Red Sunday: just a quick pinch and a cinch
Blood donors, both young and old, signed up for this year's Red Sunday blood drive in Dak Lak Province. Some have donated more than a dozen times. Thien Nga reports.
Blood donors multiply, but shortage continues
Despite the increase in blood-donation drives and awareness efforts, only 60% of Viet Nam's demand for potentially life-saving blood is being met. Gia Loc reports.
Students bring joy to those less fortunate
The Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday is traditionally a time of reunion for the Vietnamese. For the last eight years, thousands of local and foreign students from HCM City's universities have taken part in an annual campaign that helps those in need during the festive season. Van Dat joins them for a day.
Scientist shines light for visually impaired
Nguyen Ba Hai is Viet Nam's first inventor of haptic eyes which serves Vietnamese and foreigners who suffer from varying degrees of blindness.
Tug-of-war pulls UNESCO recognition
Different forms of the traditional test of strength take place across Asia-Pacific, and while they entertain the crowds, there is a deep-rooted belief that these rituals will bring a fruitful harvest. Ha Tung Long reports.
Poor students get to grips with English
Tourism in Ben Tre Province is growing, but many locals do not have the language skills needed to take advantage of this opportunity. That's why a 79-year-old has opened a free English centre in her home. Thanh Huyen & Thu Huong report.
Martial artist finds purpose despite disease
After a devastating Lupus diagnosis, dedicated martial artist Nguyen Kim Hoang came back from the brink of death to continue his teaching career, despite financial difficulties. Minh Trang reports.
Blown away by Quy Nhon
Visitors can find endless hours of relaxation, explore small sections of history and gorge on fresh seafood in Quy Nhon, a peaceful city on the central coast. Bui Quynh Hoa reports.
Artist known for aluminium chiseled paintings
Painter Van Phuc started using aluminium waste materials like empty beer or juice cans to produce chisel paintings a decade ago, and the slow but highly prized art form has grown in popularity since. Ha Nguyen reports.
Women zoom in on ethnic minority issues
Xinh, a Mong ethnic woman from Phuc Loc Commune in Bac Kanï Province, was chosen to take part in a research team with other women from her district.
Nature's bounty brings prosperity to Hoi An
Tra Que Village in Hoi An City is becoming a destination for its farm tours through vegetable gardens. The village is now known as a producer of essential natural oils derived from herbs for the cosmetic industry. Hoai Nam reports


Teacher's long fight for justice pays off Teacher's long fight for justice pays off

Nguyen Than spent years trying to prove the innocence of his former student, wrongfully convicted on a murder charge 18 years ago.

Passion motivates circus artists to take risks Passion motivates circus artists to take risks

The circus has always been about performers attempting precarious and daring acts in exchange for the intangible reward of the roar of the crowd.

New flowers grown for Tet New flowers grown for Tet

Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta will offer new varieties of flowers for the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, which falls on February 8 this year.

VN strives to reform customs ahead of FTAs VN strives to reform customs ahead of FTAs

The World Trade Organisation's Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) would boost customs reforms to facilitate trade across borders in line with international standards, an official has said.