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Thich Nhat Hanh obituary
Zen Buddhist monk and peace campaigner who brought mindfulness to the west

Vishvapani Blomfield

23, Jan, 2022 @3:28 PM

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From MLK to Silicon Valley, how the world fell for ‘father of mindfulness’
The Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh, who has died at 95, gave his movement a global reach and influence

Miranda Bryant

22, Jan, 2022 @7:32 PM

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Vietnamese people smuggler jailed for 15 years over deaths of 39 people
Gang leader Vo Van Hong sentenced by Belgian court over deaths in sealed lorry container in Essex

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

19, Jan, 2022 @5:39 PM

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‘Waste colonialism’: world grapples with west’s unwanted plastic
Germany and UK are big exporters of plastic, much of which lies rotting in ports in Turkey, Vietnam and other countries

Ruth Michaelson

31, Dec, 2021 @12:58 PM

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Revealed: the secret ‘forced labour’ migration route from Vietnam to the UK
Observer investigation uncovers new trafficking gateway to the west after 500 migrants found in shocking conditions in Serbia

Milivoje Pantović for N1 Television in Belgrade, Ifang Bremer, Lam Le, Peter Bengtsen and Associated Press

25, Dec, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Asia’s factory workers at the sharp end of the west’s supply chain crisis
Migrant workers lived and slept in factories swarming with Covid, sealed off from outside world

Rebecca Ratcliffe and Nhung Nguyen in Ho Chi Minh City

23, Dec, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Books that explain the world: Guardian writers share their best nonfiction reads of the year
From a Jacobean traveller’s travails in Sindh to the tangled roots of Nigeria, our pick of new nonfiction books that shine a light on Asia, Africa and South America

Guardian writers

15, Dec, 2021 @10:21 AM

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Farmers tempt endangered cranes back – by growing their favourite food
In Cambodia’s fertile Mekong delta, farmers are switching to the rice varieties loved by the world’s tallest flying bird to help stop its decline

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

20, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘I’ve always aimed big’: Vietnamese tycoon behind £155m Oxford donation
Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao has gone from importing fax machines as a student in Moscow to name-changing billionaire

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

04, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Oxford college to change its name after £155m donation
Linacre College to rename itself Thao College after funding offer from Vietnam’s richest woman

Damien Gayle

03, Nov, 2021 @1:24 PM

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Do the Saigon twist! Meet Phuong Tâm, Vietnam’s first rock’n’roll star
Playing raucous American pop in 1960s Vietnam, Phuong Tâm became a sensation – but turned her back on singing after emigrating to the US. Now she’s 76 and her incredible music can finally be heard after her daughter tracked it down

Sheila Ngoc Pham

28, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Weatherwatch: sea rises threaten low-lying land in Vietnam
South-east Asian country has a monsoon climate, and 15% of land is less than five metres above sea level

Stephen Moss

28, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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