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Vietnamese magic shows bore audience with repetition

Magician Tran Anh Dung performs with a model at the 2018 National Magic Festival.

High expectations built up on a national magic festival over the weekend but it either failed to impress or disappointed the audience with not many captivating performances. The 2018 National Magic Festival organized by the Vietnam Theater Artists Association in cooperation with its partner, the Ho Chi Minh City Department …

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Hanoi Gift Show 2018 on way

Handicraft products from Vietnamese and foreign artisans to be displayed from October 17 to 20.

The Hanoi Gift Show 2018 will take place from October 17 to 20 at the National Exhibition Construction Center in Nam Tu Liem district. Handicraft products from Vietnamese and foreign artisans to be displayed from October 17 to 20. There will be some 650 booths of 250 handicraft enterprises from …

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Poor man seeking for help to save ailing sons

Binh and his eldest son

A poor man in the central province of Ha Tinh is calling for help to provide the treatment for his two sons who are struggling with serious diseases. Tran Duc Binh, 65, in Thach Xuan Commune, Thach Ha District is taking care of the two ailing sons. The eldest son …

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Teachers call for help for poor facilities

Huts used as classrooms

Nursery and primary pupils and teachers at Ta Hoc School in Son La Province are in need of financial support to have better facilities. The children at Pa No School Site, under Ta Hoc Primary School, in Ta Hoc Commune, have to stay at school and live in dilapidated huts …

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A weighty love for a Vietnamese woman weighing just 20 kilos

Neill often carries his wife when they go out or simply go for a walk.

An Australian falls in love, renounces home and career for a differently-abled Vietnamese woman with an indomitable spirit. No encounter with 31-year-old Nguyen Thi Van is uneventful. Most people are awed and enchanted by her unbreakable, can-do spirit. No one can testify to this better than 51-year-old Neil Bowden Laurence …

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Old Hanoi exhibited around Old Quarter

Hang Than, one of streets in the Old Quarter in the early 19th century.

A collection of documents and photographs of Hanoi from the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century will be exhibited in the capital this month. Themed “Nostalgia for Hanoi Streets”, the exhibition will take place at the pedestrian mall around the Old Quarter from October 5 to 7 …

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