Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnam’s National Assembly chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan received Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Singapore Sundaresh Menon in Hanoi on Monday.
-- A team of Vietnamese military officers are taking part in a field exercise on peacekeeping operations and humanitarian mine action that opened at the Indonesia Peace and Security Centre in Sentul City from September 16 to 20.
-- Police in Hanoi confirmed on Monday they had apprehended a 35-year-old man for igniting a flare that caused a serious leg injury to a female fan during a Vietnamese football league game at Hang Day Stadium in the capital city on Wednesday last week.
-- A total of 16 members of a dog thief ring in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa has been arrested as of Monday, officers affirmed, adding that the ring had stolen and sold more than 100 metric tons of dogs since the beginning of this year.
-- A 23-year-old man died at a hospital in Hanoi on Monday, hours after he had allegedly murder two 19-year-old girls, one of whom was his ex-girlfriend, at a tenanted house over emotional conflict. The man committed a suicidal attempt following the murder by jumping from the fifth floor of a building.
-- Doctors have been able to save a three-year-old girl who was left behind inside a school bus for nine hours in the northern province of Bac Ninh on Friday last week.
-- Officers in Hanoi have arrested two suspects who injured five people by sending a gift box containing a homemade bomb on September 7 as an act of vengeance over personal conflict.
-- Vietnamese and Japanese experts on Monday released Koi fish and Tan Duong carps into a section of To Lich River in Hanoi after they had applied Japanese technology to improve water and environmental quality in the river section.
-- The state budget’s domestic revenue in the first eight months of 2019 is estimated at VND808.8 trillion (US$34.8 billion), according to the Ministry of Finance.
-- Farmers in the north-central province of Ha Tinh have suffered heavy losses after their farm-raised clams died en masse on Monday.