-- The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday rejected allegations by Freedom House that Vietnam lacks Internet freedom.
-- Vietnam will repatriate the bodies of 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a truck container in the UK last month on the weekend, Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung said on Friday.
-- A delegation of Cambodian journalists visited the Ho Chi Minh City Press Center on Thursday, expressing their admiration and desire to do their job at such a modern facility.
-- Operation Smile Vietnam, a children's medical charity working to repair childhood facial deformities, has said it will not take Jackie Chan to Vietnam to celebrate its 30th anniversary, given a storm of protest against this actor over his alleged politlcal viewpoints that go against the Southeast Asian country's interests and sovereignty.
--Customs officers will check Xiaomi and Huawei smartphones imported from China for a 'nine-dash line' possibly installed in the devices, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs. Beijing has unilaterally drawn the invalid line to absurdly claim almost all of the East Vietnam Sea.
-- Vietnam is facing a dearth of pork for the Lunar New Year festival, due to come in January, because of the African swine fever epidemic.
-- Facebook is proceeding with a long-term plan to invest in Vietnam, Simon Milners, the tech giant's vice-president of public policy for Asia-Pacific, told reporters in Hanoi on Tuesday.
-- Vietnamese singer Noo Phuoc Thinh will perform at the ASEAN Fantasia 2019 within the framework of the South Korea - ASEAN Summit in Busan on November 24.
-- The Ho Chi MInh City People's Committee has ordered schools to take measures to end fights between students, many videos of which have surfaced online recently.