Rice research institute urged to lead region in new technologies
President Truong Tan Sang encouraged the Mekong Delta Rice Research Institute to master cutting-edge technologies, especially biotechnology, to become a leader amongst agricultural science institutes in Southeast Asia.
Lao Justice Minister welcomed
National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong hosted a reception yesterday for Lao Justice Minister Bounkeut Sangsomsak, affirming that Viet Nam always prioritises the fostering of traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive co-operation with Laos.
VN, China continue Bac Luan negotiations
Viet Nam and China yesterday concluded in Beijing the fourth round of negotiations on an agreement on free navigation at the Bac Luan river mouth.
Party chief delivers pre-Congress pep talk
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has asked the Party Central Committee's Organisational Commission to maximise its efficiency as a part of this year's preparations for the 12th National Party Congress.
Russian assistance key in Viet Nam's victories: FM
Russia has played a significant role in Viet Nam's war victory as well as its post-war reform success, says Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.
President Sang encourages Mekong Delta development
President Truong Tan Sang yesterday arrived in An Giang Province in the Mekong Delta for a field trip to evaluate the process of local agricultural restructuring.
Deputy PM outlines vision for new ASEAN community
Deputy Prime Minister cum Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh offered Viet Nam's views on directions and measures needed to achieve the formation of the ASEAN Community by the end of this year, as well as the bloc's post-2015 vision at the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat in Malaysia this week.
President exhorts university to teach world-class courses
President Truong Tan Sang yesterday said he hoped the Viet Nam National University in HCM City (VNU-HCM City) would offer international standard courses within five to 10 years.
PM welcomes new Omani envoy, urges speed on bilateral pacts
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has invited the new Omani Ambassador to enhance ties by closely co-ordinating with Vietnamese ministries and agencies.
Deputy Defence Minister receives former US ambassador
Deputy Defence Minister Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh yesterday welcomed Michael Michalak, former United States Ambassador to Viet Nam, at the Ministry of Defence's headquarters in Ha Noi.
Party official urges social scientists to improve research
Party Committee Secretary Le Hong Anh told a conference in Ha Noi yesterday it was imperative that the Viet Nam Academy of Social Sciences enhance the quality of its scientific research so that it could become a regional centre by 2020.
Would you like to know if you're dying in 30 days?
Would you like to know if you're dying in 30 days?

A test to determine if elderly patients are likely to die within 30 days of being admitted to a hospital has been developed by doctors. The test is intended to help doctors give elderly patients the chance to go home and/or say goodbye to loved ones.

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Military helicopter crash kills four crew members Military helicopter crash kills four crew members

Four crew members were killed when a Viet Nam Air Force UH-1 helicopter crashed during a training exercise yesterday morning.

VN committed to realising TPP VN committed to realising TPP

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh reiterated Viet Nam's commitment to negotiating and realising the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the benefit of all TPP members while meeting US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig yesterday in Ha Noi.

Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir

Artist Thanh Loc will begin his five-city tour tomorrow in HCM City to launch his newly published memoirs.

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.

Ministry to tighten control over wild Ministry to tighten control over wild

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has urged relevant ministries and agencies to tighten management over centres that raise dangerous wild animals in order to ensure the safety of local people.