Foster care gives children new homes
Rather than living at orphanages, about 400 children benefit from aprogramme that provides temporary foster care. Hong Thuy reports.
Volunteer lifeguard keeps Great Lake safe
In 1991, Hoan grew determined to make his wartime wish come true. He resigned from his position and moved to Bien Ho Commune, where he purchased two hectares of land for farming and to go fishing on the lake.
Archery catching on in HCMCity
The Olympic Archery Club has attracted a diverse following among locals and expats of all ages. Doan Bao Chau reports.
Shoemakers heal soles of leprosy patients
Dr Nguyen Khanh Hoa, head of the Health Planning Division, said the hospital has been treating more than 4,000 patients from 11 cities and provinces of the South Central Coast and Central Highlands, and its shop has been producing 2,500 to 3,000 pairs of shoes every year.
Agriculture industry plants seeds of change
Viet Nam aims to improve agricultural products by implementing technology, but capital, land and infrastructure are major obstacles. Ha Hoang reports.
Vietnamese youth have a blast with paintball
These days, students and young office workers choose this game on weekends as a way to relieve stress after hours or days of hard work or study.
Translating the soul of Russian poetry
Russian literature arrived in Viet Nam before the August Revolution in 1945 and became popular in the 1950s through translations by literary critic and writer Vu Ngoc Phan and poet Hoang Trung Thong as well as many others.
Figures from the commune's medical clinic showed that 10 child marriages took place in the commune in the first six months of 2013 while 12 such marriages in 2012, and nearly 50 by end-April 2011.
Tunnel preserves memories of wartime
Ky Anh tunnel, which played a vital role in the American war, is being restored as a tourist destination. Cong Thanh reports.
‘Scorpion doctor' bitten by science bug
Despite the shortage of funding for Vietnamese researchers, Hoang Ngoc Anh persevered with her work. My Dung reports.
Percussionist beats challenges to preserve art
Soc Trang musician Danh Sol brought new life to the Khmer tradition of pentatonic music. Chanh Da and Trung Hieu report.

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Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival 2    VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.