What you need to know today in Vietnam:
-- At least two people were killed and many others were injured when a bus crashed into a truck before smashing into a house in Gia Lai Province, located in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, on Sunday.
-- Two people are dead and four others sustained injuries in an explosion at an automobile repair shop after a group of mechanics sawed an unexploded wartime bomb in Nghe An Province, north-central Vietnam on Sunday.
-- A 1.6-meter crocodile that unexpectedly appeared in a residential area was captured by locals in Bac Lieu Province, situated in Vietnam's Mekong Delta region, on Sunday.
-- A Bamboo Airways flight on Sunday brought 153 visitors from Macau, China to Cam Ranh International Airport, making it the first flight to bring Chinese visitors from Macau to Vietnam after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
-- “Burger chain McDonald's Corp is temporarily closing its U.S. offices this week as it prepares to inform corporate employees about its layoffs as part of a broader company restructuring,” Reuters cited a report of Wall Street Journal on Sunday.
-- Vietnam and Israel declared the successful conclusion of negotiations for their free trade agreement (FTA) on Sunday, setting the foundation for the two countries to sign the deal this year.
-- “Well-known Russian military blogger Vladlen Tatarsky was killed by a bomb blast in a St Petersburg cafe on Sunday in what appeared to be the second assassination on Russian soil of a figure closely associated with the war in Ukraine,” according to Reuters.
-- “New York City police have thrown up metal barriers around Trump Tower and blocked roads near Manhattan Criminal Courthouse as they brace for potential protests ahead of Donald Trump's expected surrender to prosecutors on Tuesday,” Reuters reported on Sunday.