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Rock icons Scorpions to headline Hanoi music fest this October

Monsoon Music Festival, one of the biggest international musical events in Vietnam, will return for the third year this October with the legendary hard rock band Scorpions. Organizers of the festival said in a press briefing that the German band, possibly one of the most successful acts from Europe, will be a special guest at the festival. The band is ... Read More »

Hoi An plans to dismantle Japanese wood bridge for restoration

Hoi An authorities are planning to completely dismantle the Japanese bridge for conservation after international experts agreed it was the best way to save the 400-year-old icon. It was built by Japanese traders in the 17th century and appears on VND20,000 (nearly US$1) bills as a national relic. Vietnamese gave it another name — Bridge Pagoda — after a small ... Read More »

Actress Leslie Jones' website hacked, nude photos posted

“Ghostbusters” actress and comedian Leslie Jones’ website was hacked on Wednesday and nude photos and personal information including her passport and driver’s license were posted, according to media reports. The website,, was subsequently taken offline. Several accounts of the hacking, which was first reported by, said it appeared the website was accessed through Jones’ personal cellphone or iCloud ... Read More »

Hanoi student named Miss Vietnam 2016

Do My Linh, a 20-year-old student of Hanoi Foreign Trade University, was crowned Miss Vietnam 2016 on Sunday. Linh won the beauty contest, one of many such events regularly held in the country, after beating out 29 other contestants.  The 28-year-old pageant returned to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time after 14 years.  Linh reportedly won over the panel ... Read More »

Boney M, Scorpions, Chris Norman set to perform in Hanoi

A local bank has agreed to sponsor two concerts in Hanoi next month by Boney M, Scorpions and Chris Norman, a source told Thanh Nien without providing details. On October 1 Boney M and Chris Norman will perform at the National Convention Center after reaching agreement with organizers with stringent conditions, Nguyen Thuy Duong, a spokesperson for the organizers, said. ... Read More »