Chile marks national independence
Today Chile celebratesanother National Independence Day; this year it will be the 204th anniversary of its independence.
Fine Filan
Former leader of Westlife band Shane Filan performs on stage of HCM City's Cargo Bar on Tuesday (left photo). Vietnamese fans at Shane Filan's show on Tuesday (right photo).
Volunteers introduce capital city
After moving to Ha Noi in 2012, Yuko Kanetaka could not cross the street by herself.
Beachcombing
American Brian James (right) clears rubbish with a metal detector at Cua Dai Beach in Hoi An earlier this month.
Italian researches VN insects
Holding a tray and net in his hands, Dr. Luca Bartolozzi looked carefully among the trees, leaves and flowers in Cuc Phuong National Park in the northern province of Ninh Binh.
Japanese feast
Japanese chefs prepare traditional food at the annual Vung Tau Food Festival in the southern coastal city of Vung Tau between August 28 and 31.
Young tourists explore Sapa
Feasting her eyes on the terraced rice fields in Viet Nam's popular tourist spot Sapa, Nathalie Cauvi couldn't stop shouting: "Wow, wow! It's such an amazing and beautiful landscape!"
Stirring up excitement
Foreign children enjoy making a simple dish at the Kids Cooking Class hosted by Hanoi Cooking Centre in 44 Chau Long Street last Saturday (August 23).
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.

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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 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.