Tuna industry tackles quality issues
Exports of tuna, one of Viet Nam's major seafood products, grew by 51.2 per cent over the past five years. However, many Vietnamese fishermen still lack the catching and processing skills that would improve product quality and therefore value. The central coastal province of Binh Dinh is changing these habits by training fishermen in modern techniques. Cong Thanh reports.
Library brings books to poor rural area
Determined to help others despite her disability, Tran Thuy Nga opened a library for poor students. Le Quyet reports.
Village teacher sculpts stories of the sea
Sculptor Ku Kao Khai creates pieces that offer a glimpse into the lives of Viet Nam's hardworking fishermen. Tran Hoa reports.
School brings learning to mentally disabled
Suffering from brittle bone disease, a genetic disorder characterised by fragile bones, Tung finds it difficult to cope with the demands of personal independence. Simple acts of personal care such as washing one's face, dressing, bathing and going to the toilet rank in difficulty with learning the alphabet and basic counting skills.
Pagoda hosts summer of love for learning
Free classes at a pagoda in the surburbs of Ha Noi give children a chance to learn and enjoy the arts. Duc Hanh reports.
Old map confirms island sovereignty
A textbook from 1853 contains a map demonstrating that Hoang Sa and Truong Sa belong to Viet Nam. Ha Nguyen and Lan Anh report.
Young stylists heat up food industry
At a two-and-a-half - hour session at his studio, Bui Ly Tien Nguyen, a 24-year-old food stylist in HCM City, took some 300 photos of a single slice of beefsteak on a white background.
Inbreeding poses risks to ethnic groups
Nearly everyone living in Yen Son Commune in Cao Bang Province knows Vi Van Don and his family, though they may have not spoken to them.
Ha Noi seeks to revive craft villages
The capital has outlined a plan to restore traditional craft villages, which are rapidly disappearing. Hong Thuy reports
Miniature book collector has big dreams
Painter Nguyen Thanh Dam may not be the only person with this hobby in Viet Nam, but he is the only one with such a bulky bookcase of miniature books.
Portrait painter overcomes disability
Despite suffering from a physical handicap, Chu Vinh Duc found success as a portrait painter. His proudest moment: painting a portrait of General Giap, which the general later signed. Hung Le reports.

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President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism 1    President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism

President Truong Tan Sang yesterday attended a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the death of Truong Dinh, a national hero in the war against the French, in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.

Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals

The Lac Hong University Robocon team yesterday triumphed over their Japanese rival to take out this year's International Robocon contest in Pune, India.

How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition 2    How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition

At a recent English conversation get-together, I chose the topic - How to beat the heat? I also chose a second topic - Ways to calm down when one gets hot-headed.

Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring

The Vietnamese Government will not make any preferential policies to support the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) during its restructuring plan.

Vietnamese lions to roar again Vietnamese lions to roar again

In the near future, foreign-style stone lions with fierce looks, large paws and sharp teeth are expected to be removed from relics, pagodas and temples throughout the country.