-- Viet Nam and New Zealand have agreed on a working holiday scheme which would allow people from each country to spend working holidays in the other country for up to 12 months.
-- President Truong Tan Sang yesterday told a Viet Nam-Russia Business Forum that economic and trade relations were one of the most important segments in the two countries' comprehensive co-operation. President Sang later left the Russian capital concluding a five-day official visit to Russia.
-- As of August 1, many hospitals have applied the new fee schemes but patients complained that they had not been informed of the new prices, while the medical care quality still remain unchanged at the higher fees.
-- VietJetAir yesterday had to cancel three flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi as one of its aircraft went broken.
-- Police in the southern province of Binh Phuoc are investigating the case in which two high school students were allegedly kidnapped and brought to Cambodia. The victims’ family said the kidnapper demanded a $8,000 ransom.
-- Nghe An police Wednesday raided into the house of Nguyen Hoai Thu, 30, a secondary teacher, and found 40 packs of drugs concealed under the bookshelves.
-- Taxpayers and experts have complained over the newly-approved amendment on personal tax law, as it takes as long as one more year for the new rule to take effect.
-- The new fuel price hike announced Wednesday has ignited an uproar amongst consumers as they have already been plagued by the ongoing economic turbulence.
-- Vietnamese pop star My Tam has become the official partner with video sharing site YouTube, the singer’s company MT Entertainment confirmed Wednesday.
-- Despite the producer’s warning and caution, many Vietnamese parents still take their children with them to the cinema to see movies that are rated as not for children under 16 years old.
-- Uzbek gymnast Luiza Galiulina became the third athlete to be expelled from the London 2012 Olympics for doping after her B sample also tested positive for the banned substance furosemide, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday.
-- Britain's Helen Glover and Heather Stanning stormed to victory in the women's Olympic rowing pair on Wednesday to give the host nation their first gold of the London Games in front of Princes William and Harry and 25,000 screaming fans.
-- Eight women badminton players disqualified from the London Olympics on Wednesday for deliberately trying to lose their doubles matches have been punished for infringing the spirit of their sport but not the rules.