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Japanese artist: Why are Vietnamese people so kind and beautiful?

Artist Suzuki Yasumasa asked the question after about a week in Vietnam, and explained to himself why Vietnamese people are so kind and beautiful using the philosophy of sadness.


Boney M, Scorpions, Chris Norman set to perform in Hanoi

A local bank has agreed to sponsor two concerts in Hanoi next month by Boney M, Scorpions and Chris Norman, a source told Thanh Nien without providing details.


Bánh Mì: Seeking an homage through taste

As a hungry teenager, I craved bánh mì every morning before going to school. In those days, bánh mì was a luxury, and two bánh mì could cost a day’s work, even though the traditional offering from a small town in central Vietnam was simple: bread toasted on warm coal, pate, mayonnaise, meatballs, a bit of shredded pork, cucumber, green onion, cilantro, Vietnamese coriander, fresh chilies, and soy sauce. Extra toppings of pork cake and meatballs could be added for extra money, or it was served as just bland bread and soy sauce if one was on the tight budget.


Child-molestation pretrial in US postponed as Vietnamese defendant changes lawyer

A pretrial hearing into the alleged child molestation of Vietnamese comedian Minh Beo was postponed for two weeks from Friday, as the defendant changed his lawyer in the last minute.

A scene in the 25-minute flick “Another City” by Vietnamese director Pham Ngoc Lan

Three Vietnamese short films to be screened in France

Three Vietnamese short films will be presented at a theater in France this weekend.

Emergency personnel are seen at the scene of a blast outside a metro station in Brussels, in this still image taken from video on March 22, 2016. Reuters/Reuters TV

Attacks on Brussels airport, metro kill 34: public broadcaster

Thirty-four people were killed in attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday, according to public broadcaster VRT, triggering security alerts across Europe and bringing some cross-border traffic to a halt.



Evan Le (officially Evan Duy Quoc Le) was born on May 31, 2011 in Torrance, California.

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New Year’s celebrations around the world

Countries around the world jubilantly celebrate New Year’s Eve in different time zones, saying goodbye to 2015 and ringing in 2016.

US tightens visa exemption program

US tightens visa exemption program

Citizens of 38 countries, including many in Europe, will face new restrictions on travel to the United States under changes to the "visa waiver" program tucked into a massive spending bill unveiled in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday.

“World's Most Beautiful Old Woman” lives in Hoian

“World's Most Beautiful Old Woman” lives in Hoian

A picture of over 70-year-old boat rower, Bui Thi Xong by French photographer Réhahn Croquevielle was published in the Los Angeles Times on December 1, 2014 and tabled with a caption "World's Most Beautiful Old Woman”. The photo has given notable impressions of visitors’ trips to Hoi An.

Vietnamese sentenced to 13 years in US for $2m identity theft

Vietnamese sentenced to 13 years in US for $2m identity theft

A trial in the US on Tuesday sentenced a Vietnamese to 13 years in jail for hacking into US firms’ computers to steal personal information of nearly 200 million US citizens for sale.

Man hopes to be the first Vietnamese to sail around the world

Man hopes to be the first Vietnamese to sail around the world

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race bills itself as “the world's longest ocean race at 40,000 nautical miles” and takes up to 325 days to complete. In the event, 650 participants compete on 12 identical, 70-foot ocean-racing yachts that will set sail from the UK, crossing through several oceans and 16 port cities. It is a physically grueling task that takes mental willpower, determination and a lot of guts.

Great master of Vietnamese traditional music Tran Van Khe passed away

Great master of Vietnamese traditional music Tran Van Khe passed away

Professor Tran Van Khe, the grand old master of Vietnamese traditional music passed away on June 24 in Gia Dinh Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City at the ripe old age of 94.

Pop music marked by three revolutions in 50 years

Pop music marked by three revolutions in 50 years

The evolution of western pop music, spanning from 1960 to 2010, has been analysed by scientists.

U.S. blues legend B.B. King performs onstage during the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux July 2, 2011.

Blues legend B.B. King dies at 89

Blues legend B.B. King, who took his music from rural juke joints to the mainstream and inspired a generation of guitarists from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, has died in Las Vegas. He was 89.

Eileen Kramer, a 100-year-old dancer and choreographer, performs during a full dress rehearsal of her latest work, The Early Ones, at a theatre in north Sydney on March 12, 2015

Aged 100, Australian dancer still hears call of the stage

Starring in music videos at the age of 100, Eileen Kramer is probably the oldest working dancer and choreographer in Australia, if not the world -- and the centenarian revels in her age.

Cinderella is projected to make $68 million in its opening weekend.

Disney’s princesses get a little live action

For Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn, Snow White and the Huntsman was like a bite out of a poison apple. It was the kind of story Walt Disney built his company around, but the 2012 film was released by rival Universal Studios, and the characters were played by live actors. “Why aren’t we doing that?” Horn recalls asking.

Leonard Nimoy, Spock in 'Star Trek' series, dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, Spock in 'Star Trek' series, dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, the actor behind one of pop culture’s most famous and distinctive fictional characters, the half-human, half-alien Mr. Spock in the “Star Trek” television series and films, has died. He was 83.


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