Happy Vietnam’s National Day!
-- U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has extended his best wishes to Vietnam on its National Day (September 2).
-- Police in Hanoi on Sunday arrested Nguyen Van Dong, a 53-year-old local, for slashing four family members to death and critically injuring another with a chopper.
-- Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper debuted an online cartoon publication at https://cuoi.tuoitre.vn/ on Monday. This beta version is to celebrate the newspaper’s 44th anniversary (September 2, 1975 – September 2, 2019).
-- Rain is in the forecast in the north, central, and southern regions of Vietnam on National Day.
-- Officials in the southern province of Binh Phuoc said on Sunday that they had detected 14 cases of illegal sand mining in the Dong Nai River section that flows through the locality and levied fines totaling VND85 million (US$3,650).
-- Vietnamese national football squad members arrived in Thailand on Sunday to prepare for their FIFA World Cup qualifier against the hosts on Thursday.
-- Hanoi FC’s star defender Doan Van Hau is scheduled to go through a medical in the Netherlands before signing a one-year loan deal with Dutch league side SC Heerenveen on Monday.