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VN architects win international architecture awards

 VietNamNet Bridge – Buildings constructed of bamboo and wood by Ha Noi-based H&P Architects (HPA) have won gold and silver medals in an international architecture contest.

George Saunders' 'Lincoln in the Bardo' wins 2017 Man Booker prize

American author George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize, a high-profile literary award, for his first novel, “Lincoln in the Bardo,” 

Anti-nuclear campaign group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

 A campaign group seeking a global ban on nuclear arms won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, given the award by a Nobel Committee that cited the spread of weapons to North Korea and said the risk ...

How we tick: U.S. 'body clock' scientists win Nobel medicine prize

 U.S. scientists Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young won the 2017 Nobel prize for medicine on Monday for unraveling molecular mechanisms that control our internal body clocks.

Tam Thanh art community village wins Asian Townscape Award

The Tam Thanh art community village in Tam Ky City of Quang Nam Province has been awarded the 2017 Asian Townscape Award for its colourful murals.

Electric cars win? Britain to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2040

 Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 in an attempt to reduce air pollution that could herald the end of over a century of reliance on the internal combustion engine.

Vietnam’s second win at regional U-15 event

Viet Nam defeated Brunei 2-1 for their second win in the ASEAN Football Federation U-15 Championship yesterday at the IPE Campus Stadium in Chonburi, Thailand.

Vietnamese masters win golds in Eastern Asian youth chess champs

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam grabbed six gold medals in the second Eastern Asian Youth Chess Championships’ blitz events in Mongolia.

Gymnast My wins gold, silver in Singapore Open

 VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Ha My of Viet Nam won a gold medal at the Singapore Rhythmic Gymnastics Open yesterday.

Filipino team wins top prize at International Choir Competition in Hoi An

 VietNamNet Bridge – Choir team La Salle Chorale from the Philippines was awarded the top prize of the fifth International Choir Competition at Hoi An Theatre on Saturday. 

VN pianist wins first prize in international competition

Vietnamese pianist Luu Duc Anh, a student of Malmo Music Academy in Sweden, has won the first prize at the 6th International Music Competition 2017, in the 19-30 year-old category.

Iranian film 'A Man of Integrity' wins 'Certain Regard' competition at Cannes

 A movie by an Iranian who was arrested for his work in Iran won the "Un Certain Regard" competition at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, bolstering the country's filmmakers' reputation for defying the censors to make high-quality films.

Swedish art gallery satire 'The Square' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes

 "The Square", a Swedish movie about the curator of a museum filled with grotesquely pretentious conceptual art, beat stiff competition to win the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday.

VN student wins US invention prize

 VietNamNet Bridge – "When my name was voiced out, my whole body was shaking. I even burst into tears stepping on the stage and receiving the award."

Ethiopia's Tedros wins WHO race, first African to get top job

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, becoming the first African to lead the United Nations agency.

Norel wins international off-road cycling tournament in Ha Giang

Jaap Van Norel of the Netherlands won the first ever Hoang Su Phi Mountain Bike Challenge 2017, which closed May 21 in the northeast province of Ha Giang.

Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest for the first time

 Portugal's Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday performing a jazz-style ballad written by his sister, taking the top spot for the first time in the country's history and celebrating with a call to "put emotion back into music".

Vietnam's top shooter wins regional shooting champs

Olympic champion Hoang Xuan Vinh met no difficulty winning gold in the men’s 10m air pistol individual event at the 41st Southeast Asia Shooting Championship yesterday in Malaysia.

Vietnamese marksmen win gold in regional champs

Phan Cong Minh of Viet Nam won a gold medal in the men’s 25m standard pistol individual event at the Southeast Asian Shooting Championships at Subang Shooting Range, Malaysia, yesterday.

Macron wins French presidency, to sighs of relief in Europe

Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union.