Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrived in Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday to attend the 34th ASEAN Summit, which is scheduled for June 22 and 23.
-- Temperatures reached 39 to 40 degrees Celsius in many areas across northern and central Vietnam due to a heatwave on Saturday and is forecast to remain high on Sunday, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
-- A car has recently been caught on camera running in reverse along an expressway connecting Hanoi and the northern city of Hai Phong, posing an extremely high risk of traffic accidents.
-- One person was killed while four others were injured after a landslide occurred at a titanium mine in the north-central province of Quang Binh on Friday, local authorities confirmed on Saturday.
-- Police in the central city of Da Nang are investigating a case where six local girls, aged 15 to 27, were recently tricked into working as waitresses at a karaoke shop in the central of Thua Thien-Hue after talking to an unidentified woman.
-- A major fire broke out at a plastic and rubber factory in Song Than 2 Industrial Park in southern Binh Duong Province on Saturday afternoon. There have been no casualties reported.
-- The VND986 billion (US$42 million) Vinh Tan 2 solar power plant in the south-central province of Binh Thuan, designed with a capacity of 42.65 Megawatt peak, began its commercial operation on Saturday.
-- A pyrotechnic showdown between Team Pyrotex Fireworx Ltd from the United Kingdom and Team Hunan Jingtai Fireworks Ltd from China took place on Saturday evening, as part of the ongoing Da Nang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF 2019) in the namesake central Vietnamese city.
-- Fan Yang, a 57-year-old Vietnamese-Canadian bubble artist, fascinated the young audience with his performances at Dam Sen Cultural Park in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday morning.