Culture - Sports

Record book honours monk

The Vietnam Records Book has recognised Most Venerable Thich Giac Toan as an individual who translated the most Zen poems written during the Ly and Tran dynasties (10th-14th century) from Han (classical Chinese language) into Vietnamese in the luc bat style (a six-word sentence followed by an eight-word sentence).
World child mortality falls by 60 percent World

World child mortality falls by 60 percent

The global mortality rate for children under five has fallen by 60 percent over the past four decades, reported the UK ’s medical magazine “The Lancet” on May 24.
Society

HCM City alarmed at gender imbalance at birth

Ho Chi Minh City saw an alarming gender imbalance as among newborns in the first four months of this year with a birth rate of 115 boys for every 100 girls, compared to 110 for every 100 in late 2008, said a municipal senior official.