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A taxi driver in Hanoi was sentenced to three and half years in prison for robbing a Chinese passenger of more than VND23 million (US$1,085) last year.
The Ministry of Transport on Sunday ordered local airports and airlines to tighten their security after a Malaysian plane with 239 people aboard vanished near Vietnam, raising possibility of hijack.
Ho Chi Minh City is starting a grand vaccination campaign for measles as the disease is still spreading after two months of lackluster efforts and the problem could worsen when the seasons change.
A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew went missing off the Vietnamese coast on Saturday as it flew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and was presumed to have crashed.
Vietnam is ready to cooperate with Malaysian agencies to rescue a Malaysia Airlines jet with 239 people aboard that vanished after losing contact with air traffic control on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, a Vietnamese official has said.