-- Huge crowds of people have flocked to a land in Hoa Tho Dong Ward, Cam Le District in the central city of Da Nang to seach for gold following a rumor that a scrap-iron hunter picked up a jar containing 10 kilos of gold there on April 10. Phung Van Thanh, deputy chairman of People’s Committee of Hoa Thoa Dong Ward, confirmed that the rumor is true.
-- An elder man in Thuy Thanh commune, Huong Thuy district in Thua Thien Hue central province has returned an Apple laptop worth VND70 million ($3,500) to Francois Serre Lisa from France, who left it at Thanh Toan Tile-Roofed Bridge on April 10 during Hue festival.
-- The five-meter fish which was caught by a fisherman in the central province of Quang Tri last week, is a whale shark (Rhincodon typus), says an scientist at the national Institute of Oceanography.
-- President Truong Tan Sang, who is also Chairman of the Defense and Security Council, on April 14 sent a message of congratulations to Kim Jong Un over his election as First Chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
-- Nothing can hinder Vietnam and Cuba from strengthening and developing their friendship and cooperation when the two countries share the common ideal of pursuing a socialist path, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong stated this during an interview with the Granma newspaper, the official organ of the Communist Party of Cuba, before he concluded his official visit to Cuba .
-- All weekend football in Italy was called off on Saturday following the death of Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini, a player whose own private life had been plagued by a series of tragedies.
-- Lionel Messi went level with Cristiano Ronaldo's record of 41 league goals for the season on Saturday when he scored twice in Barcelona's come-from-behind 2-1 win over Levante.