Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong attended a meeting of the Party Central Committee’s Theoretical Council in Hanoi on Saturday to review the council’s performance in the 2016-21 tenure, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
-- The Ministry of Health reported zero COVID-19 cases on Sunday morning. The country’s tally stood at 2,781, with 2,475 recoveries and 35 deaths.
-- Two people were killed and another remained missing after being swept away by a flash flood triggered by a downpour in the northern province of Lao Cai on early Saturday morning.
-- Two nine-year-old twin sisters drowned after falling into a pond while playing in front of their house in the north-central province of Quang Binh on Saturday.
-- Multiple streets in Hanoi were inundated following a torrential rain brought about by a cold front on Saturday morning. More downpours are forecast to dampen the capital on Sunday.
-- A former police chief in Tu Nghia District, located in the central province of Quang Ngai, was killed after being allegedly slashed by his younger brother on Saturday.
-- Police in Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City confirmed on Saturday that a 32-year-old man had stabbed his 25-year-old girlfriend to death before committing suicide by crashing his motorbike into an automobile on Friday night.
-- The U.S. Treasury has removed Vietnam and Switzerland from the list of countries labeled as currency manipulators, reversing a decision of the administration under President Trump last December, according to the Vietnam News Agency.