Traffic accidents decline in Viet Nam
Viet Nam recorded more than 25,300 traffic accidents this year, dropping by more than 4,000 cases compared with last year, according to the National Traffic Safety Committee.
Sleeper bus collides with container truck, injures 6
Some six passengers were injured when their sleeper bus collided with a container truck early today on the My Phuoc – Tan Van Expressway in the southern Binh Duong Province's Hiep Thanh Ward.
Police to crackdown on traffic violations
A three-month crackdown on traffic violations began in Ha Noi yesterday to deal with increasing traffic as Tet approaches.
People with disabilities need better workplaces
If businesses provide people with disabilities with appropriate facilities to work, they can increase their output, the head of a small company that hires such people told a workshop in HCM City on Tuesday.
Unions prepare Tet support for workers
Trade unions in southern localities will support workers with gifts and bus tickets during Tet, which falls in the middle of February this year.
No increment in 2015 Tet bonus
The average Tet bonus for labourers will likely stay the same as last year, said Pham Minh Huan, the Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Da Nang hospital offers hope to infertile couples with IVF baby
The first child conceived via in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) in the central Da Nang City's Pediatrics and Obstetrics hospital was born yesterday.
School violence prompts calls for children to be taught ethics
Ethics education should be strengthened to curb the worsening violence at schools, educationists told a workshop on this issue held at the HCM City University of Education on Wednesday.
Ha Noi greenlights controversial centre
The Ha Noi People's Committee on Wednesday approved a controversial project to build an information and culture centre next to the Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake despite a storm of criticism from experts and the general public.
VietinBank fraud case back in court
The Supreme People's Procuracy has asked the People's Court of HCM City to rescind the life sentence given to Huynh Thi Huyen Nhu, former head of a VietinBank transaction office in HCM City who was convicted for swindling customers out of nearly VND4 trillion (US$188.7 million) but is being retried now.
Japan aids Viet Nam's disaster mitigation
The Japanese government pledged nearly US$700,000 in non-refundable aid to Viet Nam in the 2014 fiscal year, aiming to mitigate natural disaster risks and improve primary education.
Weak taser shocks ‘daring' thief
Weak taser shocks ‘daring' thief

As dares go, it was somewhat strange, and would take unusual daring to carry it out.When Pham Quang Vinh of Nha Trang City posted an online advertisement selling his 600cc motorbike, a hitherto unidentified friend of Nguyen Tan Hieu, a 26-year-old big bike enthusiast in HCM City, dared him to steal it.

Work a massage into your holiday agenda
Work a massage into your holiday agenda

Winter in Ha Noi and the northern part of the country is getting to its height as 2014 approaches its end. As everyone struggles to meet tight year-end deadlines or sales targets, you are stretched to the limit and beyond as you hustle to get work done ahead of a long-awaited holiday.

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Russia economic gloom hurts tourism Russia economic gloom hurts tourism

The number of Russian tourists arriving in Viet Nam is expected to decline at the beginning of 2015, due to the devaluation of the ruble in Russia.

PM calls for police to remain vigilant 1    PM calls for police to remain vigilant

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday urged police nationwide to step up vigilance next year against the nefarious designs of hostile and criminal forces.

New detox policy sees theft decline 1    New detox policy sees theft decline

HCM City has seen a slight decrease in the number of thefts, robberies and drug sales two weeks after deciding to send drug addicts without a stable residence to two local centres, according to local police.

New sitcom draws teen viewers New sitcom draws teen viewers

5S Online, a popular new sitcom aimed at teenagers, demonstrates that the sitcom genre is catching on in Viet Nam.

Viet Nam faces forestry restructuring hurdles Viet Nam faces forestry restructuring hurdles

Viet Nam needs to tackle several major challenges in order to restructure its forestry sector, said Nguyen Xuan Quat, a professor at the Research Institute for Sustainable Forest Management and Forest Certification.