Children's theatre troupe promotes reformed opera
A new children's art troupe dedicated to cai luong (reformed opera) is staging plays at HCM City's Cong Nhan Theatre.
Multi-cultural Canada celebrates
Today, on July 1, Canadians from coast to coast to coast are celebrating Canada's 148th birthday. Families across Canada will gather at backyard barbeques, in parks, or join thousands of Canadians on Parliament Hill in our nation's capital to celebrate Canada Day.
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Reporter Tran Viet Van of the Ha Noi-based Lao Dong (Labour) newspaper has just won the Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3) photo contest for the seventh consecutive year (2008-15).
Southern Star singing contest chooses its top 12
The singing contest Ngoi Sao Phuong Nam (Southern Star) has chosen 12 singers among 12,000 candidates who took part in the final round, according to Vinh Long Television and Kmedia, the host of the event.
Composer Nguyen Phan Nhan passes away
Veteran composer Nguyen Phan Nhan died on Monday in HCM City following a long illness. He was 85.
First Vietnamese literature museum opens to public
The first special area for displaying Vietnamese literary history has just been opened to people in downtown Ha Noi.
Collection of ancient coins discovered in Bac Kan
Local people and workers accidentally discovered a jar containing ancient coins at Nam Cat Reservoir construction site in the northern Bac Kan Province.
Renowned composer Phan Huynh Dieu dies at 91
Renowned composer Phan Huynh Dieu passed away at the Thong Nhat Hospital in HCM City yesterday. He was 91.
Oc Eo archeological site recognised as nat'l relic
The Oc Eo-Ba The archeological site in the Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta province of An Giang has been recognised as a special national relic.
HCM City hosts first int'l frisbee tournament
More than 240 frisbee players from across Asia Pacific, Europe and North America took part in HCM City's first frisbee tournament last weekend, held at RMIT Vietnam's Saigon South campus.
Young filmmakers see, feel, share in competition
Nominations for the Golden Lotus Bud Awards 2015 were announced for two categories, short films and documentaries.
Mozambique enjoys 40 years of freedom, Viet Nam links
Mozambique enjoys 40 years of freedom, Viet Nam links

Today we celebrate 40 years of indepen- dence and of the establishment of diplom-atic relations with Viet Nam. On this date, we celebrate the spirit brought by those who cared for the independence of our beloved country and the freedom of our people, as the fulfilment of a centuries-long process of resistance to colonial rule.

Carving a niche in sweet tooth cravings
Carving a niche in sweet tooth cravings

Tapping into a Vietnamese penchant for all things Korean, POW POW Snow serves desserts that have high school and college students knocking on its doors even before they open. Annalise Frank reports.


VN smartphone hits shops 1    VN smartphone hits shops

Bkav Corporation yesterday launched the first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone, which was in development for more than four years.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 2    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

US show to shoot secret cave special 1    US show to shoot secret cave special

The American television network ABC (American Broadcasting Company) will make a live broadcast of a Good Morning America programme featuring one Viet Nam's natural wonders.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.