Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- The Standing Committee of the 14th National Assembly opened its 33rd meeting in Hanoi on Wednesday in the chair of chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
-- The Women’s Association under the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan attended the 43rd charity fair of the Asia-Pacific Ladies Friendship Society (ALFS) in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday.
-- Nearly 90 workers of a factory in the northern Vietnamese province of Hai Duong were hospitalized for alleged food poisoning on Wednesday.
-- A ten-kilogram pet dog broke into an elementary school in the central province of Quang Ngai and attacked six students on Wednesday morning. The students only suffered minor injuries and were immediately given anti-rabies injections following the incident.
-- Different groups of people caused a scene at a funeral of a Vietnamese comedian, who was found dead during his tour in the U.S. earlier this month, in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday as they live-streamed the event on social media.
-- A security team at the Imperial City in Hue, the capital of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, is being hailed for returning a bag containing valuable assets to a foreign tourist after discovering it on a street within the attraction site on Wednesday morning.
-- Ho Chi Minh City police on Wednesday searched the residence of Tran Ngoc Phuc, who is known on the Internet as “the man wearing the most gold accessories in Vietnam,” to serve a drug use investigation.
-- The central city of Da Nang is making strides toward turning itself into an eco-smart urban area, a hub for startups and innovation, and one of Asia’s most liveable cities by 2045, under a smart city development project announced at a conference on Wednesday.
-- An underground cave system located at a depth of 60 meters has been discovered at the Son Doong Cave in the north-central Vietnamese province of Quang Binh, Oxalis, the company that specializes in operating tours to the world’s largest natural cave, announced on Wednesday.