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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – September 24

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 08:30 GMT+7

Good morning from Vietnam!

Politics

-- Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte is slated to pay an official visit to Vietnam from September 28 to 29 at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Tran Dai Quang, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Society

-- A passenger bus burst into flames while passing the south-central province of Phu Yen on Friday afternoon. Twenty-three people aboard the vehicle managed to escape from the accident.

-- A 10-year-old boy in Hanoi was killed after crashing into a cyclo carrying corrugated sheets while riding his bicycle on Friday evening.

-- Luong Van Hai, a 40-year-old employee of a tiger breeding farm in the southern province of Binh Duong, was killed by a tiger while taking care of it on Friday afternoon, local police affirmed on the same day.

-- A factory in the south-central province of Quang Nam has been probed for painting feng shui charms in Chinese on its two-meter-high brick fence, local authorities said on Friday evening.

-- The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court on Friday afternoon sentenced a former traffic police officer to 12 years in prison for attempted assault, leading to the death of a traffic violator in 2014.

-- Authorities in the central city of Da Nang have proposed limiting the construction of apartment buildings in the city center to prevent crowding in the downtown area.

Business

-- Vietnam’s Oil and Gas Group, PetroVietnam, has attributed its financial difficulty since 2015 to a drastic drop in crude oil prices in the latest fiscal report.     

-- The United Kingdom’s Newcastle University has signed cooperative contracts with Vietnamese aviation authorities, offering programs that train pilots and technicians in accordance with international standards.

Sports

-- It has become a rising trend in Vietnam to transfer the management of state-owned stadiums to managers of local football clubs.

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Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

Nguyen Thi Duyen, a young engineer in Hanoi, developed the app and its related services to help busy people create their own veggie gardens.

Chinese tourists hit by Vietnamese over dine and dash

Four Chinese were reportedly injured, with one having a broken arm.

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