Deaf struggle to find employment
A 27-year-old female resident of HCM City, who is deaf, lost her job when her new boss decided not to renew her contract, saying that he did not want to communicate with her in writing as her former supervisor had done.
The number of Vietnamese students in the US this year increased by 12.9 per cent compared to last year, according to data from the Institute of International Education.
A stem cell industry in Viet Nam is needed to meet the demand for stem cell applications in treatment and aesthetic procedures in the country, according to an expert.
The HCM City Youth Federation and Department of Health has signed a co-operative agreement with four hospitals that will take part in the city's Patient Assistance Programme.
PM approves national population database project
The prime minister has approved a project to build a national population database with a total investment of VNĐ3,367 billion (US$150 billion).
Linguistic, cultural diversity to drive innovation
People and nations should make linguistic and cultural diversity, and differences between humans, a driver of tolerance, respect and values to face challenges, experts at a symposium said today.
HN traffic police to issue tickets with photos
Starting this December, the Ha Noi Police will start sending traffic tickets home to drivers that include photographs of their traffic violations captured by the city's traffic camera system.
Experts sceptical of Maritime Silk Road
Doubts of the possibility of creating a modern Maritime Silk Road that passes through the South China Sea, which Viet Nam calls the East Sea, continue to dog experts concerned by on-going territorial disputes in the region.
Too many VN workers in Taiwan quitting jobs
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) will tighten labour export management to stop Vietnamese nationals from quitting their jobs in Taiwan before their contracts end.
Fewer VN traffic accidents in 2015
Viet Nam has seen a sharp decrease in the number and the severity of traffic accidents in recent years. Compared to 2011, the number of traffic accidents in 2015 has gone down by 51 per cent, the number of fatalities and injured down by 24 per cent and 60 per cent respectively.
Khanh Hoa cracks down on foreign language billboards
The People's Committee of Khanh Hoa Province has asked authorised agencies to inspect and punish stores in Nha Trang city with billboards written only in foreign languages.
What's in a name
What's in a name

Phuc Dat Bich may be an interesting and favourite name to many Vietnamese people. Phuc Dat Bich (Bich is family name, Phuc Dat means happiness and success) is name of a National Australian Bank worker living in Australia. But the 23-year-old Vietnamese-Australian man was in trouble with his name.

Misuse of antibiotics in VN a danger for children
Misuse of antibiotics in VN a danger for children

Vietnamese health officials are en-couraging local patients to use antibiotics only when prescribed by a doctor but a survey by the Health Ministry reveals that 76 per cent of doctors prescribe medicines unreasonably, causing antibiotic resistance to about 33 per cent of patients.


Environmental issues hinder new rural areas Environmental issues hinder new rural areas

In the five years since the Government put in place Decision No 49/QD-TTg on 19 criteria for new-style rural areas for the 2010-20 period, the majority of communes across the nation fail to meet the 17th criterion on environment. Both local and central authorities find it difficult to fill all five norms, as set down.

Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern

Parents are concerned about post-vaccine reactions after the recent death of babies after receiving Quinvaxem vaccine, although the Health Ministry has repeatedly confirmed the safety of the vaccine.

Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls

Wearing her most beautiful dress, Vu Thi Vu smiles broadly as she shows to her friends one of her photos which are on display at the Can Chu Phin secondary school in Meo Vac district of northernmost Ha Giang Province.

Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises

Negligence and ignorance of fire safety regulations by both investors and residents at high-rise buildings have again come to the fore following the latest blaze in Ha Noi.