Ministry opens hotlines for Vietnamese people in Libya
A majority of the 1,550 Vietnamese people in Libya are living and working in areas unaffected by violence.
Remote localities struggle to meet national education goal
A nationwide effort to provide five-year old children with universal access to pre-school education has seen only 18 out the 63 provinces meet the ambitious target, heard a conference in Ha Noi on Wednesday.
Workers hospitalised after chemical container explodes
Three workers at Phong Phu Corporation in District 9 on Monday were treated at Cho Ray Hospital in HCM City for severe chemical burns after an accident at the company's factory.
Drug-resistant tuberculosis cases surge in the capital
The amount of people suffering from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) in Ha Noi has spiked, according to the Ha Noi Lung Hospital.
On patrol
The 90.5m-long ship, coded KN-782, built by the Ha Long Shipbuilding Co Ltd since October 2012. The Viet Nam fisheries surveillance force yesterday received a new patrol ship, the newest of its kind in the country so far, at a ceremony in north-eastern Quang Ninh Province.
Public security ministry begins pipeline probe
The Ministry of Public Security on Tuesday began an investigation into a series of recent incidents leading to the rupture of the pipeline bringing water from Da River to Ha Noi.
DNA facilities to help name soldiers
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved the establishment of two DNA testing facilities.
Subsidence blamed on residents
Construction conducted by nearby residents has caused the pavement along the O Cho Dua-Hoang Cau road, the most expensive route in Viet Nam that opened early this year.
Old highway speed signs to be removed
The Directorate for Roads of Viet Nam (DRVN) has asked agents and transport departments across the country to remove all irrational road signs along highways by the middle of next month.
India Corner opens at HCM City university
The Indian Consulate General in HCM City yesterday inaugurated an India Information Office at the University of Social Science and Humanities campus in Thu Duc District.
Tornado blows away hundreds of roofs
Roofs of over 100 houses were blown off in a tornado in the southern province of Can Tho's Co Do town.
A redefinition of waste
A redefinition of waste

One student has learned the meaning of being environmentally-friendly. Nguyen Bao Thy (not her real name) was walking her dog near Anh Sao Bridge in the city when it decided to relieve itself. Thy cleaned up the mess with napkins and put it in a nearby waste-bin.

Universities not the only way up
Universities not the only way up

Every summer, when the results of university entrance exam come out, many newspaper stories are published about students who are top-scorers across the country. Most portray students as hard-working, studious, smart and, generally, from low-income families. They are often considered heroes or heroines by their families, communes, villages and communities. And they symbolise the efforts made to lift them, and their relatives, out of poverty.

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PM meets acclaimed local mathematician PM meets acclaimed local mathematician

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday met Professor Ngo Bao Chau, the first Vietnamese to win the Fields Medal, the highest professional honour a mathematician can attain, and the Education Dialogue Group.

Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference

The East Sea dispute will continue in the near future and urgent solutions should be found to manage the conflict and resolve it without force or the threat to use force and protect the rights of fishermen in traditional fishing grounds, an international conference that opened in HCM City yesterday agreed.

Police look into scam claims at pagoda Police look into scam claims at pagoda

Police are investigating rumors that a pagoda in Long Bien District is selling children for adoption.

A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling

Customs officials have arrested a Chinese woman and a Vietnamese man at Suvarnabhumi Airport after they allegedly tried to smuggle out elephant tusks and ivory products worth about BAT9 million.

Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave

Son Doong Cave in Viet Nam's Quang Binh Province has been suggested by the American news website huffingtonpost.com as one of the places to visit in 20 years.