US cartoons re-animate Ha Noi screens
The American tradition of Saturday Morning Cartoons may be over, but in Ha Noi TVs are keeping pace with kids' appetite for American cartoon classics for better or for worse. Lucy Sexton reports.
Fisherman bridges gap between land, sea
Le Khuan volunteers to connect fishermen at sea to his office on land – without receiving a salary. Nguyen Ha report.
Conductor strings together VN, classical style
Prolific Vietnamese-American composer PQ Phan creates modern classical music that evokes the sounds of Viet Nam. Luu Vi Lan reports.
Training course helps disadvantaged youth
After that, she goes back to the kitchen, cleans tomatoes and other vegetables and slices cucumbers, ginger and onions in preparation for the lunch and dinner buffets.
Breathing new life into an old lifestyle
Bho Hoong Village on the banks of the Kon River enjoys cool weather all year round, and has amazing scenery. But visitors get their biggest kicks from the direct glimpses they get into the lifestyle, culture and special skills of the village's Co Tu ethnic minority residents. Cong Thanh reports.
Magazine fetes 60 ‘picturesque' years
Apicture is worth a thousand words, they say. Then what about thousands of pictures? That many people are doing the math can be seen in the congratulatory messages pouring in as the Viet Nam Pictorial (VNP) magazine prepares to celebrates its 60th anniversary next Wednesday.
‘Batty' soul gets happy helping lost souls
Over the past 30 years, Ha Nam resident Pham Van Nhan has been doing a crazy thing – caring for strangers, especially those with mental afflictions, and helping them reunite with their families
A battalion's Liberation Day special
It was a great honour for Binh Ca Battalion to be the first army unit to arrive in Ha Noi and take over the city from the French troops. It was a rare incident in the nation's history that the battalion was also the first army unit that had received the order to withdraw from the city at the onset of the national resistance war against the French.
HCMCity school teaches life lessons
An unconventional school in HCMCity offers classes in the arts while encouraging students to think creatively. Dinh Phuong Linh reports.
Famous culture researcher turns 100
Professor Vu Khieu, who spent years analysing traditional culture, recently celebrated his 100th birthday. Nguyen Ha reports.
Singer breathes new life into ca tru genre
Pham Thi Hue fell in love with ca tru when she heard a recording at age 20. Now, she's fighting to preserve the songs. Nguyet Ha reports.

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Woman steps up in fight to tackle drugs 1    Woman steps up in fight to tackle drugs

Since for Le Thi Nga "to live is to give," she thought nothing about joining the neighbourhood watch in her fourth quarter in District 1's Cau Kho Ward in 2009.

Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading 1    Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading

HCM City's Tan Son Nhat Airport will be stretched beyond capacity in the next two years, making construction of the new Long Thanh airport in Dong Nai Province more urgent than ever, experts warn.

BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment

The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two Japanese banks, namely Minato Bank and the Bank of Yokohama (BOY).

My Lai survivor writes book My Lai survivor writes book

Pham Thanh Cong, 57, was one of only a dozen survivors of 1968's infamous My Lai massacre. More than four decades later, he has written a book about the mass murder, in which American soldiers killed 504 unarmed civilians.

Imported brews, grub at Ha Noi's Oktoberfest Imported brews, grub at Ha Noi's Oktoberfest

A celebration of Germany's Oktoberfest will be held in Ha Noi on Thursday and Friday.