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  • Vietnam frees two more political activists

    (Reuters) - Vietnam has freed two more political dissidents, making it three activists released in the space of a week, as pressure increases on the communist government to stop jailing its critics. Nguyen Tien Trung, a 30-year-old blogger, was freed...
  • Irvine drops 'friendship city' plan with Vietnam town amid protest

    Confronted with nearly 600 protesters upset over a proposal to join Irvine in "friendship" with city of Nha Trang in Vietnam, Irvine City Council members Tuesday night voted to revise their rules for choosing cities to be friends with. After more than...
  • Harry Tucker: Air Force captain was demanding surgeon, great story teller

    Harry Tucker: Air Force captain was demanding surgeon,  great story teller
    He went as far as Siberia to learn new medical procedures, and his military background helped revitalize the orthopedics program at Orlando Regional Medical Center. But Harry Tucker was also quick with a story, never met a stranger and was always fun to...
  • Rising wages squeeze Bangladesh garment makers as factories await upgrades

    DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh garment factory owners say they are soaking up much of the cost of nearly doubling wages as some global retailers balk at price hikes, leaving less money for safety improvements urged by apparel chains after last year's Rana...
  • Hansen: The guerrilla poet of Laguna Beach

    Hansen: The guerrilla poet of Laguna Beach
    If you ask poet John Gardiner a question, the path to the answer is not a straight line. It's a meandering journey that transports you to mysterious places and events that seem surreal at first, as if you've gone down some rabbit hole. Where else...
  • Backlash ends Irvine's plan for 'friendship' with Vietnamese city

    Backlash ends Irvine's plan for 'friendship' with Vietnamese city
    When a city councilman in Irvine dreamed up the idea of forming a relationship with a coastal town in Vietnam, the leaders of this increasingly multicultural community got a quick, decisive lesson in foreign relations. Hundreds of Vietnamese Americans,...
  • A new Cold War?

     A new Cold War?
    It was a grim and shocking spectacle when the brutal regime in Moscow sent troops marching into a neighboring country that was trying to exercise its independence. Americans and Europeans were appalled when the Soviet army invaded Hungary in 1956, but...
  • Veterans push to smoke pot to ease PTSD, other ailments

    WASHINGTON After flying helicopters in Vietnam for 30 months, Perry Parks couldn't stop the panicked dreams. "I was flying through wires all the time and I never hit the wire," said Parks, 71, a retired military commander from Rockingham, N.C. "I'm a...
  • Malaysia defends search for missing jet as cooperation falters

    Malaysia defends search for missing jet as cooperation falters
    BEIJING -- Malaysian officials are defending their handling of the frustrating search for the Boeing 777 that vanished without a trace on Saturday morning on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. "We have nothing to hide," said acting transportation...
  • Crescenta Valley Briefs: Teen suicide prevention talk at CVHS, GPD to host ID theft prevention talk, Vietnam vets to be honored

    A free discussion titled “Teen Suicide Prevention” will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. this Thursday in the library at Crescenta Valley High School, 2900 Community Ave., La Crescenta. Ilin Magran of Healthy Start/Student Support Services and...
  • FilMart: 'Second Coming' Scores in 3D

    HONG KONG -- Proving that 3D is still a concept with business legs in Asia, All Rights Entertainment has done brisk sales business on stereoscopic horror film "The Second Coming." Directed by Herman Yau ("Ip Man: The Final Fight",) the film is supposedly...