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Da Nang overcome leaders Hoang Anh

Tight battle: Tran Minh Vuong of Hoang Anh Gia Lai (right) tries to escape from Le Hoang Thien of SHB Da Nang during their V.League second round match. Da nang won 2-1.

SHB Da Nang came from behind to beat Hoang Anh Gia Lai 2-1 in the second match of the V.League yesterday in Pleiku City. Gaston Merlo scored twice after Nguyen Van Toan opened the scoring. Toan connected with a corner in the head penalty area and his strong header went …

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River salinity threatens water supply

The La Nga River, part of the Dong Nai River, has been narrowed due to salinity and water shortages. Climate change could also shorten water supplies for HCM City residents this year

HCM City residents could face a water shortage this year as El Nino and climate change caused an unexpected increase in the salinity of the Sai Gon and Dong Nai rivers, which provide most of the city’s water. The salinity rate in the rivers is the highest in the last …

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Tennis players to compete in Davis Cup

Ly Hoang Nam (right) and Nguyen Hoang Thien are members of Viet Nam's Davis Cup team who will play in Indonesia next week.

Viet Nam leave for Indonesia on February 25 to prepare for the first round of the Davis Cup Asia/Ocenia Zone Group II matches. Captain Truong Quoc Bao will lead Ly Hoang Nam, Nguyen Hoang Thien, Pham Minh Tuan and Vu Artem in the tournament. The matches will be held from …

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Ha Noi issues directions on tree management

The chairman of Ha Noi People's Committee gave instructions on tree management to the concerned departments yesterday, including sending personnel to take part in professional training abroad.

The chairman of the People’s Committee of Ha Noi has authorised the construction department to propose and select personnel to take part in professional tree management training abroad. The decision was made yesterday after the chairman, Vu Duc Chung, examined the tree pruning and planting activities on the streets of …

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The best bites of bun in the Old Quarter

Bun in the oven: Customers crowd in at Bun dau Trung Huong Shop on Phat Loc Lane in the heart of Ha Noi.

Phat Loc Lane in the east of Ha Noi’s Old Quarter is famous for its fragrant bun dau mam tom (fresh rice vermicelli, tofu and shrimp paste) – particularly Trung Huong Shop, Nguyen Thanh Ha reports. When we arrived at the shop at 11am recently, it was already crowded with …

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Ancient houses battle urbanisation wave

Homes of history: Ancient houses are the soul of the village.

Houses built three centuries ago in Da Nang still provide shelter for their creators’ descendants, but renovation is costly and their numbers are dwindling as city development closes in. Hoai Nam reports. A 300-year-old house has sheltered Ong Thi Man and four generations of her family in Phong Nam Village, …

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Players named for Olympic qualifying round

Vietnamese players named to form the national team who will compete at the Olympic qualifier in Japan later this month.

Coach Mai Duc Chung has announced the names of 20 players of the national women’s football team who will compete in the coming Olympic qualifying round in Japan. The squad comprises three strikers, six midfielders, eight defenders and three goalkeepers. They will leave for the third qualifying round in Osaka …

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Pangolin education centre opens

The Viet Nam's first pangolin education centre officially opened on Saturday on the occasion of World Pangolin Day in Ninh Binh Province's Cuc Phuong National Park, the oldest in the country.

The Viet Nam’s first pangolin education centre officially opened on Saturday on the occasion of World Pangolin Day in Ninh Binh Province’s Cuc Phuong National Park, the oldest in the country. The centre’s innovative, interactive design aims to help visitors, especially children, enjoy learning about pangolins. The opening is a …

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Thao wins silver at Asian Indoor Athletics champs

Jumping for joy: Bui Thi Thu Thao got a silver medal at the 2016 Asian Indoor Athletics Championships, which concluded in Doha, Qatar yesterday.

Bui Thi Thu Thao won the long jump silver medal at the 2016 Asian Indoor Athletics Championships which concluded in Doha, Qatar, yesterday. Thao finished second in the women’s category with a 6.3m jump while Mayookha Johny dominated the category from the outset and finished on top of the podium …

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