Police rescue four persons held hostage by robber
The police rescued four hostages including two children, who were being held hostage by a robber in an apartment of E6 Building in Ha Noi's Thanh Xuan District on September 16.
Typhoon Kalmaegi hits northern coastal areas
Typhoon Kalmaegi had directly affected the Tonkin Gulf and Vietnam's northern coastal provinces by 7:00 pm on September 16, bringing heavy rain and whirlwinds, according to the Central Meteorology Hydrology Forecast Centre.
Health administration capacity improved as 5-year EU-funded project ends
The EU has provided aid to Viet Nam's health sector for more than 20 years and intends to continue the support for at least another three years, Franz Jessen, ambassador and head of the EU Delegation to Viet Nam, said.
Viet Nam bans products containing recycled waste oil
The Viet Nam Food Safety Administration (FSA) yesterday banned and recalled certain Taiwanese canned foods that reportedly contain recycled waste oil.
7 killed in early morning fire in HCM City
Seven members of a family who were sleeping in a house at 416 Nguyen Trai Street in HCM City's District 5 were all killed in a fire that broke out early on September 16.
Disabled duo defy odds to become sports champs
Being in wheelchairs does not prevent athletes Pham Hong Thuc and Hoang Hong Kien from being happy in life and on the sports track.
North to see heavy rains as storm hits
Tropical storm Kalmaegi, packing winds of up to 133 km per hour, is expected to bring heavy rains of 100 to 300mm in the northern region tonight.
Drug patients return after fleeing rehab
Nearly 30 of the more than 300 voluntary drug patients who fled from a voluntary rehabilitation centre in Hai Phong on Sunday have returned.
Conference spotlights rural development
The Centre for Integrated Rural Development in Asia and the Pacific began its 29th technical conference yesterday in Ha Noi.
Oyster breeders remove tires from Lang Co Bay
Following directions from the Lang Co Town People's Committee, 85 households tore down their oyster-breeding structures yesterday.
North Viet Nam braces for Typhoon Kalmaegi
Typhoon Kalmaegi hit the East Sea this morning with winds speeds of 113 kilometres per hour, said the Viet Nam National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
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.


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.