Here are the top news stories about Vietnam you might have missed over the past 24 hours.
-- Vietnam’s State President Truong Tan Sang has been invited to visit Cuba by Cuban leaders to discuss bilateral ties, Special Envoy of Cuban President Alejandro Castro Espin said as he was received by the Vietnamese leader in Hanoi on Tuesday.
-- U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell was greeted by Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Hanoi on Tuesday, as part of her trips to Vietnam and China to continue efforts by the United States to crack down on illegal wildlife trade.
-- Some 250 Cambodians, including a number of parliamentarians from the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, crossed deeply into the area of border marker No. 203 in the southern Vietnamese province of Long An on Sunday and injured seven of the Vietnamese who tried to stop them.
-- A Vietnamese fishing ship had its catch and assets stolen by two Chinese vessels when it was fishing in Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago on Sunday, the administration of the central province of Quang Ngai, where the captain of the attacked boat lives, reported Tuesday.
-- A facility located in the outlying district of Binh Chanh in Ho Chi Minh City has allegedly turned pork into fake ostrich meat, officials from a local animal health agency said following a raid on Tuesday.
-- Vietnam’s growth in 2015 is forecast to be as high as 6.5 percent, according to the National Financial Supervisory Commission.
-- Anti-smuggling authorities in the southern province of Tay Ninh destroyed Tuesday more than 700,000 illicit cigarette packs that were seized between September 2014 and March 2015.
-- The administration of the north-central province of Nghe An granted Tuesday the investment license for the US$15.2 million Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park, the seventh of its kind to be built under a cooperation framework between the two countries.
-- More than 1 million Vietnamese students start sitting for a four-day national examination, a combination of the high school graduation and university entrance tests, today, July 1.
-- Tickets to the friendly between the Vietnamese national squad and English Premier League side Manchester City in Hanoi on July 28 will range from VND600,000 ($27.5) to VND1.8 million ($83), the organizers said Tuesday, contradicting their previous statement that the prices will be “reasonable for everyone.”