Here are the leading news stories about Vietnam you do not want to miss today, November 9.
-- Italian President Sergio Mattarella addressed the Vietnam-Italy Strategic Dialogue in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday, the last day of his official visit to Vietnam that started on November 5.
-- A Belgian delegation, led by Senate President Christine Defraigne, concluded Sunday their eight-day visit to Vietnam, during which the two countries’ legislative bodies had the chance to exchange experience and forge future cooperation.
-- One died and many others were injured after a taxi hit multiple motorbikes on a flyover in Hanoi late Sunday. The driver attempted suicide by jumping off the flyover but was only wounded.
-- A 27-year-old man drowned in the Dong Nai River in the southern province of Dong Nai on Sunday, after he was challenged to swim across the river by some people during a drinking party.
-- Hanoi police on Sunday rescued a woman who set her rented house on fire and locked herself in, apparently under the influence of crystal meth.
-- A young couple went missing after jumping from a bridge into a river in what appeared to be a suicide in the central province of Quang Nam on Sunday.
-- A Ho Chi Minh City charity run with nearly 12,000 participants, including many local celebrities, on Sunday raised VND2.05 billion (US$91,518) to help poor child patients with heart diseases.
-- Vietnamese rice exporters are expected to be less competitive against other member countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact as the Southeast Asian country lacks a national brand for its grain, agriculturalist Vo Tong Xuan told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper in an interview published Monday.
-- Renowned Chinese-American chef Martin Yan will offer a three-day vegetarian buffet program at the Minh Dang Quang Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City from November 13.
-- “Day by Day,” a short movie by Le Binh Giang that depicts daily life at a zoo from the perspective of a rhino named Anna, won the grand prize at the wildlife-themed outdoor festival “Wildlife Film and Music Festival – WildFest,” which closed in Hanoi on Sunday.
-- Myanmar’s Yadanarbon were ruled to lose 0-3 to South Korean Students after their players attempted to attack Vietnamese referee Phung Dinh Dung in a game at the 2015 BTV Cup international football tournament in the southern province of Binh Duong on Sunday.