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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – August 6

Sunday, August 06, 2017, 08:55 GMT+7

Have a nice Sunday!

Politics

-- Pham Binh Minh, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, and his counterparts from other Association of Southeast Asian Nations members approved a Code of Conduct of Parties in the East Vietnam Sea at the opening of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting held on Saturday in Manila, the Philippines.

Society

-- A fishing boat on Saturday brought to safety 10 crewmen aboard a ship that had sunk off Quy Nhon City, the heart of the south-central Vietnamese province of Binh Dinh, on Tuesday.

-- As of Saturday afternoon, floods and landslides that hit northern provinces over the past few days had claimed 23 lives and left 15 others missing, while causing damage estimated at more than VND718.2 billion (US$31.3 million), according to the  National Committee for Search and Rescue.

-- Tran Vinh Tuyen, deputy chair of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, requested at a seminar on Saturday that zoning be reviewed to curb rampant construction infringements. 

Business

-- Vietnamese consumers spent $659 million importing fruits and vegetables within the first seven months of 2017, a two-fold rise against the same period last year, over preference for exotic taste and trust in their quality.  

-- Another market offering quality farm items for sale will run on a weekly basis at Le Van Tam Park in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, starting today (August 6).

-- The People’s Committee of the south-central province of Ninh Thuan has disclosed they had terminated a project to build a golf course and villa complex in Thuan Bac District, as the project had lagged behind schedule for 55 months.  

Lifestyle

-- U.S. filmmaker Jordan Charles Vogt-Roberts, director of the King Kong "Kong: Skull Island” blockbuster, handed over the first prize to the makers of a flick at the award-presenting ceremony of the 48-Hour Film Project on Saturday. The winning movie will compete at the International 48 Hour Film Festival, to be held in Paris, France. 

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Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

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

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