Women face discrimination at work
Female workers in Viet Nam still find themselves at a disadvantage when it comes to wage payment, working environment and training and promotion opportunities, even though the country is one of Southeast Asia's best in terms of fostering gender equality.
Police seize 500 kilograms of rotting animal entrails
The Ha Noi traffic police found a car that was transporting more than 500 kilograms of rotting animal entrails on National Highway No5, Gia Lam District, yesterday evening.
Japanese encephalitis kills 10 children in Son La
At least 10 children have reportedly died of Japanese encephalitis in July in the northern mountainous Son La Province, the provincial Health Department announced this morning.
Voluntary pension scheme needed
Voluntary pension insurance should be implemented as soon as possible because the delay would make life of retirees more difficult, a labour ministry official has said.
Conference highlights obstacles in reforming higher education system
In Viet Nam, higher education is perhaps the area needing the most urgent fundamental and comprehensive reform, but it is also one of the most complicated, feted mathematician Professor Ngo Bao Chau told a conference in HCM City yesterday.
Capital survey will measure satisfaction
Ha Noi will conduct a comprehensive survey this year to measure citizen satisfaction with public administration.
Remote localities struggle to meet national education goal
A nationwide effort to provide five-year old children with universal access to pre-school education has seen only 18 out the 63 provinces meet the ambitious target, heard a conference in Ha Noi on Wednesday.
Whirlwind damages houses in Hau Giang
A whirlwind damaged and blew away roofs of 34 houses in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang's Vi Thanh City after sweeping through the area in five minutes yesterday.
Second infant dies of acute diarrhoea
Another infant has died of acute diarrhoea in HCM City, confirmed Director of the municipal Preventive Health Centre Lai Phuoc Hoa yesterday.
Thai woman arrested with 4kg of cocaine
Pantimoong Narisara, of Thailand, was arrested on Wednesday at Tan Son Nhat International Airport for transporting nearly 4 kilos of cocaine into Viet Nam.
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.
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.


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.