Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung hosted a welcome reception for the former President of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Lee Myung-Bak in Hanoi on October 21.
A hit and run accident involving an SUV in Ea D'rang, Dak Lak Province resulted in two deaths and eight injuries on the afternoon of October 20.
The illegal manufacturing of fireworks has not been ruled out in the incident which caused an explosion at a factory ostensibly manufacturing fertilizer.
The organisers of Miss Vietnam 2014 have announced that this year's pageant crown will feature pearls, bringing its value to around VND2.5 billion.
Nguyen Van Thach, the newly-appointed head of the Ministry of Transport's Traffic Safety Department, said he would focus on policies that reduce road accidents.
Vietnam has set up four national-level quick-response teams to prevent the spread of the Ebola epidemic that has been ravaging West Africa.
Hanoi English teachers call for peace
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