Check out today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his spouse will lead a high-ranking Vietnamese delegation to attend the 33rd Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and related meetings in Singapore on Tuesday afternoon.
-- A container truck was traveling along National Highway 32 in Hanoi on Monday morning when it suddenly tilted sideway, killing a woman and her child who were on a motorcycle.
-- Police in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang confirmed on Monday they had arrested an 18-year-old boy for sexually abusing two young girls, a six-year-old and an eight-year-old, from July 2017 to September 2018.
-- A blast occurred in front of a coffee shop on Dang Tien Dong Street in Dong Da District, Hanoi on Monday morning, causing two people to be severely burned.
-- A road project worth about VND52 billion (US$2.22 million) in the north-central province of Ha Tinh has been left incomplete over the past four years.
-- A total of 19 wooden houses have been caught being built illegally within the Tuyen Lam Lake national tourism site in Da Lat, a resort town in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong.
-- An Audi Q5 SUV was backing at high speed across a street in Cau Giay District, Hanoi on Monday afternoon when it crashed into two motorbikes, damaging the vehicles and injuring at least one person.
-- The Department of Planning and Investment in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum announced on Monday that nearly 100 projects worth more than VND18 trillion ($770.4 million) have been initiated in the locality since the beginning of 2018.
-- More than one million Vinh oranges, originating from the namesake city in the north-central province of Nghe An, were given a barcode stamp so that consumers can identify authentic products via their smartphone app. This is the second year that Nghe An authorities carry out the program to ensure the authenticity and quality of their signature fruits.
-- Vietnamese government on Monday issued an aviation license to new carrier Bamboo Airways, Vietnam’s fifth airline.