Pink-eye spreads throughout northern region
Kindergarten and primary schools in northern provinces have been hit by an outbreak of pink-eye disease (conjunctivitis).
Population Services International in Viet Nam and the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC launched a communication campaign yesterday that aims to reduce demand for rhino horn among middle-aged men.
A Toy Library, packed full of colourful wooden toys that teach children about color and spatial perception, opened recently at Tam Binh Children Welfare and Protection Centre in HCM City's Thu Duc District.
Ha Noi cuts down on plastic bags
Retailers and residents in Ha Noi are ditching plastic in favour of eco-friendly bags, according to the city's Department of Natural Resources and the Environment.
Erosion hits thousands all over Mekong Delta
Land erosion is becoming severe in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, affecting the lives of thousands of people.
Manh Cam case trial to begin tomorrow
The Ha Noi People's Court will begin tomorrow afternoon the trial involving the Manh Cam Company Ltd, a goat's milk product importer, and the city's Market Watch.
Bird flu detected in ducks in Quang Nam
More than 3,100 ducks were found to be infected with the bird flu virus A/H5N6 in farms in Tam My Dong commune in the central province's Nui Thanh District.
Four die in car accident
Four people died in a car accident in the southern province of Long An this morning.
Trade union officials solve workplace issues
Taiwanese firm Kollan Viet Nam's relationship with its employees has become more harmonious thanks to a programme by the HCM City Federation of Labour to send trade union officials to large companies.
Ore theft crackdown proving difficult
Thieves digging up highly valuable rare earth ore in the northern province of Lai Chau often react violently when approached by guards.
HCM City, Nghe An sign co-operation deal
HCM City and the central province of Nghe An on Friday signed a comprehensive agreement for commercial and socio-economic co-operation through 2020.
Everyone is a potential fool
Everyone is a potential fool

There's an old Vietnamese saying that all people are potential fools. One midnight recently, Ho Quang Muoi, 32, casually walked into a Public Security Ministry jail in central Nghe An Province's Tan Ky District - with his eyes wide open.

Reality TV host choices stir up debate
Reality TV host choices stir up debate

Lately, there has been much talk about the quality of several television reality shows, from the top-notch to the small-scale kind. The issue revolves around the question of what the producers really care about – the quality of the shows or the popularity of the people who are their hosts.

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Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.