Four Vietnamese trapped under quake-hit Taiwan tower
At least four Vietnamese citizens, including a 7-month-old girl and a 2-month-old boy, remain trapped beneath the rubble of a 17-storey apartment tower that collapsed in Taiwan early Saturday morning.
Coast Guard ship carries islanders home for Tet
A ship from Coast Guard Force Zone 2 was called to carry 660 people to their homes on Ly Son Island on February 7, the eve of the Tet Lunar New Year.
Massive fish deaths reported in An Giang Province
An investigation has begun, after another 300 tonnes of fish bred in cages on the Cai Vung River were found dead on Saturday.
VN needs proper policies to attract scientists
The science and technology ministry aims to establish 25 scientific research institutes of international standards by the year 2020.
Network providers fight against blockage during Tet
Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Bac Son recently asked mobile phone operators to ensure that mobile networks and Internet connection remain operational during Tet (Lunar New Year) festival.
President pays pre-Tet visit to Long An
President Truong Tan Sang, accompanied by Chief Judge of the Supreme People's Court Truong Hoa Binh, paid a pre-Tet visit to the Party Committee and people of southern Long An province on February 6.
New Year travellers flood stations to return home for family reunion
Thousands of Vietnamese arrive bus and train stations this morning in order to get buses to return to home for the lunar New Year celebrations. In Ha Noi, bus stations are full of people as the last working day of the lunar year 2015 ended yesterday. Viet Nam News photographer Doan Tung takes a snapshot at certain bus stations:
Red Sunday: just a quick pinch and a cinch
Blood donors, both young and old, signed up for this year's Red Sunday blood drive in Dak Lak Province. Some have donated more than a dozen times. Thien Nga reports.
Waste treatment factory affects lives of locals
In just over a month, the waste treatment factory of Phu Ha Environment Ltd., Company has disrupted the lives of locals in this central province's Ky Anh District.
Tet gifts offered to impoverished people nationwide
The Sponsoring Association for Poor Patients in the south-western region allocated VND19 billion (US$864,000) to help impoverished locals to have a warm traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.
High profit attracts farmers to red dragon fruit
Farmers in the southern province of Long An, which farms the most dragon fruit in Viet Nam, are cutting down the white flesh dragon fruit to plant red flesh dragon fruit, aiming to get a higher profit.
Education and training ministry unveils new education programme
Education and training ministry unveils new education programme

The education and training ministry (MoET) yesterday introduced a draft of the overall general education programme to collect feedback from experts and the public.

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.

80,000 Vietnamese labourers work abroad within 8 months
80,000 Vietnamese labourers work abroad within 8 months

Nearly 80,000 Vietnamese labourers went to work abroad from January to August this year, marking an increase of 8.21 per cent, over the same period last year, statistics  from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs' Overseas Labour Management Department (OLMD) show.


Teacher's long fight for justice pays off Teacher's long fight for justice pays off

Nguyen Than spent years trying to prove the innocence of his former student, wrongfully convicted on a murder charge 18 years ago.

Passion motivates circus artists to take risks Passion motivates circus artists to take risks

The circus has always been about performers attempting precarious and daring acts in exchange for the intangible reward of the roar of the crowd.

New flowers grown for Tet New flowers grown for Tet

Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta will offer new varieties of flowers for the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, which falls on February 8 this year.

VN strives to reform customs ahead of FTAs VN strives to reform customs ahead of FTAs

The World Trade Organisation's Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) would boost customs reforms to facilitate trade across borders in line with international standards, an official has said.