Flooding in Vietnam has killed at least 28 people with nine more missing and nearly 80,000 displaced.
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris's trip to Vietnam from Singapore is postponed for several hours following reports of cases of Havana syndrome in Hanoi. Additionally, two other U.S. staff are evacuated from the country.
Vietnam's strictest social distancing measures are imposed in Hanoi for the next 15 days under "Directive 16" which requires people to stay home except for essential reasons in order to prevent further spread of COVID-19.
Vietnam: The government mobilizes over 453,000 soldiers and militia members, and thousands of means of transport to cope with Typhoon Haiyan that is forecast to hit central region early Sunday. Roughly 20,000 people are evacuated from Da Nang.
As many as half a million pilgrims from 35 nations, including India, China and Vietnam, attend open-air Mass at Fátima, Portugal, celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI. The Pope criticises abortion and same-sex marriage in a speech.