Here are the leading Vietnamese news stories in brief for today, January 5, 2015.
-- Three members of the sunk Bulk Jupiter, including captain Andrin Ronel Acueza, third officer Dinoy Jerome Maquilang, and chief cook Rojas Angelito Capindo were brought ashore the Vietnamese coastal city of Vung Tau on Sunday. The chef was the only survivor of the three.
-- Ten motorbikes were waiting at the red light at a busy intersection in Hanoi on Sunday when a petrol truck crashed into them. One of the motorbike drivers was severely injured.
-- Traffic accidents claimed 104 lives and injured 135 people during the four-day New Year’s holidays across Vietnam.
-- Six members of a family in the southern province of Kien Giang managed to escape when their house burst into flame in the early morning of Sunday by climbing off the fence in the backyard.
-- Vietnam’s anti-corruption leader Nguyen Ba Thanh, chief of the Central Internal Affairs Commission of Vietnam and deputy head of the central anti-corruption committee, is expected return to Da Nang from the U.S. and continue his myelodysplastic syndrome treatment in the central city.
-- The Vietnamese unit of Parkson, Malaysia's largest department store, has closed its Hanoi store, Parkson Landmark Keangnam, out of losses, the company announced Sunday.
-- The Vietnam Airlines flight VND350 departing from Ho Chi Minh City had to take an emergency landing in Hong Kong en route to the Japanese city of Fukuoka on Sunday out of a technical defect.
-- The second terminal (Terminal T2) of the Noi Bai International Airport, Nhat Tan Bridge and the road connecting the bridge and the airport were simultaneously inaugurated in Hanoi on Sunday.
-- The south-central province of Khanh Hoa, home to the famed resort city of Nha Trang, targets to welcome 4 million tourists in 2015, the provincial administration announced Sunday.
-- Singer Khanh Ly, renowned among local and global aficionados as the best singer of Trinh Cong Son music, is slated to perform in the southern province of Binh Duong on January 23, in what will be her third concert in Vietnam since August 2014.
-- Que Em Mua Nuoc Lu (My hometown in flood season) won the Vietnam’s Song of the Year on Sunday, earning its singer, 12-year-old Phuong My Chi VND1 billion (US$47,000) and its composer Tien Luan, VND300 million ($14,120), in cash awards.
-- Young striker Cong Phuong scored twice during his debut with Hoang Anh Gia Lai at the 2015 V-League, Vietnam’s top-tier football league, against Sanna Khanh Hoa on Sunday. The host won the match 4-2.