Mekong rice harvest wraps up successfully
Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta have had a high yield for the summer-autumn rice crop, and the price of rice has increased as well.
Vietnamese youth have a blast with paintball
These days, students and young office workers choose this game on weekends as a way to relieve stress after hours or days of hard work or study.
The 12th ASEAN Health Ministers' Meeting wrapped up in Ha Noi yesterday after issuing several statements calling for more co-operation in fostering healthy lifestyles, improving the healthcare system and ensuring food safety.
General Director of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) Nguyen Duc Loi yesterday welcomed Asia News Network (ANN) executives and media people to Ha Noi.
The Prime Minister has asked all provinces and cities nation-wide to ensure that the measles and rubella vaccination campaign covers at least 95 per cent of the children under 14.
About 100,000 people in 34 disaster-prone communes in Binh Dinh, Phu Yen and Lao Cai provinces are equipped with the knowledge, skills and facilities required for disaster prevention and response.
For a decade, people living in many areas of central Quang Ngai Province have had to dig wells or go to nearby streams to procure water.
The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap plans to level 100 square kilometres of land using laser technology to create large-scale paddy fields of thousands of hectares.
A species of sugarcane stem borer that has appeared for the first time in Viet Nam has damaged large tracts of sugarcane in the south-eastern province of Tay Ninh and is likely to spread further.
A tropical storm called Fung-Wong has appeared east of Luzon island in the Philippines, according to the National Hydro-meteorological Forecast Centre.
HCM City police arrested two Malaysians for allegedly using duplicated ATM and credit cards to withdraw money.
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

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.