Seawater, soil harbingers of climate change
As the Mekong Delta feels the escalating effects of saline intrusion and coastal erosion, it must ready itself for the severe consequences of an age of global warming. Bo Xuan Hiep reports.
Guide gushes about Hoang Sa history
A woman whose ancestor patrolled the Hoang Sa (Paracels) Islands hundreds of years ago tells foreign and local museum visitors historical tales about the area. Nam Cuong and Trung Hieu report.
A little corner of Hollywood in Viet Nam
A HCM City movie fanatic's walls are adorned with signed posters from Hollywood stars. His small home's rooms are stocked with famous shoes, rubies and other memorabilia - and it's all open to the public. Do Ba - Thanh Giang reports.
Former national congress town evolves
Visiting Tan Trao Village, known as the capital of the Viet Nam's revolutionary base where the National Congress (the precursor of the present National Assembly) was held, you will be astonished to see the great changes that have been ushered.
Volunteers quick to the rescue after disasters
Every rainy season teams of volunteers respond to emergencies, helping with evacuations or rescuing marooned residents. Recent, historic flooding in the north proved a challenge, but loss of life was kept to a minimum. Trung Hieu reports.
Buffalo breeding brings village bright future
Ethnic H'Re households in the central province of Quang Ngai's mountainous and remote village of Son Thanh have been able to escape hunger and poverty, thanks to new ways of buffalo raising.
Pictoral book a journey through VN history
The Vietnam News Agency Publishing House has issued a bilingual pictorial book recording historical events in the country over the past 70 years since its independence.
Mountain settlements help youth build easier lives
The project was initiated by the Youth Union Central Committee in coordination with ministries and Ha Giang authorities, and was approved by the Prime Minister.
Russian ballerina's passion shows onstage
When the ballet theatre Talarium et Lux (Ballet and Light) presented Swan Lake with 3D animated graphics in Ha Noi last week, Nebesnaya – in the lead role of Odette/Odile, the white and black swan – amazed audiences with passionate, feathery dance moves.
War volunteers motivate today's youth
After her parents' shooting in 1963, Le Thanh Lan was determined to join the Youth Volunteer Brigade. Her story and others have inspired countless Vietnamese students to help those in need. Van Dat reports.
Diversifying cruises along the Red River
The idea of travelling on the river is catching up fast. In order to exploit the tourism potential along the Red River, travel companies in Ha Noi recently introduced a new tour with the theme "Red River - the Bridges."

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Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA

Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.