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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – August 30

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 08:23 GMT+7

Here are the leading news stories about Vietnam you should not miss today, August 30.

Politics

-- Visiting Vietnamese State President Tran Dai Quang met his Singaporean counterpart Tony Tan Keng Yam in the city-state on Monday, expressing Vietnam’s consistent policy of making their countries’ ties more trustworthy and effective by fostering the strategic partnership between them.

Society

-- Security officers at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on Sunday found two bags containing VND30 million (US$1,339) and $3,000 in cash in two separate cases, and later returned the bags to the passengers who lost them, the airport’s managers said Monday.

-- Ho Chi Minh City police said on Monday they had arrested an Uber driver who mugged a pregnant passenger, stealing her smartphone and VND3 million ($133) in cash, on August 25.

-- The administration of the central city of Da Nang has banned all public servants from playing Pokémon GO at workplace, the latest in a series of actions taken to reduce the addiction of the mobile game in Vietnam.

-- Nine were killed while two others remained unaccounted for in a landslide that occurred at a gold mine in the northern Vietnamese province of Lao Cai on August 19, local authorities said Monday, correcting an early report of seven deaths.

Business

-- Singapore sovereign wealth GIC Pte Ltd said on Monday it will acquire a 7.73 percent stake in Vietcombank, Vietnam's biggest lender by market capitalization.

-- Vietnam will conduct an overall economic review to gather the basic data of all economic sectors by the end of this year, pursuant to a recent directive from Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Lifestyle

-- The organizer of Miss Vietnam 2016 on Monday rejected allegations that the newly crowned beauty, Hanoi-based Do My Linh, has undergone cosmetic dentistry procedures to perfect her teeth.

Charity

-- A Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper-backed charity golf championship, to take place next month, has raised VND7.5 billion ($334,821), to be given as scholarships to help students in the 2016-17 academic year, the organizer announced Monday.

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