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​Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – August 14

​Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – August 14

Monday, August 14, 2017, 08:31 GMT+7

Here are the news stories you should not miss today, August 14:

Politics

-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is scheduled to pay an official visit to Thailand from August 17 to 19 at the invitation of his Thai counterpart Prayuth Chan-ocha. 

Society

-- Ho Chi Minh City is facing immense pressure from wastewater produced by people living in the metropolis as well as in neighboring Binh Duong Province.

-- Heavy rain is expected in northern Vietnam in the first half of this week, followed by potential flood and landslides, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.

-- A five-year-old girl was killed after a landslide struck her house in the northern province of Bac Kan on Sunday. Her parents survived the disaster with several injuries.

-- A Chinese man has been arrested for illegally transporting US$1 million from China into Vietnam via the Coc Nam trail, police in the northern province of Lang Son affirmed on Sunday.

-- Police officers in Bien Hoa City, located in the southern province of Dong Nai, are hunting for several suspects from two gangs for attacking each other with machetes over a conflict on Saturday night.

Business  

-- Nearly 3,700 new businesses were established in Ho Chi Minh City in the first seven months of this year, according to the municipal Department of Taxation.

-- The booming of condotels across Vietnam has sparked concern over infrastructure overload and other potential risks despite their original goal to boost local tourism.

-- The price of Java rambutans in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre has dropped to the lowest in five years, selling at only VND5,000 ($0.22) per kilogram.

Education

-- Many provinces and cities across Vietnam have picked today, August 14, as the starting date of the new school year.

-- The Vietnamese team was honored with two silver medals and seven bronze medals at the 2017 World Mathematical Olympiad, which took place on August 11 and 12 in Tianjin, China. 

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