Vietnamese police say they have seized 53 king cobras from a car in Hanoi and arrested the driver.
China says it is opening up a disputed island chain to tourism in another step in its battle to stake its claim on the territory.
China said its navy fired flares at Vietnamese fishing boats but denied Hanoi's claim that a vessel was damaged.
Vietnam has accused a Chinese vessel of firing a flare on a Vietnamese fishing boat.
Vietnam has said it will begin participating in UN peacekeeping operations from early next year.
Southeast Asian leaders want China to start formal talks "as soon as possible" to prevent an outbreak of violence in disputed South China Sea territories.
Washington is a vocal proponent of intellectual property rights, and a site like Zing would be shut down in the United States.
A critically endangered turtle that somehow made it to Vietnam decades ago has been returned to its original home: Cambodia.
A baby boy is on the mend after being critically injured in a fall in Vietnam which killed his New Zealand grandmother.
A New Zealand woman has died after an accident in Vietnam which has left her newborn grandson in a critical condition.
At least 27 people have been killed as typhoon Kai-Tak swept across Northern provinces of Vietnam over the weekend, said government officials.
The United States has begun cleaning up Agent Orange 50 years after it was first used in Vietnam.
Four decades ago an American soldier wrote home, telling of the horrors he saw in Vietnam.
A single photo communicated the horrors of the fighting in a way words could never describe, helping to end one of the most divisive conflicts in American history.
Obama has paid tribute to the men and women who have died defending America, pointing to Vietnam veterans as an under-appreciated and sometimes maligned group of war heroes who remained true to their nation despite an unwelcome homecoming.
A water buffalo injured 10 people in central Vietnam while rampaging down crowded streets, across a river and through a house before being gunned down at a kindergarten, an official said.
A Vietnamese traffic cop clung to the windshield wipers of a moving bus for nearly a kilometre.
Vietnam has accused China of violating its sovereignty in the latest spat between the communist neighbours over disputed islands in the South China Sea.
A court in southern Vietnam has sentenced five people to death for heroin trafficking.
Vietnam has sentenced a Buddhist activist to five years in prison for distributing anti-government leaflets and CDs.
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