Businesses vow to ensure kids' rights
Representatives from the business community in Viet Nam yesterday vowed to protect children's rights by supporting their parents as caregivers and ensuring their safety in all business activities.
Closer links needed between Vietnamese universities and industries
Closer co-operation between universities and industries is needed to further promote human resource training and innovative research in Viet Nam, participants at a recent conference here said.
Court sentences four for forging passports, signatures
The Ha Noi People's Court yesterday sentenced four persons to several years in prison for forging authorised signatures and immigration documents to help two people flee abroad.
Japan turns to VN as China labour replacement
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.
Shelter helps hundreds of female trafficking victims
In the past seven years, the Peach House Shelter in the capital city has taken in about 300 female victims of human trafficking.
Rights of disabled not easy to realise
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.
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.
Pleiku Airport to suspend night flights
Pleiku Airport in the central Highlands province of Gia Lai will stop operating its night flights from December 1 for a year, head of Vietnam Airlines branch office in the province, Nguyen Dinh Hung said yesterday.
Eight fishermen saved after boat collision
Eight fishermen from Da Nang were rescued on Wednesday after their boat collided with a freighter off the coast of Da Nang.
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.