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Former Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea denied charges of genocide and other crimes Thursday on the last day of his trial but expressed “deepest remorse” for the deaths of some 1.7 million Cambodians during the regime's rule in the 1970s.
Khmer Rouge defendant denies charges


A pro-democracy blogger broke the news of his own detention in Vietnam through Facebook, another sign of how the social network is shaking up the country's activist movement and worrying its authoritarian rulers.

A Vietnamese activist received a 15-month suspended prison sentence Tuesday for “abusing democratic freedoms” through his Facebook posts — part of an escalating crackdown on dissent by the communist regime.

Governor of the State Bank of Viet Nam Nguyen Van Binh has committed to take more measures against cross ownership in local commercial banks to make the banking system safer.

Hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese lined the streets Sunday for the funeral of independence hero General Vo Nguyen Giap, who orchestrated the country's stunning wartime victories over France and the United States.
Vietnamese bid final farewell to war hero


Tens of thousands of people gathered in Hanoi Saturday to pay their respects to Vietnam's independence hero General Vo Nguyen Giap, lying in state in the capital after he died last week at the age of 102.
Vietnam mourns independence hero General Giap


At least 21 people have died and scores more have been injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory in a military complex in northern Vietnam, an army official said Saturday.
21 dead after firework factory in Vietnam goes up in flames


U.S. Senator and former prisoner of war John McCain said Monday that Vietnam's willingness to suffer “immense casualties” was the linchpin in legendary General Vo Nguyen Giap's defeat of American forces.

As news emerged of the death of Vietnam's legendary General Vo Nguyen Giap, most journalists were forced to stay silent — leaving the landmark event to be revealed by the country's swelling ranks of Internet users.
Facebook trumps state media as Vietnam mourns


Vietnam's independence hero General Vo Nguyen Giap, whose guerrilla tactics defeated both the French and American armies, died Friday at the age of 102, a government source said.
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