Naval ship rescues stranded tourists
The Naval High Command and the Quang Ninh Province authorities today sent a naval vessel to Co To Island to bring back 1,500 stranded tourists to the mainland.
Ha Giang jails five for trafficking of girls
The People's Court in the northern Ha Giang Province yesterday sentenced five persons to a combined more than 100 years' imprisonment for cross-border trafficking of ethnic minorities.
Laos inaugurates high school, built with VN aid
A school built with funding from the Vietnamese government, was inaugurated in the northern Laos province of Luang Namtha yesterday after 18 months of construction.
Construction sends land sliding into rivers, canals
With more and more construction constricting and speeding up the flow of HCM City's canals and rivers, eight more landslides have occurred on their banks this year alone, all at new spots, taking the all-time number to 45.
Surveillance cameras help stem crime in seedy HCM City ward
Once the hotspot in Go Vap District for local crimes, prostitution and drug addicts shooting up in alleys, Ward 12 today has seen a sharp drop in the crime rate after the installation of 300 surveillance cameras.
Viet Nam fights human trafficking
Viet Nam was determined to fight human trafficking, deputy spokesperson at the Foreign Ministry, Pham Thu Hang, said yesterday in response to reporters' questions on a global report issued by the US Department of State.
Few assets returned in most corruption cases
The Government Inspectorate of Viet Nam released a UNDP-supported report yesterday, detailing why corrupt asset recovery is the least effective anti-corruption programme in the country.
Resettlement zone has no good land
Despite big State investment in roads, schools and other infrastructure in the 100 hectare Ninh Thuy resettlement zone in central Khanh Hoa province over the last six years, few people live there.
Quang Ninh cleans up after five-day deluge
Local authorities and people in Quang Ninh Province are still trying to clean up the severe damage created by five-days of torrential rain.To date, 23 people have been reported either dead or missing.
Remembrance day
A grand requiem to pray for fallen soldiers was held in My Son Sanctuary in Tinh Khe Commune in the central city of Quang Ngai yesterday. The event was also designed to commemorate hundreds of innocent civilians and compatriots who laid down their lives in the battlefields of the Son My raid and wars in Viet Nam.
Ha Noi forms storm evacuation plan
Hundreds of thousands of residents in Ha Noi will be moved to safe places if a strong typhoon hits the capital, deputy chairman of the municipal People's Committee Tran Xuan Viet said yesterday.
Railway accidents on the rise

Railway accidents increased during the first three months this year compared with the same period last year, according to Viet Nam Railway under the Ministry of Transport.

Strange disease identified as hepatitis
Strange disease identified as hepatitis

A strange disease that has affected 45 residents in the Central Highland province of Kon Tum's Ia Chiem and Dak Nang communes since May this year has been identified as hepatitis A, according to the provincial Health Department.

Illegal gold mining pollutes environment in Cao Bang
Illegal gold mining pollutes environment in Cao Bang

Illegal gold mining along the Hien River section flowing through Thach An and Nguyen Binh districts in Cao Bang Province has severely polluted the local environment over the last month.


Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water 1    Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".