HCM City's Police on Wednesday stopped handing out leaflets to tourists warning them to watch out for robberies, rip-offs and taxi scams.
Earlier this week, a learner driver in Dak Lak province crashed her seven-seater car into a busy market, killing two people and injured eight others.
Do clothes make the man?
For some people, the September release of Apple's iPhone 6 was more significant news than the Islamic State crisis or the vote for independence of Scotland.
Do you support regulating the temperature of beer?
The Ministry of Industry and Trade announced in a draft decree that bars and street shops had to serve beer at a temperature of less than 30 degrees Celsius, a move meant to improve Viet Nam's food safety standards.
Is Ha Noi en route to becoming one of the top destinations in Asia?
Ha Noi will celebrate the 60th anniversary of its liberation day next week (October 10, 1954), which is a major milestone for the capital.
Do you shop at Vietnamese meat stalls and markets?
Health authorities in Ha Noi are faced with the problem of trying to prevent modern, hygienic abattoirs worth millions of dollars from closing down.
Will a new ban on sleeper buses travelling on steep and winding routes actually save people's lives?
You Asked, published on Tuesdays, gives readers an opportunity to ask Viet Nam News questions. We publish selected responses the following week.
Cameras won't do enough to stop traffic congestion
Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers their opinions on whether installing traffic cameras in many downtown streets in Ha Noi and other major cities in the country will partly solve traffic congestion, chaos in Viet Nam.
Will traffic cameras solve street gridlock in Viet Nam?
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently approved a proposal to test traffic cameras in many capital city streets to make sure car drivers are staying on the right side of the roads and observing all the other traffic rules.
Would you start eating insects for their nutritional and environmental benefits?
Entomophagy – or the consumption of insects– would be one of the words to describe the eating habits of Vietnamese people.
What do you think of such crazes for branded products and luxury goods?
Heavy traffic congestion occurred on August 7 on Ha Noi's downtown street of Dinh Le as customers flocked to the street to buy the products of some famous brand names such as Gucci, Milano and D&G.


PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties 4    PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung begins an official visit to India today, aiming to consolidate the strategic partnership between both countries and take it to new heights.

Law to ease real estate restrictions 1    Law to ease real estate restrictions

Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

National team in training ahead of AFC challenge 1    National team in training ahead of AFC challenge

The Japanese coach of Viet Nam's national football team, Toshyia Miura, says that fitness and tactics will be his priorities in a 10-day training camp in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long

Bear bile tourism in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long City has finally been shut down, according to the non-governmental organisation Education for Nature – Viet Nam (ENV).

Artist restores traditional values through paper Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist Phan Hai Bang, who created a very special type of paper called truc chi, is now working with his team to bring back what he calls "old values" in a really big way.