Check out the news you should not miss today, November 9:
-- President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers of Cuba Miguel Mario Diaz Canel Bermudez and his spouse on Thursday arrived in Hanoi, commencing their three-day official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of the state president and the prime minister of the Southeast Asian country.
-- Police in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 12 said on Thursday they were detaining Nguyen Van Cuong, 33, who rubbed chili into the eyes of a man who just left an ATM booth to rob him of his money on Wednesday.
-- The Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City in October received more than 1,500 dengue fever patients, 1.4 times higher than last month.
-- More than 200 cases of malaria infection were reported in the south-central province of Phu Yen in the first ten months of this year, a massive 306 percent increase from the same period last year, according to the provincial health department.
-- Around 14-36 million people in Vietnam suffer refractive error, Associate Professor Dr. Nguyen Xuan Hiep, director of the Central Eye Hospital, said at a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday.
-- While Vietnam only rakes in more than US$2.4 billion from annual rice exports, the country spends some $4 billion a year on beer consumption, according to statistics released at a workshop on preventing the harmful effects of alcohol and beer in Hanoi on Thursday.
-- The Asian Development Bank has so far financed 165 programs and projects worth more than $16 billion in Vietnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said while receiving ADB vice president Stephen Groff in Hanoi on Thursday.
-- Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a proposal by the Ministry of Transport to issue an air transportation business license to FLC Group’s Bamboo Airways, the Hanoi-based conglomerate said in a press release on Thursday, adding the carrier is expected to start operations with 40-50 Airbus planes by 2019.
-- A series of music events titled Jazz Through Time will be kicked off with a performance night by renowned jazz saxophonist David on November 17 at Soul Live Project Complex in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.