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Acclaimed film faces probe amid underage heroine scandal

Authorities have ordered a review of the licensing of ‘The Third Wife’ amidst heated debate over intimate scenes involving the film’s underage heroine.

Vietnamese film The Third Wife wins Best Film award at Kolkata film fest

Nguyen Phuong Anh’s debut feature film has won the top prize at the Kolkata International Film Festival in India.

Maryse Conde wins alternative literature prize in absence of Nobel

Maryse Conde from the French Caribbean territory of Guadeloupe was awarded the New Academy Prize in Literature.
October 12, 2018 | 07:17 pm GMT+7

‘Be their Santa Claus!’ Vietnamese teen’s appeal wins a world prize

A heartfelt plea from a 14-year-old Vietnamese student to fulfill children’s aspirations has won third place in a letter-writing contest.
October 12, 2018 | 08:00 am GMT+7

Congolese Mukwege, Iraq's Murad win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been given to two people who work to fight sexual violence as a weapon in war.
October 05, 2018 | 04:38 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese-Canadian author shortlisted for alternative Nobel Prize

Vietnamese-Canadian Kim Thuy, author of several acclaimed novels, has been shortlisted for the New Prize in Literature.
September 08, 2018 | 08:12 am GMT+7

British author Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Literature Prize

'The themes Ishiguro is most associated with are already present here: memory, time, and self-delusion,' the Academy said.
October 05, 2017 | 07:20 pm GMT+7

Nobel Foundation increases cash award for prizes

The 2017 Nobel Prize will amount to $1.1 million per prize category.
September 26, 2017 | 08:52 am GMT+7

Vietnamese takes home $2.1 million in first jackpot of 2017

Traditional lottery companies throughout Vietnam’s south, meanwhile, have officially raised their stakes.
January 01, 2017 | 08:34 pm GMT+7

Vietnam lottery firms hike prizes amid tough competition

The increase in top prizes took effect on the first day of 2017.
January 01, 2017 | 04:55 pm GMT+7

Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for tiny molecular machines

"They have developed molecules with controllable movements, which can perform a task when energy is added," the jury said.
October 05, 2016 | 09:29 pm GMT+7

Japanese scientist wins 2016 Nobel medicine prize

His discoveries led to a new paradigm in our understanding of how the cell recycles its content.
October 03, 2016 | 05:19 pm GMT+7

Wrist-band device for alcohol monitoring wins U.S. prize

A San Francisco-based company has won a U.S. government-sponsored competition with an alcohol monitoring devices that can be worn on the wrist, the latest milestone in the development of wearable technologies that monitor and diagnose medical conditions.
May 21, 2016 | 08:37 am GMT+7

Vietnamese photographers win big in international contest

Vietnamese photographers have won top prizes at the second International Salon of Photography Donegal 2016 in Ireland.
April 11, 2016 | 08:04 am GMT+7

Remote 'mud' house claims architecture award

Surrounded by pristine forests and terraced paddy fields, Nam Dam (Nậm Đăm) is a remote minority village in Ha Giang – Vietnam’s northernmost province – but its rural isolation has not stopped the village from winning an architecture award.
March 16, 2016 | 04:27 pm GMT+7
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