Here are the most important news stories about Vietnam you do not want to miss today, August 24.
-- A 34-year-old man purportedly slashed four people to death and injured three others in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai on Sunday, before being arrested by police later the same day.
-- Pham Thi Ngoc Chien, a pharmacist in the southern province of Binh Phuoc, has been arrested for allegedly pouring insecticide into the water well of her neighbor out of revenge over their conflict, local police said Sunday.
-- Doctors at the University Medical Center Ho Chi Minh City announced on Sunday their operation on August 17 on a 16-month-old baby born with the heart outside of her chest was a success, with the girl recovering well and her heart relocated to the right place.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Heart Institute put a VND102 billion (US$4.55 million) technical center into operation on Sunday during a ceremony attended by State President Truong Tan Sang.
-- A man was stabbed to death by another 21-year-old man after the two got into a fierce quarrel on Phu Quoc Island, off the southern Vietnamese province of Kien Giang, on Sunday, in the latest crime occurring in the famous tourist destination known for its social stability.
-- Vietnam spent $1.71 billion importing 64,000 automobiles in the year to July, a 152.3 percent increase in value and a 104.7 percent rise in volume compared to the same period last year, according to the latest customs data.
-- The State Bank of Vietnam has allowed DongA Bank, which was put into special supervision last week and whose CEO has been suspended for investigation, to choose a new boss on its own, instead of having an executive from the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam take over the position.
-- Vietnam has won the ABU Robocon, a robotic contest between more than 20 countries of the Asia Pacific region, for the fifth time since 2002, after beating Hong Kong in the finale in Indonesia on Sunday.
-- A seminar was held in Hanoi on Sunday, gathering hundreds of Vietnamese and foreign researchers to discuss the development of Vietnam’s linguistics over the past 30 years.
-- Phuong Thanh, a famous Vietnamese pop singer during the late 1990s, has become the ambassador for the Ho Chi Minh City Judo Federation in the 2015-19 term.