(VOVworld) - After the end of the resistance war against French colonialists, Voice of Vietnam Radio (VOV) had 10 years (1955-1964) to make preparations for the war against US imperialists. VOV was trying to reinforce its broadcasts overseas at that time when half of the nation was liberated. VOV leaders decided to establish the Overseas Service with its first headquarters at 20 Trang Tien street, which was then moved to Gami House just behind VOV's main building at 58 Quan Su street, and finally to 45 Ba Trieu street, Hanoi. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 9/10

Thuy Linh shines at Miss International The strikingly beautiful Vietnamese model Cao Thuy Linh was chosen Best National Costume at the 2014 Miss Grand International (MGI) beauty pageant on October 7. Eighty-five international contestants coming from different countries and territories around the globe participated in the gala affair held in Bangkok, Thailand. Daryanne Lees from Cuba was sashed winner of the MGI 2014. The two runner-up title went to Hiwot Mamo from Ethiopia and Kathryn Kohut from Canada. … [Read more...]

Sports News 29/9


U23 players join national team training in Japan Coach Toshiya Miura has included eight U23 players who have just finished their Asian Games stint in the national team now training in Japan for the ASEAN Football Federation Cup. … [Read more...]

Social News 12/9

Two Chinese citizens cross the border with $900,000 in cash According to the Hai Quan (Customs) Newspaper, in late August the customs body of the Xa Mat border gate in the southern province of Tay Ninh detected two Chinese citizens illegally transporting three suitcases and a cardboard box containing VND18.2 billion ($900,000). The cash was scheduled to be brought from Vietnam to Cambodia. In a dispatch issued on September 5, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc assigned the Ministry of Public Security to investigate the illegal transport of money through the border and report the results to the government in October. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 12/8


'Turbulence: A Survival Story' author arrives in Vietnam Annette Herfkens, the author of the memoirs "Turbulence: A Survival Story" and the sole survivor of a plane crash in Vietnam's central coast province of Khanh Hoa 22 years ago, has started her week-long trip to the country. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 6/8

Looking for Asian beauties Much of the world's advertising is pitched at pretty women, or uses them to draw in viewers and get higher ratings. Realising this, Asian advertising agencies has organised another Miss AdAsia 2014 contest "to honour beautiful young women from Asian countries". Candidates aged 18-28 will be selected from photos they send to the organising board. Already, contestants from Laos, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, and India have registered to join. The organisers will accept applications until the end of this month. … [Read more...]

Three schoolgirls drown in central Vietnam

Friends burn incenses at the funeral of their friend who was among three student drown in Quang Ngai Province's Tra Khuc River on May 22. Photo credit: VnExpress

Three secondary students drowned while swimming across a shallow river in the central province of Quang Ngai on Thursday. The victims - Ngo Thanh Hang, Ma Thi Thuy Trang and Phan Thi Bich Hang - were all enrolled in the 9th grade at Tinh Giang Secondary School. After a tutoring session, the victims and three others headed to the Tra Khuc River in Son Tinh District to bathe. Five students waded across the shallow river, while another refused to follow. When they returned, the water had risen, Thanh Hang, Bich Hang and Trang drowned while two others were saved by the student who refused to cross and several nearby residents. … [Read more...]

Athletes look forward to the new year

Bright future: The national under-19 football team will compete at the upcoming Asian championships in Myanmar later this year.

VietNamNet Bridge - Viet Nam's athletes spent 365 days working hard in 2013 and had many successful achievements to show for their efforts. Now, a new season has arrived as they seek even more records and victories. The Year of the Snake ended when the biennial Southeast Asian Games wrapped up in Myanmar in late December. With 73 golds, 86 silvers and 86 bronzes, as well as winning the third position in the final ranking, the Viet Nam team successfully completed their difficult task. The success was not only due to the number of medals received, but also because of the greater results in Olympic sports, such as track-and-field, swimming, shooting and weightlifting. During their time in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital city of Myanmar, Vietnamese swimmers grabbed five golds, the highest number in the country's history. Teenager Nguyen Thi Anh Vien was the most successful swimmer at the 27th Games. Taking part in eight finals, she won three medals and set two records. She was also the … [Read more...]