-- Malaysian Navy frigates KD Lekiu and Gamah Samudera on Saturday arrived at Brigade 125 Port in Cat Lai, Ho Chi Minh City for exchanges with officers and soldiers from Vietnam’s Naval Zone 2.
-- Authorities in Chau Thanh District in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang confirmed on Saturday they would keep a seven-year-old girl away from her own father and stepmother after her teachers had found serious injuries on her body from the parents’ torture.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport on Saturday put into operation its first-ever river bus in a bid to help alleviate the aggravating traffic pressure on local streets.
-- A 14-year-old boy stabbed another male teenager to death in an assault that erupted at an Internet shop in Phan Thiet City in the south-central province of Binh Thuan on Saturday.
-- Hundreds of residents in Van Ninh District in south-central Khanh Hoa Province have ravaged protective forests for wood in recent times to sell to shrimp farmers to make cages and rafts.
-- Nearly 2,000 people, including local celebrities, joined a marathon held early Saturday at Dam Sen Amusement Park in District 11, Ho Chi Minh City to raise funds for child cancer patients.
-- Shopping malls and stores, particularly fashion boutiques, in Ho Chi Minh City were packed with customers as the Black Friday shopping spree began despite a downpour from the early evening.
-- The People’s Committee of Dak Lak Province in the Central Highlands has called for investment from Korean enterprises into its four recently announced hi-tech agricultural projects.
-- Nearly 25,000 students, mostly pre-schoolers in mountainous districts in the northern province of Lao Cai, had a few days off school in a cold spell that has hit the area over the last several days.