Binh Dinh kicks off martial arts festival
An international festival highlighting Vietnamese traditional martial arts opened last night in central Binh Dinh Province, the birthplace of the practice.
Singer returns home to grace local stages
Following her first show in Ha Noi in May since she left the country in 1975, notable singer Khanh Ly is back for another live show in the city tonight.
Archaeologists unearth ruins of Cham tower
Three foundations of a Cham tower complex have been unearthed four weeks ago by a team of archaeologists in Qua Giang Village, Hoa Vang District, Da Nang City.
Film sheds light on Indochina war
The war between Viet Nam and France (1946-54) will receive comprehensive coverage in a new documentary directed by Dao Thanh Tung.
Designs for heritage site placed on display
The Conservation Centre of Thang Long – Ha Noi Relics has put on display 24 architectural designs for the Central Sector of the Thang Long – Ha Noi Imperial Citadel's Archaeological Site at 18 Hoang Dieu Street in order to gather public feedback.
Doctor brings dan tranh overseas
A Vietnamese-American doctor of traditional medicine has never forgotten what he missed most after his family left Viet Nam to move to the US 22 years ago.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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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.