Recapturing a snapshot of history
The crew of one of the tanks that broke through the gates of the Independence Palace in Sai Gon in 1975, and the journalist on hand to capture that historic moment, enjoyed a reunion recently. Hoang Trung Hieu reports.
The moment's still sinking in, 40 years on
It was a moment when all the sacrifices and struggles of Vietnamese people, struggles waged against all odds, justly culminated in the Great Victory of Spring 1975.
HCM City rolls out the reddest carpet
Home to 5,000 plus FDI projects, HCM City has comfortably remained Viet Nam's growth engine, and it plans to make full use of its position to rise to international standards in many areas, Xuan Huong reports.
Zisha teapots carry a Vietnamese soul too
An ancient Chinese tradition with an ardent Vietnamese following, particularly among royalty and mandarins, is now drawing the interest of people from other walks of life. Do Quang Tuan Hoang reports.
Ex-spy sees continuity in helping people
Exposed to the problem during his stint as a juror, a physician and former intelligence agent has dedicated his life to helping drug addicts rehabilitate themselves, Xuan Hiep reports.
Xa Nu Forest, thick with heroic stories
A lush green forest of three-needle pines was the site were the Sedang ethnic minority community put up unremitting resistance against the French and the Americans. Tran Quang revisits the deeds of a war hero.
The mother of all heartbreaks
Just three when she left, Stacy Thuy Meredith, returned to Viet Nam after 40 years to reunite with her family.
The men who shine a sovereign light
For decades, workers stationed in lighthouses on the islands of the Truong Sa (Spratlys) Archipelago never let the light go out at night, and in doing so keeps the flame of the country's sovereignty burning bright. Hoang Duong reports.
Basking in celestial splendour
A marshy village in Thua Thien – Hue Province has become a new tourist attraction with admirers saying its scenic beauty and cuisine offer something different from the usual. Phuoc Buu pays a visit, and is enthralled as well.
Businessman disproves free lunch theory
Tran Van Thai, who opened the restaurant, was once a businessman from the northern province of Tuyen Quang. His company, which sold wood, was quite famous during its heyday.
Youth makes sure his community gets IT
A young man from the Chil ethnic minority has dedicated himself to shepherding his community into the digital age by providing free computer lessons for children. Nguyen Dung and Trung Hieu report.

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Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.