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# Vietnam

This year
# Communist Party
Vietnamese President resigns amid major anti-corruption purge
The sudden departure is a highly unusual move in communist Vietnam.
Last year
# wildlife
Monkey, gecko and succulent bamboo among 224 new species found in Greater Mekong
WWF said the newly identified species showed the region is a nature ‘hotspot’ but action is needed to protect wildlife.
# Buddhism
Thousands mourn Buddhist monk who brought mindfulness to the West
Thich Nhat Hanh passed away aged 95 yesterday in the city of Hue, Vietnam.
All time
# Vietnam
Man jailed for five years for spreading Covid-19 after breaching quarantine rules in Vietnam
State media said eight people became infected because of La Van Tri.
# Dublin Port
Revenue find 10.5 million illegal cigarettes in Dublin Port search operation
The tobacco products were found in a container which had come from Asia via the Netherlands.
# hanoi
Vietnam re-elects Communist party leader after secretive congress
Trong, a 76-year-old pro-China conservative, was given the nod after a week of closed-door talks.
# Storms
Thousands flee as Typhoon Vamco nears Vietnam
Thousands of people have fled their homes ahead of the typhoon making landfall.
# Essex
Two people arrested by UK police over Essex lorry deaths
One of the men arrested is from Northern Ireland.
# Repatriation
Families of Essex lorry victims to borrow from government to repatriate remains to Vietnam
Vietnam’s foreign ministry said it would help but that families would have to foot the bill.
Miniature fanged ‘deer’ not seen for 30 years rediscovered tiptoeing through Vietnam
The animal was last recorded in 1990.
Here are the names of the 39 victims of the Essex lorry tragedy
Two 15-year-old boys are among the dead.
# container tragedy
Eight arrested in Vietnam over deaths of 39 migrants in truck near London
It follows a number of arrests in the UK over the incident last month.
# Essex
Vietnam 'strongly condemns' human trafficking after confirmation all Essex lorry victims were Vietnamese
Eight women and 31 men were found dead in a refrigerated container in Essex last week.
# Vietnam
Two people arrested in Vietnam in connection with Essex lorry deaths
The move comes after British police arrested four people over the tragedy.
# Court
Family of woman feared to be among Essex lorry victims ‘begged her not to go’
More details about the victims are emerging as the lorry driver, Maurice Robinson, is due to appear in court today.
# Feature
From bikes to roast duck: The Irish businesses jumping at an incoming EU-Vietnam trade deal
Some see the agreement as a beacon of hope amid Brexit and the US-China trade war.
'She'll be all lit up': A Vietnam War helicopter is making its way to Tralee for restoration
Once restored, Pádraig Nolan plans to display the Huey in public and tour it around Ireland.
# Drug Resistance
Resistant strains of malaria spreading across south-east Asia
In some parts of south-east Asia, up to 80% of malaria parasites are drug-resistant.
# Deal or no deal
North Korea offers to hold more nuclear talks with US despite this week's summit breakdown
A meeting between the two countries this week ended unexpectedly early.
# Rocket Men
'We had to walk': Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un summit ends with 'no agreement reached'
Trump and Kim were meeting in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi for talks.
# epic journey
After 4,000km trip that included a smoke break in China, Kim Jong Un arrives in Vietnam by train
Donald Trump took a more traditional route, travelling on Air Force One.
# Rocket Men
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will meet for the second time this week: here's what to expect
The two leaders will hold talks in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi on 27 and 28 February.
# Cybersecurity
Vietnam criticised for new law cracking down on anti-State content online
Tech giants such as Facebook and Google will also have to hand over user data if asked by the government.
# tran dai quang
Vietnamese president dies after contracting 'rare virus'
The 61-year-old’s death is not likely to dramatically alter politics in the country.
'Progress was slow on my new bike startup – so I moved to Asia'
Here’s why I couldn’t have founded my company back home in Ireland.
# Vietnam
Seven die and five in coma after taking drugs at music festival in Hanoi
The victims tested positive for an unspecified drug.
# Courts
Two Vietnamese men smuggled into Ireland to work in cannabis growhouse jailed
One of the men travelled to Ireland in a shipping container.
# Making The Move
Re-United! Giggs takes academy role in Vietnam with Paul Scholes set to follow
The Old Trafford legend is set to sign a two-year contract with the famous academy.
# hanoi
These iconic sights could be ending as Vietnam's capital vows to ban motorbikes
Councilors voted to implement the ban by 2030 but opponents have called it ‘totally insane’.
# Vietnam
Man kills wedding guest after being booed off stage during karaoke performance
44-year-old Nguyen Ngoc Diep went on a stabbing spree at the wedding party after another guest mocked his singing and stole the microphone.
# Animals
Bodies of five tigers with missing organs found in Vietnamese man's freezer
Tiger bones are commonly boiled down and mixed with rice wine in Vietnam, a mixture believed to treat arthritis and promote strength.
# Malaysia
Woman accused of Kim Jong-Nam killing 'thought it was a prank'
The woman thought she was taking part in the prank for a comedy video, Vietnam said today.
# snipped
Vietnamese man has scissors removed from his body after 18 years
It was found near his colon.
# US Marines
'Mayo Boy, Vietnam Hero': The fascinating story of Patrick Gallagher
The Ballyhaunis man kept his service with the US Marines a secret until he won a top honour.
# Taking Over
Children in Vietnam are mad about GAA thanks to our inspiring expats
GAA is one of the fastest growing sports for women in Asia.
# tear gas
Drug addicts clash with police at Vietnam rehab centre
“It was a big mess,” a police officer said after the clashes which followed protests at the centre.
# Viet Cong
The US is helping to clean up Agent Orange residue, 50 years since the Vietnam War
The US is helping with a dioxin clean-up in Danang, where millions of litres of Agent Orange were stored during the war.
# reader routes
Stairway to Heaven: Central Vietnam on a motorbike
This week’s best road trip sees Thomas Fanning break up a six-day odyssey with pitstops for pagodas, diving and incredible mountain views.
# Vietnam
Body of British backpacker found six days after he called his girlfriend saying he injured himself
22-year-old Aiden Webb went missing in Vietnam while hiking a mountain solo.
# Rare
Tests show twins have different fathers after husband became suspicious one looked different
One of the twins has thick, wavy hair while the other has thin, straight hair.