on the ground
Kobane: New IS push amid US warning on air strikes

23:38 09/10/2014

The US and UK have warned that air strikes alone will not prevent Islamic State (IS) fighters from seizing the Syrian town of Kobane.

Vietnamese youth have a blast with paintball

07:16 04/10/2014

Paintball games have become an extremely popular pastime among the youth in big cities such as Ha Noi and HCM.

Airlines told to change cockpit screens in Boeing planes

15:09 02/10/2014

Airlines have been ordered to replace or modify the cockpit display units fitted to hundreds of Boeing jets.

Ly Son Island's tourism rush

23:29 01/10/2014

Many groups and individuals have turned their attention and money toward Ly Son Island in Quang Ngai Province, to get in on the ground floor of what they expect will be a tourism boom.

'Shrimp rush' damages protective forests in central coastal provinces

08:16 29/09/2014

The rush to breed shrimp has damaged the environment in nearly all of Vietnam's central coastal provinces, environmentalists have warned.

American famed for 'Humans of New York' series visits Vietnam

16:56 26/09/2014

Brandon Stanton, American photographer and blogger, most known for his photo blog “Humans of New York”, which has inspired a worldwide movement “Humans of .

Most impressive bridges in Vietnam

13:37 04/09/2014

Vietnam's many bridges are incredible architectural achievements and pieces of history. They not only create a convenient traffic network and bring a source of pride for local people but are some of the most attractive tourist...

No recognition of sex reassignment surgery prolongs discrimination

09:31 17/08/2014

Our legal system should protect the rights of people opting for gender reassignment surgery, legal expert Luong The Huy told the newspaper Kinh te & Do thi (Economy & Urban Affairs).

Iraq: US sends more military advisers to Kurdistan

15:48 13/08/2014

The US has sent 130 more military advisors to the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says.

Resolving the ethics of the Ebola dilemma

16:21 11/08/2014

A group of ethicists will meet on Monday at the World Health Organization to discuss the wisdom or otherwise of making an experimental drug more widely available to those suffering from Ebola.


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