WHO urges Vietnamese to eat less salt
The World Health Organisation (WHO) called on Vietnamese people to eat less salt in order to prevent cardiovascular disease, the major cause of death in the country.
Mud dam bursts in Yen Bai
A dam which had been holding back mud from the Tay Bac Minerals Corporation's iron ore selection plant in the northern province of Yen Bai burst yesterday evening.
IT can help climate change adaptation
Scientists and government officials yesterday discussed how to apply IT in sustainable agriculture and fishery development to adapt to climate change during a seminar held yesterday on Phu Quoc Island.
Ha Noi ward lacks water for one week after supply cut
More than three hundred households in Ha Noi's Ngoc Khanh Ward have had to live without potable water for a week after the water supply company stopped its service without notice.
Mutual Legal Assistance law under review
The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) held a conference yesterday to evaluate the implementation of the Law on Mutual Legal Assistance.
Breast cancer diagnoses often come too late to help patients
As much as 70 per cent of breast cancer patients are diagnosed when they are already in the final stages of the disease, said Deputy Minister of Health, Nguyen Thi Xuyen at a recent breast cancer prevention event in Ha Noi.
Central Highlands improves healthcare
All Central Highlands communes have medical stations providing basic healthcare services, according to the Central Highlands Steering Committee.
Ensuring food safety proves difficult for City officials
Most people in HCM City were worried about food safety, Doan Thi Thanh Xuan, chairwoman of the Ex-Youth Volunteers Association, told a workshop on food safety and hygiene in the city yesterday.
PM urges efforts to spur growth
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said yesterday that drastic measures are needed to deal with aggregate demand, spur production and ensure social protection.
City suspends plan to rebuild market
A plan to rebuild a traditional market in HCM City's Tan Binh District has been suspended following protests by shop owners about the compensation rate.
Panasonic grants eight scholarships
Panasonic yesterday granted scholarships to eight poor students who have achieved excellent study results.
Viet Nam earns a dubious honour
Viet Nam earns a dubious honour

According to Euromonitor International, a London-based market research company, Viet Nam now ranks among the top Southeast Asian beer-drinking nations.

One man's meat, another man's pet
One man's meat, another man's pet

The recent arrest of a Vietnamese man living in Germany for the "crime" of killing and eating a cat has stirred up a lively debate among netizens in his homeland.


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 2    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.