Pope Francis washes the feet of disabled people as part of Easter celebrations

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VietnamNet English 3 day(s) ago

The washing of feet was a radical act in Jesus' time. It is no less radical in the modern era, with Pope Francis' decision to break with the long-standing papal tradition of washing only priests' feet, to include women and non-Christians in the symbolic ceremony.

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Car crash on Trung Luong highway kills seven, including one French

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Car crash on Trung Luong highway kills seven, including one French

VietNamNet Bridge - At least seven people died after a coach carrying 13 passengers, including two French, crashed into a tank truck on Trung Luong Expressway in the southern province of Tien Giang this morning.

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People’s Artist Trinh Thinh passes away

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SaigonTimes English 5 day(s) ago

People’s Artist Trinh Thinh passes away

People’s Artist Trinh Thinh who was well known for numerous striking roles in local movies died of a stroke last week at Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi at the age of 87.

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Chol Chnam Thmay festivities held across Mekong Delta

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VOV News English 6 day(s) ago 1 related news

The Khmer people across the Mekong Delta region, which is home to the majority of the ethnic group, are celebrating their New Year festival - Chol Chnam Thmay, lasting from April 14-16.

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Chol Chnam Thmay festivities held across Mekong Delta

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VietnamPlus English 6 day(s) ago 1 related news

The Khmer people across the Mekong Delta region, which is home to the majority of the ethnic group, are celebrating their Chol Chnam Thmay New Year festival, lasting from April 14-16.

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Art show raises over VND19.3 billion for needy people

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Art show raises over VND19.3 billion for needy people

(VOV) - More than VND19.3 billion was raised at a charity exchange in Hanoi on April 13 in observance of Vietnam Day of People with Disabilities (April 18).

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Fundraising music show reaches out to the disabled

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago 1 related news

A fundraising music show, the 11th of its kind, took place in Hanoi on April 13, on the occasion of Vietnam Day for People with Disabilities (April 18).

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Thousands of people attend peace-praying ceremony by His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa

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Thousands of people attend peace-praying ceremony by His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa

VietNamNet Bridge – On Saturday, thousands of Buddhists gathered at the Mandala Stupa in Tay Thien Pagoda, Vinh Phuc Province, to participate in a praying for peace rite performed by His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa.

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Peru’s culture promoted in Vietnam

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago 1 related news

The Peruvian Embassy in Vietnam on April 10 organised a party with the aim of introducing the image of land and people of the South American country.

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Viewers choose TV shows over concerts

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

More and more people are preferring to watch music shows on TV rather than go to live concerts by buying expensive tickets.

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UK X Factor winner comes to town

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SaigonTimes English 1 week(s) ago

UK X Factor winner comes to town

British singer Shayne Ward (R), the winner of the second season of X Factor U.K in 2005, and DJ Scott Kirby are seen at a press conference on an outdoor music festival called YAN Beatfest in HCMC’s District 1 yesterday afternoon. This is the second time that the 30-year-old singer has come to Vietnam after his first show in Hanoi in 2008. The duo will join 80 others, including Dam Vinh Hung, Phuong Thanh, Ho Quynh Huong, Thuy Tien, Tuan...

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What do rich Vietnamese spend their money on?

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

What do rich Vietnamese spend their money on?

VietNamNet Bridge – The Vietnamese upstarts tend to spend their money on those things which help them show off their full wallets.

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Whirlwind

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Whirlwind

Soldiers help local people in Quang Ngai Province's Son Ha District repair their houses after a whirlwind swept through three communes on Monday evening. Three people were injured, nearly 420 houses collapsed and hundreds of crops were destroyed.

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Without public backing, can Vietnam host 2019 Asiad?

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago

Without public backing, can Vietnam host 2019 Asiad?

When it was announced that Vietnam had won the rights to host the 2019 Asian Games (Asiad), a lot of people were commenting on how this was a positive step and could be an event that all Vietnamese would be proud of. I was one of them.

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Vietnamese’s bad habits: The ‘Tunnel Vision’ epidemic

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago

Vietnamese’s bad habits: The ‘Tunnel Vision’ epidemic

Editor's Note: An Australian expat, who has been living and working in Vietnam for more than ten years and wants to be anonymous, filed this story complaining that Vietnamese are stuck in so-called “Tunnel Vision,” which only allows them to see what is directly in front of them, not anything behind or next to them. The opinions expressed here are the author’s.

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