Agriculture industry plants seeds of change
Viet Nam aims to improve agricultural products by implementing technology, but capital, land and infrastructure are major obstacles. Ha Hoang reports.
Vietnamese youth have a blast with paintball
These days, students and young office workers choose this game on weekends as a way to relieve stress after hours or days of hard work or study.
Translating the soul of Russian poetry
Russian literature arrived in Viet Nam before the August Revolution in 1945 and became popular in the 1950s through translations by literary critic and writer Vu Ngoc Phan and poet Hoang Trung Thong as well as many others.
Figures from the commune's medical clinic showed that 10 child marriages took place in the commune in the first six months of 2013 while 12 such marriages in 2012, and nearly 50 by end-April 2011.
Tunnel preserves memories of wartime
Ky Anh tunnel, which played a vital role in the American war, is being restored as a tourist destination. Cong Thanh reports.
‘Scorpion doctor' bitten by science bug
Despite the shortage of funding for Vietnamese researchers, Hoang Ngoc Anh persevered with her work. My Dung reports.
Percussionist beats challenges to preserve art
Soc Trang musician Danh Sol brought new life to the Khmer tradition of pentatonic music. Chanh Da and Trung Hieu report.
Bamboo innovator creates useful device
Bui Van Du's machine to split bamboo not only enriched the inventor; it also raised earnings for his fellow villagers. Thuy Hang reports.
Children welcome Mid Autumn festival
One of the biggest celebrations of the year, the Mid Autumn festival brings families together to share food and fun. Nguyen My Ha reports.
Monk breeds peafowl at ancient pagoda
The rare bird has re-emerged in Phu Yen Province thanks to the efforts of monk Thich Nguyen Duc. Phan Phu Yen reports.
Village relaunches ancient kite festival
Suspended for decades, DaiHoang Village's historic kite festival is once again a major event. Bui Hoang and Trung Hieu report.

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Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.