Dengue and zika virus | AFP Animé

Videographic on dengue fever and Zika. Hundreds dead in the Philippines; a threefold increase of cases in Vietnam; hospitals overrun in Malaysia, Myanmar and Cambodia — dengue is ravaging Southeast Asia this year due in part to rising temperatures and low immunity to new strains.VIDEOGRAPHIC

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Mosquito trials raise hopes of defeating dengue | AFP

Hundreds dead in the Philippines; a threefold increase of cases in Vietnam; hospitals overrun in Malaysia, Myanmar and Cambodia — dengue is ravaging Southeast Asia this year due in part to rising temperatures and low immunity to new strains. But one group of scientists is rolling out trials to breed dengue-resistant bugs in a bid to tackle one of the world’s leading mosquito-borne illnesses, raising hopes the disease can finally be beaten.

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Monkey business: Vietnam macaque island draws tourists, and criticism | AFP

Menacing macaques snatch bags of crisps, water bottles, cookies and crackers from uneasy tourists on Vietnam’s Monkey Island, a popular attraction decried as cruel by conservationists calling for an end to animal tourism in Southeast Asia.

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Deadly flooding and landslides hit central Vietnam | AFP

Flooding and landslides in central Vietnam have left several people dead and inundated thousands of homes, after a tropical depression lashed several provinces with heavy rains and intense winds.

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Today in History for September 2nd

Highlights of this day in history: Japan signs surrender, officially ending World War II; Union forces occupy Atlanta during the Civil War; A great fire ravages medieval London; Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh dies; Wreckage of the Titanic found. (Sept. 2)

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Vietnam veteran drives from New Mexico to El Paso to pay his respects

Glen Blasdel, 83, standing alone, was one of the first people standing in line on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, to pay respects to Margie Reckard, 63, who was killed by a gunman who opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Tex., earlier this month.

Dead pets get earthly feast at Vietnam animal cemetery | AFP

Sausages, grapes, milk and mooncakes are laid at the gravestones of beloved cats and dogs at Hanoi’s pet cemetery — an earthly feast for the souls of dead animals believed to return from the afterlife for a meal to mark ghost month.

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Today in History for August 12th

Highlights of this day in history: Last U.S. combat troops leave Vietnam; Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. killed in World War II; N.J. Gov. McGreevey to resign after declaring he’s gay; Russian sub Kursk explodes; Director Cecil B. DeMille born. (Aug. 12)

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