Photographers get flash of inspiration
Young people interested in pursuing photography can enter a 48-hour photo project and work with experienced, professional photographers in Ha Noi.
Int'l fest to strum up national guitar scene
The Saigon International Guitar Festival, featuring acclaimed foreign artists and educators, may be the year's most important event for classical guitarists in Viet Nam.
The Algerian Ambassador to Viet Nam, Cherif Chikhi, wrote to Viet Nam News to mark the 60th anniversary of Algeria's National Day today.
Creepy corpse
A girl in the role of a corspe at the Halloween Festival in Ha Noi's West Lake Water Park last night. Thousands of young people attended the traffic safety-themed thrills, which featured a costume parade through the city centre, an exhibition of ancient and strange motorbikes and cars, ghost-themed attractions, music and a Halloween fashion show.
Veteran music composer Nguyen Lan Cuong is requesting Vietnamese amateur and professional composers to contribute their finest works to a music book dedicated to the late General Vo Nguyen Giap.
The Change, a touching portrayal of the effects of climate change on young people in a Vietnamese coastal community, won the Special Prize of the Action4Climate Documentary Competition.
Loan qualifies for Miss World pageant
Nguyen Thi Loan will represent Viet Nam at Miss World 2014 contest to be held in December in London.
Hue increases entrance fees for monuments
Heritage sites across Hue province will charge visitors new entrance fees, ones that reflect the monuments' value and are blind to nationality, said an official of the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre on Wednesday.
Women singers yearn to go live
Live music shows in theatres or stadiums with clamorous audiences are what Vietnamese women singers dream about.
US singer Jojo to perform at Halloween festival
American singer Jojo will perform at Vietnam Escape Halloween-The Next Vibes held today in Lot 13, on Tan Trao Street in HCM City's District 7.
Tabcorp Saigon Cup raises funds for children with heart disease
The Australian Chamber of Commerce (AusCham) will hold the Inaugural Tabcorp Saigon Cup horse race tomorrow to benefit Heartbeat Viet Nam, which raises funds for life-saving surgeries for poor children with congenital heart disease and heart ailments.
French climber rocks capital's fitness scene by opening gym
French climber rocks capital's fitness scene by opening gym

Jean Verly has become a fixture in Viet Nam's rock climbing scene. In 2011 he created VietClimb, one of the first rock climbing gyms. Three years later, VietClimb has become the rendezvous for Vietnamese and foreigners who want to get fit enjoying the novel sport.

Fun flavours on the tip of many tongues
Fun flavours on the tip of many tongues

A restaurant with a French name and a Japanese chef avoids both nations and serves sensible combinations of Italian, Chinese and Spanish cuisines. Lucy Sexton is pleasantly surprised.

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PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties 4    PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung begins an official visit to India today, aiming to consolidate the strategic partnership between both countries and take it to new heights.

Law to ease real estate restrictions 1    Law to ease real estate restrictions

Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

National team in training ahead of AFC challenge 1    National team in training ahead of AFC challenge

The Japanese coach of Viet Nam's national football team, Toshyia Miura, says that fitness and tactics will be his priorities in a 10-day training camp in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long

Bear bile tourism in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long City has finally been shut down, according to the non-governmental organisation Education for Nature – Viet Nam (ENV).

Artist restores traditional values through paper Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist Phan Hai Bang, who created a very special type of paper called truc chi, is now working with his team to bring back what he calls "old values" in a really big way.