Read what is in the news in Vietnam today:
-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh arrived in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Saturday (local time), beginning his official visit to the South American country through Tuesday next week at the invitation of Brazilian President Lula da Silva. He earlier concluded a trip to the U.S. to attend the high-level week of the 78th United Nations General Assembly and bilateral activities.
-- Japanese Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko visited Hoi An Ancient Town and the Japanese Culture Gallery in the central province of Quang Nam on Saturday, part of the activities during their official visit to Vietnam from September 20 to 25.
-- A fire and explosion at a factory in Pingtung County, Taiwan on Friday injured 19 Vietnamese citizens, the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed on Saturday, citing the Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taiwan.
-- A man and a woman used a gun to rob a gold shop in Cam Ranh City, Khanh Hoa Province, south-central Vietnam on Saturday afternoon. The gold shop owner said the stolen golden jewelry and cash were valued at VND800 million (US$32,833).
-- The People’s Court in Da Nang City, located in central Vietnam, on Saturday sentenced a 39-year-old woman residing in southern Dong Nai Province to three years behind bars for attempting to arrange the travel of six Vietnamese people to South Korea as tourists with the aim of hiding in the Northeast Asian country.
-- A truck overturned on a Ho Chi Minh Road section in Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam on Saturday, killing a person and seriously injuring two others, local authorities said.
-- Police in Binh Thuan Province, south-central Vietnam said on Saturday that they were investigating an establishment which turned waste motor oil into diesel oil for consumption in Ho Chi Minh City. The establishment owner said he had sold some 11,000 liters of such substandard oil.
-- “Even China's population of 1.4 billion would not be enough to fill all the empty apartments littered across the country,” Reuters cited a former official as saying.
-- “At least 35 people were killed in southeastern Benin on Saturday after a fire broke out at a shop where witnesses said gasoline was being unloaded,” Reuters quoted a justice ministry representative.