Hanoi to fete divine mothers

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Hanoi to fete divine mothers

Mother Goddess worshippers, as well as those curious about the practice, can enjoy performances dedicated to the deities at a cultural festival in the capital next month.

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Genetic link to Danish happiness, says study

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

Denmark usually comes top of studies examining levels of personal happiness around the world. Now British-based researchers say they may they have the answer - genes, specifically a mutation of a gene linked to suppression of serotonin levels, which they say is rare among people of Danish heritage.

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Things are too cheap in Vietnam: American expat

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Things are too cheap in Vietnam: American expat

Editor’s Note: Scott Duke Harris is a former Los Angeles Times and San Jose Mercury News reporter. He now lives in Hanoi.

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Robot cheerleading squad showcases sensor technology

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Robot cheerleading squad showcases sensor technology

The team's advanced gyro sensors, which are usually found in cars and digital cameras, keep them from falling off the balls that they wobble on during their routine, creator Murata Manufacturing said.

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December Laos film fest to include Vietnam’s homosexuality-themed documentary

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December Laos film fest to include Vietnam’s homosexuality-themed documentary

Two critically-acclaimed Vietnamese films, including a homosexuality-themed documentary, will be sent to the Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF), set to run in Laos in December.

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Quang Binh: Big kidney stone removed from female patient

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Quang Binh: Big kidney stone removed from female patient

VietNamNet Bridge – Doctors of the Vietnam – Cuba Friendship Hospital in the central province of Quang Binh removed a big kidney stone as large as a bowl (10x6 cm in size) from the right kidney of a 51-year-old woman.

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New board will address freight surcharges

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New board will address freight surcharges

The Viet Nam Maritime Administration plans set up a management board to deal with extra freight fees applied to Vietnamese exports and imports by foreign shipping companies.

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Doctors pull pitchfork from Vietnamese man’s brain

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Doctors pull pitchfork from Vietnamese man’s brain

Doctors at a hospital in the southern province of Tay Ninh successfully removed a 40-centimeter pitchfork from a citizen patrolman's forehead and brain in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.

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Vietnam recognizes remote northern festival as intangible cultural heritage

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Vietnam recognizes remote northern festival as intangible cultural heritage

"Long Tong" festival in Tuyen Quang Province

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Charity reality shows help the poor in Vietnam

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Charity reality shows help the poor in Vietnam

Unlike talent-seeking or reality shows that are purely for entertainment; charity reality shows in Vietnam, though less glittery, are more “real” and loaded with love and compassion, as they offer immense monetary assistance and mental support to disadvantaged people in remote, rural areas.

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Are votive offerings worth the pollution?

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Are votive offerings worth the pollution?

Like it or not, death is universal and everyone eventually dies. So how we do cope with death in our lives? Usually we cherish the memories that we have of the deceased. We relive the times that we shared with our departed loved ones and try to make sure that they are not forgotten.

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Vietnamese youth vie to turn tricks

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Vietnamese youth vie to turn tricks

Anew sport called ‘tricking', which combines techniques from martial arts to acrobatics, is drawing legions of fans. Thanh Nga reports.

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Xa Dan dessert shop hits the sweet spot

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Xa Dan dessert shop hits the sweet spot

Vietnamese che usually comes in flavours like black bean and lotus seed, but this shop offers more modern styles. Hoang Ha reports.

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Toy ships drop anchor in Bookworm

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

Bookworm is hosting an exhibition of tin toys made of scrap metal which are usually sold on streets during the Mid-Autumn Festival.

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Real-estate companies rush to invest in agriculture: a good sign or worrying trend?

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Real-estate companies rush to invest in agriculture: a good sign or worrying trend?

VietNamNet Bridge – Some real estate developers have decided to invest in agriculture, usually considered a risky and unprofitable business field. This is seen as a positive sign by some, but others see the trend as worrisome.

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