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First Civilian Case Against Companies Who Made the Poison Agent Orange Used in Vietnam War Begins

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A French court this week started hearing the first civilian case against manufacturers of Agent Orange, a herbicide used by the United States against communist troops during the Vietnam War.

Tran To Nga, who worked as a journalist during the conflict, sued a total of 26 multinational companies in 2014 for subjecting her and her family to lifelong health issues, which earlier tests had linked to the defoliant.

Estonian Man Fined $9 After He’s Caught Slapping Married Vietnamese Woman’s Bottom

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Outrage has erupted on Vietnamese social media after an Estonian man was fined a mere 200,000 Vietnamese dong ($8.60) for sexually harassing a woman in Ho Chi Minh City earlier this year.

The incident, which was caught on surveillance camera, occurred in the elevator of an apartment building in District 2 — home to a large expatriate community — around 8 p.m. on July 11.

Cat Remains Surprisingly Calm During ‘How to Bathe a Baby’ Demo

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A soon-to-be grandfather in Vietnam has gone viral for his wholesome method of teaching his son how to give a baby a bath by using a very calm cat.

The video, which was first posted on Facebook on Nov. 7 by Vinh Quang Phạm. It shows the Ông nội (grandfather) holding their family cat in his hands and explaining to his son that he must support the baby’s head while washing the body, according to Says.

OC Man Says He Was ‘Kidnapped’ for Trying to ‘Overthrow the Government’ in Vietnam

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Michael Nguyen, the Vietnamese American who spent more than two years of incarceration in Vietnam, has spoken to the media for the first time since his release and revealed some details of his arrest.

Speaking in a Zoom news conference on Wednesday, the 56-year-old U.S. citizen from Orange County, California said he was taken against his will while visiting Vietnam in July 2018, according to Reuters.

American Jailed in Vietnam for Allegedly Trying to ‘Overthrow’ Government Returns Home

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Michael Nguyen, the Vietnamese American man who was imprisoned in Vietnam for allegedly “attempting to overthrow the government,” has been released and returned to his home in California.

The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi confirmed Nguyen departed Vietnam last Wednesday and a family spokesman, Mark Roberts, told Reuters through email that he returned safely to Orange County on Thursday.