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  1. Kevin Lancaster

    Monk in trouble for iPhone 6 photo

    Monk in trouble for iPhone 6 photo A monk in northern Vietnam could face disciplinary measures after photos of him posing with an iPhone 6 – the latest model not officially on sale in the country
  2. LazyLion

    Crane Accident cuts power to one third of Vietnam

    One mistake by a clumsy crane operator caused a 10-hour blackout over about a third of Vietnam, exposing the fragility of the nation's power grid. State electricity company EVN said in a statement Thursday that the blackout occurred Wednesday after the crane operator knocked a tree down onto...
  3. LazyLion

    Vietnam Siezes 7 Kg of Rhina Horn: State Media

    More than seven kilos of rhino horn have been seized by customs officials in Vietnam, state-run media said Monday, amid pressure on the communist country to stem demand stoking a poaching boom. The two horns, believed to have come from Africa and worth an estimated $365,000, were found hidden...
  4. LazyLion

    Vietnam Police Seize 53 King Cobras from Car

    Vietnamese police say they have seized 53 king cobras from a car in Hanoi and arrested the driver. Officer Dang Van Hanh said Monday the live snakes were taken to a wildlife rescue center near the capital where they treated before being released into the wild. King cobras are the world's...
  5. LazyLion

    Vietnamese Hopeful of Unproven Scientology "Detox"

    North Vietnamese army veteran Nguyen Anh Quoc grimaces as he forces down the last of the 35 vitamins he takes each morning. After decades of suffering from illnesses he believes were caused by exposure to Agent Orange, he is putting his faith in a regime advocated by the Church of Scientology...
  6. LazyLion

    Declassified LBJ Tapes Accuse Richard Nixon of Treason

    http://news.slashdot.org/story/13/03/21/0331256/declassified-lbj-tapes-accuse-richard-nixon-of-treason Sources: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21768668 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Chennault...
  7. R

    Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand

    Hi guys We're planning a four week holiday next year March - April. We definitely want to go to Thailand, but since we can get away for a bit longer, we'd like to do Vietnam and Cambodia as well, ending on the beaches of Phi-Phi / Phuket / Samui We're thinking 10 days Vietnam, 4 days Cambodia...
  8. S

    Visa for Vietnam

    So, just booked my tickets to Vietnam. Now to get the Visa (and everything else) sorted out. The travel agent wanted to charge R1800 for them to sort out the visa - way out of my budget. I came across this site http://www.vietnam-visa.com/, but I'm a little sceptical. Contacting the...
  9. jes

    Vietnamese socio-political commentary blog hacked

    Vietnamese socio-political commentary blog hacked A well-known political and social blog in Vietnam has been hacked, its founder said Thursday, adding to what watchdogs say is a mounting crackdown in the country.
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