Check out the news you should not miss today, April 6:
-- “In Vietnam, there are neither so-called ‘prisoners of conscience’ nor arrests of people who have freely expressed their own opinions,” foreign ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang on Thursday affirmed in response to reporters’ queries regarding some human rights organizations voicing their condemnation of the trial for six defendants accused of “trying to overthrow the people’s administration” the same day.
-- Outgoing Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Vietnam Lee Hyuk has been awarded the Medal for Peace and Friendship among Nations in recognition of his remarkable contributions to promoting the two countries’ friendship and cooperation.
-- A sinkhole appeared Thursday night in front of a house in the northern province of Quang Ninh, swallowing a man and two motorbikes. His neighbors saved the man and could only salvage motorbike.
-- Singer Ho Quynh Huong has recently been fined VND20 million (US$874) by the construction department of the southern province of Ba Ria -Vung Tau for illegally building a resort in Xuyen Moc District.
-- An employee at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City is being temporarily detained for investigation as he allegedly stole two phones from passengers’ suitcases.
-- According to a recent World Bank report, 1.8 million ethnic minority people in Vietnam have escaped poverty during the past six years.
-- Hundreds of lambs in the south-central province of Ninh Thuan have died due to a recent severe drought in the locality.
-- According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, there were more than 10,000 flights delayed and canceled in January-March due to the late arrival of planes.
-- The People’s Committee of Khanh Hoa Province has approved the establishment of an association of travel businesses dedicated to the management of Chinese visitors in the tourism province.
-- A twelve grader in the central province of Quang Binh on Thursday stopped his homeroom teacher and stabbed him in his belly after the teacher complained about a tattoo on the student’s neck.
-- An elementary teacher in the northern city of Hai Phong on Thursday had her contract terminated after she forced a student to drink water squeezed from chalkboard eraser because he chatted in class.