Ministry opens hotlines for Vietnamese people in Libya
A majority of the 1,550 Vietnamese people in Libya are living and working in areas unaffected by violence.
Workers hospitalised after chemical container explodes
Three workers at Phong Phu Corporation in District 9 on Monday were treated at Cho Ray Hospital in HCM City for severe chemical burns after an accident at the company's factory.
Drug-resistant tuberculosis cases surge in the capital
The amount of people suffering from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) in Ha Noi has spiked, according to the Ha Noi Lung Hospital.
On patrol
The 90.5m-long ship, coded KN-782, built by the Ha Long Shipbuilding Co Ltd since October 2012. The Viet Nam fisheries surveillance force yesterday received a new patrol ship, the newest of its kind in the country so far, at a ceremony in north-eastern Quang Ninh Province.
Public security ministry begins pipeline probe
The Ministry of Public Security on Tuesday began an investigation into a series of recent incidents leading to the rupture of the pipeline bringing water from Da River to Ha Noi.
DNA facilities to help name soldiers
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved the establishment of two DNA testing facilities.
Subsidence blamed on residents
Construction conducted by nearby residents has caused the pavement along the O Cho Dua-Hoang Cau road, the most expensive route in Viet Nam that opened early this year.
Old highway speed signs to be removed
The Directorate for Roads of Viet Nam (DRVN) has asked agents and transport departments across the country to remove all irrational road signs along highways by the middle of next month.
India Corner opens at HCM City university
The Indian Consulate General in HCM City yesterday inaugurated an India Information Office at the University of Social Science and Humanities campus in Thu Duc District.
Tornado blows away hundreds of roofs
Roofs of over 100 houses were blown off in a tornado in the southern province of Can Tho's Co Do town.
Panasonic donates washing machines
Panasonic yesterday presented 1,000 washing machines worth VND5billion (US$235,000) to the National Fund for Vietnamese Children in an effort to improve infrastructure of 400 social centres and 103 general boarding schools.
Australian students to study in Viet Nam

More than 300 Australian students will come to Viet Nam during the next 12 months to earn credit towards their Australian academic qualifications through clinical placements, short-term research projects and semester-based exchanges.

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.

City to speed up canal upgrade
City to speed up canal upgrade

Officials from the HCM City Department of Transport and other agencies on Friday inspected the Tan Hoa-Lo Gom Canal Sanitation and Urban Upgrade Project as part of efforts to speed up work and complete it by the end of August.

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PM meets acclaimed local mathematician PM meets acclaimed local mathematician

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday met Professor Ngo Bao Chau, the first Vietnamese to win the Fields Medal, the highest professional honour a mathematician can attain, and the Education Dialogue Group.

Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference

The East Sea dispute will continue in the near future and urgent solutions should be found to manage the conflict and resolve it without force or the threat to use force and protect the rights of fishermen in traditional fishing grounds, an international conference that opened in HCM City yesterday agreed.

Police look into scam claims at pagoda Police look into scam claims at pagoda

Police are investigating rumors that a pagoda in Long Bien District is selling children for adoption.

A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling

Customs officials have arrested a Chinese woman and a Vietnamese man at Suvarnabhumi Airport after they allegedly tried to smuggle out elephant tusks and ivory products worth about BAT9 million.

Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave

Son Doong Cave in Viet Nam's Quang Binh Province has been suggested by the American news website huffingtonpost.com as one of the places to visit in 20 years.