Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Leaders of many foreign countries have extended their congratulations to the Vietnamese Party and state on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day (September 2, 1945).
-- A tropical depression with wind speed at between 40 and 60km per hour made landfall in north-central Vietnam on early Tuesday morning, the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting reported, adding that another tropical depression was located about 140 kilometers east of the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago in the East Vietnam Sea.
-- A total of 57 people were killed and 46 others injured in 73 traffic accidents that occurred throughout Vietnam from August 31 to September 2, a three-day holiday marking the country’s National Day, according to the Ministry of Public Security.
-- One person was killed and another went missing after a group of 10 young travelers made a trip into the forest in the south-central province of Binh Thuan on Sunday afternoon, local authorities confirmed on Monday.
-- An investigation has revealed that Nguyen Bac Son, former Minister of Information and Communications, had received a US$3 million bribe in order to facilitate a scandalous $391 million deal where state telecom company Mobifone attempted to acquire a 95 percent stake in AVG, a pay-per-view private TV company.
-- A Vietnamese rescue vessel on Monday afternoon brought a crew member of a Hong Kong ship to the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau for emergency treatment after he broke his leg in an occupational accident last week.
-- Vietnam’s biggest dairy producer Vinamilk has made it to Forbes Asia's inaugural Best Over A Billion list, which spotlights 200 top-performing listed companies across the Asia-Pacific whose revenue reaches $1 billion or above.
-- Vietnam’s textile exports saw a meager increase of 0.1 percent, while leather shoe shipments decreased by 1.5 percent in August, according to General Department of Vietnam Customs.
-- A mass wedding was held for 100 couples with difficult living conditions in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday morning, which also fell on the occasion of Vietnam’s National Day.