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In the quest to obtain the perfect look, many end up in hospital with necrosis and pus-filled wounds all over their bodies.

Spreading literacy in Truong Sa

Coming to the nation’s sacred outpost Truong Sa, one of the simple and peaceful images impressive to strangers are island teachers enthusiastically drying shells on the sunny school steps to make toys and learning tools for local students.


Caged-sturgeon breeding brings high incomes to mountainous farmers

Breeding cold-water sturgeon in cages has brought a stable source of income for poor farmers in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai.

Safety initiative in apparel and footwear factories started in VN

The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) in co-operation with IDH – a Dutch sustainable trade initiative – kick-started the Life and Building Safety Initiative (LABS).

Quang Tri’s Vinh Phuoc River on the verge of drying up

Water levels of Vinh Phuoc River in central province of Quang Tri has reached the lowest in 15 years, threatening water supply for 30,000 households in Dong Ha City and neighbouring areas.

Ginseng men in the midst of Ngoc Linh forest

A group of men neatly wrapped themselves in three layers of clothing in the middle of a summer night in July, quietly chatting. They each had a cup of hot tea.

A small action can enact big change

The Principal of Marie Curie primary school in Hanoi, Nguyen Xuan Khang, received a letter on July 25 from a 5th-grade student named Nguyen Nguyet Linh with a question: "Can our school give up releasing balloons into the sky on its opening day,

More responsibility needed for the safety of kids

Frustration, pain, heartache and above all else, anger.

Just a few of many emotions people are feel right about now after hearing the tragic news a six-year-old boy died after he was left on a school bus in Hanoi on Tuesday.

Three children drown in Quang Binh

Three children aged five to seven were found dead on Tuesday afternoon in a local river in the central province of Quang Binh.

Hanoi rejects land use adjustment in Ciputra urban area

The Hanoi’s People’s Committee has rejected a proposal to adjust the land use rights of part of the Ciputra urban area in Bac Tu Liem District.

Lai Chau police bust over 150 drug cases

Police in the northern mountain province of Lai Chau have busted 151 drug related cases in the first six months of this year.

First 'tree man' in Vietnam

Nguyen Van Son was dubbed the first ‘tree man’ in Vietnam due to his incurable disease of warts covering both his hands and feet.

Young designers to present collections inspired by society

Young designers will present their collections inspired by life, modern society, memory and imagination at a fashion exhibition and showcase to be held on August 8-10 at Melia Hotel Hanoi.

Vietnam seeks to eliminate child labour

Vietnam’s deeper integration into the global economy requires the country to enhance its capacity to comply with international labour commitments, including the elimination of forced labour and child labour, experts have said.

HCM City speeds up work on four underground parking lots

The HCM City Department of Transport has told contractors to complete procedures and speed up work on four underground parking projects.

Hanoi first grader dies after being forgotten on school bus

A first grader at an international school in Hanoi died on Tuesday after being forgotten on a school bus, according to authorities.

Valuable anti-diabetic compounds found in Quang Tri organic white rice

Two chemical compounds, Momilactone A and Momilactone B (MA and MB), have been found in white rice grown in Quang Tri.


Dong Nai urged to hand over land for Long Thanh airport project

The Ministry of Transport has urged Dong Nai Province to speed up site clearance, compensation and resettlement for affected households so that construction on the long-planned Long Thành International Airport can begin next year.

Eligible age for social welfare benefits to be reduced to 75

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs will propose that the Government reduce the eligible age for social welfare benefits from 80 to 75, said Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung.

HCM City starts legal proceedings against bar owner for drug trade

HCM City Police have launched criminal proceedings against a Vietnamese-American bar owner and 15 others on charges of "illegal possession of narcotics" and concealing their illegal use.