Jobless rate to continue rising
Thousands of workers lost their jobs this year as companies closed en masse, creating a rise in unemployment that isn't expected to end any time soon.
The number of Vietnamese guest workers going to Japan has increased sharply in recent years as supply from China, the main provider for long, has dried up.
In the past seven years, the Peach House Shelter in the capital city has taken in about 300 female victims of human trafficking.
Deforestation and habitat loss as well as climate change impacts explain the increased appearance of viper bite victims in emergency rooms in central Viet Nam.
Viet Nam is one of many countries in the Asia Pacific region having trouble establishing the rights of people with disabilities, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen said yesterday.
Innovation must benefit everyone
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has underlined the need for the State and private enterprise to promote innovative ideas targeting low-income earners.
Nation on high alert for avian influenza A/H5N8
The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development have called for close supervision to detect cases of avian influenza in humans and poultry throughout the country.
Ha Noi market watch department seizes smuggled goods
The Ha Noi market watch department's division 1 yesterday seized 1,140 electric-bike batteries and 7,000 motor bearings, worth VND500 million (US$23,800), in Long Bien district's Duc Giang commune.
Sai Gon customs seizes smuggled tobacco cases
The Sai Gon Port Customs Division yesterday seized a container that had 100,000 smuggled China-made tobacco cases, labelled as NISE and RGD.
Collective bargaining helps to increase workers' wages
Collective bargaining offered workers an opportunity to earn more than the minimum wage, a key issue in Viet Nam, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in a country brief presented at a conference yesterday in Ha Noi.
Walking on water
Students from An Luong Commune in the northern province of Yen Bai travel to school by raft in the rainy season. It is a dangerous journey and they do not have lifejackets, and a bridge is urgently needed so they can get to school safely.
Cat-fight stops plane
Cat-fight stops plane

More than 200 passengers sitting tight on a plane bound for Ha Noi turned their eyes from the safety instructions to watch a cat-fight between a married woman and her husband's ex-girlfriend - while the husband sat between them.

Are our kids getting a digital overdose?
Are our kids getting a digital overdose?

Asked about allowing children to use digital equipment, many parents agree that these are useful learning tools that give children access to new information and knowledge and help them develop language skills.


Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist

The assistance that Singaporeans gave a Vietnamese tourist who was scammed when he bought an iPhone 6 in Singapore has earned much attention and applause from Vietnamese newspapers and netizens.

Old apartments remain in state of disrepair Old apartments remain in state of disrepair

There are more than 1,500 old apartment buildings at risk of collapse across Viet Nam, but in the last decade, only five per cent were rebuilt.

Province backs cable car to cave 2    Province backs cable car to cave

Authorities in central Quang Binh Province have given the go ahead for a highly controversial cable car system connecting various sites in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to the world's biggest cave, Son Doong.

Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films

Saigon Outcast will hold two free Thursday outdoor film screenings this month.

Tax not the solution to online gaming issue 1    Tax not the solution to online gaming issue

A 10 per cent tax on the online gaming industry recently proposed by the Ministry of Finance aims to address the connection between the increase in gaming addiction and game-related crimes among youngsters by charging them more to fuel their addiction.