-- 31-year-old Vu Van Quang from Nong Cong, Thanh Hoa was sentenced to 20- year imprisonment for burning his own 3-year-old son Vu Quoc Linh on Wednesday. He tried to kill the child after failing to persuade his divorcing wife, Linh’s mother to come back to him.
-- Urbanization in Ho Chi Minh city has caused many of its districts to suffer from subsidence from 7 – 10 mm a year, which can reach 15 mm with the most heavily affected area, a study by Ho Chi Minh National University announced Wednesday.
-- 67,000 people across Vietnam have registered to take Korean Language Test to be held on Thursday and Friday in Ha Noi, Nam Dinh, Nghe An, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh.
-- The rest 34 fishermen of the total 122 ones and their 7 fishing boats captured on May 30 by the Philippines government came back home safe and sound to Phu Quy, Binh Tuan Wednesday morning.
-- 22-year-old Dang Van Cuu from Ia Grai, Gia Lai, a senior student of Quy Nhon Economics – Accounting University was charged with kidnapping and brutally killing 8-year-old Nguyen Viet Dung at Ghenh Ranh theme park, Quy Nhon. Cuu said he wanted to revenge Dung’s father for insulting him.
-- 37-year-old Tran Quoc Thanh from Tan Hiep, Kien Giang tried to kill himself after killing his wife, N.T.B.T, a primary school teacher brutally with a hammer right at her Thanh Dong 3 Primary School. However he was saved later at the Kien Giang General Hospital.
-- The Tibetan lama His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa and a 130-member delegate from the Indian Drukpa School arrived in Ho Chi Minh Wednesday and hosted a requiem for local national heroes and dead soldiers at Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in District 3. He will leave Ho Chi Minh on November 18.
-- Traditional music show for foreign tourists “Hon Viet” (The Soul of Vietnam) opening Tuesday at Ho Chi Minh Opera House received warm reception from its audience. It is organized regularly every 15th and 23th at the same venue.
-- 18-year-old swimmer Hoang Quy Phuoc won his second gold medal at SEA Games 2011 at the 100 meter men freestyle at 50’’98. He is the first Vietnamese swimmer ever to win two gold medals at the regional games.
-- Vietnamese Car Exhibition 2011 opened Wednesday at the Saigon Exhibition Convention Center, Ho Chi Minh’s District 7 and will run until November 20.
-- Vietnam’s cell phone component export rise to US$ 5.1 billion in the first 10 months of 2011, making it to the 4th of the top ten export products after textile, oil and shoes.
-- State President Truong Tan Sang held talks with Governor General of Canada David Johnston in Hanoi on Nov. 16, after a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace to. During his visit until Nov. 19, Governor General David Johnston will meet National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung and inspect projects in the South sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency.