Here are today’s leading new stories:


— Destroyer Moon Mu The Great and fast combat support ship ROKS Hwacheon of the Republic of Korea Navy docked at Tien Sa port in the central city of Da Nang on Saturday, to begin their three-day visit to Vietnam.

— Patrol vessel BRP Ramon Alcaraz of the Philippine Navy and 187 officers and crew members arrived at an international port in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday for a four-day official visit.


— Three people were injured after a box containing unidentified objects exploded while they were drinking iced tea on the premises of an apartment complex in Hanoi on Saturday morning. Initial information showed that it was an act of personal vengeance, according to officers.

— Many houses in Tuyen Hoa District in the north-central province of Quang Binh are at risk of sinking into a local river due to serious subsidence that followed prolonged downpours and flooding in early September.

— Border guards in the northern province of Lang Son confirmed on Saturday they had caught a trailer tractor driver attempting to smuggle nearly 13 metric tons of firecrackers from China into Vietnam.

— A 10-year-old boy in the northern province of Bac Giang had his left hand cut off and suffered multiple other injuries after being attacked by his uncle on Saturday morning.


— The Dau Tieng solar power plant, which is considered the largest in Southeast Asia with a capacity of 420 MW, was inaugurated in the southern province of Tay Ninh on Saturday.


— A group of Vietnamese students took home three gold, three silver and two bronze medals following their participation in the 4th International Olympiad of Metropolises in Moscow, Russia from August 29 to September 6.


— A festival featuring vintage cars and performances of folk instruments took place in Hoi An Ancient Town in the central province of Quang Nam on Saturday.

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