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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – May 12

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 08:30 GMT+7

Good morning from Vietnam!Society -- A magnitude-2.5 earthquake on Wednesday occurred in A Luoi District, Thua Thien – Hue Province at 2:35 pm, the Vietnam Institute of Geophysics said. -- The Hanoi-based Vietnam Rivers Network has recently sent a press release to express its opinion as well as proposed the government to eliminate a recent controversial megaproject to open water route, power plants on Vietnam’s Red River. -- Police of Son Tra District in the central city of Da Nang have arrested Vi Van Hoang and Vi Van Son from Nghe An Province for killing red-shanked doucs at the Son Tra nature reserve. -- Da Nang City will install surveillance cameras at 857 spots at a cost of nearly VND22 billion (US$982,143) in order to strengthen security. -- Ho Chi Minh City is Asia’s “asthma capital,” Doctor Le Thi Tuyet Lan, president of the Ho Chi Minh City Respiratory Society, said at a press conference on Wednesday. The rate of asthma children aged 12-13 in Ho Chi Minh City is 29.1 percent, a very high number, according to Lan.Business -- The surface of the 114km part from the south-central city of Phan Thiet in Binh Thuan Province to Dong Nai Province on National Highway No. 1 has deteriorated, with tens of kilometers sinking after more than a year in use.Lifestyle -- On Wednesday night, the official website of national broadcaster VTV released a letter of apology to local residents in Vinh Loc District, Thanh Hoa Province, over a video it has done recently. In the video broadcast on May 3 on VTV3, farmers were seen using brooms to create damage that looked like that caused by worms on vegetables they grow to make consumers believe that the plants are free from pesticides. The broadcaster admitted the footage dishonestly reported the event with some scenes even staged. The reporter has been suspended.

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