Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- A drunk passenger on board a Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City flight operated by national carrier Vietnam Airlines on Friday evening was asked to leave the aircraft after he had groped a female flight attendant.
-- Police in Hanoi on Saturday arrested a 54-year-old man who had hit a traffic police officer’s head with a rock after being pulled over for failure to wear a crash helmet.
-- The current heatwaves in northern and central Vietnam are expected to linger until Monday, the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting reported, adding that UV Index in the central city of Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City will be at a harmful level on Sunday and Monday.
-- Authorities in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang have imposed a VND255 million (US$10,965) upon a company for illegally burying nearly 2.4 metric tons of expired herbicides at a local land plot.
-- Hundreds of officers under the Ministry of Public Security and the Department of Police in the northern city of Hai Phong raided an urban area in Hai Phong on Saturday and busted an illicit gambling ring operated by many Chinese residents.
-- Police in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak confirmed on Saturday they were hunting for a 39-year-old man for allegedly murdering his lover with a gun.
-- The mushrooming of homestays in multiple popular destinations across Vietnam has led to many of such facilities suffering heavy losses and running out of business due to the lack of customers.
-- A total of 80 Vietnamese and Laotian paragliders gathered at the Son Tra Peninsula in the central city of Da Nang on Saturday to attend the Da Nang Open Paragliding Championship 2019.
-- Vietnamese athlete Nguyen Tien Minh won the gold medal in the men’s single category at the Lagos Classic 2019, an international badminton championship, in Nigeria on Saturday.
-- Huynh Ha Huu Hieu, a 20-year-old representative from Vietnam, was crowned champion of the women’s 45kg category at this year’s World Muay Thai Championships in Thailand on Saturday evening.