​​Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – October 13

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Flooded resident houses in the northern province of Thanh Hoa's Thach Thanh District. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Check out news you should not miss today, October 13:

Politics

-- Vietnam wishes to see Cambodia continuing to make it easier, in terms of legal conditions, and adopt proper measures to ensure the legitimate rights and interests of Vietnamese-Cambodians in the country, Vietnam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said at a regular press conference in Hanoi on Thursday.

Society

-- As of Thursday afternoon, floods and landslides have killed at least 46 people and injured 30 while remaining 33 others missing in northern Vietnam.

-- Around 3,500 pigs at a farm in the central province of Thanh Hoa’s Yen Dinh District died as floodwater rose too fast in the locality after heavy rains these days.

-- A fourth-grader in An Dung District in the northern city of Hai Phong Thursday died due to electric shock after falling off the school’s corridor where electricity was leaked.

-- During the past week, police in the southern province of Tien Giang have smashed two large-scale cockfight fields, arresting 45 gamblers and confiscated more than VND265 million (USD11,665) in betting money.

-- After examination, the Ho Chi Minh City Tax Department has recently retrieved VND32 billion (USD1.4 million) worth of personal income tax from two foreigners who claimed parts of their income non-taxable.

 -- The director of the Ho Chi Minh City tourism department has recently been reprimanded for a proposal to impose a ‘tourism tax’ at VND23,000 ($1) on visitors for each night spent in the city.

Business

-- Bosch on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding with Vietnam's leading property developer Vingroup in cooperating to manufacture cars, with the German multinational engineering and electronics company providing high-quality accessories and equipments as well as counseling the Vietnamese firm in software installation.

Education

-- A group of psychology majors from Ho Chi Minh City University of Pedagogy have been praised for their research on improving emotion of sexually abused children in remote areas, which focus on methods to prevent children from being abused and to help those who were abused.

Lifestyle

-- The musical play Frédégonde written by French composer Camille Saint – Saens will be performed in Ho Chi Minh City on October 20 and 21. Vietnam is the place where the great composer finished the play a century ago. 

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