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Anh Vien secures five gold medals at Asian swimming

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien (C), 19, is competing in several events to prepare for the 2016 Olympics.

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien bagged two gold medals in women’s 100m freestyle and 50m backstroke on Saturday, totaling her collection to 5 gold and 3 silver medals at the 8th Asian Age Group Swimming Championships in Bangkok. In 100m freestyle, the 19-year-old swimmer from Can Tho City finished with 56s96, …

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HCMC plans coffee shop in front of Saigon Post Office

The Saigon Central Post Office.

Ho Chi Minh City’s Planning and Architecture Department is seeking the municipal government’s approval to build a coffee shop in front of the famous Saigon Central Post Office, news website VnExpress reported. Under the plan, the shop will be located on the right side of the façade of the 124-year-old …

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VN boat makes port in Brazil

Full sail: The Da Nang-Viet Nam team arrive in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Thursday.

Da Nang-Viet Nam was the tenth team to arrive into port at Marina Da Gloria, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Thursday, during Race 1 of the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race from London to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Da Nang-Viet Nam team, made up of 39 men …

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Quang Binh national park rescued red list animals

Masked palm civet.

The Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park in this central province has rescued seven civets from hunters that entered the park illegally last Tuesday. The civets included five masked palm civets (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) and four Asian palm civets (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus). While the masked palm civets are listed as a …

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Descending into the dark caves of Tu Lan

Teamwork: A group of young professionals took on the Tu Lan Cave System. They came out feeling strong and accomplished.

Hoang Huong Giang explored the notoriously challenging Tu Lan Cave System – a maze of dark caverns, winding rivers and rock formations that hasn’t yet been fully discovered. This summer everyone is talking about Son Doong, the largest cave passage by volume in central Viet Nam’s Phong Nha – Ke …

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Athletic champs lure best national competitors

Southeast Asian Games champion Nguyen Thi Huyen will compete at the National Athletics Championships in HCM City.

Nearly 400 athletes will take part in the National Athletics Championships at the HCM City Thong Nhat Stadium from October 9-13. Participants coming from 44 cities and provinces will compete in 50 categories for both women’s and men’s individual and team events. Other athletes will compete under the names of …

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Ministry maps out new solutions to environment woes

Salinity intrusion hits Mekong Delta Ben Tre Province sooner than usual due to climate change's impacts. Climate change's impacts developing more complicated are identified to be one of tough challenges to Viet Nam in the coming time.

Viet Nam will face a range of environmental protection challenges over the coming years despite efforts made by the Government and environment sector over the past five year. The tough issues were discussed yesterday at the 4th National Environmental Conference’s plenary session held by the Ministry of Natural Resources and …

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Train coach creates cozy Da Lat eatery

Hearty and homey: Beef bourguignon

The fresh scent of Da Lat pines and wildflowers pervades a tiny but trusty restaurant built in a train compartment. Vo Le Hong reports. “I ‘m going to take you for dinner in a place I’m sure you will like,” my nephew told me mysteriously when I landed in the …

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Police arrest women with rare turtles in luggage

The rare Indochina box turtles which were seized by the capital police.

Two women have been caught while transporting nearly 100 endangered turtles, Nam Tu Liem District police said yesterday. The pair was arrested near the My Dinh Bus Station in Ha Noi on Sunday after the police found the turtles in their possession, hidden inside four backpacks. The turtles were identified …

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