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A Dien Bien Phu flashback in black and white

65 years ago, the Battle of Dien Bien Phu was decisively won by Vietnamese forces, forcing the French out of Indochina.

Killed in action, a Vietnamese soldier comes back alive

A Vietnamese soldier whose death certificate was issued in 1979 has just returned to his family from Cambodia.

US publisher buys rights to Vietnamese book on deadly sea battle with China

The book about the battle that saw 64 Vietnamese die defending Spratly reefs from China will be distributed worldwide in English.
July 10, 2018 | 08:07 am GMT+7

State of the sidewalks: How cleanup campaign has changed Saigon

For some streets, it's still a case of the more things change, the more they stay the same.
March 06, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Street battle erupts at makeshift migrant camp in Paris

Video emerges showing migrants in Paris clashing with each other and with police on the night of April 14 at a makeshift migrant camp underneath a railway bridge.Amateur video has emerged showing violent clashes between groups of migrants that had erupted on Thursday in northern Paris near Stalingrad metro station.The video, filmed by resident Arnault Chene from his apartment on Boulevard de la Villette, shows groups of men, carrying wooden planks and metal poles, throwing objects at each other.According to the author of the video, a first battle erupted between groups of migrants living near the subway station started around 9 p.m. (1900GMT) which was rapidly stopped by police.Clashes started again two hours later and became much more violent that the first time.During about 20 minutes, migrants were seen fighting against each other and throwing objects in a fierce battle that hospitalized several, local media said.Migrants living near the subway station arrived on March 30th and most of them came from Calais, Arnault Chene said.Chene said that among groups opposed in the battle were some Africans and Kurdish migrants.He said it was the first time clashes took place in this makeshift camp, hosting about 300 people.The battle stopped after police arrived for the second time and threw tear gas on the migrants.Chene said that the migrants had come back to the camp as soon as Friday and that the camp was even more crowded on Sunday (April 17).Chene added that no new fight had erupted since Thursday night but that tension between groups remained high.
April 18, 2016 | 06:35 am GMT+7
 
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