As Viet Nam does not yet have a school to train professionally young actors, most children taking part in the industry are members of various drama troupes operating at culture houses in big cities.
City youth, increasingly lured to TV, computer games and cinemas, were being re-introduced to the wonderful world of animals and clowns.
A swift response of the Ministry of Education and Training has helped high school graduate Nguyen Huynh Nhan to sit the university entrance examination this year.
Students at the HCM City University of Science have spent two months creating a mobilephone app that provides maps, emergency hotlines, accommodation advice and test-preparation materials for candidates of university entrance exams.
Talented at foreign languages, including English and German, with a BA degree from a German university, Minh Hang once worked as an editor for a TV channel before deciding to pursue her dream to be a singer, despite family opposition.
When China illegally put its Haiyang Shiyou 981 oil rig in Viet Nam's exclusive economic zone, young photographer Dang Long wanted to do something to express his patriotism.
The HCM City Labour Union's annual Summer Camp for migrants' children opened last weekend at Thanh Da Resort in Binh Thanh District.
Two years ago, Seth and Olivia Hanson decided to quit their jobs in banking and property management, sell their house in Austin, Texas, and travel around the world for six months, the online site www.businessinsider.com reports.
Light Star, an art gallery that includes works of hearing-impaired painters, has become a popular venue in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.
Very few artists have strived to capture the soul and spirit of President Ho Chi Minh in as many ways as Ha Noi painter Tran Mai.
Since 1994, a club of singers of tai tu (southern amateur music) has funded the building of 11 houses for poor families in Vinh Long Province.

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PM meets acclaimed local mathematician PM meets acclaimed local mathematician

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday met Professor Ngo Bao Chau, the first Vietnamese to win the Fields Medal, the highest professional honour a mathematician can attain, and the Education Dialogue Group.

Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference

The East Sea dispute will continue in the near future and urgent solutions should be found to manage the conflict and resolve it without force or the threat to use force and protect the rights of fishermen in traditional fishing grounds, an international conference that opened in HCM City yesterday agreed.

Police look into scam claims at pagoda Police look into scam claims at pagoda

Police are investigating rumors that a pagoda in Long Bien District is selling children for adoption.

A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling

Customs officials have arrested a Chinese woman and a Vietnamese man at Suvarnabhumi Airport after they allegedly tried to smuggle out elephant tusks and ivory products worth about BAT9 million.

Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave

Son Doong Cave in Viet Nam's Quang Binh Province has been suggested by the American news website huffingtonpost.com as one of the places to visit in 20 years.