Patriotism campaign inspires many
Thousands of people throughout the country have, since mid-June, sent photos and text messages to raise funds in support of people and soldiers working and struggling for the Vietnamese sovereignty of the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.
Giai Dieu Tre (Young Melodies), a free monthly show to educate the younger generation about music and dance, is being held by the HCM Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera.
Tuong stage faces shortage of performers
While the contemporary arts scene has expanded rapidly in recent years, traditional art forms like tuong (classical drama) are being ignored, cultural experts of HCM City have said.
Bilingual website on noted spy launched
American professor and historian Larry Berman, who wrote a book on famed Vietnamese spy Pham Xuan An, has launched a website in English and Vietnamese to honour the late general.
New road poses threat to Ha Noi‘s Imperial Citadel
The ongoing construction of the National Assembly House threatens the World Heritage status of the archaeological site next door, the relics of Thang Long Imperial Citadel.
Fashion exhibition shows young designers' ambition
Eight young graduates from the London College for Fashion Studies will showcase their first collections at a fashion show and exhibition titled Still Believing.
Young guitarist rocks new beat
A show featuring an emerging percussive-style guitar talent will be held in Ha Noi tonight to introduce the public to the technique.
Norway helps students get a taste for chamber music
Renowned British-Vietnamese pianist Tra Nguyen, British cellist Zoe Martlew, and concert master of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and violinist Atle Sponberg will come together for a concert in HCM City and also hold a week-long training programme for young musicians early next month.
Film on navy police to hit screens
A feature film on the work of the Viet Nam Marine Police and Border Defense Force is set for release early next month.
Book on Cham cuisine released
A book on the cuisine of the Cham people by young poet Kieu Maily was officially released this week in HCM City.
Critics take aim at Hue Festival
Officials in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue say the biennial Hue Festival is too expensive to hold every two years.
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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Chinese drilling rig pulled out of Vietnam's waters Chinese drilling rig pulled out of Vietnam's waters

At 6:30pm on July 16, China's oil rig Haiyang Shiyou – 981 was 41 nautical miles from its previous position and out of Viet Nam's exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, about 163 nautical miles southwest of China's Hainan island, reported the Viet Nam Coast Guard High Command.  

School closed for torturing autistic students School closed for torturing autistic students

City authorities have shut down an illegal school for autistic children after it was found to be torturing its students.

Teachers question city's proposal to use e-books 2    Teachers question city's proposal to use e-books

E-books would replace printed textbooks in the first to third grades in HCM City for the upcoming schools year under a new proposal, the vice chairman of the city People's Committee Hua Ngoc Thuan has said.

Beer plant left unfinished Beer plant left unfinished

A beer plant under construction in the centre of Ha Tinh City has become a pasture for local residents to graze oxen.

Noi Bai unveils first sleeping pods Noi Bai unveils first sleeping pods

Vietnam Airlines Tourism Company (VATC ) has installed the first ever sleeping pods in Noi Bai International Airport to serve the passengers.