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.
Composer Nguyen Phan Nhan passes away
Veteran composer Nguyen Phan Nhan died on Monday in HCM City following a long illness. He was 85.
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.
Phu Tho saves ancient singing from oblivion
A massive effort by villagers in the northern Province of Phu Tho has not only rescued the ancient form of dinh (community hall) singing, but also guided the way for similar efforts to save other parts of Vietnamese culture.
Mekong royalty
Nguyen Thi Le Nam Em overcame many potential candidates to the Miss Mekong Delta 2015 crown in Can Tho on Saturday.
Ao dai fashion show hits Berlin runway
A fashion show of ao dai, the traditional Vietnamese long robe, was held in Berlin on Saturday with the participation of Spanish designer Diego Cortizas.
Vietnamese posters on display in Singapore
An exhibition showcasing Vietnamese posters used during the American war is ongoing at the NUS Museum in Singapore.
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.

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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.