Life's not a stage for country kids
Children in rural areas often suffer from a lack of quality stage peformances that their urban cousins take for granted.
Nguyen Dynasty's royal documents get heritage status
Administrative documents signed by the Nguyen kings (1802-1945) have received the certificate of the Asia-Pacific Region's Memory of the World Programme.
Moroccans celebrate two days in one
The traditional celebration of the Throne Day in Morocco goes back many centuries. It is the expression of an immutable pact (Beia' or allegiance) between the King and the People. This pact has been well respected and enshrined in the shared history of Moroccan people and the Royal Alaouite dynasty for many centuries.
Culture Vulture (30-07-2014)
Online literature appeared in Viet Nam about 10 years ago and has become an integral part of the nation's literature. Apart from online books topping local best-seller lists, readers also see some cheap trash. Han Nhu, whose real name is Nguyen Thi Minh Ngoc, is one of the most popular online writers.
HCM City Television's HTV9 channel will broadcast a new weekly show on Vietnamese history starting next week.
HCM City cultural centres and art troupes are set to put on a slew of shows to celebrate the annual Buddhist holiday of Vu Lan, an event that eulogises motherly love celebrated through the seventh lunar month which began on Sunday.
A drama entitled Cai Lao Hoan Dong (Rejuvenation) will be performed by Vietnamese artists at the International Performing Arts Festival in Pohang City, South Korea.
About 30 one-episode television series will be aired on weekend film programmes by Viet Nam Television (VTV).
Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave
Son Doong Cave in Viet Nam's Quang Binh Province has been suggested by the American news website huffingtonpost.com as one of the places to visit in 20 years.
Gay pride event to kick off in Ha Noi
While the campaign to legalise same sex marriage in Viet Nam may have stalled for the time being, enthusiasm remains high as the nation prepares for this year's Viet Pride festival.
All Vietnamese citizens living inside the country, especially students, can submit essays on Peru to a contest organised by the Peruvian embassy.
Peru, VN deepen relationship
Peru, VN deepen relationship

To mark the National Day of the Republic of Peru on July 28, Luis Tsuboyama, Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of Peru wrote to Viet Nam News.

Vietnamese restaurant gives a taste of home in Paris
Vietnamese restaurant gives a taste of home in Paris

At the Opera Metro station in the heart of Paris, we spotted a white chalkboard advertising a Vietnamese restaurant. It was a strange location, as most Vietnamese dining places are located in the 13th arrondisement.

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PM meets acclaimed local mathematician PM meets acclaimed local mathematician

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday met Professor Ngo Bao Chau, the first Vietnamese to win the Fields Medal, the highest professional honour a mathematician can attain, and the Education Dialogue Group.

Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference

The East Sea dispute will continue in the near future and urgent solutions should be found to manage the conflict and resolve it without force or the threat to use force and protect the rights of fishermen in traditional fishing grounds, an international conference that opened in HCM City yesterday agreed.

Police look into scam claims at pagoda Police look into scam claims at pagoda

Police are investigating rumors that a pagoda in Long Bien District is selling children for adoption.

A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling

Customs officials have arrested a Chinese woman and a Vietnamese man at Suvarnabhumi Airport after they allegedly tried to smuggle out elephant tusks and ivory products worth about BAT9 million.

Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave

Son Doong Cave in Viet Nam's Quang Binh Province has been suggested by the American news website huffingtonpost.com as one of the places to visit in 20 years.