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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – February 23

Friday, February 23, 2018, 09:05 GMT+7

Check out the news you should not miss today, February 23:

Society

-- Five Buddhist nuns were swimming at a beach in the coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau on Thursday when two of them drowned and one went missing.

-- Three Chinese nationals have been arrested for attempting to withdraw cash using fake ATM cards in the northern city of Ha Long, police said on Thursday.

-- A seven-year-old girl who died of cancer in Hanoi on Thursday broke everyone’s heart for making corneal donation as part of her will.

-- A passenger was handed an administrative fine of up to VND15 million ($660) for opening the emergency door on a Ho Chi Minh City – Con Dao flight, when the plane was taxiing after landing, on Thursday.

Business

-- Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited the Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park on Thursday, urging the facility on the outskirts of Hanoi to develop itself into the home of the Vietnamese startup ecosystem.

-- Vietnam's Ministry of Finance is soliciting feedback on a proposal to hike the 'environmental protection tax' on fuel retail prices to the ceiling rate of VND4,000 a liter, sparking a public row as it has so far failed to prove how the collected tax will be spent.

-- Le Nguyen Hung, an ex-deputy director of the Ho Chi Minh City branch of Eximbank, had appropriated VND245 billion ($10.79 million) worth of a customer’s savings and fled overseas, a top executive of the lender confirmed on Thursday.

-- A representative of Air France Vietnam on Thursday asserted that the airline will fully refund customers hit by a 'technical error' that allowed them to book flights to some French destinations at zero fares.

Lifestyle

-- A festival dedicated to Mother Au Co, the legendary mother of Vietnam, kicked off in the northern province of Phu Tho on Thursday, or the seventh day of the first month of the new lunar year.

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