Disabled man saves lives at ‘point of death'
Saddened by fatal accidents at an unmanned railway crossing near his house, Nguyen Van Xa decided to ignore his disability, age, failing health and public skepticism to become a self-appointed guard. Nguyen Ha tells the story.
Bana try to preserve a ‘desolate' village
An ethnic minority community in the Central Highlands is struggling to save its cultural traditions and way of life despite increasing visitor interest in their village and improved living standards. Si Thang reports.
Red alert sounded for special orange
No one can tell exactly when the first orange tree was planted in the commune, but it must have been hundreds of years ago. Unfortunately, this variety of orange is in danger of extinction, in spite of the efforts of local authorities and residents. How to preserve this precious variety of orange remains an open question for the province.
US cartoons re-animate Ha Noi screens
The American tradition of Saturday Morning Cartoons may be over, but in Ha Noi TVs are keeping pace with kids' appetite for American cartoon classics for better or for worse. Lucy Sexton reports.
Fisherman bridges gap between land, sea
Le Khuan volunteers to connect fishermen at sea to his office on land – without receiving a salary. Nguyen Ha report.
Conductor strings together VN, classical style
Prolific Vietnamese-American composer PQ Phan creates modern classical music that evokes the sounds of Viet Nam. Luu Vi Lan reports.
Training course helps disadvantaged youth
After that, she goes back to the kitchen, cleans tomatoes and other vegetables and slices cucumbers, ginger and onions in preparation for the lunch and dinner buffets.
Breathing new life into an old lifestyle
Bho Hoong Village on the banks of the Kon River enjoys cool weather all year round, and has amazing scenery. But visitors get their biggest kicks from the direct glimpses they get into the lifestyle, culture and special skills of the village's Co Tu ethnic minority residents. Cong Thanh reports.
Magazine fetes 60 ‘picturesque' years
Apicture is worth a thousand words, they say. Then what about thousands of pictures? That many people are doing the math can be seen in the congratulatory messages pouring in as the Viet Nam Pictorial (VNP) magazine prepares to celebrates its 60th anniversary next Wednesday.
‘Batty' soul gets happy helping lost souls
Over the past 30 years, Ha Nam resident Pham Van Nhan has been doing a crazy thing – caring for strangers, especially those with mental afflictions, and helping them reunite with their families
A battalion's Liberation Day special
It was a great honour for Binh Ca Battalion to be the first army unit to arrive in Ha Noi and take over the city from the French troops. It was a rare incident in the nation's history that the battalion was also the first army unit that had received the order to withdraw from the city at the onset of the national resistance war against the French.

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PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties 4    PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung begins an official visit to India today, aiming to consolidate the strategic partnership between both countries and take it to new heights.

Law to ease real estate restrictions 1    Law to ease real estate restrictions

Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

National team in training ahead of AFC challenge 1    National team in training ahead of AFC challenge

The Japanese coach of Viet Nam's national football team, Toshyia Miura, says that fitness and tactics will be his priorities in a 10-day training camp in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long

Bear bile tourism in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long City has finally been shut down, according to the non-governmental organisation Education for Nature – Viet Nam (ENV).

Artist restores traditional values through paper Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist Phan Hai Bang, who created a very special type of paper called truc chi, is now working with his team to bring back what he calls "old values" in a really big way.