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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Vietnam

All time
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# Adoption
Adoptions from Vietnam could restart in weeks, Government says
Children’s minister Frances Fitzgerald said the door could soon be open for Irish couples to adopt Vietnamese children.
# Irony
Mark Zuckerberg holidays in Vietnam... where Facebook is banned
Zuckerberg spent Christmas Eve in the popular tourist destination Ha Long Bay but he may have had trouble logging on…
# Just Because
Here's what a Christmas tree made of mobile phones looks like
Not that you were wondering.
# Khmer Rouge
Pol Pot's deputy tells court: Khmer Rouge 'were not bad people'
Nuon Chea, on trial for genocide, today denied responsibility for the mass killings of his fellow Cambodians – blaming their deaths on neighbouring Vietnam.
# Storms
Asia reels from floods as storm hits Vietnam
Monsoon flooding, typhoons and storms across Asia have left more than 600 people dead or missing in recent weeks. Today, Vietnam has had to evacuate tens of thousands of people ahead of a tropical storm.
# Vietnam
Schools close in Vietnam after virus outbreak kills over 100 children
Over 57,000 have fallen ill in Vietnam this year from a hand, foot and mouth virus which typically affects up to 15,000 children a year.
# Health
UN agency warns of potential bird flu resurgence
A mutant strain of the virus has been confirmed in China and Vietnam, and is believed to have been spread by wild bird migration.
# Airlifted
Cork man airlifted home after Cambodia crash
The 29-year-old man was seriously injured after a bus crash whilst he was travelling in Cambodia last month.
# Killing Fields
Khmer Rouge: A timeline
An estimated 1.7 million people died under the brutal regime of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in the seventies.
# Cambodia
"Killing fields" trial opens in Cambodia
The trial represents the last chance to bring the Khmer Rouge leadership to justice.
# Snakes on a Train
Snakes on a train! Deadly cobras found beneath train seat in Vietnam
The cobras, protected by law in Vietnam, were most likely destined for the dinner table.
# Adoption
Agency to help Irish people looking to adopt abroad
Arc Adoption is the first mediation agency to be approved under the Hague Convention. It’s hoped that adoptions from Vietnam will resume soon, after they were suspended in early 2010.
Minister asks Adoption Authority to assess situation in Vietnam
Frances Fitzgerald says it’s time for Irish adoption officials to travel to Vietnam and assess the country’s progress on its adoption system reform.
# Bob Dylan
Dylan to perform in Vietnam for the first time - but ticket prices equal a month's wages
Bob Dylan has announced he will play in Vietnam for the first time ever – but, with tickets priced at just over the average monthly minimum wage, how many locals will be able to go?
# Libya
Gaddafi threatens 'another Vietnam' as Libyan crisis deepens
Pro-Gaddafi forces are said to have bombed rebel held targets, as the US plays down talk of a no-fly zone and Venezuela offers to mediate the crisis.
# Vietnam
12 killed after Vietnam tourist boat sinks
Over a dozen people were rescued when boat sank suddenly during calm conditions last night.
# Vietnam
Boy killed by crazed elephant in Vietnam
Local chief says elephants dislike things made of metal, and that the teenager was riding a motorbike at the time of the attack.
# Adoption
HSE to hand over authority of adoption assessments
It will become more difficult to adopt from some countries overseas, as the HSE hands over authority of adoption assessments.
# Vietnam
Trains come to end of the line in Vietnam floods
1,400 rail passengers stranded as railway swept away by rain and flooding claims at least 26 lives