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Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews Mar. 12

Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews Mar. 12

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 07:59 GMT+7

Tuoitrenews would like to brief you on some news stories published in local media today.

Society:

-- Faulty screws have been confirmed the cause of a suspension bridge collapse in the northern province of Lai Chau late last month that killed eight and injured dozens of people, according to a conclusion released by the Vietnamese Ministry of Transport on March 11.

-- Three policemen from Ho Chi Minh City have been requested to make a report about a scuffle between them and a family in the southern province of Ben Tre on March 8.

-- A 21-year-old man in the central province Quang Binh's Dong Hoi City was fined VND25 million ($1,250) on Tuesday for spreading a rumor of a traffic accident between a car and a truck and their shooting on Facebook.

-- A young woman in Ho Chi Minh City chased after two robbers who snatched her iPhone 5 and ran her motorbike into them, causing the duo to fall on the street on Tuesday. The robbers were arrested later the same day by local police.

-- The Health Department in Dien Bien Province and the People’s Committee of its Muong An District on Tuesday jointly organized a ceremony to begin construction of a general hospital in the district at an investment cost of VND96 billion (roughly $4.5 million).

Business:

-- A customer has recently returned the contaminated pork that she had bought from a Big C supermarket located in Go Vap District on March 10.

-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has agreed to a proposed project of establishing a tourism department in Ho Chi Minh City, the government said in a recent document.

Politics:

-- The 13th National Assembly of Vietnam will convene its seventh session in Hanoi on May 20 with an aim of passing 10 laws and 2 resolutions, according to a plan unveiled at a meeting of the NA Standing Committee in the capital on Tuesday.  

-- The Defense Ministries of Vietnam and China have reached consensus on a number of measures to further the cooperation between their defense and border guard forces in the coming time, according to the results of a friendship dialogue between the two sides on Tuesday.

Sports:

- Atletico Madrid booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in 17 years as they beat AC Milan 4-1 at the Vicente Calderon to progress 5-1 on aggregate on Tuesday (AFP).

- Holders Bayern Munich booked their place in the Champions League's quarter-finals, despite Arsenal earning a 1-1 draw in Bavaria in Tuesday's last 16, second-leg clash (AFP).

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