Check out the news you should not miss today, June 12:
-- Chairman of the Cuban National Assembly Esteban Lazo Hernandez arrived in Hanoi on Sunday, commencing his eight-day official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
-- A tropical depression forming in the East Vietnam Sea that had been bringing heavy rain to the southern part of the Southeast Asian country over the weekend strengthened into a storm on Sunday, and is now heading to southern China.
-- Congolese national Albert Oshdi Akinga is being detained by Ho Chi Minh City police after he was caught attempting to withdraw more than VND666 million (roughly US$30,000) using a fake passport from a VP Bank transaction office in District 1 on Friday, officers said on Sunday.
-- Cayman Islands-flagged oil tanker Chemroad Journey, carrying nearly 30,000 tons of liquid chemicals, is being stranded near an island off Vietnam's south-central Binh Thuan Province after listing to one side en route from Singapore to China on Sunday.
-- A 26-year-old woman in the central city of Da Nang was fined VND12.5 million ($550) for spreading fake rumors about blatant kidnapping in her hometown, only to attract followers to her online shop on Facebook.
-- Local people were encouraged to exchange household waste for cooking oil and soft drinks during an environmental awareness activity on Sunday in the southern province of Dong Nai.
-- Ho Chi Minh City looks to reduce the percentage of garbage burial to 50 percent by 2020, as part of a resolution on environmental protection approved by the municipal People’s Council on Sunday.
-- Low-cost Jetstar Pacific was Vietnam's worst-performing carrier in the first week of June, having canceled and delayed about 15.4 percent of the 568 flights it operated in the week ending June 7, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam said on Sunday.
-- The second edition of the McDonald’s Apprenticeship, which allows students aged 14-18 to gain practical skills in customer service and hospitality, in Vietnam is being criticized for taking advantage of young labor, as the program provides no payment but a certificate for the apprentices.
-- A special stamp collection, featuring Ngoc Linh ginseng, the specialty of the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam, will be issued in 168 countries on the occasion of the first-ever festival of the precious ginseng, running from June 10 to 14.