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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – November 17

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 08:30 GMT+7

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Society

-- Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Thanh District has so far had eight patients infected with Zika, making it the location with the highest number of Zika patients in the city, said Thai Thi Hong Nga, deputy chairman of the district’s People’s Committee.

-- Wildlife conservation and endangered species organization World Wildlife Fund and wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC have recently proposed that all countries shut down their tiger farms, saying those places are encouraging illegal tiger trade.

-- The Hanoi Department of Planning and Investment has requested local enterprises not to use condominiums as their business offices.

-- More than 6,100 people have registered to donate their organs after they die, the National Coordination Center for Human Organ Transplantation announced on Wednesday.

-- Seventeen Vietnamese fishermen who had been accused of trespassing on Philippine waters have shared their stories with Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper after being seen off by President Rodrigo Duterte early this month.

Business

-- With the increasing demand of Vietnamese for Japanese cosmetics, many Japanese brands have made their foray into Vietnam’s market and looked for official distributors.

-- Fraud on the stock market has become more and more sophisticated, said Vu Bang, chairman of the State Securities Commission of Vietnam.

-- The central city of Da Nang will offer many priorities to Japanese enterprises investing in the city, Dang Viet Dung, deputy chairman of the local People’s Committee, said at a recent seminar in Japan on boosting investment in Vietnam.

Lifestyle

-- Fifteen photos capturing Vietnamese children across Vietnam by French photographer Réhahn C are on show at Caravelle Saigon Hotel in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. The exhibition, titled “Childhood,” will run until November 16. Parts of the proceeds from photo sales will be donated to Christina Nobel Children’s Foundation.

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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

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