Bridge-building volunteer forges links with community
An elderly Danish citizen has demon-strated that building bridges can not only connect localities, but also communities around the world.
How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition
At a recent English conversation get-together, I chose the topic - How to beat the heat? I also chose a second topic - Ways to calm down when one gets hot-headed.
Pulling strings
American composer Dirk Johan Stromberg performed with his newly-created 16-string instrument at a contemporary music concert held at the Manzi Art Space on Monday.
Aussie gives hope to the blind
Imagine not being able to see. Then imagine living in a remote village, your survival entirely dependent on another person, unable to go to school or have the opportunity to interact with other human beings. Now imagine that is your life for eight years.
Seafood delights
Vietnamese diva Thanh Lam (left) joins three-star Michelin chef Christian Le Squer for an exquisite demonstration prior to a gala dinner on Tuesday at the five-star JW Marriott Hanoi Hotel.
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.

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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.