Ha Noi University launches English-speaking contest
The first round of Echoes 2015, an English-speaking contest organised by Ha Noi University's English Club, will be held over the next two weeks, beginning today.
Female directors break down barriers
Many people think the role of directing theatre plays is only suited to men. But the few women in HCM City involved in directing have overcome challenges and proven their ability, not only to theatre-goers, but also to their male counterparts.
Photo exhibition shows village life
A photo exhibition entitled Ki Uc Lang (Village Memory) by photographer Nguyen Huu Bao is being held at Hang Da Gallerie.
Female filmmaker in Love Triangle
Director, producer and actress Viet Trinh of HCM City is taking a closer look at her production's success, Trot Yeu (Love Triangle), as films about love have become popular at the box office.
VN photo exhibition hosted in Germany
An exhibition showcasing photos and documents on Hoang Sa (the Paracel) and Truong Sa (the Spratly) Islands in the East Sea was held at the Cultural Center of Jahrhunderthalle Bochum in Germany recently.
Paintings based on stamps exhibited
An exhibition inspired by stamps in Ha Noi has been showcasing 40 paintings by Hoang Thuy Lieu, who once worked at the Viet Nam Post.
French centre screens VN documentary
The screening of Vietnamese documentary Cuoc Doi Sau Trang Sach will launch the Sunday Docs programme of documentary screenings at the French Cultural Centre in Ha Noi.
2015 French Education Fair coming
Representatives of 27 universities, engineering schools, business schools and specialised institutions from France will take part in the 2015 French Education Fair on October 10 at the Rex Hotel in HCM City and October 11 at the Pullman Hotel in Ha Noi.
Australian fingerstyle guitarist to perform in Ha Noi
One of the world's best fingerstyle guitarists, Australia's Tommy Emmanuel, will perform in downtown Ha Noi on October 21.
Photo exhibition celebrates Venezuelan women's achievements
Dozens of photos depicting the key roles played by Venezuelan women in the development of society are on display in an exhibition in downtown Ha Noi.
Universe beckons beauty queen
Pham Thi Huong overcame 43 other candidates to be crowned Viet Nam Miss Universe 2015. The 24-year-old from Hai Phong won the competition in Nha Trang on Saturday night.
VN, South Korea partner up
VN, South Korea partner up

In the span of just over 20 years, both the Republic of Korea (RoK) and Viet Nam have emerged as important partners in all aspects – political, economic, socio-cultural – of bilateral relations.

A culinary gem stationed By the Beach
A culinary gem stationed By the Beach

Perched on the shore of its own private bay, By the Beach serves up breathtaking views with a commitment to sustainability and mouth-watering fresh seafood. David Mann reports.


Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi

For more than 20 years, Dang Thi Nhan, 67, has been waking up about 30 minutes earlier each day to bake cakes or prepare tea for two retired doctors in a clinic near her house in Ha Noi's Giap Bat Ward.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Water resources, eroding land need saving Water resources, eroding land need saving

Water management has become a major topic of discussion in recent years among Viet Nam's lawmakers, experts and society. The country has been struggling to deal with water-related issues such as a rising sea level, land subsidence and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta. Lawmakers and experts shared their views on water management with Viet Nam News reporters Thu Van and Hoang Anh.