Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has advised local residents to limit outdoor activities after the serious air pollution in Hanoi and other northern localities entered its seventh day on Saturday.
-- A power outage affected about 300 households in Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City after an explosion occurred at a substation on Saturday afternoon.
-- Police in the southern beach city of Vung Tau have arrested a 29-year-old man for allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old girl for multiple times within two days after getting to know her on social media.
-- A man 60-year-old man and his twin sons, who are in seventh grade, were killed after their motorbike crashed into a car in the central province of Quang Nam on Saturday morning.
-- Flight VN63 of national carrier Vietnam Airlines, which was traveling from Hanoi to Moscow, had to make an emergency landing in New Delhi, India on Saturday morning after a passenger showed signs of hemorrhagic cystitis.
-- Lu Thanh Duy, a 30-year-old deputy commander of the military unit in Ward 1, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, has run away after borrowing nearly VND4 billion (US$171,800) from a total of 24 victims who are officers at his unit.
-- Reduced revenue from cutting taxes on imported goods in accordance with various free trade agreements (FTA) Vietnam had signed was unlikely to affect the state budget, said the finance ministry in a conference held this week in Hanoi.
-- Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup on Saturday launched the sale of its five smart TV models, whose price is VND8.69-16.99 million ($416-730).
-- A charity run as part of the 2019 Sunflower Festival, sponsored by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, kicked off at the Ho Chi Minh City Student Cultural House at the Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City in Thu Duc District on Sunday morning.