Quang Ngai lobster farmers suffer after mystery disease
Lobster farmers in Ly Son Island off central Quang Ngai province are suffering from severe losses due to the death of lobsters in recent days.
North-west's largest waste processing plant opens
The largest solid waste processing plant in the northwestern region officially started operations yesterday, aiming to address the accumulation of hazardous garbage dumping sites across towns in this province.
Three top directors of Viet A Bank in southern Bac Lieu branch office have been prosecuted for deception and misappropriation of nearly VND20 billion ($870,000).
Fishermen still missing in Binh Dinh Province
Search operations are underway to locate 13 fishermen who were reported missing after their fishing boat capsized in a tornado on Sunday night in the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago's waters.

Two pickpockets arrested in Ha Noi old quarter
Police in Ha Noi City's Hoan Kiem District have arrested two members of a pick-pocketing gang in the capital's ancient quarter.
Two drug traffickers caught in Quang Tri
QUANG TRI —Two men were caught carrying nearly 600 drug pills in a commune in this province's Huong Hoa District, which is close to the Lao Bao border gate with Laos.
Hai Phong: Blaze in chemical store causes panic to local residents
Local residents were in a state of panic after chemical store located in the centre of a residential quarter in Hai Phong northern coastal city suddenly caught fire on Sunday.
Jobless youth rate hits alarming high
Even though Viet Nam's unemployment rate remains at just over 2 per cent, the youth unemployment rate is three times higher, affirmed a report on the socio-economic situation till September.
Preventive medicine faces staff shortages
The preventive medicine sector is faced with a severe shortage of medical doctors and officials as well as insufficient spending, according to figures recently released by the Ministry of Health.
Teachers make toys to engage children
As part of a national programme to promote physical activities in preschool, teachers have been encouraged to make handmade toys for children aged five and under who attend kindergartens.
Viet Nam ageing rapidly, needs appropriate strategies: UNFPA
Viet Nam needs realistic and appropriate policies and strategies to cope with its ageing population in future, a seminar in HCM City has heard.
Beware, falling coconuts!
Beware, falling coconuts!

Viet Nam Coconut Association has suggested that the HCM City People's Committee and People's Council plant coconut palms along streets to slow down floods and lessen the danger of falling trees and branches during the rainy season.However, residents are more worried that they or their children or friends will be hit on the head with a falling coconuts - a real danger to those living with the highly useful tree.

Parents struggle with school fees
Parents struggle with school fees

Many Vietnamese parents struggle to cover the so-called "voluntary contribution" to class and school of their children as a new school year starts.


Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi

For more than 20 years, Dang Thi Nhan, 67, has been waking up about 30 minutes earlier each day to bake cakes or prepare tea for two retired doctors in a clinic near her house in Ha Noi's Giap Bat Ward.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Water resources, eroding land need saving Water resources, eroding land need saving

Water management has become a major topic of discussion in recent years among Viet Nam's lawmakers, experts and society. The country has been struggling to deal with water-related issues such as a rising sea level, land subsidence and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta. Lawmakers and experts shared their views on water management with Viet Nam News reporters Thu Van and Hoang Anh.