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Vietnam to join first ASEAN-US maritime exercise

Vietnam will participate in the first U.S.-ASEAN joint maritime exercise held next month in the Gulf of Thailand.

42 percent of urban Vietnamese kids are overweight: study

42 percent of children in Vietnam’s urban areas are overweight and/or obese, compared to 35 percent in rural areas, a recent study found.

Dancing’s the way to keep problems at bay: Hanoi seniors

Senior Hanoians are keeping body and mind in shape by busting some moves at a ‘hip-hop dancing’ club.
June 15, 2019 | 07:30 am GMT+7

Hanoi open air gym has all equipment made from scrap

On the banks of the Red River, many people work out for free in an outdoor gym with equipment made from junk.
May 29, 2019 | 04:16 pm GMT+7

Eat your veggies, exercise, PM advises Vietnamese youth

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc wants young people to eat more vegetables and walk 10,000 steps every day.
March 22, 2019 | 01:27 pm GMT+7

French flight squadron visits Vietnam first time for military mission

A French squadron of military aircrafts landed in Hanoi for a three-day visit from Sunday to Wednesday as part of a military mission in Asia-Pacific.
August 27, 2018 | 03:50 pm GMT+7

US-Philippine war games open under pro-China Duterte

The exercise began after the China installed military on islands claimed by the Philippines. 
May 08, 2018 | 08:49 am GMT+7

How modern life is slowly killing Vietnamese

An average office worker in Vietnam only walks 600 steps per day, far below the recommended 10,000.
January 03, 2017 | 03:52 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese millennials, the couch potato generation

Not having enough exercise is one of the 10 leading risk factors for global mortality.
October 18, 2016 | 06:10 pm GMT+7

Japan to boost role in flashpoint waters with training patrols with U.S.

Japan is increasing its engagement in South China Sea.
September 16, 2016 | 08:57 am GMT+7

How much exercise will lower chronic disease risk?

Daily exercise needed to lower the risk of five studied diseases by at least 20 percent is higher than the minimum recommended by the World Health Organization.
August 10, 2016 | 09:36 am GMT+7

U.S. aircraft carriers start drills off Philippines

Two U.S. aircraft carriers have started exercises in the Philippine Sea, defense officials said Sunday, as Washington's close ally Manila faces growing pressure from Beijing in the South China Sea (Vietnam's East Sea).
June 20, 2016 | 02:05 pm GMT+7

Russia holds large scale military drills in south

Russia's air force holds large-scale exercises including with fighter jets in the country's south, as Russian President Vladimir Putin makes beefing up the military a national priority.Russia's Defense Ministry held aviation training exercises with combat helicopters and fighter jets in southern Krasnodar region on Friday (April 22), as part of ongoing large-scale drills in the country.The drills saw crews show off their combat readiness by carrying out combat takeoff and landing, conduct missile launches and target ground targets.Air force drills were also simultaneously held in Rostov region, Stavropol region and the annexed Crimean peninsula.The Southern Military District's drills involved more than 600 troops and military aircraft including the Ka-52 combat helicopter, the Mi-8 helicopter, the Su-25SM aircraft and the Su-34 fighter bomber.The aircraft took off from an air base in the town of Primorsko-Akhtarsk in Krasnodar region and flew over landfills in the south, where live-fire exercises were carried out focused on detection and destruction of ground, surface and air targets. The maneuvers also looked at defense tactics and enemy fire evasion.Russian President Vladimir Putin has made beefing up the military a national priority.
April 24, 2016 | 08:29 am GMT+7
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