Composer An Thuyen dies aged 65
Composer An Thuyen, who is well-known for his songs inspired by national folk music, died at 65 of a heart attack yesterday in Ha Noi.
Park wins 2nd UNESCO recognition
Central Viet Nam's Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park received its second UNESCO recognition yesterday.
Clinton photo epitomises 20 years of US-VN ties
A photo of former President Bill Clinton shaking hands with Vietnamese people taken by Tran Viet Dung has won the first prize at a contest.
Comparatively new festivals involving animal slaughter, mostly aimed at making profits for local organisers, will not be permitted from next year, Culture Minister Hoang Tuan Anh has said.
More than 70 government officials and personnel from travel agencies, hotels as well as academics from Viet Nam and South Korea exchanged notes and shared best practices at a tourism workshop held yesterday in HCM City.
Book Talk to discuss fantasy literature genre
Writers Phan Hon Nhien and Phan Ba Hiep will hold a discussion with readers in HCM City about fantasy in Vietnamese literature at the sixth monthly seminar Book Talk, organised by the Nha Nam Culture and Communication JSC tomorrow.
The website phunuvagiadinh.vn in HCM City has launched a writing contest Ky Niem Kho Quen (Unforgettable Memories) for Vietnamese people in and outside the country.
Two out of four short films made by Vietnamese farmers have been chosen to be part of a list of 30 films in the global YouFarm competition, an international video competition on the internet.
‘Golden Bird' finds his final autumn
Composer Phan Huynh Dieu, who was known as the "Golden bird of Vietnamese music," died on Monday but his influential melodies will always be remembered by Vietnamese music fans.
Bahnar, Jrai music for Finland
A group of folk musicians from Bahnar and Jrai ethnic groups from Gia Lai Province in the Central Highlands will perform at festivals in Finland from now to July 9.
Alternative rockers play for free
Antigone Rising, an all-female alternative rock band from New York, will offer free concerts in HCM City and Nha Trang next week.
Korean teacher beats heat, blues with inspired dance
Korean teacher beats heat, blues with inspired dance

Chun Yoo-oh's private and professional world – one of dance, choreography and teaching – took a dramatic turn when her husband accepted a job in HCM City as a branch manager for a major project 11 years ago.

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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Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

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.

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.

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