Springtime, just before the new century began. As Laos is now the new Cambodia, Vietnam was then the new Thailand, and my girlfriend and I had arrived – with our backpacks – to see what all the fuss was about. The capital Hanoi had dazzled, and we were due to take the train 420 miles down the coast to Hué. We were late, though. We were always late.
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Police fired AK-47 rifles after protesters blocked a road and began burning tires and throwing objects
Head of MI6 whose achievements included bringing the double agent Oleg Gordievsky out of the Soviet Union
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10,000 people are estimated to have been killed by super storm