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-- Vietnam’s Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich attended a meeting between the U.S. Secretary of Defense and ASEAN defense ministers on the sidelines of Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on Friday.
-- Two people, including a Dutch tourist and a Vietnamese tour guide, were injured during a landslide on Ma Pi Leng mountain pass, one of northern Vietnam’s most spectacular and the heart of the UNESCO-recognized Dong Van Karst Plateau, in Ha Giang Province on Friday.
-- Fake GrabBike drivers have been preying on victims at the Mien Dong (Eastern) Bus Station in Binh Thanh District and Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Tan Binh District in Ho Chi Minh City by offering rides with exorbitant prices.
-- A Frankfurt-bound flight by Vietnam Airlines had to return to Hanoi only 30 minutes after takeoff due to a technical issue on Thursday.
-- Authorities in Da Lat, the capital city of the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, has said it will intensify crackdown on the so-called ‘specialty brokers’, individuals hired by local household businesses to trick visitors to visiting their facilities and buying famous delicacies at high prices.
-- Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP) will surpass that of Singapore’s by 2029 if Vietnam maintains its annual growth rate of about six to 6.5 percent and Singapore continues to grow at 2.5 percent a year, senior economist Irvin Seah predicted in a report published by Singapore-based DBS Bank earlier this week.
-- Vietnamese automaker Vinfast announced on Friday that the first edition of made-in-Vietnam automobile Fadil will be handed over to buyers in a ceremony in mid-June.
-- Eight delegations of international children showcased special cultural performances indigenous to their origins at the 2019 VTV International Children’s Festival organized at Vinpearl Land Hoi An resort complex in the central province of Quang Nam on Friday evening.
-- Experts discussed Vietnamese ethnic groups’ cultures falling into oblivion at a seminar on the conservation and development of cultural values in ethnic minorities in Hanoi on Friday.
-- More than 600 impaired children on Friday competed in sporting events at the 2019 Disabled Children’s Festival, organized in the south-central city of Nha Trangvin celebration of the International Children’s Day (June 1).