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Special Report :
Vi-Giam singing - intangible cultural heritage of humanity
A programme is jointly held by the central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh on January 31 to receive the UNESCO certification for local Vi-Giam folk singing as part of humanity’s intangible cultural heritage.

Fireworks over Red River on Lunar New Year’s Eve
Fireworks will light up the sky over the Red River in Hanoi on the Lunar New Year’s Eve.
January FDI surges on manufacturing growth
Total FDI in VN surged 67.1 percent to 664 million USD in Jan.
Party’s 85-year glorious journey
The establishment of the CPV 85 years ago is an important milestone in the fate of the nation of Vietnam.
Party establishment – historical turning-point
The birth of the CPV on Feb. 3, 1930 was a significant turning-point in the history of VN's revolution.
Deputy PM at WEF 2015
Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh attended several key sessions during the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
VN, US hold 7th political, defence dialogue
The 7th VN-US Political, Security and Defence Dialogue took place in Hanoi on January 22-23.
Vatican Cardinal visits Vietnam
Vatican Cardinal Fernando Filoni's visit is hoped to help him understand more about VN's religious policies.
VN, Uruguay top legislators hold talks
NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung held talks with his Uruguayan counterpart Anibal Pereyra in Hanoi on Jan. 19.
Top legislator calls for solidarity, renovation, sustainable development
29/01/2015 | 17:06:00
National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung has called upon the Vietnamese Party, people and army to unite and fulfil the set 2015 tasks to generate rapid and sustainable development.

The top legislator said the Vietnamese economy saw a recovery over the past year but it was unstable due to complicated issues in the region and around the world. 
Politics
Vietnam, Philippines discuss strategic partnership establishment
Vietnam and the Philippines began discussions on the establishment of a Strategic Partnership during the January 29-30 visit to the Philippines by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.
World
Philippines: Economy grows 6.1 percent in 2014
The Philippines’ Gross Domestic Product (GDP) hit 6.9 percent during the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to 6.3 percent in the same period of 2013, according to official statistics announced on January 29.
Society
Technical problems cause military helicopter crash
Initial investigations have revealed that technical problems caused the crash of a UH-1 military helicopter that killed all four people on board in Ho Chi Minh City on January 28.
Business
40 Thai food businesses seek trade opportunities in HCM City
A delegation of over 40 Thai businesses operating in the field of food has visited Ho Chi Minh City to promote trade and investment activities.
Culture-Sport
“Homeland Spring” programme to fascinate OVs
The annual “Xuan Que Huong” (Homeland Spring) programme this year will be organised in Ho Chi Minh City on February 7-8 with various traditional cultural activities for overseas Vietnamese who are to enjoy the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival in Vietnam.
Sci-Tech
Workshop on parliamentary cooperation in cyber war prevention
Vietnam applauds the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132)’s intention of adopting a resolution on cyber warfare – a serious threat to world peace and security, said National Assembly Vice Chairman Huynh Ngoc Son.
Health
Whooping cough epidemic unlikely
An outbreak of whooping cough has been deemed unlikely due to the high vaccination rate, according to the Ministry of Health’s response to recent recorded cases in Hanoi recently.
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