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Northern hill tea photo shortlisted for award

HÀ NỘI — A photo featuring a tea hill in the northern province of Phú Thọ by photographer Vũ Trung Huân has been selected among 26 shortlisted entries for the Weather Photographer of the Year 2020 award. The vote will be from August 21 to September 25 hosted by the organisers, the UK’s Royal Meteorological Society and Accuweather. Vũ Trung Huân’s entry ... Read More »

German trial concerts to probe virus infection risks

  People wear face masks as German pop singer Tim Bendzko performs on stage at the Arena in Leipzig, eastern Germany on August 22, 2020 where the University of Halle is holding an experiment on the possibilities of hosting concerts and social distancing methods. — AFP/VNA Photo BERLIN — A German university launched a series of pop concerts under coronavirus ... Read More »

Last meal: Ancient marine reptile dined on fellow giant beast

  An ichthyosaur specimen with its stomach contents visible as a block that extrudes from its body is displayed near the entrance of the Xingyi Geopark Museum in Wusha District, Xingyi City, Guizhou Province, China. — AFP/VNA Photo WASHINGTON — A giant, dolphin-like marine reptile was probably a megapredator, scientists said on Thursday after studying the fossilised remains of one ... Read More »

HCM City in serious need of young cải lương scriptwriters

   Đời Cô Lựu is a classic cải lương piece embraced by different generations of scriptwriters. — Photo sggp.org.vn HCM CITY — Despite its recent success, the cải lương (reformed theatre) market needs more young scriptwriters now that the number of skilled composers is decreasing. The reformed threatre in HCM City has been flourishing due to the appearance of many private art troups and quality ... Read More »

The enticing sights and sounds of a mountainous market

Though not as busy as Sa Pa Market or Bắc Hà Market, Cán Cấu Market in Si Ma Cai District, the northern province of Lào Cai, has its own unique features that have existed for hundreds of years among locals. These features are imprints of the identities of various local ethnic minority groups including the Giáy and Mông. The market ... Read More »

Concert to be streamed to celebrate National Day

  Singer Tùng Dương. Photos courtesy of Việt Nam Television  HÀ NỘI – A special concert starring the nation’s leading singers will be held on August 22 to mark the 75th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and the National Day (September 2). Việt Nam Television is organising the Giai Điệu Tổ Quốc (Melody of the Fatherland) concert to spread patriotism and national ... Read More »

Sài Gòn Zoo receives tonnes of food donations for its 1,500 animals

  The Sài Gòn Zoo and Botanical Garden is the country’s largest zoo and botanical garden. It attracts several thousand visitors every day. — Photo courtesy of the Sài Gòn Zoo and Botanical Garden HCM CITY — The Sài Gòn Zoo and Botanical Garden in HCM City, one of the world’s oldest, has received several tonnes of meat, fruit and vegetable donations to help it take care of ... Read More »

Halitosis in children: causes, treatments and preventions

  Dr Jonathan Halevy. — Photo courtesy of Family Medical Practice By Dr Jonathan Halevy* Halitosis not only occurs in adults but it is also common in children if parents do not pay close attention. Children with halitosis or just bad breath is one of the most common concerns of parents. There are plenty of factors that cause this condition ... Read More »

Festivals cancelled, postponed due to coronavirus fears

  Models in áo dài (Vietnamese traditional dress) at a fashion show, one of highlights of the 6th Áo Dài Festival in HCM City last year. — VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — The Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk has announced the cancellation of its biennial coffee festival scheduled for March next year due to the continuing COVID-19 outbreak. The 8th Buôn ... Read More »

Historical objects of August Revolution displayed in capital

  Independence day-2nd of September exhibition features artefacts and documents telling the stories about Việt Nam’s successful August Revolution 1945 and National Independent Day. — VNA/VNS Photo Lê Phú HÀ NỘI — More than 150 artefacts and documents related to Việt Nam’s August Revolution and National Day are being displayed at an exhibition at the National Museum of Vietnamese History in Hà Nội. Speaking ... Read More »