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​Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – January 30

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 09:28 GMT+7
​Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – January 30
Vietnam’s National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan congratulates the national U23 football team for their excellent performance at the 2018 AFC U23 Championship in Hanoi on January 29, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Here are the news stories you should not miss today:

Politics

-- General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong, at the age of 74, was awarded the 50-year Party membership badge at a ceremony in Hanoi on Monday.

Society

-- Unseasonal rain is expected to continue in southern Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City, on Tuesday, while temperatures in the northern region will remain low due to the effect of a cold spell, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.

-- A total of 38 waterway traffic accidents occurred across Ho Chi Minh City and nine provinces in the Mekong Delta in 2017, killing 14 people, sinking 30 ships, and causing damage worth about VND100 billion (US$4.4 million), the  Vietnam Inland Waterway Administration South Branch reported.

-- The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court on Tuesday sentenced Pham Song Dinh, 36, to 12 years behind bars for stabbing his ex-girlfriend multiple times, causing serious injuries for the victim over a fight in 2014.

-- Doctors at the K Hospital in Hanoi have carried out successful surgeries for two elderly women, who are both 86 and suffered colon cancer.

Business

-- The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture, has banned the import of smoked catfish from Vietnam.

-- Vietnam’s consumer price index (CPI) in January increased by 0.51 percent compared to the previous month and by 2.65 percent year-on-year due to rising demand of most products and a hike in the prices of gasoline and electricity, according to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam.

Sports

-- During a ceremony on Monday evening, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan complimented Vietnam’s U23 football team, the runner-up of the 2018 AFC U23 Championship, on their excellent performance and historical achievement at the continental sport event.

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