Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- A delegation led by Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong, deputy chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, is attending the ninth International Maritime Defense Show (IMDS) 2019 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, from July 10 to 14.
-- A heavy downpour accompanied by strong gusts swept through most neighborhoods across Ho Chi Minh City at around 8:00 pm on Saturday, catching many commuters and residents off guard as the weather had been rather hot and sunny over the past days.
-- A 20-year-old man was killed after riding his motorcycle in the automobile lane and crashing into a trailer truck along an overpass in Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday night.
-- A 67-year-old man in the northern province of Thai Binh is being probed for allegedly raping an 18-year-old girl who suffers some disabilities brought about by her brain disease.
-- A total of 37 flights operated by Taiwanese carrier Eva Air, which are scheduled to travel between Ho Chi Minh City and Taipei from June 20 to July 19, have been canceled after many flight attendants of the airline went on strike over salary-related issues, a representative from Tan Son Nhat International Airport confirmed on Saturday.
-- Police in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue are investigating a case where a 20-year-old man allegedly caused the death of his four-month-old son before attempting to run away.
-- Operation Smile, an international children's medical charity, coordinated with local authorities to offer free health checks and surgeries to more than 100 children suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate at Vinh International Hospital in the north-central province of Nghe An on Saturday.
-- The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Saturday announced the official circulation of ‘Red Queen’ corn, a type of red sweet corn originating in Thailand, in the Vietnamese market.
-- Studiomilou Singapore Company received a cash prize worth VND350 million (US$15,000) on Saturday after winning a design competition for the upcoming construction of the Da Nang Museum, situated in the namesake central Vietnamese city.