Check out the news you should not miss today, August 26
-- Vietnam and Myanmar issued Friday a joint statement on their comprehensive cooperative partnership on the occasion of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s August 24-26 state visit to Myanmar.
-- An 80-year-old man with a sore back was diagnosed with "postmenopausal osteoporosis" by doctors at the Hong Linh City General Hospital in the north-central province of Ha Tinh.
-- A car was speeding on the National Highway No.12 passing the northern province of Lai Chau when it suddenly rushed into the reservoir of a local hydropower plant, killing two people aboard.
-- The Nguyen Huu Canh Street, infamous for its poor conditions, is expected to enter a major upgrade.
-- Five Vietnamese passengers were held by customs at the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi for attempting to smuggle a total of 20kg of metal believed to be gold to Vietnam, shortly after arrival from Bangkok.
-- Heavy rains caused by typhoon left many districts in such northern provinces as Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang and Ha Giang heavily flooded on Friday, blocking traffic and destroying local crops.
-- A 16-seater passenger bus was passing Tuy Hoa, the capital of the south-central province of Phu Yen on Friday when it suddenly caught fire. The driver managed let all of the passengers to leave the vehicle before it was burned to frames.
-- The International Agriculture Trade Fair 2017 is scheduled to take place in Ho Chi Minh City from September 21 to 24 with the participation of over 200 domestic and international businesses, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development announced in Hanoi on Friday.
-- Vietnam Airlines will add 40 flights, or 8,000 extra seats, for seven high-demand domestic services between September 1 and 4 to meet rising demand as Vietnam celebrates its Independence Day on September 2.
-- Any proposal to develop cable car systems inside the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in the north-central province of Quang Binh should be carefully vetted so as not to affect the UNESCO heritage site, Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asserted at a meeting with local authorities on Friday.
-- Fifteen-year-old Vietnamese swimmer Nguyen Huu Kim Son emerged as the biggest surprise during the sixth day of official competition at the 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games on Friday when he smashed the event's record to win the men's 400m individual medley gold medal, clocking 4:22.12.