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​Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – December 11

Monday, December 11, 2017, 07:57 GMT+7

Check out the news you should not miss today, December 11:

Politics

-- The 11th National Congress of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) for the 2017-22 tenure opened in Hanoi on Sunday, with the participation of nearly 1,000 young people. Tuoi Tre is the media organ under the Ho Chi Minh City chapter of the HCYU.

Society

-- Sixteen fishermen on board a fishing boat from the south-central province of Binh Dinh were rescued and brought to shore safely on Sunday after their vessel had engine problems off the central city of Da Nang two days earlier.

-- A 31-year-old man is being held by police in the south-central beach city of Nha Trang for allegedly kidnapping a four-year-old boy for ransom, officers said on Sunday.

-- Nguyen Van Khanh, 25, hailing from the southern province of Tra Vinh, has been placed under investigation on murder charges, after he fatally stabbed a woman for refusing to drink with him at a party last week, police said on Sunday.

-- Bacteria E.Coli has been found in all of the 150 samples of fresh duck, chicken meat and pork collected from small markets in Ho Chi Minh City and four provinces in southern Vietnam, according to test results released by the Pasteur Institute.

-- A serial crash between multiple cars occurred on the Trung Luong Expressway, connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Tien Giang Province, on Sunday, leaving one dead and blocking traffic for nearly three hours.

Business

-- Experts have suggested that local celebrities pay taxes for income generated from a new kind of ad, whereby they introduce commercial goods via Facebook livestreaming to their huge fan base.

-- Vietnam logged a trade surplus of US$2.76 billion in the first 11 months of the year, or 1.4 percent of total export turnover, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

-- Ho Chi Minh City has backed the extension of the city’s first metro route, which links Ben Thanh Market in District 1 with Suoi Tien Theme Park in District 9, to the neighboring provinces of Binh Duong and Dong Nai.

-- The number of international visits to Ho Chi Minh City this year could surpass the six million mark, Bui Ta Hoang Vu, director of the municipal tourism department, said on Sunday.

Sports

-- The annual Hanoi Half Marathon, themed “Run for Bears – End Bear Farming,” kicked off in the Vietnamese capital on Sunday, attracting 800 participants from 43 countries.

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