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Vietnam secures first point at FIFA U20 World Cup

Vietnam held New Zealand to a goalless draw in the FIFA U20 World Cup Group E opener on May 22, thereby maintaining their hopes to advance further in the world’s largest football event.

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 Vietnam win historic bronze at Asian U23 champs

Debutantes Vietnam pulled off a stunning straight-set 25-20, 25-19, 25-19 victory over Chinese Taipei to claim the historic bronze medal at the second Asian Women’s U23 Volleyball Championship at the Mall Nakhon Ratchasima in Thailand in on May 21.

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Phụng tops Asia chess championship

Võ Thị Kim Phụng took the lead of the Asian Continental Chess Championships’ Women’s Category in China yesterday.

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Đà Nẵng geared toward being world’s next top golf destination

The growing interest in central Việt Nam’s potential to become the world’s next great golf destination was on display earlier this week, when the first of two major golf conferences scheduled for Đà Nẵng this year took place.

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Top shooter wins gold at SEA Championships

Vietnam’s 2016 Olympic champion, Hoang Xuan Vinh, won a gold medal in his favourite 10m air pistol event at the ongoing 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Shooting Championships in Malaysia on May 9.

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 West Lake boat racing club given go-ahead

The Hanoi People’s Committee has decided to set up a boat racing club at West Lake, as part of plans to promote tourism in the area in particular and the capital in general.

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Vietnam announces 21 players for U20 World Cup mission

Vietnamese coach Hoang Anh Tuan on May 7 announced the official list of 21 players who will represent Vietnam at the 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup, taking place in the Republic of Korea (ROK) from May 20 to June 11.

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Thousands of Cham Bani or Muslim Cham people in the south central province of Ninh Thuan are busy preparing for Ramuwan (Ramadan), their traditional New Year festival, from May 24-26.

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Vietnam's Thang Long Water Puppetry Theatre will stage a number of special water puppet performances in Madrid, Spain from May 21-27.

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Famous dishes of the southern region will be on offer at the annual Ẩm Thực Đất Phương Nam (Southern Land Cuisine) Festival that will take place from May 24 to 28 at Đầm Sen Park in HCM City’s District 11.

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Controversy has been raised after the image of the former tourism ambassador Ly Nha Ky was spotted next to the advertising boards promoting Vietnam.

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A Danish Film Week is scheduled to take place in the central cities of Hue and Da Nang for the first time ever from May 26 to June 4.

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The film, “Dao cua dan ngu cu” (The Island of Aliens or The Way Station) by director Hong Anh will be screened at the 70th Cannes Film Festival that is scheduled for May 17-28.

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