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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – December 28

Friday, December 28, 2018, 09:06 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – December 28
Overseas Vietnamese are seen at an event in Nghe An, north-central Vietnam, December 27, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Check out news you should not miss today, December 28:

Society

-- Doctors at a hospital in the northern province of Thai Nguyen on Thursday operated an endoscopic surgery for a 60-year-old patient who had nearly 400 gallstones in her gallbladder, with the biggest one measuring 1cm in diameter.

-- A woman in Thanh Khe District in the central city of Da Nang has donated VND280 million (US$12,115) to local underprivileged children and needy people after winning the VND13.3 billion ($571,820) jackpot of American-style computerized lottery Vietlott.

-- Police in the north-central province of Ha Tinh on Thursday detained six people who were seen in a viral video slaughtering a monkey and eating the animal’s brain and launched legal proceedings against them for violating the endangered and rare animal protection regulations.

-- Four workers died on Thursday due to suffocation while working at the Duyen Hai Thermal Power Plant at Duyen Hai District in the southern province of Tra Vinh, Tran Dat Thong, deputy chairman of the district’s administration confirmed later the same day.

Business

-- Vietnam’s GDP grew by 7.08 percent in 2018, the fastest pace in 11 years, the General Statistics Office announced on Thursday.

-- The total remittance transferred to Vietnam from 1993 to 2018 has reached US$143 billion, with an estimated $15.9 billion sent this year alone, according to statistics released at a Thursday conference in the north-central city of Vinh.

-- Vietnam’s coffee export volumes for 2018 are expected to increase 20.1 percent from last year, while rice exports are estimated to rise 4.6 percent in the same period, Reuters reported, citing government data on Thursday.

Education

-- A group of seniors from Quy Nhon University has recently won the first prize of a provincial competition on entrepreneurship ideas with their device allowing its users to turn light on or off with voice with no requirement of Internet or Bluetooth connection.

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Dong Nguyen / Tuoi Tre News

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