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‘Trump’ and ‘Kim’ Go Head-to-Head at Hanoi Hair Salon

VOA NEWS/Khanh An WASHINGTON — At Hanoi's Tuan Duong Hair Salon, it's all about the haircut homage. As Vietnam's capital city prepares to host the second summit between North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, and President Donald Trump, salon owner Tuan Duong is offering free haircuts to customers eager to sport the distinctive hairstyle of either leader. "The idea came out from our love of peace," Duong told VOA's Vietnamese Service by telephone. "The Trump-Kim second summit is about peace. I am Vietnamese, who lives right in Vietnam's capital, where everybody loves peace. Thus, I want to contribute my very small…
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Plaque Rededication for Fallen Cranston Native and Air Force Vietnam War Hero

CRANSTON, RI—Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung invited the Cranston community to attend a special plaque rededication ceremony for fallen war hero and Cranston native Col. Frederic Mellor in Rolfe Square on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 10 Col. Mellor, an Air Force pilot who was listed as missing in action for 53 years after his plane was shot down in Vietnam, was recently positively identified and transported back to the United States for a proper homecoming and burial at the Veterans Cemetery in Exeter last month. Before he was identified, Mayor Fung’s administration was in the process of correcting a misspelling of Col. Mellor’s name on…
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This Day In History

Today In History: March 16 1968

The My Lai Massacre On March 16, 1968 United States troops launched an operation in the region of Son My in search of Vietcong. The second lieutenant William Laws Calley and his section was assigned the My Lai area. Upon arriving at the landing zone the helicopters left the soldiers and moved to a standby position. Over four hours, Calley and his men raped women and girls, killed livestock and set fire to the houses until the town razed completely. Finally, they threw the survivors in a ditch. Pilots and gunners saw how Calley fired his weapon against them and…
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Featured

Family Heard The Last Communication From Missing Plane

Relatives of the 154 Chinese passengers on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared last Friday heard the communication of aircraft pilots with air traffic controllers in Malaysia and Vietnam before the disappearance of the aircraft. The family gathered in a hotle in Beijing demanding to hear the dialogue that developed in the cabin before the plane vanished from radar. Representatives of the airline told relatives that the plane was flying over the sea border between Malaysia and Vietnam, and was informed of this by the control tower in Malaysia, to which one of the pilots of the plane said…
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Vietnam Authorities Rule Out New Information Pertaining to the Malayasia Airlines Flight

Vietnam Authorities ruled out possible new information about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. One oil worker claimed to have seen a burning plane fall from the sky about 300 kilometers from the coast, but members of the Vietnam army said that such information was false. Malaysian authorities reported that they have reduced their search efforts in the western area of the Malay Peninsula, ignoring the information on whether the plane would have changed its trajectory during flight.
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