Check out the news you should not miss today, July 14:
-- Around 300,000 pink-colored Methamphetamine pills, weighing more than 30kg, were confiscated as police in the northern border province of Lai Chau busted a trans-regional drug ring, officers said on Thursday.
-- A court in the southern province of Vinh Long on Thursday sentenced a 25-year-old man to nine years behind bars for killing a burglar who broke into the fish farm he worked for in January.
-- One died while four others went missing when a boat carrying seven overturned amid the Krong No River in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on Thursday.
-- The Thang Long Boulevard in Hanoi turned into a ‘river,’ sending traffic to chaos, following a downpour early on Thursday.
-- The mass fish deaths caused by the steel plant of Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Group in central Vietnam topped the list of severe pollution cases in 2016, followed by the contamination on the Buoi River in Thanh Hoa Province and the widespread fish kill in Hanoi’s West Lake, according to a report by the environment ministry.
-- Vietnam’s economy is forecast to expand at a pace of 6.3 percent, against the government’s target of 6.7 percent, this year, the World Bank said in a report released on Thursday.
-- The administration of Cao Lanh, the capital of the southern province of Dong Thap, on Thursday dispelled rumors that a kind of ‘fake rice,’ which will burn once fried, is being distributed in the locality.
-- Vietnam’s stock market was valued at US$111 billion as of the end of June 2017, equaling such emerging markets as Qatar ($128 billion) and Pakistan ($86 billion), according to a Bloomberg report.
-- The administration of Quang Nam has proposed licensing four more hydropower projects even though the central province is already home to 42 such facilities.
-- Shane Filan, the Irish singer who was once the frontman of boyband Westlife, is scheduled to perform in Ho Chi Minh City on July 16, as part of his Love Always tour.
-- A fundraising website, picture4charity.com, was launched by a group of local photographers on Thursday, aiming to raise money for charity by selling tourism-themed photos featuring the beauty of Vietnam.