-- Three members of a family were killed when a landslide occurred on Sunday evening in Khanh Hoa Province in south-central Vietnam, as provincial authorities said they are prepared for a mass evacuation of 2,600 local residents out of the danger zone.
-- A cold spell is expected to persist in northern Vietnam this week as Hanoi will report a low temperature of 8.8 degrees Celsius, while provinces and cities in central and southern Vietnam will experience heavy rains until Friday, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
-- Thirty children who were vaccinated with the India-produced ComBE Five vaccine as part of a test program in Vietnam were hospitalized between December 25-30 with a high fever, as doctors said the patients are still being monitored for any complication.
-- Vietnam’s Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) on Sunday brought to safety four Philippine sailors who were injured while working onboard a foreign vessel off Nha Trang City in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa.
-- Inspectors of the Ho Chi Minh City tourism department has issued an administrative fine of VND33 million (US$1,400) against a company that sponsored visas for 153 Vietnamese tourists on a tour to Taiwan’s Kaohsiung City, 127 of whom remain missing after 148 became unaccounted for last week.
-- All tours from Vietnam to Egypt that depart before the upcoming Lunar New Year on February 5 have been cancelled for safety reasons, local tour operators announced after a deadly bomb blast that killed two Vietnamese tourists and a guide in Cairo on Friday.
-- Saigon Alcohol Beer and Beverages Corporation (Sabeco), one of Vietnam’s top breweries, has accused the Ho Chi Minh City taxman of breaking laws by coercively deducting VND3.1 trillion ($133.4 million) from the company’s bank account as payment of fines for economic violations.
-- Vietnam Airlines, has reported that its revenues in 2018 are estimated to hit VND73.3 trillion ($3.1 billion), meeting 99.8 percent of its target, while the national flag carrier’s pre-tax profit is estimated at VND1.96 trillion ($84.3 million), 0.04 percent higher than the set plan.
-- Vietnam will face the Philippines in a friendly match in Qatar at 9:00 pm on Monday evening as a last practice match before both sides head to the United Arab Emirates for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, which will kick off next month.