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Why American veterans are returning to Vietnam

A photo of Greg Kleven, dated April 1967, shows him posing in front of a tin-roofed hooch, wearing an undershirt so stained it matches the sand beneath his feet. In his right hand, he is holding an M-16 rifle. His shaved head is cocked to the left and he’s sticking…

Small dams, big impact on Mekong River fish: study

WASHINGTON — Plans to build hydropower dams along small branches of southeast Asia’s longest river could have a devastating impact on millions of people who rely on the world’s largest inland fishery, scientists said Monday. Plenty of attention has focused on plans to develop 11 big dams along the main…

Banned books hot property in censored Vietnam

From irreverent cartoons to “depraved” short stories, Vietnam’s pop culture is attracting the attention of print censors who experts say are struggling to accept an increasingly brash literary scene. After years spent keeping political texts off the printing presses, authorities are setting their sights on the growing market of publishing…

Doctors to remove Vietnamese man’s 90kg tumour

A man left unable to walk by a tumour on his right leg that weighs more than the rest of his body went under the knife in Vietnam on Thursday to have the growth removed, hospital officials said. Nguyen Duy Hai’s massive 90 kilogramme (198 pounds) tumour is to be…

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