Backup dancers in high demand
Whether on TV, music videos or live in concert, young singers are increasingly turning to groups of dancers to liven up performances.
French Embassy supports Le Petit Nicolas sequel release
The sequel of the French movie Le Petit Nicolas (The Little Nicholas) will be screened in cinema theatres across the country from tomorrow, August 1.
Vietnamese photographers win gold medals at int'l contest
Vietnamese photographers won three gold medals at the international photo competition Prilep Salon in Macedonia.
UNESCO concerned for citadel safety
The director of UNESCO's World Heritage Centre has officially asked Viet Nam to verify and provide more information concerning the ongoing construction next to the site of the Thang Long Citadel, which was placed on the World Heritage List in 2010.
Online music video promotes unique xam melody
A music video featuring xam (minstrel's singing) by Ha Thanh xam club has gone on-line, making the traditional singing art popular among youth.
Berlinale short film collection to be screened in Ha Noi
A collection of 10 short movies in the series Berlinale Shorts Go Abroad from the Berlin International Film Festival will be presented in Ha Noi next week.
Wearable art pieces at Lucy's Dream
An exhibition showcasing clothes printed with unique hand-drawn and digitally manipulated designs by Vietnamese artists has been open at Lucy's Dream, 31 Hang Giay Street.
Fish Sauce, Ngot to feature at live debut
On Saturday, two fresh bands will debut at CAMA ATK, 73 Mai Hac De Street.
Screening of French comedy film Vive la
You are invited to the film screening of Vive la France directed by Michael Youn, which will take place at L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street, on August 8.
Female DJs to perform in city
Leading DJ, American Colleen Shanno, and four international female artists will present a special music performance called "Electric Steam Punk" at Queen Hall on tomorrow.
French comedies hit screens in August
The Institute of Cultural Exchange with France (IDECAF) will screen a series of comedy films in August.
Businessman gives hope to disabled
Businessman gives hope to disabled

Jumping off his seven-seat car, Juergen Eichhorn unloaded a 50kg sack of rice, his back bending a bit as he carried the load inside the Hai Duong Blind Association's building.

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.

Highlight

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.