Young author wins literary prize
Hanoian Do Minh Quan, a student of Foreign Trade University, has won the fifth Literature Age 20 award for his story entitled Nguoi Ngu Thue (Hired Sleeper).
Concert sends a message of peace
The crowds that filled Hoa Binh Theatre seemed overwhelmed with emotion on Thursday night as flocks of white pigeons flew over a screen and dancers performed Bo Cau Trang (White Pigeon).
Travel companies in HCM City have rolled out several new one- and two-day inbound tours for the National Day (September 2) holiday.
A photo exhibition of Viet Nam in different historical periods and its relationship with Cuba has opened at the Asian House Museum in La Havana.
The Asia Book of Records has recognised 121-year-old Nguyen Thi Tru as the continent's oldest living woman, and Cao Vien, 106, and his wife Vu Thi Hai, 100, as the oldest couple.
Representatives of Malaysian travel agencies will begin taking familiarisation tours in two provinces and a city in central Viet Nam today to link tourist destinations there to Malaysia.
This central province has added two ships to its fleet of vessels ferrying tourists in and around Ly Son Island for the four-day vacation marking National Day, September 2.
Water puppetry to charm Tokyo's Vietnamese Festival crowd
The unique art form of water puppetry will be presented for the first time at the Vietnamese Festival 2014 in Tokyo.
Donations evoke era of liberation
It is not a well known fact that the first children's beauty contest was held in Ha Noi in 1954, when the capital was liberated.
Circus artists to debut special performance for children
Circus artists from the Viet Nam Circus Federation will debut a special show dedicated to children tomorrow.
French-Arabic quartet to perform in HCM City
Four-member French band Faycal Salhi will offer a new experience to HCM City music fans next month with its brand of modern jazz songs infused with Arab-Andalusian rhythms and tones.
Young tourists explore Sapa
Young tourists explore Sapa

Feasting her eyes on the terraced rice fields in Viet Nam's popular tourist spot Sapa, Nathalie Cauvi couldn't stop shouting: "Wow, wow! It's such an amazing and beautiful landscape!"

Hong Kong BBQ carves out niche in capital
Hong Kong BBQ carves out niche in capital 1   

The barbecue joint offers authentic roast meat dishes without the typical hefty price tag. Elisabeth Rosen reports.

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President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism 1    President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism

President Truong Tan Sang yesterday attended a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the death of Truong Dinh, a national hero in the war against the French, in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.

Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals

The Lac Hong University Robocon team yesterday triumphed over their Japanese rival to take out this year's International Robocon contest in Pune, India.

How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition 2    How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition

At a recent English conversation get-together, I chose the topic - How to beat the heat? I also chose a second topic - Ways to calm down when one gets hot-headed.

Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring

The Vietnamese Government will not make any preferential policies to support the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) during its restructuring plan.

Vietnamese lions to roar again Vietnamese lions to roar again

In the near future, foreign-style stone lions with fierce looks, large paws and sharp teeth are expected to be removed from relics, pagodas and temples throughout the country.