Vietnamese cuisine revolves around produce found in the paddy fields. All the molluscs that grow in and around the paddy fields find their way onto farmers' tables, and rice paddy crab is one of them.
Việt Nam has successfully conducted the world's first limb transplant from a live donor.
The H5N6 avian flu virus has spread to five districts of Thanh Hoá Province, requiring the culling of 43,600 birds.
The ceremony has been held for hundreds of years, honouring the principles of marriage, family happiness and uniting people in their family and community.