Vietnam's president dies after viral illness

Vietnam's president dies after viral illnessQuang’s rise, at a time of growing dissent on social media and challenges to the party’s authority, signaled limits to Vietnam’s liberal agenda, despite a growing openness to social change and sweeping economic reform, experts say. Quang, 61, died in a military hospital in Hanoi of a “serious illness despite efforts by domestic and international doctors and professors,” Vietnam Television said. Quang had been ill for months, said former health minister Nguyen Quoc Trieu, who now oversees healthcare for high-ranking officials.

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Vietnam jails two Vietnamese-Americans for 14 years over bomb plots

(Corrects this Aug 22 story to clarify in the third paragraph that the convicted were not accused of a June police station bombing as originally reported; clarifies the nature of the accusations in the third paragraph; clarifies in the 11th paragraph that those arrested in relation to the police station bombing were members of a separate group.)

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