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Overcoming adversity with a smile

Abandoned by father, a young orphan cheerfully takes care of his aunt’s family Ho Minh Hieu lives with his aunt’s family and his swine and piglets. The story of the 12-year-old, who is studying in central Quang Nam Province’s Nguyen Thanh Primary School, documented by photographer Dinh Chi Trung, has …

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Coconut sticky rice a rare treat on Hanoi streets

The dish emerged decades ago, but it remains difficult to find a place in Hanoi that makes it really well. On the outside, the coconut sticky rice, xoi dua, is a very simple, tasty dish, one of several varieties of the dish that is a popular breakfast choice of many …

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Vietnam’s Bui Phuong Nga breaks Top 10 at Miss Grand International 2018

Vietnam’s Bui Phuong Nga gives her presentation at the Miss Grand International 2018 finale in Myanmar on October 25, 2018.

Vietnam’s representative to the Miss Grand International 2018 beauty contest ended her run in the Top 10, shortly before a finale that shocked audiences when the winner collapsed just seconds after her name was announced. Miss Vietnam 2018 first runner-up Bui Phuong Nga joined 75 other international candidates to compete …

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Korean artist to exhibit horse paintings in Hanoi

Lee Seong Keun paints at the press conference on October 22, 2018.

South Korean contemporary artist Lee Sung Keun’s first painting exhibition in Vietnam is scheduled to take place in Hanoi from October 26 to 31. The event, set to take place at the Daewoo Hotel, will feature 50 pieces painted on Hanji, an ancient style of paper that can last up …

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Vietnamese dancers reveal their struggle off stage

Game On Crew dancing group.

In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of dance groups in response to a surge in demand and the development of Vietnam’s entertainment industry. Despite their hard work and effort put, these dancers do not live in the spotlight like actors, actresses, or singers. Moreover, …

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High-schooler keeps exotic reptiles as novel pets in Vietnam

Nguyen Nhat Tan’s South American iguana

A young student in south-central Vietnam has developed his collection of exotic animals from different species over the past four years as novel pets in the country, a decision that his family initially opposed but Internet users recently welcomed. Nguyen Nhat Tan, a twelfth grader at Khanh Hoa Province’s Tran …

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I have more pressure, but want no favors: female pilot

After years of hard work, Nguyen Phuong Anh made it happen.

Captain Nguyen Phuong Anh, who stormed a male bastion to become a pilot, tells a story that sends spirits soaring. On Vietnamese Women’s Day, October 20, Captain Nguyen Phuong Anh spoke about how she ended up flying high, literally. – How did you end up becoming a pilot? – I’d …

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Eye donations fail to meet high demand in Vietnam

One cornea donor can bring light to two blind persons.

From 2007 to 2018, the eyes of 494 donors have enabled blind people to see, but thousands remain in darkness. Over the last decade, over 35,000 blind people have registered as recipients for cornea donations that can enable them to gain the gift of sight. The 494 deceased donors from …

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