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Coach Sỹ: 'I was born to do athletics'

The SEA Games 31 marked a great success for Vietnamese athletics with a record 22 gold medals to lead the team rankings. Athletes of coach Trần Văn Sỹ claimed eight gold medals. Sỹ’ has trained many famous athletes in international tournaments. Thanh Nga talks to him.

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Happiness takes root with wonder crop

For the past few years, ramie (a flowering plant of the nettle family) has gradually replaced local crops such as corn and cassava in Vân Hồ District, in the northern province of Sơn La, and the multipurpose plant has brought better incomes to residents.

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Ethnic Cơ Tu people treasure threatened freshwater fish

Vũng Bọt Stream at the junction of the Bắc (North) and Nam (South) rivers that merge the Cu Đê River is home to the 'niên' fish (Onychostoma gerlachi), a natural freshwater fish species that is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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Awakening Quảng Ninh's Yên Trung Lake

The picturesque and tranquil landscapes around Yên Trung, the biggest freshwater lake in the northern coastal province of Quảng Ninh's Uông Bí City, have become a must-see for nature-loving tourists from across the country.

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The man with the golden gun

The 31st SEA Games was the last regional sports meet for marksman Trần Quốc Cường. Gold medals in the men's individual 50m air pistol and 10m team pistol were a great way to draw the curtains on a stunning competitive career. He speaks with Hữu Hiệp about his passion and future.

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Maths teacher adds pencil art to class

High school maths teacher Dương Văn Kiên in the central city of Đà Nẵng has a unique way of encouraging his students, presenting them with his elegant handmade pencil sculptures.

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Artist goes potty preserving village craft

Hương Canh Pottery Village in Vĩnh Phúc Province is in danger of sinking into oblivion. While many people cannot continue with the ancient craft, artisan Nguyễn Hồng Quang is patient in fulfilling his dream of revitalising it.

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Vietnamese tenor pitches for wider audience

Western classical music, especially operatic singing, is not a normal career choice for Vietnamese youth today, but tenor Nguyễn Thế Quang Huy plans to familiarise it through creative means. He talks to Thu Ngân.