Local authorised dealers of two major automobile brands said yesterday that newly announced recalls of millions of vehicles by their manufacturers would not have any significant effect on the local market.

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China's dog meat problem

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China's dog meat problem

I ate dog just once, and it was an accident. A Chinese scrap-metal dealer with whom I'm friendly invited me to a fancy hotpot restaurant in Chongqing. As the waitress delivered bowl after bowl of dunkable vegetables and raw meats for cooking at our table, I pointed to one and asked: "What's this?" My friend's answer, in heavily accented English, sounded like "duck." It tasted like a meaty hair ball.

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BMW 730Li damaged in Vietnam roadshow accident

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BMW 730Li damaged in Vietnam roadshow accident

A German automaker’s luxury four-seater car had its front end destroyed after it hit a signpost during a roadshow in central Vietnam.

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First 100 Renault electric cars to arrive in Vietnam in June

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First 100 Renault electric cars to arrive in Vietnam in June

The first 100 hi-tech and environmentally-friendly Renault-branded electric cars will arrive in Vietnam in June.

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Nissan dealers battle for turf

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Nissan dealers battle for turf

Nissan's regional distributor is locked in a court battle with the Japanese automaker’s original local authorised dealer, which is refusing to concede its exclusive right to sell the brand’s vehicles in Cambodia and has accused the distributor of circumventing its showroom floor.

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A decade on, Vietnam’s ‘bomb market’ finally begins to fear death

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A decade on, Vietnam’s ‘bomb market’ finally begins to fear death

While traders at a major scrap collection hub in the north-central Vietnamese province of Nghe An would previously accept just about any pieces of metal offered a decade ago, including bombs or warheads, they now seem more aware of the fact that they are ‘playing with death.’

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HCMC police seize 10 kilograms of meth from Hanoian-led gang

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HCMC police seize 10 kilograms of meth from Hanoian-led gang

Ho Chi Minh City police said they had busted a drug smuggling ring and seized more than 10 kilograms of methamphetamine, local media reported.

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Vietnamese man accused of raping 12-year-old girls

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Báo Thanh Niên English 7 month(s) ago

Police in Lam Dong Province in the Central Highlands have arrested a local man on suspicion of raping two children in his neighborhood for several months.

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Volkswagen's top U.S. executive steps down amid ongoing probe

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Volkswagen's top U.S. executive steps down amid ongoing probe

Volkswagen AG's top U.S. executive is stepping down nearly six months after the German automaker admitted to installing software to allow 580,000 diesel U.S. vehicles to emit excess emissions, the company said on Wednesday.

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