-- Vietnamese communities in the US have donated US$8,000 to support soldiers and residents on Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago.
-- A US embassy statement said the fees for most non-immigrant visa applications will increase, while all immigrant visa processing fees will decrease. The changes will take effect from April 13, 2012.
-- Customs officials at Ho Chi Minh City-based Tan Son Nhat international airport caught red-handed H.T. of Vietnamese nationality hiding 5.9 kilos of heroin in candles and chili powders on the Vietnam Airlines flight no. VN773 from Ho Chi Minh City to Sydney ON March 31.
-- A double by three-time world footballer of the year Lionel Messi inspired holders Barcelona to a fifth successive appearance in the Champions League semi-finals after a 3-1 win over AC Milan here on Tuesday in their quarter-final second leg clash.
-- A Vietnamese permanent representative to the UN has underlined the country’s consistent policy on human rights at the an UN consultation for States parties on treaty body strengthening held in New York on April 2-3
-- Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai joined representatives from ASEAN countries at a discussion on ASEAN free trade area and regional economic integration in the framework of the Boao Forum in Hainan of China on April 2.