Businessman gives hope to disabled
Jumping off his seven-seat car, Juergen Eichhorn unloaded a 50kg sack of rice, his back bending a bit as he carried the load inside the Hai Duong Blind Association's building.
Cultural tunes
Singers and instrument players from Puzzle band perform Vietnamese, French and English songs on Saturday at L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street.
Peru, VN deepen relationship
To mark the National Day of the Republic of Peru on July 28, Luis Tsuboyama, Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of Peru wrote to Viet Nam News.
Mandela Day
Venezuela's ambassador to Viet Nam, Jorge Rondon Uzcategui (left), is greeted by children as he arrives at the Leprosy and Dermatology Hospital in Thai Binh Province for International Nelson Mandela Day on July 19, which also marks the 94th anniversary of the former South African President's birth day.
Frenchman tells East Sea story
Andre Menras could not have asked for more than the backhanded compliment he received after his documentary, Hoang Sa- Viet Nam: A Painful Loss, was screened in Ha Noi recently.
Cultural exchange
Japanese resident Kanako Noguchi makes green tea at the Viet Nam-Japan Culture Exchange and Cuisine Festival in Da Nang.
Tenor shows power of music
When Korean tenor Park Sung-min married Vietnamese pianist Trang Trinh, it cemented his relationship with Viet Nam.
Eclectic tunes
Vanessa Van Anh Vo (left) and Diana Rowan, perform the tranh (36-string zither) and harp at The American Centre in downtown Ha Noi yesterday.
Aussie vet finds home in VN
They call him "Ong Tay", which is a general term for all Westerners.
Sporting gesture
French Ambassador Jean Noel Poirier (right) vies for a ball against a Vietnamese footballer during a friendly football match at Xuan La Stadium in Tay Ho District, Ha Noi on Sunday.
Camper follows passion to VN
At 28, Jason Doyle can say that he has seen the world, having been to 28 countries, but it is not travel that has been the dominant thread running through his life.

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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.