Students put their knowledge to use
Making glass from beach sand? Forget it! Students from Hue University of Science are using a new technique to make liquid glass from rice husks and ash.
Journalistic works on women's empowerment chosen for contest's final round
The Women's Empowerment Journalism Award 2015 has selected 19 journalistic works for its final round in the Asia Pacific Region.
Housing law means affordable homes, real estate growth
The construction sector excelled in 2014, said Minister of Construction Trinh Dinh Dung.
ASEAN co-operation needed in the fight to combat piracy
A delegation from Viet Nam is attending a two-day conference in Kuala Lumpur to discuss information sharing on the fight against maritime terrorism.
Gov't employees to receive pay rises
A government decree today announced an eight per cent increase in wages for government officials, public servants and members of the armed forces with a salary coefficient lower than 2.34.
Scientists complete gene research study
A group of scientists who completed a Vietnamese human genome study last year have announced they have completed the sequencing and analysis of the genomes of three members of a Vietnamese family.
Rail discounts given to worthy passengers
Vietnamese Heroic Mothers, war invalids, dioxin victims, former revolutionary fighters and the disabled can now avail various discounts while purchasing railway tickets, as per a government decree passed today.
Thieves empty HCM City ATM machine
Thieves broke into an Agribank ATM in District 12, HCM City yesterday and stole VND1 billion (US$48,000), according to police.
Voice of Viet Nam goes 24 hours
Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam has approved a Voice of Viet Nam (VOV) proposal to operate a 24/7 English-language radio channel.
Two-day-old cured of rare heart disorder
The Hue Central Hospital in Thua Thien Hue Province diagnosed and rescued a two-day-old boy suffering a rare heart condition after being hospitalised on February 14.
Parking lots raise prices over the holiday season
During the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, parking lots at tourism and relic sites in Ha Noi dramatically hiked their parking fees by from three to five times the government regulated prices, leaving many visitors feeling cheated.
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.