-- Google has acquired the social networking software company Katango which was co-founded by Dr. Vu Duy Thuc of Vietnam, Yoav Shoham of Israel, and Michael Munie of the United States one year ago. The company is believed to become part of Google+ team.
-- Tu Du maternity hospital in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday received a humanitarian aid of medical equipment worth more than VND7.7 billion from Assist International of the US.
-- A woman living in Phuc Tho district in Hanoi took out around 4 taels of gold and VND36 million in cash from her box and voluntarily gave them to an unknown man, who could have hypnotized her.
-- Authorities in Ca Mau Mekong Delta province on Tuesday destroyed more than 1,000 ducks with influenza A/H5N1.
-- Investigators in Binh Dinh central province have dropped its murder charges against 22-year-old Dang Van Cuu hailing from Gia Lai central highlands province, who was last-year student at the province’s Quy Nhon University for kidnapping and murdering a 8-year-old boy.
-- A judge of People’s Court in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 12 has been charged and put in custody for allegedly misappropriating VND520 million.
-- “Tam Hon Me” (Mother’s soul) by Vietnamese director Nhue Giang has deeply touched the heart of many audience in the US after the film screening was concluded in New York on November 12. The movive had been shown at 10 universities and theaters including Hawaii, Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Letelier. The film is about the life of a woman and her daughter on an island in the middle of the Red River in Hanoi.
-- By far, Vietnamese delegation has won a total of 44 gold medals at the 26th Southeast Asian Games in Indonesia. Vietnam now ranks third after Thailand (48 gold medals) and the hosts Indonesia (76 gold medals).
-- Four Vietnamese businesses have their products showcased at the India International Trade Fair 2011 that opened in New Delhi on November 14.
-- Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will lead a delegation to the 19th ASEAN Summit and its related meetings, which will be held in Bali, Indonesia, from November 17-19.
-- Deputy Defense Minister Lieut. Gen. Truong Quang Khanh on Tuesday received Chairman of the Russia subcommittee of the Coordinating Committee for the Vietnam-Russia Tropical Centre Dmitry Sergeyevich in Hanoi with an aim of developing friendship and cooperation with Russia.
-- Lieut. Gen. Vo Tuan, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, on Tuesday received Bang Hyo-Bok, Director of the Institute for Defense Analyses of South Korea, in Hanoi to enhance mutual cooperation in the military and defence areas.
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