Ha Noi can prop up old homes or let them fall
Restoring dangerously dilapidated French-style houses in Ha Noi isn't a simple task. And it's further convoluted by the amount of money that's needed and residents' lack of knowledge about how to preserve their history. Ha Nguyen reports.
Vietnamese lip lute gets an ambassador
Dang Van Khai Nguyen is trying to introduce the Vietnamese lip lute to the world - starting with the kids in his neighbourhood. Mai Nga and Trung Hieu report.
Athletes spin tales of Ultimate Frisbee
Ultimate Frisbee, a casual sport introduced to Ha Noi by expats, has grown increasingly popular through word of mouth. Thuy Dung reports.
Researcher dedicated to drama for decades Though he's 99 years old, classical drama researcher and writer
Mich Quang continues to spend his time helping develop traditional art forms. Phuong Lan reports.
Youth volunteers build roads in mountains
Communist Youth Union members work to build roads in disadvantaged, mountainous communes to improve access to bigger cities. Gia Loc reports.
Descending into the dark caves of Tu Lan
Hoang Huong Giang explored the notoriously challenging Tu Lan Cave System – a maze of dark caverns, winding rivers and rock formations that hasn't yet been fully discovered.
Miss Deaf Viet Nam finishes third in worlds
One of the last candidates left standing at Miss Deaf World, Viet Nam's Miss Deaf, Le Thi Thuy Doan has used money she earned on her own to connect with deaf people across Viet Nam and the globe. Thao Van reports.
Dai Bai bronze-makers keep fires burning
Bronze-makers in Dai Bai Village have preserved their jobs for more than 1,000 years by expertly crafting their refined products. Trung Hieu and Gia Bao report.
Mong village looks to become new Sa Pa
Party authorities in Yen Bai Province are hoping to turn the picturesque Nam Khat Village into a second Sa Pa with long-term investments and rigorous development. Ha Nguyen & Tung Duy report.
Soft volleyball keeps older generation active
Soft volleyball, a sport for those between 45 and 70 looking to stay up and at ‘em, is played the same as normal volleyball, except with gentler movements. Minh Trang reports.
Viet Nam runs short of souvenirs for tourists
Either love them or hate them, but many tourists snap up souvenirs that can be put on a shelf to remind them about a particular location. Oddly enough, Viet Nam does not seem to have enough of them! Ha Nguyen reports.


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.

Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi

For more than 20 years, Dang Thi Nhan, 67, has been waking up about 30 minutes earlier each day to bake cakes or prepare tea for two retired doctors in a clinic near her house in Ha Noi's Giap Bat Ward.

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".

Water resources, eroding land need saving Water resources, eroding land need saving

Water management has become a major topic of discussion in recent years among Viet Nam's lawmakers, experts and society. The country has been struggling to deal with water-related issues such as a rising sea level, land subsidence and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta. Lawmakers and experts shared their views on water management with Viet Nam News reporters Thu Van and Hoang Anh.