Check out the news you should not miss today, May 16:
-- Police in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum on Tuesday said they had detained Du Nghia who claimed to be a reporter of Phap Luat Vietnam Newspaper for investigation after he was caught red-handed the same day extorting VND50 million (US$2,177) from a local business.
-- During the past 20 years, Le Thanh Nghia, a resident in the southern province of Dong Thap, has devoted five hectares of his land to growing bamboo trees in order to create a home for local storks.
-- Many foreign-invested hotels in Hanoi have recently been discovered violating fire safety regulations.
-- Police in Long Dien District in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau on Tuesday said they were investigating a group of men after officers prevented a fight between them and confiscated numerous weapons including knives, swords, a grenade and the machines to create those weapons.
-- Dong Quoc Cuong, 26, a former driver of The Anh Trading Transport Company in the northern city of Hai Phong, on Tuesday stabbed the company’s director to death. Earlier, he was fired by the director due to his mistakes at work.
-- Spain is now Vietnam’s major trade partner in the European Union with two-way trade reaching $3.1 billion last year, according to what was unveiled after Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh met with Spanish Ambassador to Vietnam Maria Jesus Hanoi on Tuesday.
-- Vietnam’s rice export topped 2.16 million metric tons, worth $1.1 billion, in the first four months of this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
-- All images of Pham Anh Khoa, the Vietnamese rock singer who controversially apologized after being accused of sexual harassment by three women in separate incidents, will be eliminated from a game show scheduled to air on TV. Earlier, the United Nations Population Fund also announced its decision to stop working with the singer due to the accusations.