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Vietnam hands over documents on PoWs

Vietnam delivered six documents about missing Americans from the Vietnam War to United Statws negotiators, and the White House envoy, General John Vessey, reported progress in their talks, Reuter reports from Hanoi.

Vietnamese officials said the papers included a list of 386 American prisoners whom Hanoi said it was holding in 1972, a list apparently given to the US for the first time. Delegations led by Mr Vessey and the Vietnamese Foreign Minister, Nguyen Manh Cam, held five hours of talks about the Americans' search for more than 2,000 US servicemen unaccounted for from the war, which ended in 1975.