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WWI German submarine wreck found off Belgium

Photo taken in 1916 during WWI shows U-boat, military submarine operated by Germany.

BRUSSELS — Divers have found a well preserved wreck of a German submarine sunk during World War I in the North Sea which may have the bodies of its crew still on board, Belgian officials said on Tuesday. A diver who has explored the wreck, lying in 30 metres of …

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Cities host largest startup conference and exhibition

HATCH! FAIR 2016 witnessed the participation of nearly 130 start-up firms.

HÀ NỘI — HATCH! FAIR, an international startup conference, will return to the three cities of Hà Nội, HCM City and Đà Nẵng, the event’s organiser said on Tuesday. HATCH! FAIR Elite conference, which discusses challenges and opportunities to promote the role of businesses in sustainable development, will take place …

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International dance festival kicks off

Thought-provoking: "The Burrow" will be performed by Isabelle Schad

HÀ NỘI — An annual contemporary dance festival featuring artists from Europe and Asia opens today with a dance titled “The Burrow” by German artists. “Europe Meets Asia in Contemporary Dance” includes a number of productions by artists who collaborated across national boundaries, including Germany, Belgium, Việt Nam, France, Canada, …

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Film spotlights abortion taboos

Director and actress Anne Zohra Berrached.

CULTURE VULTURE The eighth German Film Festival has closed in the central province of Đà Nẵng. Nine films were screened in big cities throughout Việt Nam, including the opening festival movies, 24 Weeks and Millennials. The movies featured Anne Zohra Berrached as film director and leading actress. Born in 1982 …

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Vietnamese cinema industry promoted in Poland

Silver screen: Director of the Cinema Department Ngô Phương Lan signs a poster at the Polish Film Festival.

HÀ NỘI — A range of activities to promote the Vietnamese cinema industry are being organised from now until September 21 in Poland on the occasion of the 42nd Polish Film Festival held in Gdynia. The Việt Nam culture ministry’s Cinema Department, led by director Ngô Phương Lan, will meet …

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Concert celebrates VN-Korea relationship

Violinist Anh Tú will lead the concert Forever on September 30 at Hà Nội Opera House.

HÀ NỘI — Artist couple Anh Tú and Việt Dung will hold a concert featuring South Korean folk and modern music pieces at the Hà Nội Opera House on September 30. The concert, titled Forever, comprises five parts, giving audiences a chance to discover Korean music through songs from the …

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Get in formation: Punk band slips onto Beyonce vinyl

Unintended collaboration: Beyonce’s "Lemonade" mistakenly ships with music from Canadian punk band ZEX on the record’s A-side.

NEW YORK — Beyonce has become increasingly experimental, but this sounded a bit much: some fans who bought vinyl of her latest album Lemonade wound up with music from a Canadian punk band. ZEX — an Ottawa hardcore quartet whose songs include Child Soldier and Burn the Flag — posted …

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Photo show depicts conductors

Graceful: A photograph featuring artist Đặng Châu Anh. The exhibition features more than 50 photographs of conductors taken by photographer Nguyễn Đình Toán.

HÀ NỘI — Local audiences can catch a glimpse of orchestral artists at an exhibition featuring photographs of conductors taken by photographer Nguyễn Đình Toán. The exhibition, titled 27 & 45, not only reveals new angles on conductors but also tells the story of the photographer, who has more than …

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Exhibition introduces Indian artist

A painting by artist Ruchika Wason Singh.

HÀ NỘI — A solo exhibition by Indian artist Ruchika Wason Singh in Hà Nội introduced her new approach on accommodation and migration – one of the biggest problems in the world today. Titled Project Habit/At, the exhibition features nearly 20 artworks made around 2013. Instead of portraying scenes where …

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The Factory: HCM City’s cutting-edge arts venue

The distinctive architecture of The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre in HCM City’s District 2.

HCM CITY — Located in HCM City’s District 2, The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre’s exhibitions and unique architecture have been attracting many visitors since its opening more than a year ago. The arts centre is said to be the first purpose-built space for contemporary art in Việt Nam. The streetfront …

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