Modern nation faces a colonial dilemma
A local government's decision to tear down a 100-year-old French-colonial school in Can Tho has met with such public outrage that authorities are reconsidering their proposal and awaiting advice from architectural experts. Bo Xuan Hiep reports.
Volunteers lend wings to kids' imagination
Enthusiastic teachers and students in disadvantaged areas are benefitting hugely from an initiative to set up free libraries that give them access to books and other reading material. Le Huong reports.
Veteran helps locate comrades' remains
Long after the end of the wars that Viet Nam has had to fight to get rid of oppressors, the families of thousands of martyrs have not found closure. Pham Song Toan is dedicated to helping them.
Artist gets more creative with caricature
Born in 1946 in Ha Noi, Lap became passionate about painting when he was very young, although his parents did not work in the field of art. He had his first work published in a newspaper in 1963, when he was 17 years old.
Stir-fried prawns with butter and milk
If you want to indulge with fresh and flavoursome prawn creations, why don't try stir-fried prawns with butter and milk, a recipe by Chef Nguyen Van Tuan from Fortuna Ha Noi.
Mekong Delta writer evokes way of life
Writer Son Nam, who passed away in 2008, embodies the essence of southern Viet Nam with his frank but poetic stories. Minh Thu and Tuan Hoang report.
Nam puts Viet Nam on world tennis map
Though he came to Wimbledon just to gain experience, Vietnamese tennis pro Ly Hoang Nam ended up leaving the competition with his homeland's first junior title. Thanh Ha reports.
Longtime composer's work hits a personal note
To honour Nga's contribution to the cai luong stage, the HCM City Stage Association held a programme entitled Lan Dieu Phuong Nam (Southern Melodies) last April with five cai luong extracts that he had arranged.
Artist exhibits her collection of classics
Painter Van Duong Thanh owns 11 paintings by famous artists. She's kept the priceless works in perfect condition since she bought them decades ago. She finally decided to display them in a formal exhibition. Le Huong reports.
Student's empathy drives her to feed homeless
The places with several homeless people that Han often takes food to include Ha Noi Railway Station, Giap Bat Bus Station and the areas under Long Bien and Chuong Duong bridges.
Limited tourism helps keep island green
Tourism has been a boon for residents of islands off the coast of Hoi An, but it is the authorities decision to limit the number of visitors that will help sustain these benefits. Cong Thanh reports.

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Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water 1    Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

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.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 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".