Here are today’s leading news stories:
— Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attended on Saturday the fourth Asia-Pacific Water Summit and proposed three groups of measures to enhance international cooperation, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
— Minister of National Defense Phan Van Giang and his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe co-chaired on Saturday activities of the seventh Vietnam-China Border Defense Friendship Exchange in Vietnam’s Cao Bang Province and China’s Guangxi Province.
— The Ministry of Health documented 10,365 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, raising the country’s tally to 10,554,689, with 9,081,494 recoveries and 43,004 deaths.
— Three people in a family were killed and another hospitalized after a truck crashed into a house while descending a slope in north-central Quang Binh Province on Saturday evening.
— A monkey weighing nine kilograms has been anesthetized and brought to the wildlife rescue station in Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City after it attacked three people earlier this week.
— A 51-year-old woman from north-central Nghe An Province was sentenced to 30 months in prison for raising three tigers at home. The woman said she had bought the tigers from Laos when they were still cubs.
— A 37-year-old suspect in the April 17 murder of a man at his home in District 12, Ho Chi Minh City had committed suicide at a rented room in Cu Chi District, police confirmed on Saturday.
— A hot air balloon festival was organized in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum on Saturday morning as part of the locality’s tourism promotion program following the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Vietnamese boxer Dinh Hong Quan defeated his Filipino opponent Delmar Pellio to win the lightweight International Boxing Federation (IBF) Asia belt following their match in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau on Saturday evening.