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75 years since WWII Victory in Europe; DOJ drops charges against Flynn; LGBT helplines see surge

The world commemorates the 75th anniversary of WWII Victory in Europe Day, or V-E Day, as the UN chief warns of the "tsunami of hate" the pandemic has engendered around the globe. How has Vietnam managed so successfully against the coronavirus? And as Lebanon protests call out corruption, in the US, the Justice Department has dropped the case against Michael Flynn. Who is the woman who identified the first human coronavirus? Meet Scottish virologist June Almeida.

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Lifestyle & Belief

Vietnam's Tet memories

Right now, people around Asia are celebrating the Lunar New Year, the holiday is called "Tet" in Vietnam, and for some in that country, Tet brings memories of war; it was during Tet

Lifestyle & Belief

Vietnam halts US adoption

Host Lisa Mullins speaks with adoption advocate Linh Song about Vietnam's announcement today that it will not renew its adoption agreement with the United States; the decision follows U.S. accusations of corruption in Vietnam's adoption system.

Environment

Vietnam's rice crisis

Nguyen Qui Duc reports on how rising food costs are affecting people in Vietnam: the country is a major producer of rice and the government has halted exports to try and keep prices down at home, but even so, many Vietnamese are struggling to cope.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer and Global Hit

The answer to our Geo Quiz is Nha Trang, the Vietnamese coastal resort that hosted this year's Miss Universe Pageant. And for today's Global Hit we'll hear the title track from a CD called Fragile Beauty. It's a new album by Vietnamese duo.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Anchor Katy Clark speaks with author Jon Bowermaster about his 800-mile sea kayak expedition along the coast of Vietnam. His trek began at Ha Long Bay, near the border with China. And Ha Long Bay is the answer to today's Geo Quiz.