Traffic accidents claim 91 lives on national holiday
As many as 163 traffic accidents occurred nationwide during the national holiday from April 28 to May 1, killing 91 people and injuring 109 others.
48 people rescued after boats collide on Ha Long Bay
Forty-eight people were rescued in Ha Long Bay today after the tourist boat they were traveling in collided with a vessel carrying rocks.
Police detain driver in deadly holiday accident in Da Nang
Police in Hoa Vang District of Da Nang today announced they would detain the driver of a passenger bus involved in a deadly accident that killed six people on April 29.
As severe drought continues to affect the central region, the Viet Nam Red Cross will provide urgent aid for 900 poor and near-poor households.
Viet Nam past and present in the eyes of foreign correspondents

Viet Nam News reporter Van Dat talked to six foreign correspondents who were present in HCM City on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the liberation of South Việt Nam and national reunification. All of them have traveled to Viet Nam on various occasions. Among them, four were war reporters during the war in Viet Nam.

Work begins on Phu Quoc 5-star passenger port
Construction of an international passenger port that can accommodate giant cruise liners carrying 5,000 - 6,000 passengers and 20,000-tonne cargo ships began on Phu Quoc Island on Wednesday (29 April).
Bomb blast kills two in Quang Binh
A bomb blast killed two persons and injured two others, when a group of manual labourers was cutting eucalyptus trees in the central Quang Binh Province yesterday.
4 killed in car accident
Four people were killed and another three injured in a car crash this morning at the Nam Hai Van–Ba Na Suoi Mo intersection in the central city of Da Nang.
Officials of the Vietnamese embassy in India departed for Kathmandu this morning to help Vietnamese citizens, who have been stranded in Nepal after the earthquake last Saturday.
Body of missing Su-22 pilot found
The body of a pilot, which was missing after a plane crashed in mid–April, was found yesterday evening, the Rescue Operation Headquarter said this morning.
Recapturing a snapshot of history
The crew of one of the tanks that broke through the gates of the Independence Palace in Sai Gon in 1975, and the journalist on hand to capture that historic moment, enjoyed a reunion recently. Hoang Trung Hieu reports.
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.

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.


Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.