Old map confirms island sovereignty
A textbook from 1853 contains a map demonstrating that Hoang Sa and Truong Sa belong to Viet Nam. Ha Nguyen and Lan Anh report.
Young stylists heat up food industry
At a two-and-a-half - hour session at his studio, Bui Ly Tien Nguyen, a 24-year-old food stylist in HCM City, took some 300 photos of a single slice of beefsteak on a white background.
Inbreeding poses risks to ethnic groups
Nearly everyone living in Yen Son Commune in Cao Bang Province knows Vi Van Don and his family, though they may have not spoken to them.
Ha Noi seeks to revive craft villages
The capital has outlined a plan to restore traditional craft villages, which are rapidly disappearing. Hong Thuy reports
Miniature book collector has big dreams
Painter Nguyen Thanh Dam may not be the only person with this hobby in Viet Nam, but he is the only one with such a bulky bookcase of miniature books.
Portrait painter overcomes disability
Despite suffering from a physical handicap, Chu Vinh Duc found success as a portrait painter. His proudest moment: painting a portrait of General Giap, which the general later signed. Hung Le reports.
Rural farmer designs innovative machinery
Barefoot farmer Nguyen Hong Chuong, 39, in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong's Lac Lam Commune has invented a number of machines to help farmers.
Nguyen-era documents back sea claims
The Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945) worked hard to protect the nation, producing many documents that confirm Viet Nam's sovereignty over the Spratly and Paracel archipelagoes. Today these can be found in Hue, the former royal capital. Phuoc Buu and Anh Le report
Vietnamese-Canadian returns to homeland
Her journey back to Viet Nam had begun when she had accompanied her parents to their homeland when she was 21. This visit gave her an idea about how deprived the country was.
The only survivor of Sand Hill tells his story
Hoang Ngoc Bich is the only survivor from the battle of Doi Cat (Sand Hill) in Gio My Commune, Gio Linh District in the central province of Quang Tri. After the war, he never stopped thinking of his 32 comrades who sacrificed their lives there. For over 20 years, he kept travelling back to identify all of them.
Young people flock to chicken breeding
Every time he would go out into the street or go for a coffee with friends, Viet would carry along a chicken to compare with its peers that his friends reared.

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Viet Nam issues directive to prevent Ebola outbreak 1    Viet Nam issues directive to prevent Ebola outbreak

People from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak in the last 21 days, will have to sign a medical declaration before entering Viet Nam from August 15.

Overseas PhDs fail to guarantee jobs 2    Overseas PhDs fail to guarantee jobs

People who earn their PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) abroad on State budget money, often return home to find their employment chances are relatively dim.

Elephants at risk in Dak Lak 1    Elephants at risk in Dak Lak

Elephant numbers are falling rapidly in Dak Lak Province and local authorities are struggling to protect the giant animals from the threat of extinction.

Mui Ne rated 2nd most beautiful beach in Southeast Asia 2    Mui Ne rated 2nd most beautiful beach in Southeast Asia

Mui Ne beach in the central province of Binh Thuan has been rated by travel guide Canadian Travellers as one of the 11 most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia.

New fleet of tuna vessels to set sail in September New fleet of tuna vessels to set sail in September

The Ship Institute at the University of Nha Trang and the Yanmar Company of Japan last Saturday launched a composite-hulled tuna fishing ship in Nha Trang City.