- Army’s ‘Most Wanted’ fugitive on lam since 1977 nabbed in Florida
- ‘Seinfeld’-loving fraudsters busted on ID theft — of Eric Holder
- Spain, Morocco break up jihadist recruitment cell, arrest 7
- Muslim insurgents shoot then set on fire Buddhist teacher in Thailand
- Air Force cadets ‘revolt’ after officials remove biblical verse from whiteboard
- Rep. Lee: Paul Ryan out of touch with urban Americans
- House votes down resolution to force Issa to apologize
- Kremlin blocks opposition websites; Kasparov fears Putin plans ‘something drastic’
- Saving trees? EPA wastes $1.5 million storing unneeded pamphlets in warehouse
- Scott Brown Senate bid in New Hampshire may launch soon
“We had a very good session and good exchange,” he said. “It was a very good start.”
Religion and language are sensitive issues in multiracial Malaysia, which was hit by deadly race riots in 1969.
Police arrest ethnic Hmong at religious ceremony
HANOI — Vietnam said Thursday it detained “extremists” after rare unrest involving thousands of ethnic Hmong belonging to a religious group that assembled to await the arrival of their God.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Nguyen Phuong Nga’s statement is Vietnam’s first acknowledgment of arrests in the incident. The ministry did not say how many were detained or whether there were deaths or injuries as has been alleged by overseas Hmong groups.
Officials in northwest Dien Bien province have accused overseas groups of using the incident to influence some Hmong to call for an independent state.
Up to 5,000 Hmong had gathered in the district town to wait for God, who is expected to take them to the promised land on May 21.
Many anti-communist Hmong fighters were allied with the United States during the Vietnam War.
From wire dispatches and staff reports
TWT Video Picks
By Bob Dole
The industrious island has proved itself worthy of U.S. inclusion
- F-35 secrets now showing up in Chinas stealth fighter
- EXCLUSIVE: FBI blocked in corruption probe involving Sens. Reid, Lee
- U.S.: Malaysia plane's on-board communications purposely shut down
- USS Kidd sent to Indian Ocean after 'indication' of Malaysian jet crash
- Oil rig worker says he saw missing plane go down: report
- EDITORIAL: Lois Lerner's dilemma
- PRUDEN: Sink sank own campaign in Florida special election
- Justice Department refuses info on hundreds of prosecutor misconduct cases
- U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with 'Top Gun'-worthy stunt: 'You really ought to go home'
- College group's diversity event canceled after excluding white people
Chaos as Manhattan building explodes
Pope Francis meets his 'mini-me'
Celebrity deaths in 2014
Winter storm hits states — again