Quality of contraceptives comes into question
While the free market for contracep-tive products and reproductive health commodities in Viet Nam is growing to meet increasing demand, its safety and quality remains questionable.
A forest fire in Indonesia has caused thick smog to envelop HCM City and some parts of southern Viet Nam, Deputy Director of the Southern Hydro-meteorological Centre Dang Van Dzung said.
Bomb removed from sea off Thanh Hoa Province
A 400kg unexploded bomb has been excavated from the fishing area off the Lach Bang Port, central Thanh Hoa Province.
Hà Nội police cracks down on modified three-wheelers
Hà Nội Police has taken stronger measures to crack down on self-modified three-wheelers that are driven illegally by people posing as wounded war veterans.
Binh Duong Police seize 500 illegal imported guns
Police in this southern province has detained a truck with more than 500 imported guns and ammunition on National Highway 13 through the Bau Bang District.
Thirteen fishermen rescued off Nha Trang coast
Thirteen fishermen, whose fishing vessel capsized during a tornado on Sunday night in the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago's waters, arrived safely at Khanh Hoa Province's Nha Trang port yesterday afternoon.
Suspected food poisoning affects 48 IZ workers
Forty-eight workers at an industrial zone in the northern Nam Dinh Province were rushed to a military health centre yesterday afternoon, after they fell ill with food poisoning symptoms.
Ha Noi wants illegal construction in building demolished
The municipal People's Committee yesterday asked the developer of 8B Le Truc Building Project to demolish illegally built floors of the building that exceed the permitted height.
Cerebral palsy patient walks after stem-cell treatment
The Vinmec International Hospital today said doctors at the hospital had successfully treated a cerebral palsy patient with stem–cell transplant in Viet Nam.
Nigerian arrested for alleged sexual harassment
Police in the southern Binh Duong Province yesterday arrested Nigerian Ewuzie Emeka Emmanuel for allegedly harassing a 15-year-old girl.
Dengue fever on the rise in HCMC
The number of dengue fever cases in HCM City has risen sharply in the last few weeks and the trend is predicted to continue through the month, according to the city's Preventive Medicine Centre.
Watch out for this driver
Watch out for this driver

Drivers on Yen Phu Road in Ha Noi's Tay Ho District last Friday saw a Honda automobile travelling along with the words, Sorry, I'm just practising to drive. Please sympathise written on paper and stuck in the middle of the rear window.

Acupuncture achieves results
Acupuncture achieves results

Acupuncture has recently attracted mass following with a harmonious combination of traditional and modern medicine, giving people significant, believable results.


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.