HIV egg rumours dismissed
An official from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has rejected a rumour surfacing in the social media that Chinese chicken eggs sold in Viet Nam have been injected with blood contaminated with Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV).
Science and technology play an important part in a country's development and modernisation, especially a developing country, such as Viet Nam, said Dr. Tran Chi Thanh.
In a major change in Vietnamese education, the national high school graduation and the university admission exams have been fused into one.
Bac Lieu farmers savour higher salt prices
Salt fields are full to bursting in the southern province of Bac Lieu, where farmers are hoping for increased prices in the new year.
The northern province of Thai Binh will trademark its baby potatoes and expand its cultivation to 10,000 hectares by 2020.
The central region is likely to face a severe drought this year and the region's provinces have been carrying out several measures to mitigate the impact.
President salutes nation's doctors
President Truong Tan Sang hosted a reception for outstanding physicians and health officials to mark the 60th anniversary of Viet Nam Doctors' Day in Ha Noi yesterday.
Fruit imports inspected over hepatitis A scare
Viet Nam is examining Chinese fruit imports as mandated by the Department of Plant Protection (DPP), triggered by an announcement that Chinese fruit shipped to Australia were allegedly contaminated with the hepatitis A virus (HAV).
Workers cash in over Tet holiday
Workers at about a dozen companies in the southern province of Binh Duong did not get a holiday break for Tet.
Parents hold out for foreign vaccinations
A shortage of paid vaccinations – foreign-produced vaccines that must be paid for - will continue this year, says an official from the Ministry of Health.
Districts told to speed up red book process
The municipal administration of the capital city has urged its districts to expedite the granting of land titles (also known as "red books") so that it can begin operating a land administration database in the second quarter of this year.
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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Wild peach branches disappear as demand rises Wild peach branches disappear as demand rises

It's hard to find ancient wild peach branches on sale in the northern mountainous province of Son La, due to their overexploitation by the local people.

Flower Road to be opened today Flower Road to be opened today

The Flower Road in HCM City's Ham Nghi Street will be opened to the public at 7pm today. Viet Nam News photographer Van Dat presents different images of the Flower Road, as seen through his lens.

Vietnamese consumer confidence "largely intact": Economist Vietnamese consumer confidence "largely intact": Economist

Vietnamese consumers started 2015 with their confidence broadly unchanged after a tumultuous 2014, ANZ Bank Economist Glenn Maguire said in a recent report.

Viet Nam ranks 10th worldwide in remittances Viet Nam ranks 10th worldwide in remittances

Viet Nam was among the top 10 countries in the world with the largest amount of remittances from abroad last year, with around US$12 billion, according to the Western Union company, which handles money transfers worldwide.

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.