(15 Jan 2019) Highlights of Today in History: Martin Luther King, Junior born;Richard Nixon suspends U.S. offensive in Vietnam;Queen Elizabeth the First crowned;Work completed on Pentagon;first Super Bowl takes place.
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In Vietnam’s “incense village”, dozens are hard at work dying, drying and whittling down bamboo bark to make the fragrant sticks ahead of the busy lunar new year holiday.
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Vietnam’s largest private conglomerate Vingroup unveils its first made-in-Vietnam mobile phones in the fast-growing country where it will face tough competition from tech giants like Samsung, Oppo and Apple.
In the mountainous villages of northern Vietnam, most people have a story about bride trafficking. Countless young women have disappeared from the region into neighbouring China, where a massive gender imbalance has fuelled the trade in brides-for-sale.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen pays an official visit to Hanoi where he is welcomed by his Vietnamese counterpart Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in the courtyard of the Presidential Palace. IMAGES
North Korea’s foreign minister kicks off an official visit to Vietnam as Pyongyang seeks to learn lessons from the Communist, one-party state’s post-war economic reform that has transformed Vietnam into one of Asia’s fastest growing economies. IMAGES
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arrives in Hanoi for his official visit to Vietnam to boost ties with the Southeast Asian nation. IMAGES
As French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe visits Dien Bien Phu — the site of the bloody 56-day battle in northern Vietnam– veteran Nguyen Tran Viet says everyone should live ‘peacefully’.
French Prime Minsiter Edouard Philippe lays a wreath at a memorial to the 1954 battle of Dien Bien Phu, where Vietnam defeated France precipitating the French withdrawal from South East Asia. IMAGES