Life & Laws

Special programme honours global Hùng King's decendants

A special online progamme took place on Tuesday in Hà Nội and connected 10 other areas in Việt Nam and over the world to honour individuals and organisations known as "Hùng King's Descendants" for their outstanding contribution to preserving national values.


French ‘porn novelist’ Esparbec dies aged 87: publisher

French pornographic novelist Georges Pailler, who wrote racy titles under the pen name of Esparbec and insisted pornographic writing was an art form, has died aged 87, his publisher said on Tuesday.


Ringo marks 80th at online gig with fellow Beatle McCartney

With a little help from his friends, Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was set to hold an online 80th birthday bash Tuesday featuring former bandmate Paul McCartney, in aid of charities including Black Lives Matter.


Singer aims to bring positive energy

Singer Thái Thùy Linh and her crew are travelling to sing for people as part of her music project entitled Du Ca - Đi Và Hát (Wandering and Singing). Việt Nam News reporter Nguyễn Bình chats with her about the project.


Đắk Nông to host Việt Nam 2nd Brocade Culture Festival

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has asked provincial authority of Đắk Nông to prepare for the Viêt Nam 2nd Brocade Culture Festival 2020 in the province later this year.


Trio promises impressive performance in new concert

Leading singers of revolutionary music Trọng Tấn, Đăng Dương and Việt Hoàn will mark their return after the lockdown with an impressive concert on September 5 in Hà Nội.


Sơn Tùng M-TP's new video a smash hit

Three hours after its release, the video reached 10 million, announced the singer on his Facebook page.


Crocodile-shaped bread lures patrons to Mekong Delta bakery

A bakery in An Giang Province invites patrons to eat giant loaves shaped as crocodiles about 70 centimeters long and weighing two kilos.


Holiday park sculpture by artist Calder on sale in Paris

A huge sculpture by American artist Alexander Calder will be auctioned this week in Paris after spending over 50 years at a holiday park in southern France, the auction house said on Monday.


New V-pop prince MV tops YouTube Trending in Asia playlist

Son Tung M-TP's latest MV has dominated several charts to become one of the most trending YouTube videos in a host of countries.


Kaepernick teams with Disney for racial injustice programmes

Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick will partner with Disney for a series of programmes "from the perspective of black and brown communities" including a docuseries on his own life, the company said Monday.


Will the real Christopher Wong please stand up

The MAAC, a film training centre in HCM City, apologised to the American composer for inviting and introducing the guest speaker as Wong in its event on sound design.


Banking on customers' sympathy is no way to revive tourism businesses

For the tourism sector to recover, businesses cannot depend just on promotions but need appealing programs to attract customers back.


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