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Boy ’genius’ wins Thai music award

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Genius: At only 10, Linh has achived various success. — VNS File Photo Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Ten year old violinist Cao Hoàng Linh from Hà Nội has won first prize in the Junior B category at the International Music Competition held in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The annual event brought together dozens of ... Read More »

Elizabeth II, Prince Philip mark 70th wedding anniversary

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This file photo taken on November 20, 1947 shows Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) and Philip the Duke of Edinburgh on their wedding day in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace. — AFP Photo Viet Nam News LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage on Monday, becoming Britain’s first reigning couple to mark a ... Read More »

Country music legend Mel Tillis dead at 85: publicist

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Country music star Mel Tillis, pictured performing in 2015, received the National Medal of Arts in 2012 from then-president Barack Obama. — AFP Photo Viet Nam News WASHINGTON — Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis, known for songs such as I Ain’t Never and Coca-Cola Cowboy, died early on Sunday aged 85, his publicist said. The country legend died ... Read More »

Tourism week to honour natural heritage

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Dawn on Mộc Châu Plateau in the northern province of Sơn La.–Nguyễn Hữu Thanh. Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The beauty of Việt Nam’s natural heritage will be the focus of activities at the Green Heritage Culture and Tourism Week, which will take place in Hà Nội from November 20-23. The event, themed A Meeting Place of Humans and ... Read More »

Private collection of People’s Artist displayed in Hà Nội

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Bucolic: This piece combines of art and sculpture. – Photo toquoc.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI – As many as 80paintings and sculptures by People’s Artist Vương Duy Biên are being displayed at his latest solo exhibition at the art space at Bốt Tép hamlet in Sóc Sơn district’s Hiền Ninh commune. Opened to the public since November 17, the ... Read More »

To Your Health: Close-up on H. pylori: preventing gastric cancer

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Dr. Remy Romney – photo by Hanoi French Hospital Viet Nam News By Dr. Remy Romney* H. pylori are types of bacteria that infect around two-thirds of the world’s population. The H. is short for Helicobacter, so called because they are spiral in shape (“helico-,” as in the word “helicopter” means “spiral”). In some cases, an H. pylori infection can lead to problems such as ulcers developing in ... Read More »

Khmer ethnic culture festival begins in Bạc Liêu Province

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The 7th Southern Khmer Festival of Culture, Sport and Tourism is being held in Bạc Liêu Province from November 17-19. — VNS Photo Ngọc Diệp Viet Nam News MEKONG DELTA — The seventh Culture, Sports and Tourism Festival of the Khmer in 12 southern provinces kicked off in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Bạc Liêu last night. The ... Read More »

US author lectures on VN legendary spy Phạm Xuân Ẩn

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Listen up: American Larry Berman, author of a book on Vietnamese spy Phạm Xuân Ẩn, spoke about the famous spy to students from the HCM City University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH) yesterday. — VNS Photo by Phương Mai Viet Nam News HCM CITY — American historian Larry Berman, author of a book on Vietnamese legendary spy Phạm Xuân ... Read More »

Khmer weavers tell stories through brocades

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Precision: Neang Samon, a local weaver, works on her draw loom. Viet Nam News The Khmer people in southern An Giang Province take pride in their age-old tradition of brocade weaving. Local artisans in the province produce products including scarves, tablecloths, dresses and even murals depicting folklore stories and legends.  It takes a lot of time and attention to detail ... Read More »