Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnamese Deputy State President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh paid a visit to Dushanbe, Tajikistan on June 14 and 15 to attend the 5th Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), at the invitation of President Emomali Rahmon.
-- A delegation of officials from Vientiane, Laos was welcomed by Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan on Saturday. Both sides discussed the exchange of experience in building a smart city during their meeting.
-- A border guard officer in the southern province of Long An fatally shot one of his comrades and injured three others before committing suicide on Saturday afternoon. The officer was said to have been suffering depression for quite a long time.
-- It is expected to rain heavily in mountainous provinces in northern Vietnam from June 16 to 18, posing high risks of flashfloods and mudslides, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
-- Two people were killed and another remains missing after a boat carrying 15 family members capsized off Van Phong Bay in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa on Saturday morning.
-- Many passengers were infuriated as multiple flights operated by budget carrier Vietjet were delayed and canceled on Friday and Saturday, leaving them stranded at local airports for hours. A representative of the airline attributed the issue to the late arrival of new aircraft.
-- A 50-year-old man in the southern province of Binh Phuoc lost his life on Saturday after accidentally drinking herbicide that was contained in a used bottle of soda.
-- Police in the northern province of Hai Duong confirmed on Saturday they were probing the death of a 40-year-old theft suspect, who was said to commit suicide at the police station after turning himself in to officers on Friday.
-- Team JoHo Pyro Professional AB from Polland and Team Parente Fireworks Group from Italy battled each other on Saturday night, the third showdown of the ongoing Da Nang International Firework Festival (DIFF 2019), which takes place in the namesake central Vietnamese city.