Here are the leading news stories about Vietnam you should not miss today, August 23.
-- The 29th Diplomatic Conference opened in Hanoi on August 22 with the purpose of seeking measures to increase the efficiency of external activities and international integration to successfully realise the 12th National Party Congress resolution.
-- A Vietnamese fisherman died of poisoning after eating a self-cooked dish of pufferfish on Monday.
-- A 21-year-old man is being investigated by police for kicking an attendant at Pleiku airport in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai on Monday out of anger as his girlfriend had her ticket invalided for late check-in.
-- One died as a five-story house burst into flame in Hanoi on Monday.
-- Leaders of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment went swimming in a beach in the central province of Quang Tri on Monday, following a meeting that claimed the waters in central Vietnam are now safe, two months after mass fish deaths occurred there.
-- One died and seven others were injured in a scaffold collapse at a construction site in the south- central province of Binh Dinh on Monday.
-- Ho Chi Minh City police have indicted ten members of a robber gang that targeted bus passengers on charges of “stealing assets”.
-- A tropical depression developed south of the East Vietnam Sea late Monday, expected to bring lashing rains and strong winds to Vietnam’s southern region on Tuesday
-- The flight information display screens at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi suffered glitches on Monday, with airport managers asserting that it was only a technical issue, rather than a hacking attack.
-- Egyptian industrial-raised chicken eggs have been on sale in guise of Vietnamese home-raised chicken eggs in Hanoi.
-- Vietnam’s core inflation in 2016 is likely to increase rise to near two percent from 1.7 percent last year, according to the National Financial Supervisory Commission.
-- Vietnam and Japan signed a memorandum of understanding in Hanoi on Monday, with both sides agreeing to to implement the sixth phase of their Joint Initiative for the next 17 months, starting from August 2016.
-- Tran Bien Temple, a Confucian temple located in Bien Hoa, the capital city of the southern province of Dong Nai, has been recognized as a Vietnamese national relic site.