VN tackles latest avian flu outbreak
The H5N6 strain of avian flu, which recently reappeared in Viet Nam, could easily spread to more birds and even humans, vice head of the Veterinary Department under the health ministry Dam Xuan Thanh warned at a meeting yesterday.
Government to send drought aid to Ninh Thuan
The government will send nearly 800 tons of rice immediately to Ninh Thuan Province to help families struggling with drought there.
Dengue fever cases fall from last year
The number of dengue- fever cases so far this year has dropped by 40 per cent compared with the same period last year.
Vaccination shipment to ease local shortages
About 30,000 doses of "five-in-one" vaccine and 200,000 doses of "six-in-one" vaccine will be imported next month to use in the nation's immunisation programme, said Nguyen Tran Hien, director of the programme.
Corruption investigations help boost trust in Gov't
Viet Nam's criminal police force has investigated 1,378 corruption and economic offence cases since 2011, according to a report from the Public Security Ministry's Anti-Corruption Department.
Torrential rains submerge Central Highland province
Heavy rain in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong's Hiep An commune caused serious flooding which blocked traffic to the neighbouring city of Da Lat.
Worker suffocates in Quang Ninh mine
A worker is reported to have died yesterday from suffocation at a coal mine in the northern province of Quang Ninh.
Chinese counterfeiters sentenced to jail
The People's Court in northern Hai Phong City yesterday sentenced four Chinese nationals to a total of 57 years for using high-tech devices to counterfeit credit cards.
Baby hospitalised with encephalitis
An 18-month-old girl from southern Tay Ninh province has been hospitalised with encephalitis.
Passenger arrested for smuggling cocaine
A Russian citizen has been arrested for carrying 2.8kg of cocaine into Viet Nam via HCM City-based Tan Son Nhat International Airport.
Campaign launched to promote use of motorcycle helmets
A media campaign has been launched in the capital city to prevent road accidents by promoting the use of helmets among riders of motorcycles, Viet Nam's main means of transportation.
Minister fails to take up Ice Bucket Challenge
Minister fails to take up Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge is sweeping across Viet Nam, which is apparent to the tens of thousands of users of social media networks. Celebrities and teenagers in particular are mad about the craze, but politicians are a little more wary.

Carpooling makes inroads in crowded capital
Carpooling makes inroads in crowded capital

By having more people in one vehicle, car pooling reduces spending for fuel and tolls, as well as the stress of driving. Car pooling is seen as a more environment-friendly and sustainable way to travel.

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President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism 1    President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism

President Truong Tan Sang yesterday attended a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the death of Truong Dinh, a national hero in the war against the French, in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.

Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals

The Lac Hong University Robocon team yesterday triumphed over their Japanese rival to take out this year's International Robocon contest in Pune, India.

How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition 2    How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition

At a recent English conversation get-together, I chose the topic - How to beat the heat? I also chose a second topic - Ways to calm down when one gets hot-headed.

Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring

The Vietnamese Government will not make any preferential policies to support the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) during its restructuring plan.

Vietnamese lions to roar again Vietnamese lions to roar again

In the near future, foreign-style stone lions with fierce looks, large paws and sharp teeth are expected to be removed from relics, pagodas and temples throughout the country.