-- The Vietnam Coast Guard will keep patient to peacefully drive oil rig Haiyang 981 and its escort vessels out of Vietnamese waters on a long-term basis, Commander Nguyen Quang Dam said Wednesday during an online talk with Vietnamese people. China has illegally stationed the drilling platform in Vietnamese waters since May 1.
-- China dispatched Wednesday two landing crafts equipped with surface-to-air missile launchers to guard oil rig Haiyang 981 illicitly planted in Vietnamese waters since May 1.
-- About 200 to 300 people cross the border in the southern Vietnamese province of Binh Phuoc to Cambodia to gamble every day, local police have said.
-- Many Vietnamese people have asked to join the Vietnam Fisheries Surveillance Force during the past few days given current tensions in the East Vietnam Sea, fisheries surveillance officials said Wednesday.
-- Authorities in the southern province of Binh Duong will leave no stone unturned to protect foreign investors and their assets, Tran Van Nam, deputy chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Wednesday. This assertion followed the arrest of over 440 rioters who took advantage of peaceful marches against China’s illegal deployment of an oil rig to Vietnamese waters to sabotage many factories of foreign-owned enterprises in the province on Tuesday and Wednesday.
-- Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper has raised over US$400,000 from readers to provide to Vietnamese Coast Guard and fisheries surveillance forces in support of their efforts to protect the country’s sovereignty.
-- Hanoi has been grilled in heats of 38°C to 42°C over the past few days.
-- Samsung Electronics Vietnam will provide 50 percent of the mobile devices sold globally, Nguyen Van Dao, the firm’s deputy director, told local media on Wednesday. Sports
-- Vietnamese football (soccer) club Hanoi T&T has advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2014 AFC Cup after routing Myanmar's Nay Pyi Taw 5-0 at home on Wednesday.
-- Vietnam beat Jordan 3-1 in their opener at the 2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday.
-- Many parents have had to skip their working days to stay home to look after their children with disabilities following the disbandment of a school for disabled people in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City eight months ago.