Painter brushes up memories
Australian painter George Burchett loves Viet Nam. After many years working and living in Viet Nam, Burchett even calls himself Vietnamese.
Football bridges cultural divide
It's 7.30pm and darkness settles over the Red River Pitch on Au Co Street in the capital city. The outside temperature is below 15oC, but despite the cold, foreign and Vietnamese women take off their winter clothes to sport their team's colours.
Viet Nam strikes a chord in expatriate musician's heart
When his father suggested that the family move from the US to Viet Nam, Ryan Duy Hung's mother thought that her husband had lost his mind.
Indian woman on a mission
Pulamarasetty Padmavathi says she agree dimmediately when her husband sug-gested that they should move to Viet Nam to live even though she had never heard of the country before.
NZ students gain VN insights
A collective cheer went up from the young students as a large school of fish surfaced in a pond in Can Tho City, rushing to eat the feed scattered by a farm worker.
Student looks to improve traffic
South Korean high school student Chihyun Ryu has spent her time in Ha Noi over the last three and a half years walking around Hoan Kiem Lake, and riding on the back of her father's motorbike taking videos of the chaotic traffic.
Week of Haiti
Visitors savour Haitian food during the Haitian Cultural Week, which commenced at the Haitian Embassy on Monday.
Dutch friends cycle across VN on bikes built for two
Four women from the Netherlands aim to bi-cycle around 22 countries in 400 days in a project called R4WR (Ride for Women's Rights).
17 years on, French academic nostalgic for Ha Noi of yore
Two years ago, French researcher Olivier Tessier, chief of the Ha Noi-based Ecole Francaise d'Extreme-Orient (French School of Asian Studies), was granted the "Bui Xuan Phai – Love for Ha Noi" award for his research on Ha Noi's Ancient Citadel.
Qatar a regional hub for education
Qatar is a peninsula on the western shore of the Arabian Gulf. Almost 80 per cent of its population of more than two million people reside in the city of Doha, the nation's business and administrative capital.
Mountaineers
British photographer and writer David W. Lloyd (centre) completed Viet Nam's first "Everesting" cycle challenge on December 13.

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Wild peach branches disappear as demand rises Wild peach branches disappear as demand rises

It's hard to find ancient wild peach branches on sale in the northern mountainous province of Son La, due to their overexploitation by the local people.

Flower Road to be opened today Flower Road to be opened today

The Flower Road in HCM City's Ham Nghi Street will be opened to the public at 7pm today. Viet Nam News photographer Van Dat presents different images of the Flower Road, as seen through his lens.

Vietnamese consumer confidence "largely intact": Economist Vietnamese consumer confidence "largely intact": Economist

Vietnamese consumers started 2015 with their confidence broadly unchanged after a tumultuous 2014, ANZ Bank Economist Glenn Maguire said in a recent report.

Viet Nam ranks 10th worldwide in remittances Viet Nam ranks 10th worldwide in remittances

Viet Nam was among the top 10 countries in the world with the largest amount of remittances from abroad last year, with around US$12 billion, according to the Western Union company, which handles money transfers worldwide.

Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings

Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.