Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, along with Party and government officials, on Saturday paid tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh and heroic martyrs in north-central Nghe An Province on the occasion of Vietnam’s War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27).
-- The Ministry of Health documented 1,071 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, raising the national tally to 10,767,200, with 9,851,504 recoveries and 43,092 deaths.
-- Five fishermen who had drifted at sea for 12 days after their boat sank off south-central Binh Thuan Province were taken to Cam Ranh Port in south-central Khanh Hoa Province on Sunday morning.
-- Police in northern Phu Tho Province confirmed on Saturday they had arrested a 31-year-old man accused of raping his own teenage niece.
-- Severe congestion occurred on a section of the Ho Chi Minh City-Trung Luong Expressway, which connects the southern metropolis with Tien Giang Province in the Mekong Delta, on Saturday due to roadworks.
-- Police in Da Lat, a tourist city in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, confirmed on Saturday they had apprehended eight people who were involved in a street brawl in front of a local tourist attraction last week.
-- Officers in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak have arrested a house painter for breaking into a residence where he previously worked for and stealing assets worth nearly VND50 million (US$2,100).
-- In the first half of 2022, Vietnam exported nearly one million metric tons of coffee, raking in more than $2.3 billion, up 23 percent in volume and nearly 50 percent in value year on year, the Vietnam News Agency reported.