Social News 24/11

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Hanoi to host Asia-Pacific Disability Forum Conference The 2014 Asia & Pacific Disability Forum (APDF) General Conference will be held in Hanoi from November 26 to 28 as an appropriate celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3). The Vietnam Federation on Disability (VFD) told a press conference in Hanoi on November 21 that the biennial event is to review the progress made on the realization of the rights of people with disabilities set in a strategy … [Read more...]

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Art & Entertainment News 24/11

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Bun Cha listed top 10 world's best street food … [Read more...]

Residents terrorized by explosion of venomous snakes in central Vietnam

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The green pit viper, a species of venomous snake, has appeared in urban residential areas in Vietnam's central region at an alarming rate, slithering into kitchens, bedrooms, gardens, and schools. … [Read more...]

Social News 18/11

Stop preventable deaths: UNICEF UNICEF has launched a campaign called ZEROworkplace that involves companies in its efforts to eradicate preventable child deaths in Viet Nam. ZEROworkplace enables managers to provide critical information to employees in an inexpensive and effective way that can have a lifesaving impact on their children. "In Viet Nam, 100 children die every day from preventable causes," Youssouf Abdel-Jelil, UNICEF's representative in Viet Nam, said at the launch ceremony in … [Read more...]

Researcher looks at Hanoi’s iron ‘eyelids’

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VietNamNet Bridge - More than 15 years of research culminated in this comprehensive book on the capital's iron works, which includes background on window bars, iron fences and balcony designs. Tran Hau Yen The spent more than 15 years to complete his newly released book on Ha Noi entitled "Song xua Pho cu (Old Window Iron Works on Old Streets)". … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s egg coffee makes world top 10 best drink list

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Vietnam's egg coffee makes world top 10 best drink list … [Read more...]

Social News 5/11

Vietnam lifts Ebola quarantine on local visitor A local resident is free to move about unrestricted after testing negative for the deadly Ebola virus, say officials from the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology. Ngo Thi Kim Yen, deputy director of the Danang health department said the quarantine order for Chu Van Chung has been removed but he must remain in the hospital and continue daily monitoring. Chung will be discharged from the hospital if he continues to show no symptoms of … [Read more...]

Social News 3/11

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Annual run raises funds for kids with cancer, heart disease Thousands of Hanoians are expected to participate in a run that will raise funds for underprivileged children with cancer and heart diseases. The annual Ha Noi Run for Children (HRC) on November 9 will begin at the main gate of the Thong Nhat (Reunification) Park on Tran Nhan Tong Street, and go around Thien Quang Lake. Launched by the Embassy of Canada and other agencies, the HRC fundraising event is now considered a fall tradition … [Read more...]

New treatment brings hopes to Vietnam brittle bone child patients (photos)

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A number of Vietnamese child patients of brittle bone disease have benefited immensely from an innovative treatment based on crocodile bone paste, which brings them and their families hopes of a healthier, fulfilling life. … [Read more...]

Journalist Tran Mai Hanh and his memory of April

Late VNA General Director Daoo Tung (center), journalist Tran Mai Hanh (right), and Van Bao   in Tay Ninh forest on 29/4/1975.

(VOVworld) - Whenever I think of the historic event at noon on April 30, 1975, at Independence Palace, I always think of events on the last day of the war, April 29. On the mid-day special news bulletin on May 1, 1975, VOV broadcast an article, the first one on Vietnamese media, about the historic victory of the liberation of Sai Gon on April 30. The article, entitled "Ho Chi Minh City - a golden name", was written by Tran Mai Hanh, a Vietnam News Agency journalist in Sai Gon. The report was … [Read more...]

Housing oversupply

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Manh Tung There are as many as 112 projects to develop residential quarters and apartment buildings with a combined area of over 6,350 hectares, according to data from the provincial government. … [Read more...]

Parents complain about teachers’ poor classroom-management skills

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VietNamNet Bridge - Many teachers in schools around the country are not trained in classroom management skills and handle student behavior in inappropriate ways, parents have complained. A parent in HCM City several days ago sent a letter to Nguoi Lao Dong's editorial board, complaining that a physical-exercise teacher at the Hung Long Secondary School in Binh Chanh District of HCM City beat his daughter's foot, causing it to become black and blue, because she had forgotten to tie her shoelaces … [Read more...]

VN enjoy success in Olympic sports

Karate kid: Nguyen Thanh Duy (right) on his way to a bronze medal on the penultimate day of competition day in Incheon yesterday. Duy took his medal in the men's U60kg karate event. - VNA/VNS Photo Huu Quy

HCM CITY (VNS) - The curtain will fall on the Asian Games (ASIAD) tonight, ending two weeks of competition for Viet Nam's 199 athletes, who have won a total of 36 medals, including victories for the first time in several Olympic sports. … [Read more...]

Boxers win two bronzes at Asian Games

Double bronze: Luu Thi Duyen (left) was one of two Vietnamese boxers to win bronze medals at the ongoing Asian Games in South Korea. - VNS Photo Huu Quy

HA NOI (VNS) - Viet Nam won two more bronze medals in the women's boxing event at the ongoing Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea yesterday. … [Read more...]

Incheon 2014: Female boxers win bronze medals for Vietnam

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Vietnamese boxer Luu Thi Duyen (red) won a bronze medal in in the women's light event. (Credit: VnExpress) … [Read more...]

ASIAD 17: Female boxers win medals for Vietnam

Vietnamese female boxers secured two bronze medals during the 10 th day of the 17 th Asian Games (ASIAD 17) in Incheon, the Republic of Korea on September 30. Vietnam 's Le Thi Bang came third after losing 0-3 to Indian rival Hmangte Chungneijang Mery Kom in the women's flyweight (48-51kg) semifinal. Meanwhile, in the women's light (57-60kg) semifinal, Luu Thi Duyen came third, losing to China 's Jin Junhua. At the same time, Vietnamese taekwondo athletes had an unsuccessful start when … [Read more...]

Vi wins Viet Nam’s first ASIAD gold

Duong Thuy Vi bagged the first gold medal for Viet Nam at the ongoing Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Number one: Duong Thuy Vi of Viet Nam performs in the women's qiangshu event during the Asian Games in Incheon. Vi is the first Vietnamese athlete to win a gold medal at the competition. (VNS Photo Tuan Tu) The 22-year-old triumphed in the women's jianshu and qiangshu all-round event of wushu, topping the podium with 19.41 points. Li Yi of Macau came second with 19.39 points, followed … [Read more...]

Social News 22/9

A/H5N6 flu virus: Quang Nam culls 800,000 ducks Quang Nam province has begun culling 800,000 ducks after the H5N6 avian bird flu virus was detected in poultry, reports the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Deputy Director of the Quang Nam provincial Agriculture and Rural Development, Le Muon, announced on September 20 so far 3,150 ducks have tested positive for the deadly A/H5N6 virus. Veterinarians have now taken preemptive measures to test ducks and poultry from … [Read more...]

Thuy Vi wins VN’s first ASIAD gold

Number one: Duong Thuy Vi of Viet Nam performs in the women's qiangshu event during the Asian Games in Incheon. Vi was the first Vietnamese athlete to win a gold medal at the competition. - VNS Photo Tuan Tu

Hanoi - Duong Thuy Vi bagged the first gold medal for Viet Nam at the ongoing Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. The 22-year-old triumphed in the women's jianshu and qiangshu all-round event of wushu, topping the podium with 19.41 points. … [Read more...]