Society

Return of floating souls

“I felt it was an obligation that I could not deny. This seems to me a combination both of my own work as a writer, and also a way of ending the war for myself and for Homer,” said American author Wayne Karlin describing his new book “Wandering souls”.
Culture - Sports

Ancient Champa stele unearthed

A stone stele, chiselled with ancient Champa script, was unearthed in the central province of Phu Yen , and believed to be a very significant archaeological find, said a provincial official.
Politics

Vietnam helps Laos build criminal science centre

A ceremony to inaugurate and hand over to the Laos Ministry of National Security a centre for criminal science - a project built with the Vietnamese government’s non-refundable aid - was held in Vientiane on Aug. 25.
Politics

Vietnamese in Laos mark National Day

Overseas Vietnamese in Laos gathered at a music gala night to celebrate the 64th anniversary of the August Revolution and Vietnam’s National Day on September 2.
Business

Shoe exports run short of yearly target

The leather and footwear sector is estimated to earn 4.59 billion USD from export this year, equal to last year’s figure but down 10 percent from its yearly target.